Hello, and welcome to Will It Casserole?, the column where I take delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious layered creations. I'm very excited to share this week's project with you, which is so tasty it almost hurts.
There's something uniquely satisfying about a flavorful soup that's filled to the brim with noodles and topped with meat, vegetables, and spices. A classic chicken noodle soup always hits the spot, but today let's branch out to a few delicious noodle soups that are the perfect belly-warming meal.
Cup noodles are pretty much last-resort or office food for most of us, but just because they're all you have doesn't mean they have to be disgusting. The fine Brothers Green Eats has a few methods to upgrade those waterlogged, microwaved noodles, provided you have a few extra ingredients handy.
A tasty sauce is the key to a great noodle dish. While this soy vinaigrette is meant for cold noodle dishes (specifically cold ramen), it's a super quick way to turn a bowl of any noodles and veggies you may have left over into a delicious, filling meal.
Instant noodles can be very handy, but you'll often get a better and less salty result if you don't rely on the little seasoning packets that come in the package. Don't throw them away though -- they actually make a fantastic dip for tortilla or potato chips.