30 Inspiring Ramen Noodle Recipes • The Wicked Noodle (2022)

Ramen Noodles are cheap yet so easy to turn into a hearty meal. Here are 30 fantastic and easy Ramen Noodle Recipes for you to try for your next easy, delicious meal!

When I first my Asian Ramen Noodle Salad, ramen noodles were on my list to pick up at the store. And – correct me if I’m wrong – it’s impossible to purchase just one package. I always buy at least two or three for a quick lunch with poached eggs, spinach and hot sauce.

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You’ll want to browse all of the recipes below, but here are a few suggestions for easy additions in just a few seconds:

  • Eggs – crack an egg or two into the simmering water about a minute before the noodles are done.
  • Add a handful of spinach just before serving
  • A dash or two of your favorite hot sauce. I recommend Sriracha. Red pepper flakes or aleppo pepper are also wonderful.
  • A dash of soy sauce
  • A drop or two of sesame oil
  • Bok choy instantly makes a meal out of instant noodles. They need about 4 minutes to cook so add them first and the noodles a couple of minutes later.
  • Stir in some chopped bell pepper
  • Bean sprouts, sesame seeds, and/or a sliced scallion are great as toppings in combination with any of the above.
  • Make a quick ramen noodle stir fry with drained, cooked noodles, leftover chopped chicken or beef, a little hoisin sauce, and any combination of the ingredients above.

But there are so many other amazing ramen noodle recipes out there (wait until you see the dessert, yowza!) that I decided to put some of my favorites together.

How do you make Instant Ramen noodles?

You can ask just about any college kid this question and they’ll give you the answer. But since you’re here, I’ll save you the trouble.

Pick up a package of Maruchan, Top Ramen or whatever your favorite brand is. There will be directions on the package, but basically, you boil two cups of water, add the noodles and cook a few minutes, then add a seasoning packet that comes inside the package.

How do you cook Ramen noodles in the microwave?

For this method, you’ll basically cook the noodles and water together for a few minutes until the noodles are cooked through, then you’ll add the seasoning packet. But be sure to read the directions for the brand you’ve purchased as this may vary.

Are Ramen noodles bad for you?

I’m not a doctor, dietician or otherwise a person in a position to offer medical or nutritional advice. What I can tell you is that ramen noodles are incredibly high in sodium and are far from “natural” food.

Still, I love the stuff. I eat them in moderation and add some healthy toppings to balance things out. Using it as a base for something even more delicious is what recipes are all about, so choose toppings and additions that are good for you whenever possible.

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Ramen Noodle Recipes

I asked some of my favorite food blogging friends for their own delicious ramen noodle recipes using this fast and economical ingredient. I think you’ll be pleased with what they offered up. Others I’ve tried personally and some just look too good not to share.

30 Inspiring Ramen Noodle Recipes

Ramen Noodles are cheap yet so easy to turn into a hearty meal. Here are 30 fantastic Ramen Noodle Recipes for you to try for your next easy, delicious meal!

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Asian Ramen Noodle Salad

A homemade sesame dressing with healthy chopped kale and Serrano pepper make this updated Asian Ramen Noodle Salad the best one yet.

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One-Pan Garlic Parmesan Ramen Noodles

Photo Credit:thesaltymarshmallow.com

This one is loaded with veggies and smothered in a creamy garlic sauce.

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Garlic Ginger Sesame Soy Noodle Sauce

Photo Credit:www.lordbyronskitchen.com

A complete dinner in less than 15 minutes–yes, it’s possible! Garlic Ginger Sesame Soy Noodle Sauce is all the proof you need!

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5-minute Faux Pho

Got 5 minutes? Then you've got time for this seriously delicious Faux Pho recipe.

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Thai Peanut Chicken and Ramen Noodle Soup

This can be made on either the stove or in the crockpot.

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Instant Pot Chicken Ramen

Chewy ramen noodles combined with shredded chicken, egg, green onions, and a flavorful homemade broth. It's the perfect comfort food!

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Oriental Ramen Noodle Salad

Crunchy, flavorful and healthy, it's also a breeze to make.

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Shortcut Mushroom Ramen Bowls

This shortcut mushroom ramen tastes like it’s been simmering on the stove for hours but comes together in just 30 minutes!

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Ramen Noodle Cabbage Stir Fry Recipe

An easy and delicious recipe with carrots, stir fry sauce, and fresh garlic and onion. Serve topped with sweet chili sauce for the perfect bite!

