top ramen

I couldn’t resist. I had to do it.

I love Halloween and I love Top Ramen noodles so it seemed befitting that these two should meet in a colorful bowl of savory and brothy goodness.

I thought it would be fun to create something quick and easy that both kids and adults could enjoy eating. Who doesn’t like Top Ramen style noodles? No one I know that’s for sure!


You can obviously use other types of noodles for your Halloween creation.

The reason why I picked Top Ramen for this recipe is because they are easy to find and everyone can afford them.

Plus I think most kids like Top Ramen better than soba or udon noodles because they are fried and have that junk food aspect to them. Come to think of it, that’s probably why many adults also love Top Ramen, especially late at night after having a few drinks!


This is a pretty hearty dish, filling because of the sausage fingers, the egg white ghosts and yolk ‘dirt’. I mixed the egg yolks with some gochujang to make it look like dirt and add heat to the broth. There is also shiitake mushrooms that have been shaped like spiders, some carrots cut like pumpkins and sliced scallions to mimic grass. I then used nori to make the eyes for the ghosts and spiders and voila! A bowl of Halloween Top Ramen that’s fun and delicious to eat!


If you cannot find the Top Ramen brand, you can use Maruchan or Sapporo Ichiban as they are pretty much the same thing. If you want to go a step up you can look for Umaka-chan – a favorite of mine since the noodles are thinner and the broth is more savory than salty.

In love with ramen? Try my recipes for miso ramen or ja ja men.

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Halloween Ramen Noodles

Delicious and colorful ramen noodles to celebrate Halloween.

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 people 1x
  • Category: Noodles
  • Cuisine: Japanese


  • 2 shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 small carrot
  • 2 stalks scallions (cut 1/3 lengthwise and finely chopped)
  • 2 instant beef or chicken ramen
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 1 teaspoon gochujang (Korean chili paste)
  • 1 cooked medium sausage
  • 1 sheet of nori


  1. Slice the eggs in half, scoop out the yolk and put them in a bowl.
  2. Using a pairing knife, carefully cut out little ghosts from the cooked egg whites.
  3. Add gochujang to the egg yolk and using a fork, mix with the yolk until you get a gritty texture.
  4. Cut the sausage in half lengthwise and widthwise. This will make four pieces. Using a pairing knife, create a nail by cutting off a thin layer at the end of each sausage piece. Cut a couple of lines below to make knuckles.
  5. Thinly slice 6 pieces of carrots and use the pairing knife again to create pumpkin shapes.
  6. Use scissors to create legs for the shiitake mushrooms.
  7. Use the sheet of nori to make eyes for the ghost and spider and use tweezers to place them.
  8. Cook the noodles following the directions on the package.
  9. Pour the soup and noodles in a bowl and take out 1/2 cup of soup.
  10. You can now create your Halloween ramen by placing the ingredients on top. Serve immediately.


Make the garnishes ahead of time so you can surprise your kids when they get back from school!

Keywords: recipe, egg noodles, Halloween, lunch, kid friendly

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