Ramen Noodle Recipe Lets Everyone Make A Dinner They Love

I love a good bowl of soup. Better yet, I love a good bowl of soup that includes ramen noodles!

Ramen Noodle Bowl Recipe - The Everyday Mom Life

I grew up on ramen. It was my lunch of choice as a kid and the obviously throughout college it was a staple in life. While it’s certainly not something I eat everyday, it still holds a special in my stomach. With the recent addition of gourmet ramen bowls to the foodie scene, I feel like ramen has grown up with me. Instead of just a bowl of soup and noodles, it’s really become more about a dish they can span a lifetime and cultures.

There is some disagreement about the origins of ramen noodles – whether the noodles were originally from Japan or China – but the instant noodles were invented in Japan in 1958 according to the Maruchan Ramen website.

The name “ramen” is the Japanese pronunciation of Chinese word and in a Japanese poll, the ramen noodles were named the greatest invention of the 20th century. You can debate whether that’s true or not, but I’ve never met anyone that didn’t like ramen, including my picky kids.

In an effort to make a dinner everyone would enjoy, I decided to make my own ramen bowl at home and make a meal everyone would love by allowing them to customize it with a ramen bar. I was able to make this in 15 minutes so it made it perfect for a workweek night. Check out the delicious results below.

Pork Ramen Noodle Bowl Recipe - The Everyday Mom Life

Ingredients for Soup Base Recipe (Serves 3)

  • 6 oz. ramen noodles of your choice. Usually this is 2 packages.
  • 2, 14.5 oz. cans of beef broth
  • 1 cup of pasta water
  • 3 leeks, chopped
  • 4 green onions, white bottoms only. Reserve tops.

Ingredients for Ramen Bar

  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. of vinegar
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced
  • 2 limes, quartered
  • ½ cup of cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • Small bunch of cilantro
  • Green onion tops
  • Protein of your choice. I used leftover pork roast slices. You can certainly use chicken or beef. I recommend using leftovers so you don’t feel like you are making two meals for this one.

Pork Ramen Noodle Bowl Recipe- The Everyday Mom Life


1. Add the cans of beef broth to a pot and bring to a boil.

2. Wash all your vegetables thoroughly (especially the spinach) and cut. Add them to individual bowls.

3. Add the vinegar to your sliced carrots in a bowl and coat.

4. Once beef broth is boiling add your chopped leeks and the white bottom parts of the green onions.

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5. Cook ramen pasta. I cooked mine in the microwave, one package at a time. Each took 5 minutes to get the noodles cooked perfectly.

6. Reserve one cup of water that the pasta was cooked in and add it to your beef broth soup. No need to keep the rest.

7. Re-heat your protien of choice. I popped our’s in the microwave for short spurts of 30 seconds at a time. I didn’t want to dry it out.

Ramen Noodle Bowl Recipe - The Everyday Mom Life

8. Add your noodles to your bowls and spoon broth over them. A lot of people like to eat their ramen noodles without a lot of broth, but I love a good broth so I add more and I kept adding after the photos were taken.

9. Set out toppings and let everyone add them as they desire for their own custom ramen bowls!

I will say that my daughter pretty much topped her bowl with nothing and just ate it as regular soup and noodles. My son only ate the noodles since he is just 1. If you have school aged children, this should be a big hit in your house and it was so easy that they could even help you prepare some of it.

Happy Eating, friends!

Pork Ramen Noodle Bowl Recipe- The Everyday Mom Life

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  • Tavia September 27, 2017 03.38 pm

    I AM TOTALLY DOING THIS!!!! What a great idea and now my stomach is RUMBLING!

  • Jessica September 27, 2017 04.16 pm

    Yum!! I love ramen too. I actually started incorporating it back in dishes, so I will be using his recipe! Thank you for posting it.

  • Larissa September 27, 2017 04.53 pm

    This is such a great idea! I love Ramen as well, but my parents and I also disagree with the ingredients we want to add to the soup. If we do it this way, it’s a win-win situation for all parties involved!

  • Emily September 27, 2017 05.05 pm

    This is such a cute idea! As someone who shamelessly loves ramen, this would be a really cute idea for a party or a night in with some friends! Easy to put together and everyone can make their own selections.

  • Ayana September 27, 2017 06.19 pm

    I love this idea! My husband would flip out…he would love it too! Thanks for sharing!

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh September 27, 2017 07.14 pm

    I love ramen noodles! I love the texture, and how you can easily customize the flavor of them. This sounds great, and look so fresh!

