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Ramen grilled cheese.  This grilled cheese is made with cooked ramen instead of bread and loaded with cheddar cheese, arugula, and sauteed mushrooms. Ramen Grilled Cheese. No bun..just ramen!

 I have a special treat for you today!

And I’m not just talking about this ramen grilled cheese that you’re looking at.  I know, I know.  It’s something to behold isn’t it!? You’re probably thinking to yourself..what else could be in store for us if the special treat isn’t this mind blowing sandwich (is it still technically a sandwich?)?

Let me introduce you to my husband, Kruz.  He is the man behind the blog here at House of Yumm.   He can always be counted on to come up with a fun, totally unique meal!  He loves to experiment in the kitchen, and always surprises us with yummy snacks.

And you’ve probably guessed, this ramen grilled cheese here is his creation!  Not only that…here he is himself to tell you about it 🙂

Ramen Grilled Cheese. No bun..just ramen!


Ramen…….as a bun?! Those were my first thoughts when I was watching something on TV where this Chef Shimamoto introduced “The Ramen Burger” pure genius right?!

Our favorite cheap college meal dressed up to something deliciously fancy!

The reason why I love this ramen idea so much is because it’s so versatile. I choose the route of a grilled cheese approach, just because I love the simplicity of not having to spend a lot of time prepping the meat.
Ramen Grilled Cheese. No bun..just ramen!
I went with three easy items for my spin on this delicious treat. First of course is the ramen! Needless to say, I went with the classic Maruchan Ramen brand beef flavor.
For the Cheese I decided to go with Cheddar. Now remember the great thing about this is that you can really choose all of your own ingredients, the bun is just the canvas to the most epic meal you have ever created.
Next I went with sautéed mushrooms! So good and such a great flavor that comes from these! if you have ever been to a Benihana thats what these taste like, just like they make em!
And then lastly, the arugula. The arugula I think is my favorite part, this is used in the original “Ramen Burger” and I think it really makes the meal!
Ramen Grilled Cheese. No bun..just ramen!

How Do I Make a Ramen Bun?

  1. To begin cook the package of ramen per package guidelines.
  2. Once cooked, strain the noodles, which will be mixed with an egg.
  3. After this you will find two ramekins (I found it easier to cut the noodles in half to easily scoop out half for each ramekin.)
  4. Place cling wrap over each ramekin and tightly pack the noodles in.
  5. Leave the cling wrap on and place the ramekins with the noodles into the freezer for 5 minutes and then the fridge for 10 minutes.  This will ensure that it is going to hold shape.
  6. Once cooled, hold the ramekins over the frying pan, and don’t manipulate it in any way, the noodles will come out on their own.
  7. hen just cook each side until golden brown.  Add fillings and enjoy!
Ramen Grilled Cheese. No bun..just ramen!
Ramen Grilled Cheese. No bun..just ramen!


Ramen Grilled Cheese

5 from 7 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Serene
Ramen grilled cheese.  This grilled cheese is made with cooked ramen instead of bread and loaded with cheddar cheese, arugula, and sauteed mushrooms.



  • 1 package ramen any flavor
  • 1 large egg beaten


  • 4 mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce


  • 2 slices cheddar cheese


  • 1 handful arugula
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • pinch garlic powder
  • pinch garlic salt



  • Prepare the ramen according to the package
  • Strain and mix noodles with the beaten egg until noodles are thoroughly coated
  • Divide noodles in half placing each half into an individual ramekin
  • Cover each ramekin with cling wrap and press noodles down, ensuring they are packed tightly into the ramekin
  • Place the covered ramekins into the refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool, this will ensure that they hold their shape
  • Once cooled, hold the ramekins upside down over a frying pan coated with vegetable oil, the noodles will loosen and fall, then cook until golden brown on each side, approximately two minutes on each side


  • Sautee the mushrooms in a frying pan with the butter and the soy sauce until mushrooms are cooked.


  • Toss the arugula with the sesame oil and spices until coated


Serving: 1 | Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 23g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Welcome to the House of Yumm!! My name is Serene. I’m the food photographer, recipe developer, and official taste tester around these parts.

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  1. I mean, ramen and cheese is just mac and cheese with thin noodles and meat and vegetables are good with ramen, I don’t see why it wouldn’t taste good only the texture seems like it would be mighty strange.

  2. This recipe looks fantastic, as do the grilled cheese sandwiches pictured below it. Trying it this weekend!