Ideal for college dorm rooms, this recipe will satisfy a serious Italian food craving and takes just minutes to prepare using only a microwave. Can also be cooked on the stovetop. Add a variety of extra veggies for a healthier, more filling meal. Top with cheese and serve with crusty garlic bread, grilled chicken, or a fresh salad. And of course a big glass of wine!


Recipe Summary

5 mins
4 mins
9 mins
1 serving


Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Break block of ramen into 4 equal pieces. Place in a medium microwave-safe bowl and top with spinach. Fill bowl with water until noodles are covered. Microwave on high until noodles are cooked and spinach is wilted, 3 1/2 minutes.

  • Pour out excess water. Add pasta sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, and olive oil; mix until noodles are coated. Microwave again until sauce is warm, about 30 seconds. Top with Parmesan cheese.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute mozzarella cheese for the Parmesan if desired.

Use roasted red peppers instead of the sun-dried tomatoes if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

601 calories; protein 14.2g; carbohydrates 61.7g; fat 33.1g; cholesterol 10.1mg; sodium 838.2mg. Full Nutrition

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Made as written except that I chose to serve my sauce on top instead of mixed in. This is a great recipe for college kids. Obviously it could use a little more but it is what it is. The spinach got overcooked for me so next time I'd add it to the water after the noodles were cooked and let it soak for a minute or so before draining. I typically always add spinach to my ramen noodles. It gives them some color and incorporates some freshness to them. Again this is a great recipe for a dorm where the microwave is the only thing available. Read More