Instant ramen has always been a poor man’s game, but you can still eat like a prince even if your tote is broke. All it takes is some cheap meats, pantry staples, and a few key upgrades that offer a lot of bang for your buck.
A little note on how we did this: We calculated the cost of each recipe by how much it’d be to purchase the minimum number of individual ingredients (not cost per serving). Meaning your first bowl may cost $10, but by bowl 13 you could be eating for $0. And they say economics is the dismal science. Pshaw.
And these 10 suggestions are just a launching point. Go crazy and let us know what your favorite ramen toppings are in the comments section below. Please do not take "go crazy" literally because we have families who read the Internet, thank you.