5 quick ways to jazz up 2 minute noodles

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

This post is sponsored by MAGGI

It’s official I now have a household full of teenagers.  My youngest turned 13 this week and the twins are 15 next fortnight, it’s crazy how quickly kids grow up> I feel like I have been mourning it, I loved having little ones around the house. However in saying that I am also enjoying this age, conversations are different and much more in-depth, we are enjoying the same TV shows, they are taking on more responsibilities and they are becoming more independent socially and here at home.  My kids have been cooking in the kitchen for some time now with my supervision when they were younger, but since their tween-age years (that in-between year of 8-12) they’d make their own snacks while on holidays or for after school.  At this age it’s good to start with some basic easy ideas and one of my favourites for my kids was MAGGI 2 minute noodles.  But as they have gotten older and my boy in particular, hungrier, we’ve worked out some clever and quick ways to jazz up 2 minute noodles, easy for them to make and is a tasty solution for an after school snack.

5 clever and quick ways to jazz up MAGGI 2 minute noodles, easy for the kids to make and is a tasty solution for an after school snack. Plus enter to win a $150 Woolworths Gift Card, which would be so handy to fill the fridge with food!

MAGGI 2 Minute Wholegrain Noodles contain invisible wholegrains, are a source of fibre and you can easily boost the nutrition by adding plenty of vegetables and lean protein, as you can see in my recipes below. They are versatile and easy for the kids to independently make some healthy, delicious and tasty afternoon snacks and meals.

5 clever and quick ways to jazz up MAGGI 2 minute noodles, easy for the kids to make and is a tasty solution for an after school snack. Plus enter to win a $150 Woolworths Gift Card, which would be so handy to fill the fridge with food!

1. DIY Chicken and Vegetable Noodle Cups

Like my mason jar salad’s these are great to prepare at the beginning of the week and have on hand for an afternoon when the kids have a quick transition of getting home and ready for after school activities.  We use frozen vegetables as they are already pre-cooked before being frozen and the hot water will heat them back up. You can use fresh vegetables if you prefer, but you will need to cook them first to soften them up.

TO MAKE: Simply add the ingredients into a jar, starting with 1/3 cup frozen peas, corn and carrots, a handful of chicken and spinach leaves. Break noodle cakes and add into jar and sprinkle flavour sachet over top. Seal jar and place in fridge until ready to eat.  Packed like this all the contents will stay fresh for a week. When ready to eat, tip the contents into a microwave container, add enough boiling water to cover noodles and cook in microwave for 2 minutes.

5 clever and quick ways to jazz up MAGGI 2 minute noodles, easy for the kids to make and is a tasty solution for an after school snack. Plus enter to win a $150 Woolworths Gift Card, which would be so handy to fill the fridge with food!

2. Noodle Omelette

An omelette is one of these adaptable recipes where you can just throw in whatever fresh vegetables you may have in the fridge and serve it at any time of day, for breakfast, lunch, after school snack or dinner if you like. This omelette can serve two.

TO MAKE: Cook chicken noodles following packet directions, add in chicken flavouring, drain. While the noodles are cooking fry up half a cup of finely sliced capsicum and onion and half a cup of spinach. In a bowl mix three eggs.  Once vegetables have softened add noodles, mix through the vegetables and pour egg over mixture.  Cook on medium to low heat until egg has cooked through.

5 clever and quick ways to jazz up MAGGI 2 minute noodles, easy for the kids to make and is a tasty solution for an after school snack. Plus enter to win a $150 Woolworths Gift Card, which would be so handy to fill the fridge with food!

3. Salmon Noodle Fritters

This is a fantastic way to add extra fish into your kids diet. This recipe makes 6 fritters which is enough to serve 2, or can be stretched to feed 3 with salad on the side! These fritters would also make for a great lunchbox snack.

TO MAKE: Cook noodles following packet directions, discard flavour packet you won’t need it for this recipe, drain noodles. In a bowl add 3 eggs and whisk.  Add to bowl, 95g tin salmon broken into pieces, 1/3 cup corn kernels, 2 spring onions finely sliced, noodles and season with salt and pepper.  Mix well to combine.  Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat. Spoon 1/4 cup of mixture into pan, cooking for 2 minutes each side or until golden.

5 clever and quick ways to jazz up MAGGI 2 minute noodles, easy for the kids to make and is a tasty solution for an after school snack. Plus enter to win a $150 Woolworths Gift Card, which would be so handy to fill the fridge with food!

