How to Host a Ramen-Inspired Potluck Dinner

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For your next gathering of friends and family, why not host a ramen-inspired potluck dinner that is sure to have your guests clamoring for more? This build-your-own ramen concept is endlessly versatile, especially if you have guests who eat plant-based. The concept is simple: plan to provide a few of the elements, then have your guests bring the rest. Find tasty recipes below, and get a few helpful tips to make planning easy (and if you're looking for other menu ideas, try this concept with our stuffed potato menu or niçoise salad menu).

Related: 5 Easy Ideas to Turn Ramen Noodles from College Dorm Food to Healthy, Adult Dinners

A table full of plated ramen ingredients
A table full of plated ramen ingredients

Eric Wolfinger

Tips for Planning

Tip #1: Decide which elements of the menu you will provide.

Tip #2: Make a list of all the components you'd like other people to bring. Include any relevant recipe links.

Tip #3: Send out a sign-up sheet via Google Sheets or signupgenius.com so guests can choose which elements they'll contribute.

Tip #4: When everyone arrives, assemble all the contributions into a buffet and let each guest build their own meal.

The Menu

In addition to these recipes, try other add-ons like dried ramen noodles, roasted cauliflower or broccolini, seasoned baked tofu, kimchi, fried shallots and soft-boiled eggs to take your bowl of ramen to the next level.

Vegan Ramen Broth

Vegan Ramen Broth
Vegan Ramen Broth

Spicy Shoyu-Miso Tare

Spicy Shoyu-Miso Tare
Spicy Shoyu-Miso Tare

Scallion-Ginger Sauce

Scallion-Ginger Sauce
Scallion-Ginger Sauce

Five-Spice Duck Breasts

Five-Spice Duck Breasts
Five-Spice Duck Breasts