Fresh & Healthy Ramen Recipes in 45 Minutes or Less

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Ramen has come a long way from the days of being a “college food.” Now you can make trendy ramen noodle bowls, ramen-stuffed meats (and omelets), quick ramen-wrapped fish, and ramen pasta salads. Plus, when you combine ramen with lean protein and veggies, you create a healthy recipe with multiple food groups. These quick ramen recipes fit a healthy meal plan. Bonus: They can be made in under 45 minutes for a weeknight supper idea.

Coconut-Curry Noodle Bowl

This 25-minute ramen recipe even cleans up superfast thanks to one-pan cooking. First start your veggies in the saucepan, then add the liquids, ramen noodles, seasonings, and chicken to create the one-pan recipe.

Ramen-Wrapped Spicy Cod with Chopped Salad

If your spice pantry has been lacking Cajun seasoning, get ready to stock up! It adds big flavor to this healthy fish recipe without adding lots of calories, fat, or sodium. Then make the fish dinner kid-friendly by wrapping the cod in ramen noodles. Bet you never thought you’d add ramen to fish like this, did you?

Thai Chicken Pasta Salad

The peanut-coconut milk sauce in this pasta salad will have you licking the dish clean! The acid from the lime juice—plus fresh cilantro and cucumber—cuts through the creamy sauce to freshen up this fun and healthy ramen noodle twist on pasta salad.

Asian Egg Noodle Frittata

Ramen noodles meet eggs in this surprisingly delicious food mash-up! Red peppers cooked with the egg mixture and a topper of napa cabbage and cilantro give the hearty recipe a bright freshness. If you’re limiting sodium, use only one of the seasoning packets when whipping up the egg mixture.

Peanut Satay Stir-Fry

You caught us! The ramen noodles aren’t as instrumental in this skillet recipe as our other ramen noodle recipes, but it sure makes a fun twist to serving stir-fry over been-there, done-that rice. Whichever starch you choose, you’ll be enjoying a home-cooked dinner in about a half hour.

Banh Mi Ramen Noodle Bowl

If you’re looking for a classic noodle bowl recipe, this brothy, meaty recipe is right up your alley. Each serving of the quick ramen recipe is topped with cilantro, radishes, and cucumber for freshness and added nutrients for a healthy dinner option.

Asian Ramen Omelet

We guarantee you’ve never had an omelet quite like this one. A sweet-salty peanut sauce, ramen noodles, and crisp-tender veggies are tucked inside your egg to make a breakfast/brunch/dinner recipe in about 30 minutes.

Tuna Ramen Salad

Just try to resist going back for seconds of this healthy main-dish salad. The balance of vinegary dressing with snappy veggies, soft egg, and meaty tuna is downright irresistible. Plus, it’s an easy way to work more fish into your diet—no cooking required!

20-Minute Ramen Noodle Bowls

As healthy ramen recipes go, none are as customizable as this noodle bowl! Simply combine cooked ramen noodles with your choice of protein or veggie for sweet-and-sour, Italian, Mexican, Thai-curry, or another favorite flavor combo for a fast and healthy dinner in a hurry.

Asian Pork Skillet

Just what you were looking for: a skillet dinner in about 20 minutes with only eight ingredients (and that’s counting water!). With some of the kid-friendliest veggies we can think of and fun ramen noodles to slurp, this is one quick ramen recipe that even picky eaters can get on board with.

Asian Beef and Noodle Bowl

Bring home the flavors of your favorite Asian restaurant with this quick stir-fry supper! Quick-cooking flank steak slices seasoned with ginger, soy, and garlic get tossed with fresh veggies for an all-in-one meal that comes together in about 30 minutes.

Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Salad

This recipe for healthy noodles has all the favorites: chicken, noodles, your pick of veggies, and even some orange slices for a juicy hit.

Quick & Crunchy Turkey Salad

Five—that’s right—five ingredients are all you need to make this healthy salad recipe using ramen noodles for mega crunch. A lot of the salad’s flavor hinges on your dressing of choice, so be sure to pick one you know you love.

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