4. Bolognese Noodles

I always cook up a double batch of bolognese, it’s handy to have left overs in the fridge or put it away in the freezer for a meal another night.  Left over bolognese can be served on toast, rolled up in pastry to make pinwheels, on pasta or as my kids do with 2 minute noodles, because that’s easier than waiting for water to boil on the stove and pasta to cook, noodles are ready within mintues.

TO MAKE: Cook beef noodles following packet directions, add in beef flavouring, drain. Heat bolognese sauce and serve on top of noodles with parmesan cheese.

5 clever and quick ways to jazz up MAGGI 2 minute noodles, easy for the kids to make and is a tasty solution for an after school snack. Plus enter to win a $150 Woolworths Gift Card, which would be so handy to fill the fridge with food!

5. 2 minute carbonara

This 2 minute carbonara is tasty and super easy for the kids to make and it seriously can be made within 2 minutes, if you have the water boiled and bacon and spring onions already sliced, so maybe I should call it 5-minute carbonara LOL. But seriously this would have to be the quickest carbonara recipe, using MAGGI 2 minute wholegrain noodles is a great alternative for the kids who don’t have the desire to sit around stirring fettuccine waiting for it to cook. You can add in chicken and additional vegetables if you prefer such as spinach or mushrooms.

TO MAKE: Cook chicken noodles following packet directions, add in chicken flavouring, drain, reserving 2-3 tablespoon of water. While the noodles are cooking add 1 sliced spring onion, 1 diced bacon and 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic to greased hot frying pan. Cook for 30-60 seconds or until onion has softened and bacon golden, add 50ml of thickened cream. Once cream has heated through add noodles and 1 tablespoon of reserved water, toss noodles to coat in sauce, adding more reserved water if needed. Sprinkle with parsley and parmesan cheese.

5 clever and quick ways to jazz up MAGGI 2 minute noodles, easy for the kids to make and is a tasty solution for an after school snack. Plus enter to win a $150 Woolworths Gift Card, which would be so handy to fill the fridge with food!

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5 clever and quick ways to jazz up MAGGI 2 minute noodles, easy for the kids to make and is a tasty solution for an after school snack. Plus enter to win a $150 Woolworths Gift Card, which would be so handy to fill the fridge with food!

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134 comments

Carolyn January 24, 2018 - 5:14 AM

My daughter loves to add bok choy or choy sum, add some snow peas, a little soy sauce and have it Asian style (I’d add some chilli too). Yum.

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Bridget January 24, 2018 - 5:35 AM

We add them to stir fry to bulk it out and gets the kids eating the stir fry as they love noodles. Honey soy or oyster sauce really give them a yummy flavor, add snow peas, baby corn, carrot, peas and shredded left over chicken roast.

My husband used to eat them with butter and vegemite when he was a teenager!!!!

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Melissa Ware January 24, 2018 - 6:08 AM

We like to use them with our curried sausages and add wilted spinach and mushrooms to it. Or use them to make noodle cups with carrots, bacon, cheese, spring onions and eggs .

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Dee January 24, 2018 - 6:32 AM

We love to use them in our mince chow mein or with chicken pesto. They are also great to put with meatballs as an alternative to using spaghetti ?

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Rachel January 24, 2018 - 6:46 AM

My son likes to have ‘noodle bolognese’. It’s so quick- especially if you already have bolognese sauce/meat already cooked and frozen into serving sizes in the freezer

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Wendy January 24, 2018 - 7:10 AM

Our family love these quick & easy noodle cups… Add cooked noodles with some hidden grated vegetables, eggs, diced ham & cheese and cook in muffin pan until cooked. Ingredients can vary depending on taste you require. Great served warm in winter or cold in summer for an arvo snack or as a side with tea.

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Vanessa Barillaro January 24, 2018 - 7:17 AM

I drain the noodles about 90% add a can of satay flavoured tuna. Top it of with Parmesan cheese!!

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Melissa Antolovic January 24, 2018 - 7:21 AM

I mix through some fried diced bacon and an place an egg (either fried or poached) on top and then sprinkle on some fried shallots (from the Asian food section at the supermarket). Everybody loves it.

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Liz January 24, 2018 - 7:50 AM

My kids like bacon & scrambled egg mixed through 2min noodles. We also like to stir pesto into the noodles & sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top, sometimes we add in diced chicken. The chunky pesto, pecorino and cashew nut dip stirred through works well too. I love either spinach leaves or rocket, chicken & pine nuts with my noodles-yum!

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Louise January 24, 2018 - 7:51 AM

I’d add some thinly sliced beef, red onion, kale, ginger, sriracha, soy sauce and fish sauce for an Asian style Pho.

