Every college student has enjoyed the delicacy known as Ramen Noodles. However, there are a variety of different ways to cook noodles in your dorm room if you don't have a meal plan while in college. These ramen noodle recipes will at the least beat the boredom of eating the same dinner night after night, gross-out your friends or perhaps impress your date with your culinary expertise.

A few tips before embarking on this delicious journey:

  1. Follow the recipes.
  2. Ingredients have been added based on availability at most college campuses. If you do not have the necessary ingredients (such as the soy sauce from the take-out place or a fast-food hamburger patty, feel free to substitute).
  3. Share with a friend.

Ramen Noodle Recipes

1. Spaghetti Surprise

Surprise! It's NOT spaghetti!

Ingredients:

  • Ramen noodles
  • canned tomato sauce (or free ketchup from the cafeteria)
  • cheese

Cook up noodles without a seasoning pack. Drain noodles and mix in tomato sauce while noodles are still hot. Add cheese, if you have it.

2. Ramen Noodle BBQ Hamburger Special

What's so special about this recipe? Probably the taste!

Ingredients:

  • Fast food hamburger patty
  • Ramen noodles
  • any BBQ sauce packs you have leftover from the fast-food joint
  • onion powder
  • American cheese

Cook noodles w/o seasoning pack. Drain noodles. Add in sauce packs and a dash of onion powder. Mix in hamburger. Top with American cheese.

3. Asian Noodle Dish

This is even more fun to cook if you actually own a wok.

Ingredients:

  • Soy sauce packets from the Chinese take-out place
  • Ramen noodles
  • any deli meat and/or eggs
  • onion powder

Cook noodles with or w/o seasoning packet. Drain noodles. Fry up eggs with soy sauce and a touch of onion powder. Mix together noodles, eggs, and any deli meat you have. Add soy sauce to taste.

4. Homemade (Sorta) Chicken Soup

For the cold and flu during the winter, just like mom used to make…okay, probably not.

Ingredients:

  • Ramen noodles
  • chicken (canned or fresh)
  • onion powder
  • any vegetables you may have

Cook noodles with a seasoning packet. Toss in chicken and any veggies you may have. Add onion powder to taste.

5. Potato Soup

This is a great dish for St. Patrick's Day!

Ingredients:

  • Ramen noodles
  • baked potato from Wendy's (no sour cream)
  • bacon bits (optional)

Cook noodles with a seasoning packet. Mash potato and stir into noodle soup. Add bacon bits.

6. Stir Fry Noodles

Ingredients:

  • Ramen noodles
  • soy sauce packets from the Chinese take-out place

Cook noodles without a seasoning packet. Drain noodles. Add soy sauce and cook noodles at a high temperature, stirring noodles until they are slightly crispy (not burnt to a crisp). Eat with chopsticks or two Number Two pencils.

7. Noodle Sandwich

Mmmm….yummy.

Ingredients:

  • Ramen noodles
  • hamburger bun
  • condiments from the college cafeteria

Cook noodles and drain. Slap noodles between the bun and add cafeteria condiments to taste.

Ramen Noodle Recipes