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8 Gourmet Ramen Noodle Recipes For College Kids

8 Gourmet Ramen Noodle Recipes For College Kids

College students thrive off ramen noodles when money gets tight or for quick meals. Luckily, ramen packets can be cooked in more ways than you can imagine. Make your ramen taste better with these 8 savory recipes!

1. Ramen Hamburger 

Take bunning your hamburger to the next level by making ramen noodle hamburger buns! Spice up your bun style by cooking the seasoning into the noodles or use the ramen packet seasoning for your burgers.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of beef noodles (or any flavor you’d like)
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • Cavender’s all-purpose Greek seasoning (optional)
  • Chopped onions
  • Sriracha chili sauce (optional)
  • Vegetable oil (any oil for greasing)
  • Muffin pan
  • Pan
  • Plate

Directions:

  1. Set oven to 35o degrees.
  2. Cook the noodles (Do not add the seasoning!)
  3. Drain the noodle water into the sink
  4. Grease the muffin pan cups
  5. Separate noodles into the muffin pan cups
  6. Place the muffin pan into the oven
  7. Cook for 20 minutes (or until golden brown)
  8. While these cook, grab your ground beef
  9. Mix ramen noodle packet seasoning into your ground beef (throw Cavender’s all-purpose Greek seasoning into the mix for an extra kick of flavor)
  10. Mix in the chopped onions
  11. Separate the ground beef into round balls
  12. Smash ground beef balls into thin patties
  13. Grab your pan and cook your patties how you prefer them
  14.  Once cooked, remove the paddies onto a plate 
  15. Once ramen patty buns are finished remove them from the oven 
  16. Combine your hamburgers onto the ramen buns, add your chili sauce (and other condiments if you’d like)
  17. Eat and enjoy your new burger!

8 Gourmet Ramen Noodle Recipes For College Kids

2. To-Go Ramen

Sometimes, sitting and chowing on ramen doesn’t seem possible because of a busy schedule. We’ve all been there with work, school, events, business meetings, and just extended responsibilities. To-go ramen helps keep up with that busy life of yours. Take a jar or Tupperware and you’re good to go! Think of it as meal prep, but ramen noodle style.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of your favorite ramen noodles
  • Diced carrots
  • Diced onions
  • Cut spinach
  • Garlic powder
  • 2 eggs
  • Vegetable broth
  • Measuring cups
  • Pan
  •  1 jar or Tupperware

Directions

  1.  Cook your ramen noodles, drain the water in the sink after cooked
  2. Boil your two eggs, once cooked and peeled dice your eggs
  3. Add the diced onions to the jar
  4. Dash 1 tablespoon of garlic powder on top
  5. Pour noodles into the jar
  6. Throw the diced carrots on top of the noodles
  7. Sprinkle the cut spinach over the diced carrots
  8. Place your diced eggs on top of the carrots
  9. Pour 4 cups of vegetable broth to the jar (pour less broth if the jar is smaller)
  10. Seal the jar and shake it a bit
  11. Refrigerate until ready to eat, for best results microwave before eating

8 Gourmet Ramen Noodle Recipes For College Kids

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3. Ramen Pizza

If you’re “Guilty as charged” for loving new pizza crust then this one’s for you. Turns out, ramen noodles can serve as a replacement for pizza crust! It sounds odd, but as many say “Don’t knock it till you try it.” So skip making or buying dough and replace it with ramen noodles.

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages of ramen noodles (flavor doesn’t matter)
  • 1 bag of pepperoni slices
  • Any pizza toppings you prefer (onions, mushrooms, olives)
  • Pizza/spaghetti sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Cooking oil
  • Large skillet
  • Medium pan
  • Large bowl

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Cook ramen noodles in the pan, once cooked drain the water into the sink and pour ramen into the bowl
  3. Add 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese to the bowl and mix
  4. Pour the 2 tablespoons of oil into the skillet and pour the noodle and mozzarella mixture on top
  5. Smash noodles down and spread them across the skillets till it covers the bottom
  6. Heat on medium to high
  7. Let the noodles simmer until golden brown on the bottom, once golden brown, remove skillet from heat.
  8. Pour the sauce on top of the golden brown noodle crust
  9. Sprinkle as much cheese as your heart desires and add your pepperonis (add other toppings if you wish)
  10. Place the skillet in the oven to cook for 20 minutes
  11. Once cooked remove from oven and cut up your pizza
  12. Take a slice and divulge in your taste senses!

8 Gourmet Ramen Noodle Recipes For College Kids

4. Breakfast Ramen

Skipping breakfast, not this time around! Grab your ramen noodles and let’s get to cooking! This quick-fix takes no less than 10 minutes to make and will keep you full till lunchtime! You can thank us later.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of chicken ramen noodles
  • 1 egg
  • Bacon bits
  • Salt and pepper
  • Shredded cheese 
  • Pan
  • Skillet
  • Normal eating bowl

Directions:

  1. Cook ramen noodles in the pan, once cooked drain the water into the sink and pour ramen into the bowl
  2. Pour flavoring into the ramen noodles
  3. In the skillet, cook your egg (you can make them scrabbled if you’d like)
  4. Once finished, place the egg on top of your ramen
  5. Add all the bacon bits, salt, pepper, and shredded cheese you wish
  6. Eat and get ready to brace the day!