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Angela Ivanovici January 24, 2018 - 8:02 AM

Add about 150g of sliced fresh tuna, lime juice and some fishsauce for a protein-rich and deliscious meal.

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Roberta Chahoud January 24, 2018 - 8:07 AM

Great in a quick Asian style salad! Cook MAGGI 2 minute chicken noodles, drain and refresh under cold water. Toss noodles through shredded cold chicken, mixed leaves, diced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, capsicum, sliced read onion and add dressing (1/2 cup sweet chilli sauce, juice of a lime and tbspn fish sauce). Sprinkle over some fried Asian style shallots and coriander. YUMMMM!

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Aileen Robinson January 24, 2018 - 8:46 AM

Put the flavour sachet aside for your next stir fry , cook and drain your noodles add 600ml of cream a d two handfuls of frozen fruit stir through spoon into individual bowls and add a scoop of icecream to each bowl and serve .

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Melody January 24, 2018 - 10:15 AM

Wow a sweet noodles ! ??

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Bek Hepton January 24, 2018 - 9:15 AM

Cool the cooked noodles, roll it up in fresh rice paper rolls with a slice of roast chicken, cucumber, capsicum and a snow pea. 🙂

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Carmel Corry January 24, 2018 - 9:34 AM

Fried mushrooms and red onions, homegrown cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, freshly ground black pepper and a good dollop of sour cream

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Pauline Olsen January 25, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Mmmm! Sounds absolutely delicious!

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Anna Rogers January 24, 2018 - 9:36 AM

I’ve always just added the kids’ favourite fridge leftovers to MAGGI 2 minute noodles, but these days I call it our “sneaky snack“… now that Miss 10 can reach the shelf in the pantry… no need to add anything, but the child!

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Glory January 24, 2018 - 9:47 AM

If it’s a soup based noodles-eggs!!
A very Malaysian way to cook it is maggi mee goreng, simply meaning fried maggi noodles. Cook and drain noodles as howe you would normally do. Stir fry it with the seasoning, lots of vege and eggs (and whatever protein I can find in the fridge/freezer!) ??

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Elizabeth Piacquadio January 24, 2018 - 10:06 AM

We add a flavoured tuna (tomato and basil is the favourite) to the cooked noodles that have the flavour sachet added.

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Melody January 24, 2018 - 10:14 AM

My sister and I use to cook as per packet, drain and stir through an egg, nuke for 40 seconds stir, add in chopped ham and a chopped tomato and some grated cheese..
now days I finally dice all kinds of veg, leek onion zucchini carrot sweet potato capsicum mushrooms and fry them off with some sweet soy, and the flavour packet, meanwhile nuke noodles in water, drain and combine with veg..

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Kirsten January 24, 2018 - 10:54 AM

I really like starting off with a can of crushed tomatoes in a saucepan, add some garlic, basil and oregano. Cook down until all soft and squishy, add some beef maggi noodles dry ( sachet and noodles), allow to soften. One pot, less time. Heaps of flavour 🙂

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Mary Preston January 24, 2018 - 11:11 AM

So many great recipes folks.

We love to add the noodles to soup. Literally makes a meal of it.

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Carolyn Payne January 24, 2018 - 11:56 AM

Chuck them in a fry pan once cooked abd scramble an egg into it..some bacon bits too. I remember being at a friends house as a kid… we always had maggi 2min chicken noodles, drained them well and spread it on french stick bread for a really filling snack.

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Shelley Knowles January 24, 2018 - 2:05 PM

I love adding cream corn, cooked chicken and spring onions for chicken and corn soup.

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Julie January 24, 2018 - 2:39 PM

We like to scramble an egg through the cooked 2 minute noodles with soy sauce and peanut butter.

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Nicole Bradwell January 24, 2018 - 3:14 PM

We top our noodles with thin sliced pork belly, veggies, fried shallot and a fried egg. Photo in Facebook post.

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Karen Scanlon January 24, 2018 - 3:54 PM

To cooked noodles add a handful of bean sprouts, half a tin of chopped water chestnuts, chopped shallots, a handful of chicken, tinned or fresh baby corn , then stir fry with some garlic and soy sauce ?

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Nush January 11, 2019 - 1:12 AM

My mouth is watering ^o^

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Melissa January 24, 2018 - 4:26 PM

We like to add steamed broccoli, cauliflower, leek, cooked chicken and spring onion to our 2 minute noodles. And then a poached egg on top. A perfect easy dinner for kids (and adults!)

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Jade January 24, 2018 - 6:21 PM

Mines very basic but so yummy, cheese, bacon & steamed broccoli! Tastes so good but so quick ?

