Copy Desk Cookoff: Ramen Pizza

Ramen Pizza: Once only dreamable, it is now achievable. The cheapest and most satisfying meal you can have on a college student’s budget is now available for the masses. Celebrate in the streets!

Necessary ingredients for peak deliciousness:

One package of Instant Ramen, a.k.a. noodle gold, a.k.a. 38 cents sent from heaven.

Shredded cheese, preferably taco or mozzarella cheese because they’re the best, it’s not even debateable.

One egg, must be cracked to be effective.

Pizza sauce, get Prego if you’re serious about this endeavour.

Any pizza toppings you like. I prefer peppers, onions, sausage or pepperoni.


Cook ramen for just a little less than you normally would. If you boil your ramen, then I commend you. If you cook it in the microwave, then you’re not a cheap noodle traditionalist.

Drain the noodles and put them in a bowl. Make sure you have a colander for this step. Otherwise, mistakes will be made.

Add an egg, mix it nice and well. Make sure there is no more visible yolk before you proceed.

Add olive oil to a frying pan and cook the ramen. Why olive oil instead of other cooking oils? Because Rachael Ray is from my hometown.

Cook until golden brown. It should begin to look like a McNugget.

Flip over and apply pizza sauce to the top. Apply liberally for maximum flavor potential.

Add cheese and toppings. Make sure you apply each proportionally unless you don’t want to, don’t let me tell you what to do.

Cook until the cheese has melted and the bottom is crispy. It should look like a pie from Little Caesar’s and you should not hesitate to exclaim, “Pizza, Pizza!”

With a spatula, not your hands, place your delectable creation on your plate and proceed to eat it.

Final step: pat yourself on the back and ride into Flavortown.