The Ultimate Ramen Collection: 43(!) Recipes Highlighting This Beloved Noodle

Often dismissed as a cheap, dollar-store meal, ramen is actually a culinary treasure trove waiting to be explored. This beloved Japanese noodle dish lends itself to creative approaches – and we have the most complete ramen collection anywhere, highlighting rich flavors, diverse ingredients, and versatile preparation methods.

Whether you’re a purist who savors the deep, umami essence of traditional ramen or an adventurous foodie eager to experiment with creative twists, there’s a ramen recipe for everyone. We have 43 hearty soups and refreshing salads as well as innovative approaches using slow cookers, Instant Pots, and even microwaves. Discover how this humble noodle dish has evolved and learn how to make your own delicious ramen creations at home. Vegan, vegetarian, and low sodium versions, too.

Ajitama (Soft-Boiled Ramen Eggs)

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Ajitama, also known as ramen eggs or ajitsuke tamago, are soft-boiled eggs marinated overnight in a soy sauce mixture. Ramen eggs have a rich umami flavor and are a quintessential ramen topping or snack. Get the recipe.

Ramen Noodle Salad

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You’ll love making this easy recipe for Ramen Noodle Salad that combines many flavors and textures coming from crunchy carrots, cabbage, and toasted ramen noodles. This tasty salad is tossed in a homemade sesame honey dressing that’s sweet and savory for a dish that’s ready for the table in 30 minutes or less! Get the recipe.

Sweet & Spicy Pork Ramen Stir Fry

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This 20-minute pork ramen stir fry is sweet, spicy, and full of vegetables. It’s a great weeknight dinner that’s quick and easy to make. Get the Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Pork Ramen Stir Fry.

Instant Pot Chicken Ramen With Sweet Chili Oil

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A flavorful and easy chicken ramen recipe with homemade sweet chili oil, prepared quickly in an Instant Pot. Perfect for a quick, comforting meal. Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Ramen With Sweet Chili Oil.

Ramen Pork Chow mein

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The Pork Chow Mein was a big hit at our table; it made a quick weeknight meal.  In fact, I have three teenagers and my two boys took turns scraping the dish clean.  Next time I’ll probably double this recipe to make sure they get plenty and that I have leftovers to munch on the next day. Enjoy! Get the recipe.

Homemade Tonkotsu Ramen

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This rich recipe brings authentic Japanese flavors to your kitchen with a savory and creamy pork bone broth. A delicious, homemade ramen experience. Get the Recipe: Homemade Tonkotsu Ramen.

Chicken Ramen Recipe

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This chicken ramen is an easy dish that blows the little cups out of the water. Using homemade or store-bought chicken stock, it’s a simple yet flavorful meal. Get the Recipe: Chicken Ramen Recipe.

Creamy Chicken Ramen Noodles with Egg

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Creamy chicken ramen noodles get a healthy boost with two additions, making it rich and creamy just like ramen shops. A comforting, homemade treat. Get the Recipe: Creamy Chicken Ramen Noodles with Egg.

Low Sodium Ramen

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A fantastic alternative to salty packaged soup, this homemade version is quick to make and has great flavors from sesame oil and spices. Serve with a delicious ramen egg (tips on how to make the perfect egg below!) or with cooked chicken or tofu if desired for added protein. Get the recipe.

Easy Vegetarian Ramen Broth

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This quick and tasty vegetarian ramen broth is perfect for a quick family dinner, a budget lunch idea or when you need a comforting meal. Ramen noodles are topped with delicious vegetable broth and honey caramelised carrot sticks and cauliflower. Packed with umami and made from simple ingredients, it’s a satisfying base for your ramen bowl. Plus, it’s vegan-friendly, just omit the eggs from the recipe! Get the recipe.

Easy Ramen Stir-Fry

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This Ramen Stir Fry is an easy, inexpensive, and flavorful dish that’s perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Hoisin sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic combine in a sauce that will elevate your humble ramen noodle stir fry to new heights of deliciousness! Get the recipe.