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Chantal January 24, 2018 - 7:17 PM

We like to add Maggi 2 minute noodles to a chicken Tom Kha soup ? with the poached chicken in that tasty sweet and sour broth the noodles just make it.

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Katrina Pirrone January 24, 2018 - 7:22 PM

My family loves my invention I like to call Noodle Surprise as it’s a surprise on what I add to it next! I brown mince and add whatever veges I can find (left over roast veges work too) diced or grated and cook these for a few minutes. I then add water and the noodles with seasoning and serve in a bowl once the noodles and veges are cooked through ?

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Nadiene Craddock January 24, 2018 - 7:39 PM

An adult version I like is to stir through chilli flakes and Parmesan cheese once the noodles are
Cooked and drained. Or stir through a beaten egg and the hot noodles will cook it!!!yum!!

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Nicole January 24, 2018 - 7:51 PM

My husband’s speciality is Maggi noodles as per packet, drained and with a fried egg on top. Not terribly fancy, but I’ll take what I can when I don’t have to cook ?

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Maria January 24, 2018 - 7:52 PM

I would add cheese and ham as my kids love cheese! Ha ha ha never thought of this and am going to give it a go not just for the kids but great lunch idea for me too!
Thank you!

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Bec January 24, 2018 - 8:03 PM

I would add in some sausages and veg with the noodles to make a yummy stir fry ?

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Joanne venz January 24, 2018 - 8:22 PM

I do chicken or beef stir fry by cooking the meat and then adding a packet of stir fry veges. I add soy sauce, brown sugar and Maggie noodle already cooked. It’s delicious.

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Micheala January 24, 2018 - 8:33 PM

I jazz up maggi 2 minute noodles very simply – with soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce and egg! Mixed up and in the microwave for 30 seconds! Delicious, quick and easy!

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Laura January 24, 2018 - 8:43 PM

For my kids I like to add a little sparkle by adding a mixture of tamari, ginger, rice wine vinegar a touch of sesame oil and a touch of minced garlic. With some chopped cucumber, Choy sum and julienned carrots (yes my kids are spoilt, but I also get to enjoy a nice quick lunch to my taste with them ??)

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Claire January 24, 2018 - 9:22 PM

In a toastie, a hipster cafe idea but totally yum ?

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Allanah Davies January 24, 2018 - 10:16 PM

My family love 2 minute noodles…..adding shallots, tomatoes, corn, capsicum, salami is a nice combining addition.

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Rosie A January 24, 2018 - 10:39 PM

We like to create our noodles with Chinese broccoli and bok choy. And on some occasions even add dried shiitake mushrooms as they give the noodle so much extra flavour. We leave the water in the noodles instead of draining for a more soupier consistency 🙂

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Sara January 25, 2018 - 6:49 AM

My daughter LOVES 2 minute noodles!!! We cook the noodles then drain 1/2 the water then add the flavour. Let it sit, then drain all the water & add grated cheese…….. so yummy ?

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Stacey January 25, 2018 - 7:41 AM

A to of tuna to the carbonara instead of bacon or with the bologna set I add kidney beans and chilli to turn them into Mexican noodles.

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Chelsea Nicholson January 25, 2018 - 8:15 AM

Seeing as Australia Day is coming up and my daughter loves Maggi Noodles I think I’ll try Vegemite and grated cheese melted through! Mmm… Can’t wait! Thanks for all the ideas to get my mind creating.

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Wendy Adams January 25, 2018 - 8:22 AM

I love having tuna with 2 minute noodles and most of the time I’ll have chilli tuna, it certainly has a kick to it!

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Tara Hawley January 25, 2018 - 10:56 AM

I have an 18 year old son who adds soy sauce, a little bit of oil and chilli flakes!

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Pauline Olsen January 25, 2018 - 10:57 AM

“Poodles and Pegs!” It’s what our kids call Noodles and Eggs; the way we regularly make up our 2 Minute Noodles. We always add eggs, either stirred through like a Chinese soup, or poached on top. They soak up the flavours and take simple 2 Minute Noodles to a whole other level.

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Kathryn January 25, 2018 - 11:53 AM

My boys like to add cooked bacon pieces and sweet corn kernels, as well as some grated cheese. Really easy and a simple quick meal.

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Penny January 25, 2018 - 12:12 PM

My kids love 2 minute noodles – they tend to add extra herbs/spices, gravox, sliced mushrooms, diced bacon and sometimes a little bit of cheese. If willing to wait longer they will put in a few extra vegetables depending on what is available.

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Heather January 25, 2018 - 12:24 PM

We use them as a cheats Singapore noodles. Add chopped veggies, egg, what ever meat is left over. Basically a good way to use up left overs in the fridge.

