The Ramen Noodle Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ramen Grilled Cheese SandwichAlright, so people have made Ramen Burgers and Ramen Tacos, but what about a Ramen Grilled Cheese Sandwich?

All I could find through some Google searches were grilled cheese sandwiches that had ramen noodles inside of them, yet still used bread on the outside. What I had in mind for mine was quite the opposite however, I wanted my ramen noodles to act as the bread, just like they did with the Ramen Burger.

I started off by cooking up a batch of ramen noodles according to the directions on the package. Once they were done I drained out the remaining water, let them cool and then mixed an egg in with them.

I then dumped the noodles onto a cutting board and spread them out until the pile was about a half of an inch thick all the way around. After that I cut two bread-sized square pieces of ramen out of the pile using a knife and placed each one between two pieces of wax paper and put them in my refrigerator.

About 20 minutes later my newly created ramen noodle “bread slices” were holding together quite nicely so I took them out of the refrigerator and threw them into a pan on my stove where I heated them both up for a few minutes each on one side. Then, I flipped one of them over, added a couple slices of cheese, added the second one on top of it and just finished frying them like you would with a regular grilled cheese sandwich.

When my Ramen Grilled Cheese was finished the noodles ended up nice and crispy on the outside, yet still soft and noodle-like on the inside. In a way ramen works almost better than bread in a grilled cheese because when the cheese melts it sort of fills in all the little nooks and crannies between the noodles.

The sandwich actually would have been a lot better had I added a couple more slices of cheese since so much of it just sort of absorbed into the ramen, but either way, it was delicious!

45 Comments on The Ramen Noodle Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  1. Abby
    May 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm (5 months ago)

    Holy Crap! Are you kidding me?

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  2. Robert
    May 19, 2014 at 3:47 pm (5 months ago)

    Jus a idea, maybe add butter to the outside of the ramen for a better golden-brown

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    • Nick Chipman
      May 19, 2014 at 3:52 pm (5 months ago)

      Good call. I probably could have cooked it a little longer as well, but I was worried about the noodles getting too burnt but yeah, butter would have worked perfectly!

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    • Doug Clark
      May 22, 2014 at 1:26 am (5 months ago)

      Butter is fantastic, but give mayo a shot. It adds something magical butter doesn’t to a grilled cheese.

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      • Nick Chipman
        May 22, 2014 at 7:24 am (5 months ago)

        I’ll give it a try next time!

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      • laura ( gypsy )
        May 22, 2014 at 1:32 pm (5 months ago)

        love the mayo use it all the time

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      • Alain Bloomsfield
        June 29, 2014 at 11:35 am (4 months ago)

        Coconut Oil. Withstands high heat and the flavor is unbelievable.

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    • cj
      June 29, 2014 at 9:32 pm (4 months ago)

      or just spread a little mayo on.

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  3. Charles
    May 20, 2014 at 12:52 pm (5 months ago)

    out of curiosity — what’s your go-to brand of american cheese? I know you’ve got access to some amazing stuff out there (my office HQ is in Madison), but maybe you could fire out the best mass-marketed, non-connoisseur options for us, pls. (I trust I won’t see “cheese food” mentioned anywhere.) And kinda stunned you didn’t drop some bacon in this…

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    • Nick Chipman
      May 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm (5 months ago)

      I honestly don’t really have any go-to-brands of cheese. There’s so much amazing cheese here in Wisconsin that when I head to the grocery store to buy some I’m always kind of just trying out different ones.

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  4. Sharyn
    May 20, 2014 at 3:53 pm (5 months ago)

    I bet that tasted GOOOOOD.

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  5. Dan
    May 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm (5 months ago)

    Breadchease outside, toasted/buttered ramen patty grilled cheese inside! You gotta try it!

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  6. Ryo
    May 21, 2014 at 11:39 pm (5 months ago)

    Did you use the seasoning packs that came with the ramen?

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  7. Clint
    May 21, 2014 at 11:43 pm (5 months ago)

    Any way to get a little more direction? Did you add the flavor packet before you drained it? When you say you added an egg, did you just crack an egg into the bowl of drained and cooled noodle and mixed it up a bit before you formed it into a sheet? Thanks!

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    • Nick Chipman
      May 22, 2014 at 7:23 am (5 months ago)

      I just added the flavor packet whenever the directions on the package said to. I can’t remember if it was before or after draining. Yeah, I cracked the egg into the bowl of drained noodles and then mixed it up and then formed them into the sheet.

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      • Tess
        September 22, 2014 at 8:09 am (1 month ago)

        just found you interesting, I think I will try this for hubby, w/o the flavor pkt, thanks have a great day

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  8. Moe
    May 22, 2014 at 1:13 am (5 months ago)

    Curious, why the egg?

