This recipe replaces risotto with instant ramen for a quick weeknight meal.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 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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  • Cook pancetta or bacon in oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add onion and salt and cook, stirring, until onion is softened, about 4 minutes. Add noodles and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add peas and broth to skillet and bring mixture to a boil. Cook, stirring, until noodles are just tender, about 3 minutes.

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  • Remove skillet from heat and stir in butter, Parmesan, and pepper. (If mixture is a bit soupy, let it stand for 1 to 2 minutes to allow noodles to continue to absorb liquid.) Serve with additional Parmesan, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

297 calories; protein 13.2g; carbohydrates 15.4g; fat 20.4g; cholesterol 34.8mg; sodium 745.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2018
I was pleasantly surprised by this as was my Italian husband. When he saw me making the peas and pancetta mixture he said "you're making penne with that right?" He was leery of the ramen noodles but you know what? It works! My son thought it was "weird" but both my husband and I agreed that it was something that we'd make again. I just happened to stumble across this recipe as I was looking for a way to use up some pancetta that I had in the fridge to use up. Glad I found this! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/30/2017
I followed the recipe exactly as written & neither I nor my daughter cared for it. Waaayy to greasy. I am followed recipe from the magazine but I agree with other reviewers that the bacon should be cooked separate then added in. Also more ramen or less broth. I wouldn't make again though. Just wasn't for us. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2018
I was pleasantly surprised by this as was my Italian husband. When he saw me making the peas and pancetta mixture he said "you're making penne with that right?" He was leery of the ramen noodles but you know what? It works! My son thought it was "weird" but both my husband and I agreed that it was something that we'd make again. I just happened to stumble across this recipe as I was looking for a way to use up some pancetta that I had in the fridge to use up. Glad I found this! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/30/2017
I followed the recipe exactly as written & neither I nor my daughter cared for it. Waaayy to greasy. I am followed recipe from the magazine but I agree with other reviewers that the bacon should be cooked separate then added in. Also more ramen or less broth. I wouldn't make again though. Just wasn't for us. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2016
Very tasty and super-easy to throw together for a weeknight meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2016
This was pretty good. I used bacon instead of pancetta & I used a whole cup cause we like bacon. I cooked it until the bacon was crisp (way longer than just a few minutes). Also 3 cups of stock waaaay too much. I used 2 packages of ramen and about 2 1/2 cups of stock & it was perfect. Made a little sauce but wasn't overly runny. I hate peas & I barely tasted them so for me that's a good thing. This is a quick "throw it together" recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2016
I made this for dinner tonight after receiving my magazine in the mail today. I was surprised to really enjoy it. I used bacon and doubled the amount as we are big fans. I forgot to add the noodles to the bacon onion mixture and let cook for a bit I just added the noodles and broth at the same time. Then I was a bit weirded out by the soggy bacon and thought I was going to be turned off- but I finished out the recipe I did double the noodles and did not double the broth. After adding the parmesan I was left with a thick creamy sauce. My son loved it my picky child only like it. I loved it and I feel like this has given ramen some new uses. My husband is still working in the yard but I will update after he puts his 2 cents in. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2016
4 stars because it needed tweaking. But it was still delicious. Pancetta would give this dish a better flavor but I was out of pancetta. I used bacon instead cooking it a little longer than recommended. I also cut down the broth to 2 cups and added additional ramen noodles. We love Parmesan so I was very generous with it. Fresh ground pepper is very important to this dish it wouldn't do to substitute or leave it out. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2016
Added an additional package of ramen and used bacon. Flavor was great - new quick and easy go to comfort food. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2020
pretty good alright Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2020
Very easy and tasty. Used frozen cooked meatballs which cook in one minute in the broth. Read More
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