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Shayna Moses January 25, 2018 - 12:27 PM

We love to holiday in Indonesia, partly because of the food. One of our favourite dishes is Mee Goreng. We love adding an egg, some spring onions and some wilted spinach and chicken, with some sweet chilli sauce to the Maggi 2 minute noodles to make our own version of Mee Goreng. A splash of sesame oil elevates this to a gourmet afternoon snack. Delicious

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Nelly January 25, 2018 - 12:35 PM

We love making Noodle cakes (what you called noodle fritters). we use up anything we have in the fridge, veg, cheese, meat, spices and just mix with eggs and cook! Yum always lovely and different

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Sandhya Bhattarai January 25, 2018 - 12:36 PM

We use them as a spicy afternoon snack or an appetiser in picnic or in gathering. Just by adding tomatoes,onion, garlic, boiled potatoes, cheakpeas, puffed rice, Chili,salt and lemon juice with Maggie noodles. It is mouth watering and our family and friends loves it.

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joni January 25, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Chicken stock, chilli, lemongrass, basil, beef pieces, and green bean pieces for a Thai themed soup!

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Mel Young January 25, 2018 - 2:48 PM

To me through the being home from school until Mum made dinner I used to (and still do now) boil the noodles until they are soft, tip out most of the juice, add a splash of soy sauce then throw shredded cheese (or slices broken up) mix in until melted then, if we had them some diced up tomato. Yummy soooo delicious and filling!

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Mel Beeton January 25, 2018 - 7:35 PM

We add bacon seasoning instead of the chicke ?

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Julia Todd January 25, 2018 - 7:51 PM

Add some cooked Thai chicken mince meatballs with herbs like coriander and a splash of lime juice!

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Colleen Benbow January 25, 2018 - 7:56 PM

I like to add a beaten egg & corn to the Maggie noodles, this increases protein level & sweetens the taste.

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Jeanette January 25, 2018 - 8:00 PM

I like to serve up layered from the bottom, a slice of toast, a sunny side up fried egg, cooked, drained, (with favourite seasoning) 2 Minute Noodles. Sometimes a little grated cheese, and a twist or two of crushed peppercorns. It’s all in the layering. Delish!

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Francesca January 25, 2018 - 8:01 PM

My kids love daddys Honey Soy Noodles!
However many noodle cakes to feed everyone in the family 5 -6, cook with satches, drain reserve about 3/4cup of liquid
in a frying pan add chicken, onion garlic
once brown add in honey, soy sauce, 2 tsp corn flour, reserved liquid stir until thick, add noodles.
in the last minute add in chopped up whole cucumber

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Kristen January 25, 2018 - 8:04 PM

My girls (7&8) love Maggi 2 minute noodles as a pasta bake.
Cook the noodles (3-4 packets) as per directions and place into a shallow oven proof dish.
Stir through a handful of baby spinach leaves and a few handfuls of sliced and diced ham or salami. Top with Maggi cheese sauce, bake for approx 30 minutes (just enough to heat through) and serve.

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Hayley January 25, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Cut up ham, corn, carrot, broccoli & leftover roast chicken!!! Get in my belly! Yum ? x

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Belinda January 25, 2018 - 8:16 PM

Something simple but yummy, i add an egg. Just scramble the egg then add to the noodlew while cooking. Yummy and easy. Another thing i love to do with the oriental noodles is turn it into a soup. Add bok choy, mushrooms what ever veg you like and boil them up then add the noodles and flavour sachet. Yum yum.

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Nadeen January 25, 2018 - 8:56 PM

What’s to jazz up? Just add the seasoning… just sayng 🙂

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Carly davies January 25, 2018 - 9:45 PM

We love to add some beacon, baby spinach, broccoli and just a touch of soy sauce…. excellent quick meal after sports training nights and happy full tummies!

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Jocelyn miguel January 25, 2018 - 10:02 PM

I’ll cook Chinese pork mince with noodles. It’s so easy to make and the sauce is just full of Chinese flavors, sweet and spicy. Have it with some fresh cucumbers. Yummo

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Angela January 25, 2018 - 10:20 PM

We like ours with an egg thrown in towards the end of cooking and frozen peas! Hmm!

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Carmen Park January 25, 2018 - 10:52 PM

I’ve had a lot of practice at jazzing up instant noodles and by far the best way, which can be used for just about all types of instant noodles is too cook them by the instruction and just before they’re ready drop in a raw egg (which will cook by the time the noodles are done) aboyt a tablespoon of sliced spring onion and to top it off when serving, sprinkle over some grated cheese! Amazing! Especially great when you use Shina Ramyun noodles ?

