Noodle Grilled Cheese with Meatballs

Noodle Grilled Cheese with Meatballs is gourmet Italian Meatball grilled cheese sandwich using noodles as bread, spaghetti style.


  • 4 (2 ounces each) packets instant ramen noodle/maggi noodle squares
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup butter,  melted
  • 4-6 ounces meatballs in marinara sauce
  • 2-4 ounces Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter,  melted
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  1. Place ramen squares by themselves in 4 cereal  bowls (or prefer square bowls if you have them) and cover each with one cup of boiling water. Let stand five minutes.
  2. Carefully slide softened square into a sieve to drain then back into the bowl.
  3. Whisk together the eggs, Parmesan, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Drizzle two tablespoons of the egg mix onto each noodle square, then drizzle with about  1 tablespoon melted butter.
  4. Slide the square into a small nonstick skillet and cook until golden on each side, turning carefully.
  5. Place browned square onto a piece or foil  and fold the edges up and refrigerate for about 45 minutes to an hour.
  6. When the noodle square is chilled, top one piece with some marinara  fro the meatballs, the mozzarella cheese, and some meatballs (thinly sliced).
  7. Top with the other noodle pie and cook in an electric panini press or in a skillet with a panini press (although I think the electric is easier), cooking until noodles crisp and cheese melts.

Recipe by: Sue Lau