Instant Kimchi Noodle Soup

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Super flavorful instant kimchi noodle soup is rich and fragrant – this ten minute recipe is a big bowl of comfort to blanket you in warm nourishment. Lift noodles! Get the recipe.

Rainbow Ramen Noodle Salad

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This easy ramen noodle salad is so fresh and colorful! Veggies and crunchy ramen noodles are tossed in a homemade dressing that’s bursting with zesty and refreshing flavors. The best side dish for summer or everyday dinners! Get the recipe.

Cheesy Cheese Ramen

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A fun take on Mac and Cheese, this quick-and-easy cheese ramen uses cheddar cheese, milk, and instant ramen noodles to create a creamy, cheesy dish. Get the Recipe: Cheesy Cheese Ramen.

Fish Cake Ramen

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This simple fish cake ramen recipe will have you creating authentic Japanese-style narutomaki in no time. Perfect for a flavorful ramen bowl. Get the Recipe: Fish Cake Ramen.

Slow Cooker Chicken Ramen

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This Slow Cooker Chicken Ramen is tender chicken thighs slow cooked in chicken broth and loaded with vegetables and packed full of flavor. If you are looking to make jazzed up ramen at home this is the recipe for you. Get the recipe.

How To Microwave Ramen With Egg

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For those who love to eat eggs, this dish is like a dream come true. Adding an egg increases the nutritional value and makes the ramen taste like it was being served at a fancy ramen restaurant. Get the recipe.

Instant Pot Ramen

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This Instant Pot Ramen is a simple and easy dump-and-go recipe you can make in only 10 minutes. A quick and delicious meal. Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Ramen.

Gluten-Free Ramen with Miso Chicken

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Gluten-Free Ramen with Miso Chicken is a flavor-packed Japanese noodle soup you will not believe is gluten-free! It features juicy miso chicken, gluten-free noodles, marinated ramen eggs, and your favorite ramen toppings. Learn how to make this restaurant quality ramen in just a few simple steps! Get the recipe.

Beef Ramen

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Make beef ramen at home in just 35 minutes! This simple recipe uses only 5 main ingredients and makes a comforting, tasty meal. Get the Recipe: Beef Ramen.

Miso Mushroom Ramen Soup

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Craving a bowl of vegan mushroom ramen? This homemade miso soup is easy, flavorful, and packed with veggies. Great for lunch or dinner. Get the Recipe: Miso Mushroom Ramen Soup.

10-Minute Sesame Garlic Ramen Noodles

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10 Minute Sesame Garlic Ramen Noodles: Quick homemade dinner in an instant. Ramen noodles coated in a delicious sesame garlic flavored sauce. Get the recipe.

Easy Peanut Butter Ramen Noodles

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Cooked ramen noodles are coated in a creamy, mildly spicy peanut butter sauce. A quick and delicious meal ready to eat in under 10 minutes. Get the recipe.

Birria Ramen

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This Birria Ramen packs a fusion of mouthwatering flavors by combining rich Mexican shredded beef and Japanese-style instant ramen noodles in a warm and comforting birria broth. Super easy to make, add your favorite fresh toppings and enjoy! Get the recipe.

Miso Ramen with Chicken, Tofu and Spicy Tahini

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A flavorful dish with spicy tahini miso ramen, chicken, and tofu. Perfect for those who love a little kick in their ramen.
Get the Recipe: Miso Ramen with Chicken, Tofu and Spicy Tahini.

Slow Cooker Vegan Miso Ramen Soup with Tofu

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This slow cooker vegan miso ramen soup is bursting with hearty flavors. It pairs tofu with celery, carrot, bok choy, and mushrooms for an easy meal. Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Vegan Miso Ramen Soup with Tofu.

Leftover Turkey Ramen Bowls 

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These Leftover Turkey Ramen Bowls will help you easily work your way through what’s left of your Thanksgiving dinner! Pair with savory noodles, plenty of veggies, and a soft-boiled 7-minute egg. It’s a stunning but low-effort meal that can be ready in about 20 minutes. Get the recipe.

