Ramen Noodle Recipes

Very popular in Japan, ramen noodles are mostly eaten with some type of broth, which turns them into a soup, but they also make great salads, stir-fries, and other dishes! Check out these recipes and find your favorites.

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Dan Dan Noodles

Making chili oil from scratch is easy and adds a delicious complex flavor to this dish, but you can use regular hot chili oil instead in a pinch.

Ramen Noodle Upgrade

Rating: 3.5 stars 901
Store-bought noodles are the base for this quick, filling snack.

Gingery Tofu Ramen Bowls

What is more satisfying than a big bowl of ramen noodles? This vegetarian bowl is packed with crispy tofu that brings both protein and flavor to the table after it's crisped and coating in a tamari-maple sauce. The same tamari mixture is then blended with creamy nut butter of your choice to create a silky sauce that coats the noodles. 

Crunchy Ramen Snack Mix

Rating: 3 stars 82
This spicy snack mix features toasted ramen noodles, nuts, cornflakes and freeze-dried peas.

Ramen Soup with Vegetables

Rating: 3 stars 78
Improve on the typical ramen soup by adding your own fresh veggies and seasonings.

Shoyu Ramen

Rating: 3 stars 22
Making ramen soup at home is a fun, customizable cooking project. Our shoyu ramen recipe comes from Rai Rai Ken, a restaurant in Manhattan's East Village, and starts with with their kitchen's rich, complex soup base. For shoyu or soy sauce ramen, we add soy sauce, sake, and mirin to make the well-seasoned broth. Thin ramen noodles are cooked separately and added to each bowl before the broth is poured in. Serve with your choice of toppings, such as hard-boiled egg, cooked spinach, chopped scallions, nori, and bamboo shoots.

Beef Satay with Peanut-Ginger Ramen

Rating: 3.5 stars 28
Grilled-beef skewers are accompanied by ramen noodles dressed up with a peanut-ginger sauce.

Citrus-Bok Choy Salad with Crisp Ramen

Rating: 3 stars 17
Baked ramen noodles make a crunchy topping for this easy, healthy salad.

Wild Ramen Soup

Briefly boiling nettles neutralizes their sting.

Pepper-Shrimp-and-Noodle Salad with Crunchy Spring Vegetables

Cold peanut noodles get a fresh reboot in this veg-forward entrée salad. After mixing thin spaghetti or ramen with a gingery sesame sauce, you fry garlic slivers for a crunchy garnish, then sizzle juicy shrimp in the same pan. Lastly, the salad: an aromatic bouquet of cucumber, radishes, cilantro, and mint.