Remaking Ramen Noodles

My husband's motto.
My husband's motto.
These are only a few of what is in our cabinet.
These are only a few of what is in our cabinet.
Haystack cookies with ramen noodles.  Yummy.
Haystack cookies with ramen noodles. Yummy.

My husband loves ramen noodles. I cannot eat the seasoning packet in ramen noodles because the monosodium glutumate in them gives me headaches. Our cabinet looks like a ramen noodle soup store. We've discovered several different ways to cook with these noodles besides just add the packet of seasoning. The simplest is to add a bit of shredded cheese and hot sauce when adding the seasoning packet. Below are some of his favorite ways to eat these noodles. Of course, we drain most of the liquid off after cooking the noodles.

Spaghetti Beef Noodles

After cooking the noodles, add in beef seasoning and a few pinches of shredded cheese. Mix together. Pour a few tablespoons pizza or spaghetti sauce over the top. Top with parmesean.

Chicken Alfredo

After stirring in the seasoning packet, add white meat chicken, jarred alfredo sauce, and steamed broccoli. Or if like me, you cannot eat the seasoning, just skip it and add the other ingredients.

Pork Fried Noodles

After the seasoning, add cooked baby corn, peas and carrots, onions and soy sauce. This tastes a lot like pork fried rice.

Cheesy Vegetable Noodles

Omit the seasoning. Stir butter and parmesean into hot noodles. Add sauteed onion and garlic. Mix in cooked frozen peas or mixed vegetables. Serve as a side instead of potatoes.

Mexican Ramen Noodles

Start with chili flavored or chili lime or picanti flavored noodles. Add some salsa, black beans, corn niblets, shredded chicken or fried ground turkey, and monterey jack cheese. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

Ramen Haystack Cookies

Instead of using chow mein noodles, use ramen noodles uncooked and broken. Melt butterscotch chips and peanut butter in the microwave. Stir in peanuts and ramen noodles. Drop by spoonful onto cookie sheet. Refrigerate until set or leave on countertop to set. Mix it up by adding chocolate or white chocolate chips or peanut butter chips or all three when stirring in the peanuts and noodles.

Ramen for breakfast.

Add pork seasoning or skip the seasoning. Mix in some Velveeta cheese sauce made by melting Velveeta and some milk together in the microwave. Stir in some browned bulk pork sausage and onions and scrambled eggs.

I used to work with a woman who mixed ramen noodles with tuna, cheese, and veggies to give her kids a somewhat healthy tuna casserole. These noodles lend themselves to lots of different uses. I have even known people who used the dry noodles broken into bits to make a trail mix for snacks. They added dried fruit, nuts, cereal squares, and pretzel sticks. When using ramen noodles to cook with, we are only limited by our imagination.

Do you have other uses or recipes for ramen noodles? Please leave them in the comments section.

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Film Fanatic 603 4 years ago

Wow I would have never thought to take something as boring as Ramen Noodles and elevate them. Now that I think about it without the seasoning they are in fact just noodles and can be treated as such. Thanks for opening my eyes on the subject.

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B Lucy 4 years ago from Podunk, Virginia

My daughter likes to add broccoli and parmesan cheese or we just crumble the uncooked crunchy noodles on salads! Awesome hub . . will definitely be trying your recipes!!

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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Film fanatic and b lucy, thank you for reading. Glad you enjoyed it. That's a good idea on putting the uncooked crunchy noodles on salads. I'll probably add more to this hub as time goes by.

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B Lucy 4 years ago from Podunk, Virginia

I look forward to seeing new recipes. Those awesome little noodles aren't just for poor college kids!! LOL!

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lucybell21 4 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

I eat ramen noodles a lot for snacks, and I love spicy cheese in mine.

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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

lucybell21, Thanks for reading. Spicy cheese sounds great in ramen noodles.

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teaches12345 4 years ago

These noodles have a great taste and I would imagine they would be even better using the suggestions you post. They are popular with college kids, singles and newlyweds -- very affordable and filling on a budget.

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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Teaches, Thanks for reading and commenting. They're cheap. That's why we have them in our kitchen.

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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

What a great assortment of recipe possibilities. It makes perfect sense, now that I think about it. Practically anything you can do with any kind of noodle (even rice) you could do with Ramen. :)

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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

phdast7, It's fun to play around with ramen noodles since they are so inexpensive. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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