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Amy January 25, 2018 - 10:59 PM

I grew up adding the 2-minute noodles to mash potato. A bit of a carb overload, but with energetic kids (as we were), it kept our energy levels up for the next day (especially for martial arts classes).

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Yasmin January 26, 2018 - 8:24 AM

Frozen broccoli and spinach while noodles cook, tin of tuna or salmon at the end and a sprinkling of cheese.. we grew up on this!

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Rebecca Henderson January 26, 2018 - 2:55 PM

We add them to whatever has been cooking in the slow cooker! Beef strog, apricot chicken, lamb shanks. You name it, we Maggi it up!!

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Lizzie Clifton January 26, 2018 - 7:10 PM

I love to cook the noodles and then add a tablespoon of crunchy peanut butter, some shredded cooked chicken, stir through and…. ta da….. chicken satay noodles ?

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Jo Smith January 26, 2018 - 7:54 PM

When I was a young single mum (22 yo Mum to a 5 yo) I used to add pot soup to 2 min noodles on off pay weeks and it was a meal for us. I also use to make the noodles as per instructions and then drain the liquid, add a handful of cheese and a pinch of paprika. Totally yummy

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Rebecca January 26, 2018 - 9:58 PM

WOW, WOW, WOW, Katrina…u have got one massive job ahead of u not so much judging this one, but just READING all these comments. You’re one gutsy lady- meaning very brave. I don’t envy u. I’m in awe of all u do for your blog and its readers. I’d love to enter this one, but I’d rather offer u my support and encouragement. You’re doing a fantastic job. Hang in there….this too shall pass 😉

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Julie January 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM

agree! there is enough material in here for a great recipe book. I think you should talk to Maggi about a book deal 🙂

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Lani January 27, 2018 - 10:06 AM

For savoury – cook some onion, garlic and bacon. Add flavour sachet and some sour cream and noodles. For sweet I cook banana in butter with a little brown sugar until the banana softens then add some cream and pour it over. That sweet recipe is also good with rice or even over icecream and you can change the fruit to apple or pear if you wish or any fruit that goes well with the caramel cream sauce

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Kathleen McLeod January 27, 2018 - 10:51 AM

Easy chicken & sweet corn soup. Cook but don’t drain 2 Min Noodles, add a small tin each of creamed corn & corn kernels , a handful of shredded leftover cooked chicken & ?

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Katrina McAliece January 27, 2018 - 2:19 PM

We actually the cooked noodles with the seasoning to panfried chicken and sitrfried veggies. The kids love it and the seasoninh adds a lovely flavour to a meal.

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Danielle Hampton January 28, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Shredded wombok, julienne carrot and cucumber with chopped spring onions and coriander, topped with shredded chicken and a dressing of coconut vinegar, sweet chilli sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar and a dash of light soy. Cook noodles and toss through vegetables and chicken, top with dressing and garnish with chopped peanuts and some coriander leaves. (This works in mason jars too!!)

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Ttaschia January 28, 2018 - 12:43 PM

I love to add bacon,onion,corn,capsicum with fresh tomatoe and cheese. Has to be chicken noodles. Cook the noodles and fry the other ingredients at the same time then combine and add tomatoe at the end. Yummy

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Julie January 29, 2018 - 9:28 AM

Peanut butter noodles! In the bottom of a bowl make a slurry of peanut butter (1 tbsp), soy sauce (2 tsp), sweet chilli sauce (2 tsp), sesame oil (1 tsp). Stir through hot Maggie noodles (made without flavour sachets), and sprinkle sliced spring onions.

Save your flavour sachet to stir through freshly popped corn!

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Troy Simpson January 29, 2018 - 6:07 PM

To jazz up my noodles, I’d add a saxophone. (“Jazz”, get it?!) Hey, my jokes are as good as my cooking :p

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Judi January 29, 2018 - 7:04 PM

add some tinned tuna and away you go for flavour, protein added to savour

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Hannah Gee January 29, 2018 - 7:10 PM

I soft poach an egg in mine. Turns it from a snack into a meal for virtually no extra effort!

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Sherry Pfeiffer January 29, 2018 - 7:17 PM

As a child I loved warm rice and milk for dessert,
I would add coconut milk and some brown sugar with the noodles served hot and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon, instant yummy maggi after dinner treat!

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Renee Ballantyne January 29, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Strips of chicken and fresh assorted vegies and turn it into a stirfry

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Catherine Pitt January 29, 2018 - 9:44 PM

I just add raw capsicum and some fried shallots. Yummmm!

