Creative Ramen Recipes

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Ramen can be elevated beyond the simple bowl of noodles and used in recipes. This page contains creative ramen recipes


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September 16, 2013

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!

Total Time: 10-15 min

Yield: 1 omelete


  • 1 package ramen noodles (I have only used chicken flavor) ($0.15)
  • 1 egg ($0.10)
  • 1/2 cup cheese (I use cheddar jack but any should work fine) ($0.50)


  1. Cook the pasta only, either on the stove or in the microwave until soft. Then drain
  2. In a bowl, whip the egg and noodles together with a fork and then add in the spice packet. I only use half because its a bit too much favor without the water to tone it down.
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  4. Heat a skillet that has been sprayed with nonstick or tiny bit of oil as this usually sticks a lot, to medium heat. Pour pasta and egg mixture on and flatten with spatula.
  5. Cook for a min or so on the one side and then flip over
  6. Have cheese ready to sprinkle on top as soon as you flip it over. Turn the heat down a little so the cheese has a chance to melt. Remove from skillet and enjoy!
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September 1, 2005

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.


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September 28, 2012
My nine year old son loves it!


  • 1 pkg. of chicken flavored ramen noodles
  • one plate full of fresh spinach, remove stems



  1. Prepare package of chicken flavored ramen noodles according to directions on package.
  2. When the noodles are just about done. Throw in your fresh spinach with the stems removed.
  3. Turn off heat.
  4. Stir noodles and spinach until spinach is wilted. And serve with fork to twirl noodles. Then use spoon for soup.

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes or until noodles are done

By Vickie from Canton, MI

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Does everyone like long stringy Ramen noodles? I don't, so I pulverize them in a plastic baggy by smushing them with a glass-pint canning jar filled with whatever. After cooking, they are very easy to eat with a spoon.

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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.

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January 13, 2013

Ramen noodles can be the start of many delicious quick meals.

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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.

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May 12, 2008

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).

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January 19, 2005

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.

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I wanted a fancy Chinese meal cheap so I created it!

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April 18, 2011

This recipe can be made in twenty minutes and can be varied nicely.

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October 6, 2012

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.

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August 14, 2013

This is how I've been eating my ramen since I was a little girl.

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May 21, 2008

Ramen noodles and their flavor packets can combine with cheese, sour cream, chilies, olives and pimientos to make an inexpensive casserole.

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June 14, 2007

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).

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Native chickens are those we raise in our own backyards. Most of us prefer native chickens, because they are tastier than the commercial broilers in the market.

Chicken Ramen soup

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First I make up a mug of instant Asian Laksa or Spicy Asian noodle soup from packet using boiling water from the electric pot. Put the cooked ramen in a bowl, and top it up with the soup from the mug. Then add canned mushrooms, peas or beans.

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April 13, 2009

Cook the ramen only 2 1/2 minutes (not three), with seasoning packet. Then in a in a frying pan, cook eggs, slightly over medium, (you want just a little runny. Chop the eggs into 1/2 strips.

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July 21, 2005

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.

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Cheap, Tasty, and QUICK! Boil rice. About 10 minutes before tender, throw in the ingredients in the recipes and flavor with packets at the end.

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September 13, 2004

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!

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September 4, 2010

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


September 5, 20100 found this helpful

Here is one good recipe using beef and ramen. Our family likes it very well, but they'd eat broccoli every meal I think.


It's from Frugal Family Recipes.

Beef Lo Mein
Brown 8 oz. of ground beef and 1 chopped onion in a large skillet. Drain. Add 2 and a half cups of water; bring to a boil. Crumble in noodles from 2 3-oz bags of Ramen noodles and add seasoning packets and 2 cups of thawed frozen broccoli florets. Simmer, covered, 3 minutes; uncover and simmer 3 minutes more or until liquid evaporates and noodles are tender. Serves 4. Enjoy.


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September 8, 20101 found this helpful

I have a recipe very similar that takes hamburger. I would think you could just use this one and throw in some browned ground beef.

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September 8, 20102 found this helpful

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.

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May 1, 20170 found this helpful

I don't have a recipe from there but i have one of my own that takes potatoes,corn, ground beef, an ramen noodle. Along with various spices n butter. Extra flavor add mushrooms

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December 14, 2013

There is a recipe called roasted chicken ramen soup out there. I can't find mine so if any one has a recipe please post it. Thanks.

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January 4, 2018

Start with condensed soup and ramen noodles then add any other ingredients available to make a delicious, quick, and inexpensive meal. This is a page about making five minute cheesy broccoli noodles.

Soup bowl with Broccoli Cheese Noodles and a spoon

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September 7, 2017

Wontons are a popular, quick and easy meal to make. Use this instant wonton noodle recipe for a delicious dish you can enjoy anytime.

Instant Wonton Noodles in pot

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February 1, 2017

Ramen noodles can easily be prepared in a bowl using boiling water, saving on cleaning up a pot. Add your own extra ingredients and make it a meal. This is a page about make ramen in a bowl.

Make Ramen in a Bowl

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June 13, 2016

This is a page about ramen tuna salad recipe. Add tuna to ramen noodles for a different tuna salad.

Ramen with Tuna cherry tomatoes and spinich

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April 18, 2011

I have lost a favorite recipe in a move. It was made from oriental ramen soup, green onions, water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots. I know there are more ingredients. Does someone have this recipe?

By Michelle from Kennewick, WA


Oriental Ramen Soup Recipe

I just saw a recipe at betty under slow cooker chicken. It has the same ingredients, may be what you're looking for. (02/14/2011)

By denise

Oriental Ramen Soup Recipe

Not sure if any of the recipes at these links are what you're looking for but it's worth checking out :-)

P.S. Hello neighbor ;-)


By Deeli, Richland, WA

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Cheap meal: (serves 3 - 4, depending on additions)

Add 2 packages ramen noodles and one of the packets to cold water, bring to boil. Turn off heat, let sit until tender. While sitting, saute chopped onions (to taste) in peanut oil. You can add any other left over vegetables or meat/chicken to the onions Drain noodles reserving the liquid and set aside.

Combine 1/4 cup of the reserved liquid, 1/2 of the unused soup packet (save remainder for single cup of broth), 3 rounded Tbsp. peanut butter, scant 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 tsp. sesame oil (optional) hot sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper to taste. Heat, stirring till peanut butter and sugar have blended.

Add onions/veggies/meat and ramen to pan, toss to coat. If it's not wet enough, add a little more liquid. You can garnish with diced green onion and/or crispy noodles.

By U*u*U from TX

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