These ramen hacks are exactly what you need to stay satisfied and save money

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Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Ramen

Despite the plethora of majors and subjects available to college students these days, there's one piece of text that every college student has undoubtedly memorized by the middle of freshman year:

"Peel off the lid.
Pour boiling water into the cup.
Let sit for three minutes.
Stir well and serve."

To a college student, the most dire set of instructions is that for making Cup Noodles. Cup Noodles merit their own basic food group in college alongside Easy Mac, Lean Cuisine, Hot Pockets and Nutella. Thus, the nightly contemplation of what to whip up for dinner can become a bit of a drab. Have no fear, we're bringing you a brilliant list of the most exquisite, easy ramen hacks to spruce up any nightly fix.

1. Egg, bacon and ramen scramble: This definitely beats the last minute running-late-to-class Pop-tart!

2. Grilled cheese (see video above): Because every collegiate needs to know how to make a ramen sandwich.

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3. Cheddar broccoli ramen: This hearty bad boy is sure to fill you up and give you more for your buck.

4. Pizza (see video above): This is necessary because Dominos is way too expensive these days, amiright?

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5. Egg and spinach ramen: It only takes 10 minutes to make and the yolk porn potential here is definitely Insta-worthy.

6. Gnocchi (see video above): Just in case you're feeling extra fancy while chilling in your dorm room.

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7. Dessert ramen: This dish is perfect for any collegiate with a sweet tooth or for a fun midnight snack!

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These ramen hacks are exactly what you need to stay satisfied and save money
Soba Noodle Soup

Pressure cooked mushroom jus, fresh soba noodles, sous-vide egg, microwaved baby bok choy, mushrooms, scallions, black sesame, black Hawaiian sea salt.

Photo Credit: Savory Nothings 

Coconut Curry Ramen Noodle Soup

This Thai-style dish isn't so difficult to make. It’s literally a “one-pot-meal.” Perfect for the weekends when you know you don’t feel like cooking an elaborate meal, but still want something delicious.

Photo Credit: Cooking and Beer

Southern Fried Ramen Noodle Bowl

Twist up the Asian classic big time with this southern take on the dish. Get out of the norm and make the East meet the South!

Photo Credit: Billy Parisi 

Turkey Ramen Bowls

You can totally make this with leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Thank me later – after feasting for an entire day I’m sure you will crave something light, fresh and healthy.

Photo Credit: Savory Nothings 
Mirin-Marinated Strip Steaks with Scallion-Kale Ramen

An essential ingredient in Japanese cooking, mirin is a sweet rice wine that makes a wonderful addition to marinades, sauces and glazes. Combined with soy sauce, onion and garlic, it adds fabulous flavor to this recipe for grilled strip steaks. Serve with our Scallion-Kale Ramen for a simple, complete dinner with a Japanese flair.

Photo Credit: My Gourmet Connection

Healthified Homemade Ramen

Bulk up those noodles with vegetables. And a lot of them too! Protein? Sure. Toss an egg in that beast and you're done, son!

Photo Credit: The Skinny Fork 

Ramen Chicken Nuggets

This one is a simple no-brainer…right?! We’re ALWAYS looking for new and exciting things to do with Chicken, AND.. you just can’t ever go wrong with Ramen..right?? That’s right..NEVER!

Photo Credit: Oh Bite It! 

Veggie Ramen

The broth was rich and fragrant without overpowering the veggies and all together it was a surprisingly lite meal that was still hearty. It came together in about 30 minutes with minimal clean up, which adds to the probability of this dish becoming a regular main event.

Photo Credit: Beard & Bonnet 


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