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Karina Lee January 30, 2018 - 12:05 AM

I would add a soya chicken to my chicken flavoured noodles, with some shallots and sprinkle of chilli.

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Karen Edwards January 30, 2018 - 11:38 AM

sweet chilli flavour would be just the right ingredient to give it a bit of a kick. Yum!!

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Ryan H January 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

I’d add some feta cheese, pine nuts and a little chilli sauce.

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Charlotte B January 30, 2018 - 4:40 PM

I’d add a bit of Kale, some chopped onion and a little Peri Peri Sauce.

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Gabriella H January 30, 2018 - 5:11 PM

For me I would add some shredded beer, grated parmesan and a squirt of tomato sauce.

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joe crisafulli January 30, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Spicy sriracha sauce in a sachet

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Lauren Flemming February 1, 2018 - 11:14 AM

I love adding my left over roast vegetables and an egg for protien, quick easy filling lunch. Perfect for a busy day with 7 month old twins when time to eat is short. The girls also love trying to eat them for messy baby lead weaning time.

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Rebecca February 2, 2018 - 12:26 PM

Very simple – frozen peas & corn while cooking, then grated cheese at the end. I have added the “token vegetables” to them since the kids were toddlers 🙂

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Amanda K February 3, 2018 - 8:44 AM

Honest to goodness I don’t eat Maggi, but noodle-the-less, would love to try and win this. I drizzle on sesame oil and sesame seeds and a dash of soy for the most insanely easy pick me up plate of noodles…ooh gotta remember some spring onion sliced if there’s some to pick the garden! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Kristina S February 3, 2018 - 3:50 PM

We just add a little grated cheese and corn. A little extra texture and flavour and it gets them eating a veg with it.

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Sarah F February 3, 2018 - 4:26 PM

One of my favourite old recipes is one that we made in high school (many moons ago) that the teachers names ‘Summer Noodles’. It’s basically 2 minute noodles with a sauce made of tinned tomatoes, bacon and herbs. It’s actually really tasty!

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claire evans February 3, 2018 - 9:48 PM

pesto, sundried tomotoes, parmasen and diced chicken – a noodle lunch salad

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Rebekah Ballingall February 3, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Nothing like adding some truffle butter to my noodles to give them a taste of class

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Aaron February 4, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Only need one – Wine

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Michelle Woods February 4, 2018 - 7:04 PM

We cook noodles as per instructions then mix some bacon bits, fresh thick cream, salt, pepper and cheese and put in the oven. Yum!!

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Veronica February 5, 2018 - 11:23 AM

To make a minute steak appeal to our little one’s eyes, we like to add cooked 2 minute noodles to the pan juices on low heat, stirring continuously until they take on the colour if the juices and remove before the pan dries up. Add a freshly cut tomato on the side and diced up steak. It will have the whole family asking for more.

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Sally February 5, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Love adding them to make a quick stir fry!

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Katrina February 5, 2018 - 12:48 PM

The best way to get kids to eat a range of veggies…chicken stir fry.
Pan fry diced chicken thigh pieces with a small quantity of honey & sweet chilli sauce & herbs to taste.
Add a huge bowl of stir fry veg – I use spring onion, red capsicum, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, snow peas and beans.
Add cooked 2min noodles to the pan including some of the flavoured water.
So easy. So tasty. So healthy. So quick.

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Sharon February 5, 2018 - 12:51 PM

I love it with stir fry but my daughter just loves them by themselves ?

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Michelle Johnson February 5, 2018 - 12:53 PM

One of our boys loves noodles, pineapple and ham fuels our motox rider especially on cool days at the track

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Caroline Kelly February 5, 2018 - 12:54 PM

Left over shredded roast chicken drizzled with sesame seed oil and light soy sauce, peas, sliced beans and bok choi, finely diced carrot, onion and capsicum. Garnish with chopped spring onion.

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Rebecca February 5, 2018 - 12:57 PM

I love to add shredded roast chicken, mayonnaise, grated cheese and spinach

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Mel Yapp February 5, 2018 - 3:14 PM

2 minute noodles with shallots, tuna chunks and feta cheese!! Delish!

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Alanna February 5, 2018 - 5:03 PM

in our house it depends who is eating them.. just the flavour sachet for the girls, add chilli sauce (the hotter the better) for Dad, cooked chicken and veg for Mum (me)…so many great ideas in the comments

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Iris February 5, 2018 - 5:15 PM

I add frozen veggies or drop a couple of eggs to the chicken flavoured noodles soup. Whole family likes it, gone in 2 minutes!

