Ramen noodles are a lot like pizza. One: they’re a favorite study food for college students. Two: everybody likes them.
That’s mostly because ramen is so versatile. Like pizza, you can use an almost-unlimited number of ingredients, and create all kinds of unique recipes.
Want to get the most from your Mike’s Mighty Good ramen? Try one of these 30 amazing recipes!
30 Easy Recipes for Your Ramen Noodles
This is a rich, bold dish that’s perfect for cold winter days. It’s particularly delicious when you have a cold – exactly what you need to clear those sinuses. We also use Chinese black vinegar to add some complexity to the flavor. As an added bonus, garlic chili oil ramen is totally vegan!
Furikake egg ramen only has three ingredients: ramen, furikake, and an egg. You can prepare the egg at the same time as the noodles, and toss the furikake in at the end. In five minutes, you’ve got a tasty meal with a little bit of kick.
East Asian cuisine is famous for combining sweet and spicy flavors to create a complete whole. Coconut and curry are a great example! Our recipe calls for ground chicken, but you can substitute some tofu and it will be vegan.
Inari is a deep fried tofu pouch, most frequently served with a rice stuffing alongside sushi. We changed things up and stuffed them with ramen noodles instead, with green onions and sesame seeds for flavor. This sweet, savory dish is ideal for hot summer days.
The secret to making good tofu is cooking it with lots of spices and other tasty ingredients, so it can absorb their flavor. This recipe combines carrots, sesame oil, red pepper, and cilantro, among other flavors.
If you want the perfect autumn meal, it’s tough to go wrong with pumpkin. Our pumpkin ramen combines a cup of Vegetarian Vegetable ramen with pumpkin puree, chicken, mushrooms, and coconut, with a bit of sriracha to kick up the heat.
Chicken soup is one of the most soothing foods there is. We start with a packet of chicken ramen, then add chicken, Chinese cabbage, and green onions. Top it off with an egg, and you’ve got a hearty, yet comforting meal.
If you’ve never tried kimchi, you should. It’s a Korean classic, and you can find it at your local Asian market. This recipe combines our kimchi instant ramen with avocado, pea sprouts, and radish slices for crunch and bite.
When most people think of ramen, they think of late night study sessions. But ramen is also a great breakfast food! Our recipe includes bacon and eggs – perennial breakfast favorites – with some delicious green onions and juicy cherry tomatoes.
10. Bibimmyun Ramen
Bibimmyun is a traditional cold noodle dish, so this recipe takes some preparation. After you cook your noodles, you’ll need to run them under cold water. Then add some beef and a spicy sauce, and you’re ready to go.
Our loaded veggie ramen recipe calls for shiitake mushrooms, baby spinach, corn, and other ingredients. But you can also use your own combination of veggies from your fridge.
This ramen has a sweet coconut milk sauce with a dab of pumpkin puree. We also used cilantro, sesame seeds, tofu, and shiitake mushrooms, among several other ingredients.
Have you ever melted American cheese over your ramen? If you haven’t, you really should. We also drop scrambled eggs into the broth while it’s cooking, so you have a classic egg drop broth.
This recipe has everything you need to get up and get going in the morning. It combines a soft-boiled egg, avocado, and several greens with a kimchi broth base.
Miso soup is a classic, savory dish, so why not put a ramen twist on it? Start with a miso ramen pack, then add some unsweetened soy milk, mushrooms, and other ingredients.
16. Vegan Thai Ramen
Vegan Thai ramen starts with our Vegetarian Coconut Milk Lemongrass ramen cup. Then we mix in some red curry paste to add some heat, along with savory mushrooms and tofu.
Ramen doesn’t have to be hot. You can put it in the fridge or run it under cold water, then add some soy sauce and cold, chopped vegetables. Our recipe also includes ham and peanut sauce. Delicious!
Shrimp is a classic ramen topping, and is very easy to prepare. Our Thai shrimp ramen noodles recipe includes lemongrass paste, shrimp, and a collage of flavorful veggies.
Want to make a scrumptious kimchi ramen in just 10 minutes? This recipe only has five ingredients, and it’s absolutely packed with creamy, salty flavor.
Salty and savory, with a rich umami flavor, this is a bold recipe for people who love bacon and mushrooms. It’s perfect for late nights, when you’ve been craving ramen all day.
Dumplings go great with ramen noodles, much as they go well in a soup. We prepared some tofu-filled dumplings, and added them to a spicy yellow curry ramen. The dumplings soak up the flavor, as well as providing more chewy texture.
Do you always use more garlic than the recipe calls for? If so, this is the recipe for you! A little browned pork with a profusion of garlic make for a perfect bowl.
This one requires some preparation, because you have to cook your chicken wings. That said, you can always make a bunch of wings and keep them in your freezer for later use.
For many people, breakfast isn’t complete without sausage. This bowl includes breakfast sausage, eggs, and cheese, along with finely-sliced green onions.
Kimchi, ground beef, and a spicy beef ramen cup combine to make a spicy, satisfying dish. We top things off with shiitake mushrooms, along with sauteed baby corn to mitigate some of the heat.
There are any number of ways to make a spicy peanut butter ramen. But why not combine that with a smooth, mild miso broth and some sauteed vegetables? This is a quick, simple dish you can whip up in just a few minutes.
27. Beef Curry Ramen
Beef has a powerful flavor, and demands some powerful spices. Curry fits the bill, and it goes well with beef’s umami flavor. Add that to some ramen noodles, and you have a complete meal.
28. Hangover Ramen
Ramen is known as a popular hangover cure, and this recipe is specifically tailored for that purpose. It includes a healthy dose of veggies, along with fatty pork belly. And of course, plenty of carbs and broth to help clear your mind.
Thai red curry tofu ramen combines a creamy broth with seasoned tofu and a powerful red curry paste. Cilantro and lime further add to the flavor, and marry well with the spicy curry.
Okay, okay… These aren’t actually ramen noodles. But they make an excellent side dish, particularly if you splash a little chili oil on them.
As you can see, there are any number of ways to build a delicious bowl of ramen! Chances are, you’ve got the ingredients for a few of these recipes laying around your kitchen.
If you want some more recipe ideas with ingredients you probably already have at home, this article should do the trick.