Ok so no pasta...does ramen count?
This is quick and very inexpensive...
I take about 10 oz of meat (the type depends on what flavor of ramen I am using)
I pan sear or brown that meat in a skillet with olive oil and the seasoning packet from the ramen.
After the meat is cooked I add about 2 Tbsp of water to the pan and simmer while I cook the noodles.
Make ramen as instructed--I usually keep frozen peas and carrots in the freezer so I throw about a 1/4 cup in there with the noodles.
Drain the noodles and pour into a bowl, pour the contents of the skillet over the noodles and serve.
It's 2 servings worth of food--just perfect for me and my 7 year old. And she loves it.