Ramen Noodles are cheap yet so easy to turn into a hearty meal. Here are 21 fantastic Ramen Noodle Recipes for you to try for your next easy, delicious meal!
When I made my Asian Ramen Salad last week, 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. But there are so many other amazing ramen noodle recipes out there (wait until you see the brownies, yowza!) that I decided to put some of my favorites together.
HOW TO MAKE 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. Can’t get much easier than that! Unless, of course, you ask:
HOW TO 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?
YES. I’m no 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 a “natural” food. Still, I love the stuff. But 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 these ramen noodle recipes are all about, so choose toppings and additions that are good for you whenever possible.
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. I’d love to hear what ramen tricks you all have up your sleeves, too!
1. Shiitake Mushroom and Kale Ramen Noodles
2. Thai Curry Soup with Shrimp
3. Updated Asian Ramen Salad with Kale and Serrano Peppers