Dorm Room Cheesy Tuna and Noodles Recipe -
Dorm Room Cheesy Tuna and Noodles Recipe
  • READY IN 7 mins

Dorm Room Cheesy Tuna and Noodles

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"Cheap, easy, cheesy tuna and noodles for college students on a shoe string budget. If you really wanna dress it up, you can add thinly sliced almonds or sunflower seeds for more flavor and texture. Of course this defeats the purpose of it being cheap and easy, but at least it's more enjoyable."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    2 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    7 mins


  1. Pour water into a microwave safe bowl, and cook in the microwave until very hot, about 2 minutes at high heat. Add ramen noodles, and microwave 2 minutes more to cook.
  2. Drain and discard water from noodles, then stir in seasoning packet, tuna, and American cheese. Place back into microwave, and cook until hot, 1 to 2 minutes more. Stir before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 16, 2007

This was a great idea! I didn't have tuna and American on hand so I used a can of chicken and cheddar cheese. DELICIOUS! I've never thought of adding cheese before. I gave 4 stars because of the changes I made, but it was a 5 star taste! I think I'll add some cooked spinach or broccoli next time and make it a complete 1-dish meal.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 16, 2008

What's better is to crush up cheeze-its,dice some pickles, diced onions,add 2 slices of cheese and the tuna. It's also good with diced tomatoes on top. It becomes thick and is great with crackers.


29 Ratings

Sep 14, 2010

quick, easy and tasty. the only difference i made was that i used canned chicken instead of the tuna because most people i know dont like warm tuna

Mar 15, 2010

Great simple recipe! I made a few variations. I like spicy food, so I added some diced jalapeno peppers and diced mexican-style stewed tomatoes. I also added a little water & butter to try to prevent it all from sticking & clumping together, but to no avail. I'd also suggest breaking the noodles in half to enable the ingredients to better mix with the noodles. Overall, very tasty & filling!

Dec 04, 2011

Not to bad for cheap, on the fly 'dorm' food. I did mine with half a pack of seasoning (that stuff's really salty!), a lil' EVOO (yummo!), and a slice of Pepperjack cheese.

Apr 13, 2010

Pretty good, but not as good as Tuna Helper

Jul 27, 2009

I tripled this recipe for my kids. They loved it. The second time I made it with a can of cream of mushroom soup. It turned out delicious.

Jun 01, 2009

Great last minute meal! I used the cup noodles(2.25oz) and the regular size canned tuna(6oz) with 1 slice Montery Jack. The cup'o'noodles have the spices already in cup so I poured the cup of boiling water over it, let it sit for a minute then put the noodles on top of the cheese and tuna leaving out most of the water.It was great(I ate it all in 1 sitting) and I didn't miss any of the salt or flavorings from the broth!


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  • Calories
  • 334 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 15.5 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 20.3 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 1266 mg
  • 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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