20-Minute Sriracha spicy ramen

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Sriracha spicy ramen noodles soup is so simple and easy to make, it’s ready in 20 minutes. The base of the soup has ginger, garlic, chicken stock, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, and vinegar, and ramen noodles are cooked in the flavorful spicy broth. Top with soft-boiled eggs and garnish with fresh cilantro and Jalapenos. Get the recipe.

bok choy ramen recipe

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This bok choy ramen recipe is simple and vibrant with fresh greens, vegetables, and noodles in creamy sesame miso broth. It’s an easy meal you can make in 20 minutes, and loaded with flavor and veggies. Get the recipe.

Ramen Noodle Salad with Coleslaw

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This Ramen Noodle Salad Recipe with Coleslaw is light and crunchy, loaded with vegetables, and so easy to meal prep and make ahead.  It’s a quick and fantastic no-cook recipe that anyone can make! This crunchy, vibrant salad is great for a light lunch, or a side dish with dinner. Get the recipe.

Easy Vegan Miso Ramen

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Our Easy Vegan Miso Ramen is a rich and creamy ramen made with miso and a shiitake broth that can be ready in 40 minutes. A simple and satisfying vegan option.
Get the Recipe: Easy Vegan Miso Ramen.

Ramen Garlic Noodles

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Indulge in the irresistible fusion of Japanese flavors with these savory ramen garlic noodles. Featuring al dente ramen noodles, sautéed mushrooms, and vibrant carrots, all infused with fragrant garlic and zesty ginger. Topped with fresh green onions, it’s a delight perfect for any occasion. Serve piping hot and pair with a crisp salad for a truly satisfying meal. Treat yourself to this simple yet sensational dish today! Get the recipe.

Spicy Miso Ramen

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Spicy Miso and Tahini Vegan Ramen, made with a flavorful and umami-packed miso and tahini broth, ramen noodles, and a balanced variety of toppings. Get the Recipe: Spicy Miso Ramen.

Vegan Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

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This Ramen Noodle Stir Fry is simple and quick to make, and will satisfy any take-out cravings. Instant noodles are stir-fried with veggies and tofu. Get the Recipe: Vegan Ramen Noodle Stir Fry.

Simple Beef Ramen Bowl

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Sautéed vegetables, savory ground beef, and a fried egg are served over rice ramen, mixed together creating a tasty ramen bowl. Make this meal in just 25 minutes! Get the Recipe: Simple Beef Ramen Bowl.

Short Rib Ramen

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This Short Rib Ramen is made by sautéing garlic, shallots, and ginger to make a richly flavored broth with slowly cooked short ribs. Topped with fresh veggies and eggs. Get the Recipe: Short Rib Ramen.

Duck Fat Ramen

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Duck Fat Ramen made with ginger, shallots, garlic, and duck fat. Topped with fresh vibrant vegetables over ramen noodles. A rich and flavorful dish. Get the Recipe: Duck Fat Ramen.

10-Minute Vegan Ramen

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How to make vegan ramen with instant noodles. A cost-effective, no-fuss, 10-minute vegan meal that’s cozy and super delicious! Get the Recipe: 10-Minute Vegan Ramen.

Ginger Sesame Broccoli Noodles

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These ginger sesame broccoli noodles are fragrant and warmly spiced comfort food. Layers of bold flavors create a vibrant, flavorful dish you’ll want on repeat. Get the recipe.

Coconut Curry Ramen

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Spicy comfort in a bowl. This dish tastes fantastic and looks even better, making it perfect for a date night in. Around 20 minutes cook time and minimal chopping. Get the Recipe: Coconut Curry Ramen.

Pork Belly Ramen

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Delicious pork belly ramen that will transport you to Japan. Pure comfort in a bowl with perfectly cooked chashu pork and aromatic broth. Get the Recipe: Pork Belly Ramen.

Ground Pork Ramen

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No need to order out. With this easy ground pork ramen recipe, you can satisfy your pork and noodles craving at home.
Get the Recipe: Ground Pork Ramen.

Gochujang Pork Belly Ramen

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Gochujang pork belly is spicy, sweet, tender, and decadent. Paired with homemade ramen broth, this recipe is sure to become a favorite. Get the Recipe: Gochujang Pork Belly Ramen.


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