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7 Creative Ways to Enjoy Ramen for Dinner

7 Creative Ways to Enjoy Ramen for Dinner

    1. Transform ramen noodles into a hamburger bun.
    2. Enjoy ramen for breakfast when baked into a quick and easy frittata.
    3. Top ramen bricks with marinara and cheese for a personal-size pizza.

Ramen has been feeding hungry coeds for years. Yet long after college, there is something about those 10-cent noodles that keeps calling us back. In fact, ramen was the inspiration behind our CORELLE® LIVINGWARE™ WINTER FROST WHITE 28-OZ BOWL. Generously sized with extra-deep sides, the bowls are a perfect match for salty broth and slurpy noodles.

Whether you’re living it up in the dorm or have graduated to being a grown-up, ramen still makes a great meal. With a few add-ins and a little creativity, you can actually hack a pack of ramen into dozens of different dinners. Here are 7 of the best.


Replace rice with ramen for a tasty meal that’s quicker then takeout. Serve in a CORELLE® SQUARE™ KYOTO LEAVES 22-OZ BOWL for added style points.

  • To make: Start with a package of Oriental ramen and cook as directed, reserving the seasoning packet. Drain noodles and set aside. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add 1 cup chopped chicken or beef; cook until no longer pink. Toss in 1 cup chopped cabbage or frozen mixed veggies; saute until crisp-tender. Add noodles to the skillet; sprinkle contents of seasoning packet on top. Add a splash of chicken broth if the mixture is too dry, and adjust seasoning to taste.

What’s better than Southern BBQ? A big bowl of hearty BBQ noodles, made with diced red pepper, corn and chicken. Serve in a CORELLE® IMPRESSIONS™ SANDSTONE 2-QT SERVING BOWL with a pasta fork for scooping, and dinner is done!



Inspired by Hawaii’s favorite dish—Spam Musubi—ramen noodles can actually be cooked into a burger bun and served with a pan-fried, soy-glazed Spam patty. Serve these at your next backyard barbecue on the colorful CORELLE® SQUARE™ HAPPY DAYS 16-PC DINNERWARE SET to capture the feel of a tropical getaway.

  • To make: Get a tried-and-true recipe for this tasty idea from Kimchi Mom.

Give ramen an early wake-up call by using the noodles in a breakfast frittata. Slices look great topped with fresh herbs and served on the CORELLE® COORDINATES® CHERRY BLOSSOM MELAMINE SERVING TRAY. No one will believe this tasty dish costs less than $2 to make.


  • To make: Cook a package of chicken ramen as directed, reserve seasoning packet. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat 6 eggs and a splash of milk. Drain noodles; toss into egg mixture. Stir in contents of seasoning packet. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add noodle mixture; cook over medium-low heat until firm, about 7 minutes. Carefully flip frittata; cook 1 to 2 minutes longer or until cooked through.

Combine two college staples by transforming that pack of ramen into a personal-size pizza, which fits perfectly on our collection of CORELLE® SQUARE PLATES.

  • To make: Separate uncooked ramen into 2 thin squares. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Pour a generous amount of marinara sauce over each square; sprinkle with cheese and pizza toppings of your choice. Bake at 350°F until cheese is melted and edges are golden brown.

Ramen noodles aren’t just for soup—swap them for croutons in your salads, too. Toss with carrots, shredded cabbage, mandarin oranges and sesame dressing. Serve in a CORELLE® COORDINATES® BLACK 9.5″ SERVING BOWL, and you’ll have an inexpensive crowd-pleaser that looks like a million bucks.



The ultimate comfort-food combo. One heaping serving of this creative dish fits nicely in a CORELLE® LIVINGWARE™ AQUA TILES 18-oz BOWL.

  • To make: Cook a package of chicken ramen noodles as directed. Drain and return noodles to the pan. Stir in contents of seasoning packet and 1 teaspoon flour. Add 1/4 cup milk; heat over medium heat until milk has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon. Add 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese; stir until melted. Remove from heat; adjust seasonings to taste.

With so many ways to enjoy ramen, go ahead and grab a pack or 10! This budget-friendly staple makes more than just soup—those classic college noodles make all sorts of great meals, too.


YOUR TURN: What’s your favorite way to upgrade ramen?