8 Gourmet Ramen Noodle Recipes For College Kids

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5. Burrito Ramen

You heard it right, ramen noodles in burritos! This appetizing meal cooks easy and will make your mouth water just looking at it. Burrito lovers, switch up your normal wrap routine and give ramen noodles a try.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of chili flavored ramen noodles
  • 1 bag of Fritos corn chips 
  • Shredded bag of cheese
  • 1 can of refried beans
  • Shredded chicken
  • Bacon bits
  • Diced green onions
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Pan
  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Skillet 
  • Plate
  • Spoon

Directions:

  1. Cook your shredded chicken in the skillet (add whatever seasonings you’d like to it)
  2. Once cooked put chicken into the bowl
  3. Cook ramen noodles in the pan, once cooked, drain the water into the sink and pour ramen into the bowl
  4. Add chili packet seasoning into ramen noodles
  5. Mix the chicken and ramen noodles
  6. Lay a flour tortilla flat on the plate
  7. Take the spoon and line the middle section of the flour tortilla with refried beans
  8. Sprinkle your shredded cheese on top
  9. Place the Frito corn chips on top of the cheese
  10. Put some of your ramen and chicken mixture on top of the corn chips
  11. Sprinkle bacon bits and diced green onions on top
  12. Wrap your burrito up
  13. Take a bite of that spicy burrito you just made!

8 Gourmet Ramen Noodle Recipes For College Kids

6. Mac And Cheese Ramen

We call this one mac and cheesy and made ramen easy! If mac and cheese call you by name and you live for anything and everything cheese, then buckle your seat belt, this one’s for you. 

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Ingredients:

  • 3 packages of ramen noodles (flavor doesn’t matter)
  • 1 package of extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 package of shredded cheddar cheese
  • Cornstarch
  • Unsweetened vanilla cashew milk
  • Big bowl
  • Spoon
  • 2 Medium or large pan

Directions:

  1. Pour the 2 packages of shredded cheese into the big bowl
  2. Add two tablespoons of cornstarch
  3. Mix shredded cheese and cornstarch
  4. Turn stove on medium heat
  5. Place the pan onto the stovetop
  6. Pour 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla cashew milk into the pan
  7. Slowly add in the shredded cheese and cornstarch mixture, stir until creamy
  8. Cook ramen noodles in the other pan once cooked, drain the water into the sink and pour ramen into the other pan with the creamy mixture
  9. Mix all ingredients
  10. Serve to yourself or to others daring enough to try the mac and cheesy made ramen easy!

8 Gourmet Ramen Noodle Recipes For College Kids

7. Ramen Noodle Salad

Want to make ramen noodles more healthy? Try making ramen noodle salad! This recipe offers multiple ways to make it and also allows you to add your flare based on how you prefer your salads.

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages of chicken ramen noodles
  • Diced green onions
  • Bag of chopped almonds
  • Bag of raisins
  • 1 bag of cabbage or a whole cabbage
  • Soy sauce
  • Sugar
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Measuring cup
  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Pan

Directions:

  1. Combine and mix a 1/2 cup of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, a 1/2 cup of sugar, and a 1/2 cup of vinegar into the small bowl
  2. Chop you ramen noodles up
  3. Add the ramen noodles, 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1/2 cup of almonds, 1/4 cup of green onions, 1/2 cup raisins into the pan
  4. Cook until ramen begins to turn golden brown
  5. Pour ramen mixture into the medium-sized bowl
  6. Dash the chicken flavoring packets into the ramen mixture and mix everything
  7. Pour dressing in the small bowl over the ramen mixture in the medium-sized bowl
  8. Take a bite and pat yourself on the back for whipping that salad up!

8 Gourmet Ramen Noodle Recipes For College Kids

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8. Ramen dip

You’ve heard of cheese dip, guacamole dip, and caviar dip. It seems like everything turns into a dip at some point or another. Say hello to ramen noodle dip. Make it for yourself or for a party, either way, ramen noodle dip shocks and pleases many (if they enjoy spicy foods).

Ingredients:

  • 3 Beef ramen noodles
  • Mayonnaise
  • Diced jalapeno peppers
  • Hot sauce
  • Medium or large-sized bowl 
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Pan

Directions:

  1. Break ramen noodles apart into tiny pieces
  2. Cook ramen noodles in the pan, once cooked, drain the water into the sink and pour ramen into the bowl
  3. Sprinkle the beef seasoning packets on ramen noodles
  4. Add 1 cup mayonnaise, a 1/2 cup of jalapeno peppers, and 1/2 cup of hot sauce into the bowl
  5. Mix all ingredients
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour
  7. Enjoy your new favorite dip with crackers, chips, or toasted bread!

8 Gourmet Ramen Noodle Recipes For College Kids

Which of these gourmet ramen noodle recipes will you be trying? Share your favorite ones in the comments below!

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