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Homemade Ramen with Bacon & Soft-Boiled Eggs

Bacon & Eggs Ramen? Yes, please!

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Crockpot Crispy Caramelized Pork Ramen Noodle Soup

The caramelized pork, the egg and the curry roasted acorn squash...together they honestly make the most perfect bowl of ramen.

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Spicy Shrimp and Saucy Guacamole Ramen Noodle Bowl

Creole spiced shrimp, fresh herbs and vegetables, and a luscious guacamole sauce top this shrimp ramen noodle bowl.

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Spicy Thai-Style Pumpkin and Butternut Ramen

This Spicy Thai-Style Pumpkin and Butternut Ramen is the most DELICIOUS soup on the planet. For real. It's packed with a spicy curry broth, tons of chewy ramen noodles, sweet butternut squash, and hearty shiitake mushrooms.

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Spicy Peanut Ramen with Quick Pickled Cucumbers

Spicy peanut ramen is the grownup version of your favorite college staple. Get these spicy, savory, noodles in your life today.

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5-Ingredient Ramen Carbonara

5-Ingredient One Pot Ramen Carbonara: 15 minutes to creamy, salty, AMAZING carbonara!

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Tan Tan Noodles (Tantanmen Ramen or Dan Dan Noodles)

Tan Tan Noodles combine delicious ramen noodles & ground pork with a spicy, creamy broth.

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Chow Mein Ramen Noodles

The FASTER way to make Chow Mein using a couple of cheeky shortcuts: pre-shredded Coleslaw mix and instant ramen noodles!

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Chicken Ramen

This chicken ramen is an easy and flavorful 30-minute skillet dinner! With veggies, noodles, chicken, and an addictive sauce coating it all!

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Pork Chashu Ramen – Mike's Mighty Good

You may have had pork Chashu and also Ramen but have you ever had Pork Chashu Ramen? You'll love the full-flavor of adding braised pork belly to Ramen!

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Chicken Chashu for Ramen

This is a less fat option to the popular Pork Belly Chashu ramen.

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Tofu Ramen Bowls (Vegan + Vegetarian)

Enjoy this vegan Tofu ramen packed with veggies for a tasty midweek meal in just 30 minutes.

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Soki Soba (Okinawan Pork Rib Ramen with a Light Dashi Pork Broth)

The genius of this recipe is the mashup of delicious Asian flavors with another favorite, ribs!

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Hiyashi Chuka (Cold Ramen) 冷やし中華

When the heat is too high for hot ramen relax with a bowl of cold ramen in just 30 minutes. This recipe is also vegan adaptable.

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Spicy Miso Ramen Soup

Photo Credit:ministryofcurry.com

These next four recipes will cover the main types of ramen: Miso (bean paste), Tonkotsu (pork), Shoyu (soy sauce), Shio (salt). This 30 minute miso ramen recipe is for those those love an extra spicy kick in their ramen.

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EASY Real Tonkotsu Recipe & Video

This delicious Tonkotsu ramen is made with a pork bone broth—ton means pork and kotsu means bone. This is a quick and easy 20 minute version as making authentic Tonkotsu ramen takes about a 1/2 day, including cook time.

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Quick and Easy Shoyu Ramen

Photo Credit:abountifulkitchen.com

This easy Shoyu Ramen recipe can be made in just 30 minutes. Shoyu means soy sauce in so Shoyu ramen is a ramen dish with a broth made of soy sauce.

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Shio Ramen (Salt Flavored Ramen – 塩ラーメン)

This traditional Hakodate inspired ramen will not disappoint especially since it takes less than 30 minutes to make! Shio also has a simple translation as it means salt thus Shio Ramen is salt flavored ramen.

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Shirataki Noodle Ramen (Vegan + Gluten Free)

Photo Credit:www.rhiansrecipes.com

Shirataki noodles are naturally gluten free and combined with all the other ingredients this is one low calorie, healthy but very delicious ramen recipe.

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Paleo & Keto Shirataki Ramen Recipe

Photo Credit:www.gnom-gnom.com

Another "Americanized" version of ramen that is paleo and keto-friendly that is very easy to customize.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ramen Bars

Ramen noodles may not be your typical dessert ingredient, but after you try this sweet no-bake treat, you’ll see why it just works!

I’d love to hear what ramen tricks you all have up your sleeves. Share an easy ramen noodle recipe, a link or a tip for what you do with your ramen!

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