We Combined 2 Fast Foods for a Surprisingly Delicious Meal

Instantly take your ramen up a notch with these recipes.

Good ol’ ramen noodles — it’s a college standby and a sentimental salty snack for when you’re pinching pennies. But you don’t have to stick with it in its plain Jane state — there are more impressive ways to serve this simple dish.

Make this ultra-cheap meal extra spicy, or drop an egg in it to bring it up to your current, more mature flavor standards.

Keep reading to see how you can make this favorite restaurant meal at home for less.

Cheesy Noodles

It sure ain’t easy being cheesy, but preparing this delicious dinner is a walk in the park.

What You’ll Need:

2-3 packets of chicken-flavored instant ramen noodles

1 tablespoon butter

1/4 cup milk

Green onions (chopped)

1/2 cup shredded cheddar or American cheese

How to Make:

1. Place a pot of water on the stove to boil.

2. Toss in the packets of ramen noodles.

3. Once cooked, drain the water and keep the noodles in the pot.

4. Add butter and stir.

5. Pour in milk and add the flavor packet that came included with the noodles.

6. Stir thoroughly and add the shredded cheese. Stir until melted.

7. When you’re ready to serve, sprinkle your chopped green onions liberally on top — and dig in.

Bottom Line:

Serving size: 2

Cost per serving: $2.75

Pizza Noodles

Oh my, it’s a pizza pie — and it is a breeze to make.

What You’ll Need

1/4 cup of pizza sauce

1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

5-7 pepperoni slices

2-3 packages of ramen noodles

How to Make:

1. Place a pot of water on the stove to boil.

2. Toss in the packets of ramen noodles.

3. Once cooked, drain the water and set the noodles aside.

4. Lightly grease a pan with olive oil and place the noodles in the pan.

5. With a dinner plate, smush the noodles until they’re flat and compressed like a pizza crust.

6. Liberally sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top of the noodle “crust,” then add a layer of pizza sauce and some additional cheese.

7. Add pepperoni.

8. Put the pan in the oven and bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.

9. Add a pinch of garlic salt and serve.

Bottom Line:

Serving size: 6

Cost per serving: $1.79

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