The weather has started to cool down a bit, so I was aching for something warm. Warm comfort food. One of my standby comfort foods is spaghetti, and I figured this week’s theme would be the perfect way to try a different spin on the classic Italian dish.
Surprisingly, it was super easy to substitute ramen for the spaghetti noodles. I thought it might be tricky to get how the ramen is cooked so that it wasn’t soggy, but it really wasn’t. Boil the ramen for 3 minutes, and then layer it all up in the dish. Pop it in the oven for 45 minutes and you have a nice family size dish ready to go!
The texture is slightly different from spaghetti, but I actually really liked it. The noodles hold together a bit more than spaghetti, so you’re not spending half the meal trying to wrap the noodles around your fork. Anything that saves me time and gets food into my mouth faster is a win.
This is easy to customize, too – you can add other veggies, swap out the ground turkey for ground beef, use a mix of cheeses… whatever your little heart desires.