Ramen Noodle Recipes

Ditch the stereotype of ramen as a food for college kids. Ramen is a trendy ingredient being used in restaurants and by home cooks for dishes such as noodle bowls, ramen slaws, and ramen salads, and in more unique ways like stuffed in a chicken breast or meat loaf. Get in on the ramen trend and try one of these creative ramen recipes.

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    Bahn Mi Noodle Bowl

    Protein-filled broth bowls are all the rage, and this one will earn raves in your house. Rice vinegar, Sriracha sauce, and ginger add huge flavor, while radishes and cucumber add a pretty and fresh topper.

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    Skillet Ramen and Veggies

    Winner, winner, skillet dinner! This one-pan recipe has it all: shrimp, veggies, ham, bacon, and -- obviously -- ramen. There's something for everyone, and you can make it start to finish in under 45 minutes.

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    Ramen Gnocchi Carbonara

    That’s right, we made gnocchi from ramen noodles! Tossed with peas, bacon, Parmesan, and a sour-cream-and-butter sauce, this is a restaurant-worthy dinner idea.

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    Sesame Noodle Slaw

    Here it is: the perfect potluck side dish! The vinegar- and soy-sauced veggies can be served chilled or at room temperature. Depending on how you like your ramen noodle topper, you can serve the slaw right away for big crunch or hours later for softer noodles. 

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    Keep Your Ramen Crunchy

    Keeping a ramen noodle topper crunchy in a salad is easy with this tip.

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    Chicken Spinach Pesto Noodle Skillet

    This chicken dinner combines the convenience of a one-pan recipe with the freshness of a DIY pesto sauce for a fab weeknight dinner. A final sprinkling of toasted walnuts, Parmesan, and crushed red pepper adds a big flavor finish.

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    Thai Chicken Pasta Salad

    Here's a twist on pasta salad you'll make again and again. A sauce of peanut butter, coconut milk, tangy lime juice, and a hint of cayenne perks up rotisserie chicken and fresh veggies for a flavor-packed dinner recipe.

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    Barbecue Chicken and Ramen Waffles

    Confused why you don't see ramen noodles in this picture? It's because they're not waffles with ramen, they're waffles made of ramen noodles! It's a brand-new take on chicken and waffles.

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    Confetti Chicken Big Bowl

    This one-pan chicken recipe combines the cozy comfort of a bowl of soup with the light freshness of summer produce -- it's the best of both worlds! Plus, with veggies, noodles, and chicken, it's a complete meal.

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    Peanutty Noodle Slaw

    Bottled Asian salad dressing and peanut butter make a quick, flavorful dressing for this coleslaw twist. Broken ramen noodle pieces absorb the dressing, taking on the yummy flavor and getting softer the longer you chill before serving.

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    Ramen-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

    We turned the concept of chicken Parmesan inside out by stuffing chicken with ramen noodles while keeping the classic topping of bread crumbs, cheese, and sauce. Give it a whirl at your next dinner party to impress guests.

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    Trend Alert! Ramen

    Learn how to season your basic ramen for big flavor!

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    Asian Egg Noodle Frittata

    You've never had a frittata like this! Full of flavorful ingredients like coconut milk, green onions, rice vinegar, and ginger, then packed with hearty eggs, ramen noodles, and a fresh cabbage topper, this frittata recipe turns a good morning into a great morning!

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    Ramen Meat Loaf

    If you're looking for a traditional meat loaf recipe, keep going. This ramen meat loaf is anything but typical. Stuffed with ramen noodles and coated in a hoisin-base sauce, it challenges everything you thought meat loaf was.

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    Asian Ramen Omelet

    This breakfast recipe proves it's time to update your omelet. Our unique version incorporates a peanut sauce and ramen noodles along with the fresh veggies and herbs.

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    Ginger-Sesame Drumsticks with Ramen Slaw

    Adding cooked ramen noodles to a fresh DIY slaw adds texture and heartiness to this far-from-average chicken dinner. A purchased dressing and make-ahead chicken drumsticks make easy work of this Asian-flavor dinner.

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    Coconut-Curry Noodle Bowl

    Forget the ho-hum ramen of your teenage years -- this ramen bowl is loaded with flavor from coconut milk, garlic, veggies, and curry powder. Top it with chopped peanuts for a bit of crunch.

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    Asian Pork Skillet

    Five ingredients and a couple of pantry staples are all you need for this easy dinner recipe. Everything cooks in the same skillet so even cleanup is speedy, making this a perfect weeknight ramen recipe.

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    Bun Noodle Casserole

    That's right, a ramen casserole! We figured if you bake other pastas, why not ramen noodles? This dinner recipe gets its Asian-inspired flavor from fresh veggies and a dose of curry powder.

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    Waka Waka Salad

    Try this side-dish salad at your next summer potluck -- it makes enough to serve a crowd. Broken dried ramen noodles and chopped peanuts add satisfying crunch to the vegetable recipe.

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