There is no food more satisfying than noodles! And the best part is, there are so many ways to enjoy them! They can be cheesy, buttery, saucy, spicy, garlicky – you name it! On this list no noodle is out of bounds and we’re sharing our faves from the far east to way out west!
Perhaps the only downside to noodles is that they’re a poor choice for on-the-go. They really can only be enjoyed dinner-table style with utensils – until now! Thanks to this recipe, you can enjoy your noodles anywhere just as easily as you would a muffin! What is great about this recipe is how easy it is – simply mix cooked noodles, eggs and parmesan cheese, divide into muffin tins, and pop in whatever toppings you want. This recipe uses a mini mozzarella ball, but it just as easily could be a little meatball, sausage slice, shrimp, sun-dried tomato or anything else yummy with pasta! Once assembled, bake until your noodles begin to crisp up at the edges. Serve them warm or at room temperature with some marinara as an appetizer, fun dinner or pack them up for meal prep!
If that title doesn’t make you hungry on its own, you probably haven’t experienced enough miso to understand how flat-out AMAZING it is! There is actually a specific word used to describe the flavor sensation brought on by miso and a handful of other foods. In addition to salty, sour, sweet, and bitter, Umami* is the fifth and final taste sensation. In a realm of its own for its simultaneously savory-rich-satisfying properties, these miso mushroom noodles are the definition of Umami! Ready in about 35 minutes, save this recipe for the next time you feel like big taste without the big bill attached.
As if macaroni and cheese isn’t great enough as it is! Behold the one-pot meal of dreams, macaroni and cheeseburger! Rotini noodles are the star of this comfort-food-fantasy, amped up with ground sirloin, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, roasted tomatoes and lots of cheese! With a super-simple recipe and basic ingredients, you’ll be surprised how fitting this dish would be on a busy weeknight!
While most noodle kugels are more of a dessert than a dinner, we found this savory version and can’t get enough. Made with sour cream, cottage cheese, mozzarella AND parmesan, there is no shortage of “yum” layered throughout this delicious noodle casserole. Made by mixing cooked egg noodles into a rich, cheese sauce, everything is then dumped into a baking dish before being baked for 30 minutes into pure kugel-casserole goodness.
No matter the time of year, sometimes you just need some chicken soup! This ultra-comfort food version has “crack” in the title for good reason – it is addicting! The secret to this soup is its hearty ingredients – instead of chicken stock you’ll also add condensed chicken soup, then milk, Ranch dressing mix, cheddar AND cream cheese. The result is a super thick, creamy and flavor-filled soup that is truly “for the soul.”
Mongolian…Meatball…RAMEN!? This tangy dish is everything a noodle-lovers dreams are made of! If your wondering what makes these meatballs Mongolian, the secret ingredient is bright and tangy sesame oil. The rest of this recipe is divine, dressing up instant ramen noodles with ginger, broth, soy sauce, brown sugar and hoisin sauce. The result is a dinner that will truly “wow” everyone lucky enough to get some!
Looking to make something you can bet there won’t be any leftovers of? Then this Chinese classic is your ticket! Spicy, sweet, tangy and full of deliciousness, these Kung Pao Noodles are the perfect blend of saucy flavors, wholesome veggies, and rich peanuts. Calling for a few specialty Asian ingredients like tamari, miso, rice vinegar and chili garlic sauce, we can definitely vouch that you will be using them again once you taste this! With its big, bold flavor, lots of veggies and plant based protein – this recipe would be perfect for the #MeatlessMonday you feel like cooking!
Possibly the King of creamy, comfort-food deliciousness, stroganoff is a particular combination of beef, mushrooms and egg noodles in a thick white sauce. Seasoned with garlic, onion, paprika, dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce, this is a simple yet satisfying homestyle meal everyone has to try at least once – even the mushroom haters! While this recipe calls for ground beef, you can easily take things up a notch by using steak.
If noodles were invented in the East, then the Mediterranean perfected them. In this classic Italian dish, a creamy egg sauce is drenched over noodles, peas and bacon before being topped with fresh Parmesan for the “full effect”. Made easier than ever with just 7 ingredients, if you have spaghetti, bacon, eggs, parmesan and some peas you are in business for an amazing dinner!
If you thought we were going to make a noodle post and not feature our favorite low carb zucchini noodles, you got another thing coming! This flavor-fest features a delicious classic Italian pesto sauce atop spiralized zucchini noodles and chicken breast cubes with extra pine nuts and parmesan for good measure. Not only does this recipe make an amazing quick and easy weeknight meal, but it’s combo of protein, veggies and healthy fats make it a great meal prep option too!
The bright, bold and hearty flavors of Thai cuisine are all on display with this spicy dish! A complex combination of savory, salty, sweet, herby and spicy create quite an experience on top of rich textures of chicken thighs, veggies and wide rice noodles. This recipe is made to an average spiciness, but this is completely under your control. If you’ve never worked with Thai chilis before, proceed with caution – those babies are HOT!
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April 4, 2019