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Those cheap little packages of dried noodle blocks that totally sustained you while writing your thesis? (Postmodern feminist theory FTW!) Well, turns out that there are plenty of delicious ways to cook them. Here, eight of our favorite ramen recipes that go way beyond the microwave.

15-Minute Ramen and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Get outta the way, lo mein.

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Cooking Classy

Thai Chicken Ramen

This Japanese dish gets a Thai flavor kick.

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http://www.popsugar.com/food/Ramenritto-Recipe-35560428

Ramen Burrito

Who needs rice, anyway?

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Crunchy Ramen and Chicken Salad

If you can pick up carrot slices with chopsticks, we applaud you.

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Homemade Spicy Ramen with Tofu

OK, back to soup.

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Ramen Burger

Assuming buns aren’t really your thing.

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Half Baked Harvest

Crock-Pot Caramelized Pork Ramen Soup

Isn’t your slow cooker a godsend?

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Ramen Mac and Cheese

Welp, we’re officially done with the bright orange stuff.

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