One bite of these easy homemade ramen recipes and you’ll never want a cup of noodles again.
Savory, warm, and so satisfying, this is comfort food at its best.
20+ Best Ever Ramen Recipes
Put down the kettle and step away from the microwave because these noodle recipes deserve a bit more of your time.
From traditional tonkotsu noodles to cheesy air-fried ramen, you won’t believe how diverse this meal is.
This list is loaded with 23 slurp-worthy ramen recipes that I just know you’ll love.
And if you think they’re complicated, think again!
Kimchi is an essential ingredient in Asian culture. In essence, it is fermented vegetables that add so much flavor to any dish!
This recipe is very basic and really celebrates the noodles.
You’ll combine shiitake mushrooms, kimchi cabbage, broth, and, of course, noodles for this simple, vegetarian dish.
This ramen recipe is quite involved but it’s worth the effort.
The end result of noodles swimming in a creamy broth, loaded with crispy bites of fried Brussel sprouts, turkey, scallions, and a soft-boiled egg is absolutely delicious!
If the broth preparation is too overwhelming, just use a store-bought miso base, and add tahini.
In making this broth recipe, you’ll also be cooking the turkey, which can easily be replaced with pre-cooked turkey or chicken as well.
3. Korean Ramen
The ramen recipes we know and love today all stem from a Chinese soup that was imported to Japan in the early 1900s.
But it’s not something you typically see in Korea. That makes this ramen recipe pretty special.
It’s a wonderful blend of Korean flavors with the structure of traditional Japanese ramen recipes.
Featuring gochujang (red chili paste), doenjang (fermented bean paste), and gochugaru (Korean chili powder), this noodle dish has a delightful kick of heat and incredible taste.
This is one of my favorite ways to prepare ramen because it’s quick, easy, and ends in a dish that’s both delicious and hearty.
The recipe itself is quite straightforward, with an earthy mushroom and veggie stock base, and added shrimp and noodles.
Top with a soft-boiled egg if you like, or enjoy it as a soup!
Ramen really is such a diverse food!
Eggs and bacon, the breakfast essentials, are served in this recipe with a bowl full of creamy breakfast ramen.
This is a fun way to spin pantry basics into a filling meal to start the day.
This recipe is like an Asian pasta salad, so it’s perfect for summer dinners, or to serve as a simple side at parties.
The dressing is really the focal point, with a huge range of flavors. Though it has nine ingredients, they’re Asian staples that you’ll use for a variety of other recipes.
Though noodles play a huge role in these ramen recipes, you can’t forget about the broth! It’s where most of the flavor lives and what will keep you coming back for more.
Miso is a popular broth base that adds a unique savory taste. This recipe also features tori paitan, which adds meaty notes of yummy chicken.
Once you have the broth perfected, feel free to experiment with different veggies and proteins.
Tonkotsu ramen is built around a pork base. The broth is prepared with pork fat, and the dish is topped with seared chashu or crispy pork belly.
There’s also an earthy blend of black fungus, or wood ear mushrooms, as well as beansprouts, egg, and green onion.
This is a classic ramen recipe that’s ideal for a chilly weeknight.
Ramen is such a filling meal, and it’s super versatile to boot. You really don’t need thick pieces of pork or chicken to make it tasty.
This vegetarian ramen is ideal for meatless Mondays, and it’s bursting with incredible earthy flavors.
But if you think you’ll miss the protein, go ahead and add some crispy tofu to the top.
Hamburger Helper meets ramen noodles meets frozen stir fry veggies in this simple stir-fry skillet supper your family will love.
Needing just five ingredients, this recipe couldn’t be more straightforward. And the best part is, it’s a one-pot wonder, so you don’t need to worry about a bunch of dirty dishes.
11. Birria Ramen
If you like it hot, then you have to give these spicy noodles a try! After all, who doesn’t love a hearty Mexican stew loaded with tender beef?
Because that’s just what birria is – tender, juicy, spicy meat just waiting to be devoured!
