Here is an idea both for the cost-conscious, and the lover of anything Ramen Noodle.
This will feed 1-2 people depending on the size of appetite.
I call it my "Ramen Noodle Casserole"
2 or 3 packages of Chicken flavored Ramen Noodles (I prefer the creamy chicken vs regular chicken) roughly $0.35 each
1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup (10.5 - 12 oz.) roughly $1.00
1 can of Tuna (5-6 oz.) roughly $1.00
4 slices of cheese (1 oz. each) roughly $0.10 each
1/4 - 1/2 Cup of frozen peas I get roughly 10 servings from a 32 oz. bag making each serving about $0.20 each
(less than $4)
Break up the Ramen Noodles and pour into a microwaveable casserole dish (mine is 2 quart)
Add the can of soup (I use hot water to dilute what is still in the can and pour that into the bowl)
Add the can of Tuna
Break up the sliced cheese so it melts easier (I do them in halves)
Add the peas
Add water til everything is covered
Cook on high 5-9 minutes (depending on power of microwave, and if it has a turntable. (750 watt with turntable, 6 minutes) or until noodles are fully cooked.
Stir to get the soup & cheese mixed in well, adding the flavor packets as you stir.
Add seasonings (if you like more than the flavor provided)
The beauty of this dish is that it works well with substitutions...
Sometimes I use 3-4 sliced up hotdogs instead of tuna, sometimes mixed vegetables instead of peas.
For those that like mushrooms, use cream of mushroom soup.
Salmon or Cod fillet instead of tuna, etc.
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