Fast and Cheesy Ramen #WeekdaySupper

Fast and Cheesy Ramen |

This is a recipe by Chef David Chang of the the Momofuku empire. He was featured in the PBS series The Mind of a Chef and made his version of Cacio e Pepe using ramen noodles. I was astounded and amazed by his creation and had to recreate his dish! I’ve made this dish several times now. This recipe can easily be doubled.

Fast and Cheesy Ramen #WeekdaySupper
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 1
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 package ramen noodles (discard or set aside seasoning packets for later use)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. In a medium-sized saucepan over high heat, heat the water, butter, and cheese. Just as it starts to simmer, add the brick of ramen noodles. The noodles will unravel within a minute. With a pair of chopsticks or tongs, keep stirring the noodles until all the liquid is absorbed, about 3-4 minutes. Plate, generously sprinkle with freshly ground pepper, and serve immediately!


Fast and Cheesy Ramen |

Here’s what’s for supper for the rest of this week!

Weekday Supper 1.20-1.24Monday :: Fast and Cheesy Ramen from kimchi MOM
Tuesday :: Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato and Bacon Soup from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Wednesday :: Lentil-Mushroom Ragu from Foxes Love Lemons
Thursday :: Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore from Noshing With The Nolands
Friday :: Avocado Pesto Pasta from Basic N Delicious


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  • Renee Dobbs

    Yes! And I already have all the ingredients so I am making this very soon. Love it!

    • kimchi_mom


  • Shaina Wizov

    This is a good college student dinner haha!

    • kimchi_mom

      A twist on mac ‘n cheese!

  • Family Foodie

    My kids are going to go crazy over this recipe!

  • littleredkitchen

    Okay so Braden will be out of town the rest of this week and I’m totally making this for myself one night. Love it.

    • kimchi_mom

      Thanks Susan…hope you liked it! Sorry I missed you guys on Tuesday!

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  • Nancy

    You’re a rock star for making cheesy ramen, Ames! Damn I love ramen (and all incarnations of instant noodles). Your photos are seriously making me drool. Must.make.immediately!

    • kimchi_mom

      Hey Nance! I love the combination of the chewy noodles and the cheese. I inhaled this dish!

  • Miss Kim

    Looks really tempting. And I don’t even like ramen, though I get cravings every once in a while. Did you eat this with a side of kimchi? Hehe

    • kimchi_mom

      I ate the ramen so quickly, I didn’t even think to get out the kimchi! 😀 What don’t you like about ramen?

  • Tara

    What a delicious looking recipe, I love it!!

    • kimchi_mom

      Thanks Tara!

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  • Katie

    How funny–great minds think a like! I must try the ramen version!