Full of spices and chiles commonly found in Mexican cuisine, it’s definitely not for the faint at heart.
I love to make this ramen recipe for lunch with leftover birria from taco nights.
Anyone who eats Asian cuisine has at least heard of beef and broccoli. Adding ramen to this stir fry recipe provides a tasty twist on a classic!
This easy dinner is so simple to whip up with ingredients you likely already have in the freezer and pantry!
As I mentioned, much of what makes ramen delicious is in the broth. But there are plenty of different types of broth, as you can see in this recipe.
Shio ramen is a clear, salty liquid that’s quite different from the heavy, dark broths of most other recipes. But that doesn’t mean it lacks flavor!
In fact, this broth is intensely flavorful, thanks to the mirin (rice wine), scallions, dashi powder (fish and seaweed powder), and, of course, ginger and garlic!
14. Ramen Carbonara
This is a step away from the traditional Asian-inspired ramen. Instead, it’s a fun twist on a beloved Italian-American dish.
Carbonara doesn’t have to be a challenge, and this simple recipe makes that clear!
With as little as four ingredients, you’ll have creamy carbonara whipped up in no time.
I’m pretty sure broccoli is the perfect vegetable to add to ramen. It’s crunchy, colorful, and brimming with nutrients.
The sauce on this recipe is full of butter and garlic, so the noodles, broccoli, and shrimp are all loaded with flavor.
The recipe card may say 30 minutes total, but really this dinner is ready to go in 15 minutes or less.
I just can’t seem to get enough of curry these days! And after working through this list of Thai curry recipes, I knew I needed to find something new to try.
This ramen curry soup did not disappoint. It’s got delightful spices and yummy noodles, plus a heavenly creamy texture from the added coconut milk.
The comfort of this dish is unparalleled, and I’m pretty sure it’s one I’ll be making at least once a week.
I like to call this one “deconstructed egg rolls” because it makes me feel like a pro. Really though, it’s just stir fry with ground pork, cabbage, and noodles.
The sauce is made with hoisin, rice wine vinegar, red chili paste, and soy sauce, so there’s no need to hunt down any new ingredients.
Between the sauce, cabbage, pork, and mushrooms, you’ll want more than one helping.
18. TikTok Ramen
Like many of you, I jumped on the TikTok train during the lockdown.
And I was pleasantly surprised to see it’s full of creators sharing amazing recipes. Once the algorithm tailored my feed, it quickly became all puppies and food! What could be better?
One of my favorite recipes has to be this TikTok ramen, which is a fusion of the ‘everything bagel spice’ trend, plus brown sugar and soy sauce.
Put together in one pan and ready in just a few minutes, it’s no wonder this recipe has gone viral!
If you only make one recipe on this list, please let it be this one.
The noodles in this stir fry recipe are so flavorful and pair so well with the sugar snap peas and shrimp.
This is probably one of my favorite ramen recipes to date, simply for its balance of flavor and textures.
20. Ramen Alfredo
Looking for a one-pot wonder to make your next package of ramen? Try this incredible alfredo dish!
This is such an easy way to change the flavor of ramen noodles and can be a simple vegetarian meal on its own.
These noodles are excellent topped with grilled chicken or shrimp, or just on their own.
Combine sesame oil, sriracha, brown sugar, garlic, and soy sauce to create your own sauce for this recipe. And feel free to play around with the heat.
22. Air Fryer Ramen
I won’t lie, I was skeptical when I first tried this. But trust me, it’s one to try!
This recipe is a creamy layered casserole of chicken, noodles, sauce, cheese, and bacon.
Because everything is cooked when you assemble the casserole, the air frying is really just to meld the flavors until the cheese is bubbly and brown.
Cold ramen noodle salad is a summer essential! In this recipe, lightly dressed cabbage is met with the crunch of uncooked noodles.
This recipe is sweet, tangy, and will become your favorite BBQ side in no time.
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