Ramen can be elevated beyond the simple bowl of noodles and used in recipes. This page contains creative ramen recipes
Super easy and cheap, this meal is great for anyone trying to eat on a budget, and sometimes just when the craving hits! I grew up eating these as my parents made them a lot when they were newly married and it just stuck. Probably one of the first meals I learned to make on my own!
Approximate Time: 10-15 min
Yield: 1 omelete
By Vickie from Canton, MI
Does everyone like long stringy Ramen noodles? I don't, so I pulverize them (before cooking) in a plastic baggy (no spill) by smushing them with a glass-pint canning jar filled with whatever. After cooking, they are very easy to eat with a spoon - no ridiculous and complicated "twinings" on a fork; leave that to native Italians. Carpenters needn't waste valuable time during our very short lunch periods.
By Chuck from OH
Per serving: I take 3/4 cup chopped broccoli (fresh or frozen, cooked), crumbled fried bacon (1-2 strips), and mix with cooked ramen noodles. Add a bit of butter and a tiny bit of the flavoring packet that comes with the noodles (chicken, mushroom, beef or pork tend to work best) and you have a great tasting lunch or side dish.
By Bobbie L. from WI
Cook noodles then stir fry with fresh green beans and carrots. Add 1/2 flavor packet for low salt. Now add one large Tbsp. peanut butter and some hot sauce to taste. OMGoodness! This has got to be the most inexpensive Thai dish I ever had. Yum!
By Diana Sue from Lubbock, TX
We love canned chicken noodle soup but always seem to have more broth than noodles. My husband got the idea to add ramen noodles to the soup and it satisfies the desire for more noodles and makes a nice lunch. Just prepare the soup as per the instructions on the can and while bringing to a boil, add broken ramen noodles to the broth. We just let it come to a boil again then let take it off the burner for a few minutes and serve. Love the extra noodles!
By HerkDia from Baltimore, Md
I like to make chicken flavored Ramen noodles and add sliced cooked carrots in to it. I buy a can of Libby's sliced carrots and just add some to the bottom of the bowl of noodles. It makes a great lunch and is another way to get your kids to eat more veggies.
This is a quick tip on how to make ramen in a bowl. Ramen is already a quick and easy meal but by making it in a bowl, you don't even have to dirty a pot.
Approximate Time: 4 minutes
I have high blood pressure, so I can't have lots of salt. I like ramen noodles plus they're cheap, but I can't have all that sodium. Is there any way to make ramen noodles taste great with out using the salty seasoning? Thanks.
Saute onion and garlic, add your cooked chicken or any meat, then put chicken broth, seasoned with pepper then add your vegetables.
By Al from Westtown, NY
My Mom made the best beef and vegetable soup. You brown your ground beef/chuck. Then on to the soup. She used canned stewed tomatoes, a can of whole kernel corn and a can or two of veg all. She would use onion flakes and then season to taste. Use the packet/s of ramen seasoning. When the soup is basically ready break up the noodles and them add them. When they are done you have soup. Fantastic on cold dreary days or when you just feel under the weather.
Sorry the recipe is a bit vague, but after she passed on its been hard to find all of her hand written recipes. I just rember parts of this one because it's one of my favorites. A lot of my friends now add the ramen noodles to soup and love it. You can add more vegetables as you like. If I ever find exact recipe, I will post it.
Dress up ramen noodle soup in a healthy, delicious way! Place ramen noodle soup in a bowl, just cover with water, and add your favorite greens (I especially love mustard greens).
I am looking for the recipe from Campbell's Quick And Easy cookbook using Top Ramen and beef plus some other ingredients. Thanks!
By mrcleanup74 from Anchorage, AK
From the Campbell's Quick N Easy cookbook:
Skillet Beef and Noodles
2 packages Ramen
1 lb ground beef 1 onion, chopped
1 can tomato soup
1/2 can water
1 tsp. mustard (prepared)
1 tsp. Worchestershire
Salt and pepper
Cook the noodles according to package directions. Add seasoning packets. Drain off most of the liquid.
Cook beef and onion until done, drain grease. Stir in soup, water, mustard, Worchestersire, S&P. Simmer on low and add noodles and toss. Heat through.
I wanted a fancy Chinese meal cheap so I created it!
Ramen noodles make a great replacement for spaghetti, if you have extra sauce to use up. Just fix according to package directions and drain (don't use seasoning packet). It makes about enough for 2 servings.
Almost everyone has a can of some sort of condensed soup lurking in the cupboard and a pack of Ramen noodles, add a bit of leftover cooked chicken, diced ham, or crumbled bacon, and lunch is on the way.
This is how I've been eating my ramen since I was a little girl.
This recipe can be made in twenty minutes and can be varied nicely.
Mix the slaw, chopped onions, almonds, sunflower seeds and the ramen noodles into a bowl.
My husband and I make "must-go" ramen frequently. Little bits of this and that get tossed into the water to cook and once everything is tender, we stir in the noodles and flavor packet.
Ramen noodles and their flavor packets can combine with cheese, sour cream, chilies, olives and pimientos to make an inexpensive casserole.
This is a good pot luck dish, very delicious and refreshing. I knew it must be special when men ask for the recipe.
Place noodles in a saucepan filled with boiling water, reserving the seasoning packet. Cook until tender, and drain. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and seasoning packets from the noodles, ( I only use one).
Here is a great tip for making ramen easier and with less mess.
Chop cabbage and green onions and mix together. Refrigerate. Melt margarine in 9x13 inch pan. Add almonds, sunflower seeds and Ramen noodles that have been broken in small pieces.
In a large skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat 10 to 12 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up into 3/4 inch pieces. Remove with slotted spoon, pour off drippings.
It tastes wonderful either way. Everyone that has tasted this loves it. It takes more time to tell how to make it than it does to do it!
Here are some different recipes and uses for ramen noodles from the ThriftyFun community. Post your favorite ramen use here.