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Deirdre February 5, 2018 - 10:30 PM

Great to add to make chicken and sweet corn soup. Add veggies & honey, soy garlic sauce. Make a great stir fry. Sausages with sweet & sour sauce on top of the noodles.

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Rebecca Marlor February 6, 2018 - 6:01 AM

We make corn fritters with them. Noodles, ham cheese, peas and corn. Yum

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Eva Kiraly February 6, 2018 - 9:57 PM

Roast Chicken, corn, capsicum, spring onions, etc, I’d even try some cheese for a tasty little snacking.

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Mrs Finnelley February 6, 2018 - 11:18 PM

There is nothing better than adding frozen peas and corn and little tiny chunks of carrot. : ) It makes it feel like the take-away styrofoam cups of noodles but is homemade and comfy. The best.

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Jenna Rowland February 7, 2018 - 6:50 AM

For a quick salad or lunch i put the sachet aside, add some of the pre-prepared doced chicken breast pieces, and either cos lettuce, sun dried tomatoes and shaved parmesan with my choice of dressing or baby spinach, bacon, egg and croutons with dressing or sauce of choice.

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Helen Jacobson February 7, 2018 - 6:52 AM

Morrocan style noodles are quick, nutritious and delicious. To cooked noodles add some drained canned chick peas, a sprinkle of Moroccan mixed spice (from the supermarket) whatever green herbs you have on hand and a few raisins. A regular Sunday night speciality that beats pizza.

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Jade February 7, 2018 - 9:49 AM

Satay noddles with peanut butter, mixed veg, chilli and a fried egg on top!

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Kevin Kelly February 7, 2018 - 9:51 AM

I use them as a bed for my stroganoffs, bake them in the oven for half an hour turn out beautiful

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Julia Mason February 7, 2018 - 10:23 AM

I would add some sliced sausages and bit of chilli sauce, yum!

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Bee Bowdlert February 7, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Cook the noodles, cool in the fridge then add cooked cold green beans, red capsicum, chopped shallots, olives and feta salad and drizzle with some olive oil and season for a tasty salad.

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leanne oreardon February 7, 2018 - 6:57 PM

Maggie 2 minute noodles, our go to snack.
Adding our fav ingedients, we have the knack!
Vegetable, ham and 2 min noodle cups.
Not just for the kids, also grown ups 😀
Mixed vegetables grated, yummy
A couple of eggs, sour cream, ham and cheese.
All mixed with Maggie, 2 min noodles, please
Popped in muffin tins, cook with ease.
The kids lunch boxes come home empty,
Making me smile with glee 😀

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Kate Greenaway February 7, 2018 - 9:22 PM

We love to add steamed pumpkin, beetroot and chickpeas to the maggie 2 minute noodles, the kids love to see the noodles change colours, I add some spinach and some balsamic dressing on top of mine and my husbands meal.

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Leanne February 7, 2018 - 9:23 PM

Wrapped in a spring roll wrapper with chicken bean sprouts carrot and cabbage and deep fried delicious

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Julie Willis February 7, 2018 - 9:46 PM

My ten kids said add crunch noodles & in various flavours and chop stick and forks to the cups or packs and to top with your favourite seasoning, your noodles could come along in kids shapes styles and pre cook them to enjoy a healthy lunch without the boiling hot water for safety!
This was there feed back
Good luck everyone

Kids said the add could say what’s your maggi flavour

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Tara February 8, 2018 - 3:47 PM

One teaspoon of the following sugar margarine sesame oil 1 tablespoon of the following soya sauce tomato sauce chilli sauce opt cook 2 min noodles mix with sauce. Add any cold meat and or veges that you have and eat.

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Caroline Nicholls February 2, 2019 - 9:11 PM

We add prawns, chicken and thinly sliced vege like pak choy, capsicum and spring onions. (don’t want these cooked too much so they retain their crunch) Season with some ABC sweet soy sauce and sweet chili sauce and top with sliced fried egg (whisked and cooked quickly and thin)

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Karen Suter June 27, 2019 - 9:36 PM

i add garlic, chili flakes, crab sticks chooped up and fry everything up with a dash of soya sauce.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 8, 2019 - 10:41 AM

Ooo sounds yummy Karen!

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Lexie January 23, 2020 - 8:21 AM

I’d add just the basics, scrambled egg, spring onion and frozen veg mix and soy sauce, but all of these comments with ideas have been so great!

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Leah September 20, 2021 - 1:11 PM

I love the mason jar layer idea, can you add water to that and it cook in the jar? My girls go to tafe and I don’t think they can change containers. Thanks

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