A breakfast dish with instant ramen, cheese, and bacon makes for a happy-and easy-morning meal.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

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  • Cook bacon (in batches, if necessary) in a 12-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium heat, turning, until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Remove skillet from heat and pour off all but 1 tablespoon bacon fat.

  • Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil. Break each ramen noodle block into 4 pieces and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, about 3 minutes. Drain noodles in a colander and rinse under cold water.

  • Heat bacon fat in skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add noodles, spreading them evenly to cover bottom of skillet. Cook noodles, pressing on them occasionally with a slotted spatula, until underside is golden brown, 3 to 6 minutes. Slide ramen cake onto a large plate, invert a second plate over top, then flip cake over (so cooked side is now on top). Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet. Slide ramen cake back into skillet and cook over medium-high heat, pressing it occasionally, until underside is golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.

  • Sprinkle cheese evenly over ramen cake and transfer skillet to oven. Bake until cheese is melted, 5 to 10 minutes. Slide ramen cake onto a cutting board and cut into 4 wedges.

  • Wipe out skillet. Heat butter and remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil in skillet over medium heat. Crack eggs into skillet and cook to desired doneness, 2 to 3 minutes for runny yolks. Serve each ramen wedge with a fried egg and 2 slices bacon.

Nutrition Facts

383 calories; protein 20.7g 42% DV; carbohydrates 4.7g 2% DV; fat 31.1g 48% DV; cholesterol 243.4mg 81% DV; sodium 835.8mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2016
I rec my magazine the other day and looking thru it I found this recipe. I knew right away this could be an alternative to hash browns and it was. I love crispy hash browns and this was a great replacement. I didn't need all that cheese and would leave it off next time just to save the extra calories. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/15/2017
My arteries are dying. I feel so sick after eating this. Please only eat this if you can stomach a disgusting amount of grease. My body is shutting down. goodbye..... Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 0
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  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2016
I rec my magazine the other day and looking thru it I found this recipe. I knew right away this could be an alternative to hash browns and it was. I love crispy hash browns and this was a great replacement. I didn't need all that cheese and would leave it off next time just to save the extra calories. Read More
(8)
Rating: 2 stars
10/14/2017
My arteries are dying. I feel so sick after eating this. Please only eat this if you can stomach a disgusting amount of grease. My body is shutting down. goodbye..... Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2017
Ramen noodles are awful for you!! Please don't eat them-ever! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2018
This is a great recipe. I never thought to add cheese to the ramen. Great idea. I think Parmesan is great. I often fry my cooked ramen in toasted sesame oil. This gives the noodles a great flavor. If anyone is concerned about the oil used I recommend coconut oil. I love eggs and bacon as well. My cholesterol is perfect even for my age. Cholesterol is not terribly affected by diet because cholestrol issues are inherited. Check the Harvard study. The body needs fats to absorb certain vitamins and minerals. Ramen is just like any other noodle no worse and no better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2019
Someone mentioned ramen is bad for you. It isn't necessarily. The noodles are carbs. The flavor packets may or may not be unhealthy but mostly because they usually have a lot of salt. I love plain fried ramen made using sesame oil and some coconut oil. It is great as the recipe is written and also with chow mein or lo mein or simply as a snack. Read More
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