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Let’s face it: Cooking whole foods and grains, making fresh sauces, and baking tasty little vegan cookies is great, but when you’re too busy to create a culinary masterpiece, ramen is the ticket!

Nissin Top Ramen makes TWO “accidentally vegan” flavors—Oriental and Chili. We wouldn’t recommend living off these delish 20¢ meals, but they’re great time- and money-savers. These recipes are really nice on your wallet—we bought almost all the ingredients at the 99¢ store for under $20 total!

Here are six ways to prepare this vegan rock star of a soup:

1. The Time Saver

The simple addition of chili sauce and veggies takes regular ramen up a notch. Taste buds, you’re in for a treat.



  • 1 pkg. ramen (with the seasoning packet)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen veggies (broccoli, edamame, green beans, or mushrooms are good choices)
  • Chili sauce, to taste

The Plan:

  • Cook the ramen and add the veggies during the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking time.
  • Add as much chili sauce as you can handle!

2. Snack Attack

Spice things up with your own snack mix. Like you, this recipe is unique and knows no boundaries.



  • 1 pkg. ramen (without the seasoning packet)
  • 1 cup mixed snack foods (try crackers, pretzels, cereal, nuts, etc.)
  • Curry powder, to taste
  • Cayenne, to taste
  • Salt, to taste

The Plan:

  • Break the uncooked ramen into bite-sized pieces and combine with the snack foods.
  • Sprinkle with the curry powder, cayenne, and salt. Toss.

Pro tip: Start with a little seasoning, then increase the heat as desired.

3. Peanut-Lime Noodle Time

Haven’t quite earned your ramen badge yet? Impress your friends with this easy, Asian-style dish that’ll leave them in awe of your quick culinary skills!



  • 1 pkg. ramen (without the seasoning packet)
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 lime wedge

The Plan:

  • Cook the ramen, then drain.
  • Add the peanut butter and stir until the noodles are coated.
  • Mix in the soy sauce, then squeeze some fresh lime juice over that bowl of goodness!

4. The All-American

This one is hearty and “cheesy”—typical American cuisine.



  • 1 pkg. ramen (without the seasoning packet)
  • 1 can vegan chili
  • 1/2 cup vegan shredded cheese
  • 1 green onion, chopped

The Plan:

  • Cook the ramen, then drain.
  • Top with the vegan chili, “cheese,” and green onions.

5. The Chocolate Lover

This recipe is not for the faint of heart. Please welcome “dessert ramen” to your repertoire.



  • 1 pkg. ramen (without the seasoning packet)
  • 1 vegan chocolate bar

The Plan:

  • Break the uncooked ramen into large chunks.
  • Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted.
  • Drizzle the chocolate over the ramen pieces.
  • Place in the fridge to cool—this tasty treat will be ready in no time.

6. The Ruby

This gem of a recipe takes a little more time to prepare, but it is so worth it in the end.



  • 1 pkg. ramen (without the seasoning packet)
  • 1 cup coleslaw mix
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar mixed with 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil and 1 tsp. sugar
  • Sliced almonds, for garnish

The Plan:

  • Break the uncooked ramen into chunks.
  • In a large container, toss together the noodles, coleslaw mix, and green onions.
  • Add the vinegar mixture and toss until the noodles are well coated.
  • Cover and let chill in the fridge for one hour, or until the noodles have softened.
  • Stir once more before serving and sprinkle sliced almonds over the top. Share with all the friends you turned vegan while this was in the fridge!

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