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    • Nick Chipman
      May 22, 2014 at 7:23 am (5 months ago)

      I figured that it would help the noodles stay together a little better, especially when I formed them into squares and started frying them.

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  9. Thurman
    May 22, 2014 at 1:20 am (5 months ago)

    Ok almost perfect, you just need to add bacon ! :)

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    • michael
      May 22, 2014 at 2:03 pm (5 months ago)

      and pickles

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    • Nick Chipman
      May 22, 2014 at 7:24 am (5 months ago)

      That looks really, really good! I’ll have to try making some!

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    • Laurie
      May 22, 2014 at 2:08 pm (5 months ago)

      The picture looks great. Do you have a recipe for this too?

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      • Nick Chipman
        May 22, 2014 at 2:09 pm (5 months ago)

        Yeah, it’s right in the blog post.

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        • Tom
          May 22, 2014 at 9:31 pm (5 months ago)

          Think Laurie meant the Indomie Pizza

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  10. MichaelC
    May 22, 2014 at 7:38 am (5 months ago)

    I’m thinking a layer of jalapenos and maybe a little salsa or chipotle sauce in the middle would give it that extra kick.

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  11. Kat
    May 22, 2014 at 1:06 pm (5 months ago)

    ooooh…looks fabulous. My favorite cheese for grilled chz is shredded sharp cheddar mixed with a milder shredded cheese – like american or even swiss. It melts wonderfully – can’t wait to try. Yummmm…

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  12. Clyde
    May 22, 2014 at 2:50 pm (5 months ago)

    Where the share button for Google Plus?

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  13. johney666
    May 22, 2014 at 7:53 pm (5 months ago)

    wOw
    this world needs lots more of #DUDEFOOD :D

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  14. mark111
    May 22, 2014 at 9:44 pm (5 months ago)

    Yep, this would work. It is a cooking technique used by the Chinese, which I call cake noodle. Nice adaptation.

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  15. Dennis
    May 22, 2014 at 11:59 pm (5 months ago)

    What flavor of ramen did you use?

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    • Nick Chipman
      May 23, 2014 at 7:14 am (5 months ago)

      I used the chicken flavored ramen.

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  16. ken
    May 23, 2014 at 3:38 pm (5 months ago)

    im gonna give this a try..but curious how it will be as a tuna melt?

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    • Nick Chipman
      May 23, 2014 at 5:41 pm (5 months ago)

      Not sure, but if you try it out let me know how it turns out!

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  17. Jeff
    May 24, 2014 at 9:23 am (5 months ago)

    Make some videos please!

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  18. Sandra Kohn
    May 28, 2014 at 7:46 am (5 months ago)

    I might give this a try and use some mozzarella and a dap of spaghetti sauce; maybe even a small amount of a sliced meatball.

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  19. Doug
    May 28, 2014 at 4:26 pm (5 months ago)

    Nice touch. But I’ve been making “soup sandwiches” for years. Learned it in jail(driving).I make them by putting some hot water in the package for 5 min.Drain and the ramen are made like 2 slices of bread. No need to go through all that mixing,forming….It’s that simple. throw some chili,cheese and a sprinkle of TANG on there. Little butter in the pan and cook. awsome..But nothing new.

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  20. Milissa
    June 2, 2014 at 2:51 pm (5 months ago)

    Well it was new to me! Sounds fantastic!

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  21. Sale
    June 5, 2014 at 6:08 pm (5 months ago)

    Very, very interesting. Enjoyed the difference in textures. Next time I’ll make the noodle layer thicker. Like the ideas of tuna or meatballs.

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  22. Margo
    June 29, 2014 at 6:20 pm (4 months ago)

    I plan to try this, instead of putting the noodles on a cutting board, I think I’ll line a sandwich sized Tupperware dish with waxed paper. Then demo 1-2 in and add another piece of waxed paper and the remaining noodles on top. I think that should work.

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  23. benamore
    August 15, 2014 at 11:44 am (2 months ago)

    Idea: Alphabet grilled cheese
    26 cheeses in one!
    American cheese, Brie, Cheddar, Dubliner, Emmental, Fontina, Gouda, Havarti, Italian cheese, Jarlsberg, Kashkaval, Limburger, Manchego, Neufchatel, Oaxaca, Parmesan, Queso Blanco, Red Leicester, Smoked cheese, Taleggio, Urda, Vasterbottenost, White Stilton, Xynotyro, Yorkshire Blue, Zamorano

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    • Nick Chipman
      August 15, 2014 at 11:46 am (2 months ago)

      I love it! I was planning to make a grilled cheese that has a ton of different Wisconsin cheeses, but I might have to try your idea instead!

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