Last Update: 4/11/2016

Ramen and Peanut Butter Good as Sex

Uncooked block of ramen noodles is stuck in a bowl of creamy peanut butter

Think chocolate and peanut butter are the fucking bomb? Then you’ll L-O-V-E hot ramen noodles mixed with PB. It’s cheap, filling, nutritious, and delicious!

Instant ramen and peanut butter are the perfect combination for the vandweller, or any broke-ass, lazy motherfucker. Sound weird? If you’ve ever had Thai food, you’ll know that peanut butter in a savory dish is fucking awesome. Even better spicy!

Here’s how Vanholio does it:

  1. Boil water in two 12 volt water boilers.
  2. Put in your Big Bubba insulated mug:
    1. 2 ramen noodle blocks, broken into pieces to fit
    2. 1 ramen noodle seasoning packet (2 if you like it salty)
    3. Big glob (~3 T) of peanut butter
    4. Optional: add meat, dried veggies, or spices. Vanholio likes dried fried onions; meat-flavored TVP; Tapatío hot sauce; and fresh, shredded cabbage, the kind sold for coleslaw mix. Sometimes he'll mix in a chopped boiled egg or a small can of chicken.
  3. Carefully pour in hot water.
  4. Cover with cap and gently shake to mix ingredients.
  5. Wait 3-5 minutes.
  6. Dig in!
This makes a hearty, 1100+ calorie meal that sticks to your ribs and warms your toes. And the cost of the noodles and peanut butter is only about $0.75!

Now, some asshole out there is going to tell me that instant ramen ain’t good for you. There’s some pseudoscience bullshit making the rounds about how it don’t break down in your gut like fresh ramen, etc., etc. That’s a bunch of conspiracy crap. Of course it don't: The instant kinds are fried! Fat takes longer to digest.

Americans are just paranoid about food, food companies, and The Man.

True, instant ramen is white, enriched flour lightly fried in saturated plant fat (usually palm oil). Too much of that isn’t as good for you as, say brown rice or kale (yuck!). Whole foods are always healthier. Duh!

But you can’t tell me that most restaurant or packaged foods – at 10X the price! – are any better than Vanholio’s magic recipe. This combo is a good balance of protein, carbs, and a mainly plant fats. By using one broth packet instead of two, the salt won’t pickle you. Add some veggies to round it out, or drink a V8. Then eat a goddamned apple for dessert. And stop worrying so fucking much.

Instant ramen noodles and peanut butter is Vanholio’s go-to meal – easy to make, easy to clean up, filling, nutritious, tasty, and completely satisfying. Try it. Fall in love again.

Here's a hot chick cooking a fancier version of ramen and peanut butter with soy sauce and Sriracha hot sauce.



  1. Two packets of Ramen and a glob of peanut butter is 1100 calories? Only had Ramen once or twice as a college student, never read the label. Maybe I'll give this a try.

    1. I informed a backpacker friend who'd been complaining on the price of those damned freeze-dried meals. :-)