  • Susan September 27, 2017 07.36 pm

    Ramen was a staple for me when I lived in Hawaii, my favorite was the kimchi ramen packets…so good and I’d doctor them up with sliced mushrooms, green onions, carrots…mmmm. What a great idea to do a bar though, I know my daughter would love the noodles.

  • Brittany N September 27, 2017 09.53 pm

    Mmm I love ramen noodles! This looks super easy to make and delicious too! xo, Brittany | http://www.theblistblog.com

  • Jenn JG September 27, 2017 10.06 pm

    We love Ramen noddles but I never thought to make fancy bowl like this. We usually just go easy and boil them for a snack. I am going to have to try this for a dinner

  • Lori Geurin September 27, 2017 11.56 pm

    This looks delicious and so much healthier than a plain bowl of ramen. Hey, I might even get my kids to eat some vegetables with your recipe…thanks!

  • Kristina September 28, 2017 12.15 am

    Yum!! This looks great! Makes me want to try a dish soon with ramen and also this one! I do love ramen!

  • Jeanine September 28, 2017 12.15 am

    This looks very tasty and flavorful! I do like ramen and I’d give this recipe a try for sure!

  • Claudia Blanton September 28, 2017 01.47 am

    I have heard so many recipes on Ramen Noodles but never decided to follow any of them for some reason. I think I might actually will try yours because it sounds pretty awesome. Thanks for that. Blessings!

  • Monica September 28, 2017 02.05 am

    I love this idea so much! I am a huge ramen fan and as a mom, I appreciate that you can use leftovers for the protein! Thanks for sharing!

  • Natalie September 28, 2017 06.15 am

    Omgggggg I’m drooling! I love love ramen and this looks amazing!

  • Jessica Joachim September 28, 2017 10.28 am

    What an awesome way to spice up a pack of Ramen! I always have some ramen on hand for something really quick to make, so I need to try this out!

  • val September 28, 2017 03.01 pm

    Such a smart idea! Great for parties or just families with (PICKY!) kids 🙂

  • Caitlin Patton September 28, 2017 03.40 pm

    Ramen is such an easy dinner option but also a crowd pleaser!

  • Kara September 28, 2017 03.57 pm

    Such a creative idea. My boys love Ramen noodles and I would feel so much better if they added some healthy stuff to it.

  • Kaity | With Kids and Coffee September 28, 2017 05.37 pm

    This is such a great twist on those ramen packets! I honestly haven’t eaten them since college, but may have to break the no-ramen streak for this recipe. 🙂

  • Kaitlin September 28, 2017 07.58 pm

    Now I’m craving raman!!! I’m for sure pinning this and saving it for a rainy day (aka my favorite time to cuddle up and eat a bowl of raman)!

    – Kaitlin

  • Terri Steffes September 28, 2017 09.42 pm

    This looks and sounds delicious. I know that I would love this because I like the way you can make an entirely different meal using leftovers!

  • Roxanne September 29, 2017 01.32 am

    Wow does Ramen bring back memories from college! I ate so much ramen!! LOL I never even thought to add extra veggies and things. What a great idea!!

  • Cindy Ingalls September 29, 2017 01.58 am

    I haven’t had ramen since college but I’ve been missing it since watching Emmy Eats do spicy ramen challenges. I love the idea of making it from scratch, especially since you can pick what goes in it and reduce the sodium levels.

  • Ayana Pitterson September 29, 2017 04.41 pm

    OMG — Girl I pinned this immediately. Never even knew it was this simple to make. I have had ramen when I was younger, and college, like you. Then years later at a ramen bar and was like….this is not ramen…this is amazing. Didn’t even realize I could and should do it at home. Thank you for the recipe. I would love to try it for a weekend dinner.

    Thrifting Diva

  • Shannon September 30, 2017 12.23 am

    This looks INCREDIBLE. I lived on ramen in college and now I’m looking for ways to class it up. Trying this ASAP!

  • Jennifer September 30, 2017 12.30 am

    Love, love, LOVE Ramen. This is such a great spin on a favorite food. Definitely going to try this!

  • Carolyn October 01, 2017 05.20 pm

    I haven’t had ramen noodles in a long time. I used to love it. I bet my kids would even like this meal I’ll have to make it.

  • Debbie-jean Lemonte October 02, 2017 07.47 pm

    Thank you so much for this. I am addicted to Ramen and you’ve made it home friendly enough to make at home.


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