Your pizza delivery guy has nothing on ramen pizza. Nothing.
When a friend sent me to link for ramen noodle pizza, I stared at my screen in disbelief for a few seconds then got excited. It’s extremely easy to make, it’s much cheaper than regular pizza and it’s fun to eat. You can cut the pizza into slices and pull it apart with a knife and fork, or just eat it with your hands if you’re not concerned about mess (don’t worry, we’re not judging you).
I was afraid the noodles would fall apart or be a little soggy, but because you boil, fry, and bake them, the texture turn out crisp and holds together nicely. I thought about using pesto, but I think the tomato sauce and cheese helps hold the noodles together in the baking process.
This recipe is flexible, as is regular pizza. Feel free to add whatever toppings you like; I added a little bit of curry powder into my tomato sauce, as well as putting a couple drops of hot sauce in the water for the ramen. I got this particular recipe from Serious Eats and I’m extremely happy!
Makes 1 (10-inch) noodly pizza
- 2 (85g) packets of instant ramen noodles, noodles only
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 3/4 tomato pizza sauce
- 1 1/2 mozzarella cheese, grated
- 3 tbsp. parmesan, finely grated
- Handful of spinach leaves
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Bring 4 cups of water to boil in a pot. Add ramen noodles and stir frequently, until they are broken apart and softened (about 2 minutes). Strain and set aside.
Heat olive oil in a 10-inch cast iron skillet, then add noodles. Press noodles down with a spatula to flatten and even them out, making a solid base for your pizza. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then turn heat down to low.
Sprinkle half the mozzarella on the noodles, then spread all of the pizza sauce on top. Layer remaining mozzarella and add parmesan. Distribute spinach leaves evenly and place cast iron skillet in the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese in darkened and bubbly, as traditional pizza should appear. Allow to cool and transfer to a cutting board with a large, flat spatula. Slice into sections and enjoy!