Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a super cheap and easy way to feed your family on a tight budget. It's made from the top ramen noodles you find on the soup aisle, and whatever leftover meat you have in the fridge from the night before, and your favorite veggies.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 ounces ramen noodles (2 pkgs flavor of choice)
  • 2 carrots (diced in bite sized pieces)
  • 1 broccoli, crown (cut in bite sized pieces)
  • 2 celery ribs (chopped)
  • 1 cup chicken breast (cooked, or pork chop, or any other meat you have in the fridge, diced)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


  1. Boil the veggies in a pot just until tender, slightly firm.
  2. In a seperate pot, boil the noodles 3 or 4 minutes, and drain the water out.
  3. In a skillet, heat the oil over med-high heat and add the noodles.
  4. As they are sizzling, open only one packet of the seasoning provided in the Top Ramen packet, and sprinkle over the noodles ( using both seasoning packs will make it too salty). Stir the noodles occasionally allowing them to brown and crisp up a little. Add the veggies and meat , and drizzle lightly with soy sauce. Cook a few more minutes until veggies are tender and noodles are seasoned and cooked well.
  5. Serve and enjoy.
Most Helpful

Made this quick and easy recipe for lunch with my preschooler. He kept asking for more and told me "mommy your the best maker!". I really liked it as well :)

Halfpint1981 February 27, 2013

Excellent recipe! Very easy and economical and it tasted great too. I used one carrot and 2 broccoli crowns, along with some roasted pork tenderloin. Like another reviewer, I also added a bit of sesame seed oil after adding the soy sauce. Thanks for sharing.

Andtototoo! June 17, 2011

This really hit the spot! I only made it for myself with 1 pkg. ramen, 1/2 the seasoning pack, leftover pork roast, cauliflower, peas, and green onions. I added just a touch of sesame oil just like I do in the restaurants. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

CJAY November 15, 2009