Well, once again, it’s pizza time. Time for a pizza party. If you like ramen and pizza, this is the place for you as the two worlds collide in this special post. So, why ramen infused pizza? Why the heck not? Anyone can make pizza, and the pizzas I’ve seen involving ramen in the past have sounded more like silly things rather than something intended to be delightful and somewhat gourmet-ish. Today dear friends, I rescue you from marinara atop uncooked noodle bricks! Today I bring you the Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Pizza Party!
Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Pizza Party!
A visual presentation of the preparation of some fine ramen pizza!
For the dough, I use a bread machine – I’ll have a link below so you can buy one on amazon or you can hit up your local thrift store and probably find one really cheap there – and in like new condition. For the pizza dough, I use 4 cups flour, 1 1/3 cup hot water, some salt, some sugar, and active dry yeast. Oh and 2 tbsp butter. Add the water, then butter, salt and sugar, half the flour, a teaspoon of the dry yeast, then the other half of the flour on top. Set your bread machine to dough and let ‘er rip. Should end up with a well behaved dough ball inside of 2 hours.
For the toppings – with the chicken pizza, I mixed the seasoning sachet from the Maruchan chicken flavor ramen with some alfredo sauce – way too salty so I added more alfredo. I looked for a low sodium alfredo because alfredo is inherently salty on its own but came up short on that. Then I added a layer of noodles, chicken which was only seasoned with black pepper, some tomato sliced, and mozzarella.
The beef pizza was very experimental. Did the same thing for the sauce base, then added noodle, then added some Del Real Barbacoa beef, sliced Colby cheese, and cilantro.
Maruchan Chicken Ramen Pizza
Finished (click to enlarge). Everything in this one worked very well – a moist pizza and kind of messy. The existing saltiness from the base well seasoned everything else. Kind of like a chicken bacon ranch but with extra chicken flavor and no bacon.
A side shot of the chicken ramen pizza (click to enlarge).
Maruchan Beef Ramen Pizza
Finished (click to enlarge). Much sloppier than the first pie – the barbacoa I added was very moist to begin with. Honestly, the barbacoa added a little more saltiness than I would have liked, but the flavor on this one was really neat. Colby and cilantro worked well also. Another tasty pie!
A side view of the pizza (click to enlarge).