Ramen Noodle & Beef Skillet

If you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal, this inexpensive Ramen noodle casserole in a skillet should be added to your menu. It appeals to kids and adults alike, and tastes a lot better than I thought it would. After all, I like Ramen noodles. They are great in a pinch, super cheap.. I mean, what are they? 10 cents per package?? But it took me a long time to give in and try them in a different way other than as a bowl of soup.

Recipe for super easy, quick and frugal dinner! Ramen Noodle & Beef Skillet - Amanda's Cookin' @amandaformaro

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Fudgy Blender Brownies from Amanda's Cookin' @amandaformaro

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Chicken Parmesan @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

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Bacon Topped Three Cheese Potatoes @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

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Hunt's Tomatoes and Kraft Parmesan Cheese @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

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McDonalds Cherry Pie Copycat @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

McDonalds Cherry Pie Copycat…

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Individual Tamale Pies @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

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Black and White Chocolate Chip Cookies @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

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My Favorite Pairing: Hershey's Spreads

My Favorite Pairing:…

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Hersheys Spreads

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Chocolate Snow Cookies…

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Cranberry Relish recipe @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

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White Chocolate Candy Cane Crescents @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

White Chocolate Candy Cane…

If you've ever had chocolate crescents, the ones filled with chocolate chips and baked, then you know just how resistible they are. I knew that white chocolate would be just as fabulous, but it needed … [Read More...]