Ramen Noodle Stir-Fry

Want to make a side into a meal; just add noodles. I had a lot of coleslaw mix leftover from my veggie stir-fry and just really like cooking stuff in a pan in general. One short raid through the fridge and pantry later, and I have dinner. This is a really versatile recipe too, so you can add things as you please. If you don’t like vienna sausages you can easily leave them out, mix the ramen seasoning with about a cup of water, and add that during step 3. Makes 5 servings and costs about $2.00 in ingredients used.

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Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil
4 cups coleslaw mix
1 cup broccoli
1 pack of ramen
3-6 vienna sausages  (Either way it’s not a whole can. I apologize for the inconvenience)
2 tsp each salt and pepper
3 tsp paprika

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  1. Cook the ramen without using the seasoning packet. Strain most of the water out, leaving a few centimeters at the bottom of the pot.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium to low heat and add the broccoli. (For this quantity of stuff, I used a pan 2 in. deep and 10 in. wide.) Let it cook for a couple of minutes and then add the coleslaw mix. Cook this for another 5-10 minutes, mixing occasionally.
  3. Slice the vienna sausages to a desired size and add, along with the ramen, salt, pepper and paprika. Mix the ingredients together well and serve. If you’ve been mixing for a while, turn off the burner; the ramen will start sticking to a hot pan if you’re not careful.
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Mushroom Noodle Soup

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It’s been oddly cold here lately, rarely getting past 50° when it’s supposed to be at least 60° already. I’m really not much of a soup person, but my mom is. So I whipped this up quick for her. We ended up eating from that batch for 2 days. This recipe makes 4 servings and uses about $2.25 worth of ingredients.

Ingredients

1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 pack of ramen
1 cup mushrooms  or  a 4 oz can of mushroom pieces and stems
1/4 cup diced onion
1 tsp garlic powder (optional)

  1. Cook the ramen as normal, but don’t add the packet of seasoning. Strain and set aside.
  2. Make the mushroom soup according to the directions. When done add ramen, onion, garlic powder and mushrooms to the soup. Simmer for another 6-7 minutes.