The life of a college student can be overwhelming between juggling classes, maintaining a social life and the endless debate of nap or Netflix.
Along with the stress, it can be difficult to find the time to cook up a delicious meal. Chick-Fil-A’s waffle fries may be seductive, but going out to eat can’t always fit into the college budget.
Instead of breaking the bank, students can enjoy a cheaper alternative by cooking a delicious meal.
Cooking has its upsides, as it can be very therapeutic after a long day of work and classes, and you can prove to your mom you really are obtaining new life skills in college.
The pantry of a college student may be pretty sparse. Maybe your empty kitchen seems like it doesn’t have enough food to make a complete meal, but this recipe’s main ingredient is something that you most likely already have: a bottomless pit of ramen noodles.
Ramen is a staple in every college student’s diet and a go-to meal for its simplicity and quick prep time. However, most Bobcats don’t know that a whole assortment of meals and snacks can be made with just one package of ramen noodles.
This Ram n’ Cheese will blow the mind of any person and make them regret not coming up with the idea first.
There may not always be time to cook a feast, but the quick and minimal recipe below can help any college student become the next master chef.
¾ cup of shredded cheese
½ cup of milk
1 package of ramen noodles
Condiment of your choosing
- Add ¾ cup of shredded cheese into a medium saucepan.
- Combine the ½ cup of milk with the cheese in the saucepan and cook it on a medium to low heat setting.
- Mix until the combination is at the desired consistency.
- While keeping the cheese warm, boil the ramen noodles in a separate pan. Do not pour in the included seasoning packet. Tip: most ramen noodle packages instruct you to boil for three minutes, but for a softer and smooth noodle, boil for 5-6 minutes.
- Once the noodles are fully cooked, drain out the water.
- Combine the cheese and noodles into a medium sized bowl.
- To top off meal, squeeze half a lime into the ingredients.
- Optional Step: for more flavor, add a condiment of your choosing, such as salt or pepper. If you are feeling courageous, add around 5-10 drops of any kind of hot sauce.
Voila! This quick and easy meal is finished with time to spare before class. Take a picture of it and send it to your mom so she can be surprised you actually cooked a meal. Then, post it on Instagram to make friends believe that your life is actually put together.