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Skip your traditional cup of noodles for this easy mug recipe! Ramen in the microwave will become your new go-to quick and easy lunch or dinner. You really can make delicious, healthy ramen from home, and even better in your microwave in just a few minutes! 

bowl of ramen noodle soup with an egg and hot red chilis.

Making ramen in the microwave makes a great last minute lunch or dinner recipe when you don’t want to put in a ton of effort or just don’t have time for a thought-out meal plan. However, this recipe doesn’t have to be limited to the nights that you don’t want to or don’t have time to cook, because it is just that good. 

This easy ramen recipe can be made in a large mug or a microwave safe bowl to prevent any broth from bubbling over and making a mess inside of your microwave. I might have a preference to cooking this ramen in a mug so i can hold the handle and feel all warm and cozy, but for a larger servings, a bowl works especially well here. 

Why This Microwaved Ramen Recipe Works 

  • Pick and choose your ingredients to make it a quick healthy ‘fast food’ option for you!  
  • It is efficient in prep an lean up, making it a great on-the-go meal or when you just need something to fill you up for the day. 
  • Change up the vegetables and toss in any leftovers from the night before! Add any additional protein, too! 

Ingredients for ramen recipe.
Ingredients For Easy Microwave Ramen Recipe 

    • Instant Ramen Noodles 
    • Shredded Carrots 
    • Edamame, shelled 
    • Bean Sprouts 
    • Soft or Boiled Egg 
    • Soy Sauce 
    • Sriracha  

One bowl of ramen with tofu and greens.
How to Cook Ramen in the Microwave

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine noodles, seasoning packet, 2 cups of water, and microwave on high for 4 minutes. 
  2. Remove it from the microwave and add shredded carrots, shelled edamame, and bean sprouts and cook an additional 1-2 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft. 
  3. Mix in the soy sauce and top with your egg and sriracha. Add any green onions or herbs you like! 

two bowls of ramen noodle soup.
Get creative with this easy microwave recipe! Add things like frozen corn, dried seaweed, spinach, and mushrooms for a veggie heavy meal. If you are looking to spice things up even more, add chopped jalapeños! For an extra filling meal, I love adding, roasted tofu or cooked chicken and diced avocado. The diced avocado is an unexpected delight and doesn’t get weird when in warm soup at all. 

Add a dollop of miso paste to your broth! 

If you prefer a thick broth full of umami flavor, a quick way to achieve that is by adding a nice dollop of miso paste to your liquid. To do this, take a spoonful of miso and mix it with some water and add that to your noodle broth. If you choose to do this, skip the soy sauce as it might be too salty. If you still want the soy sauce taste, add a dash of coconut aminos in its place. 

bowl of ramen noodle soup with an egg and hot red chilis.

Ramen in the Microwave

Skip your traditional cup of noodles for this easy mug recipe! Ramen in the microwave will become your new go-to quick and easy lunch or dinner. You really can make delicious, healthy ramen from home, and even better in your microwave in just a few minutes!
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 1
Calories 154 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package of instant Ramen noodles
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup edamame shelled
  • 1/3 bean sprouts
  • 1 egg hard or soft boiled
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Sriracha to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine noodles, seasoning packet, 2 cups of water, and microwave on high for 4 minutes.
  • Remove it from the microwave and add shredded carrots, shelled edamame, and bean sprouts and cook an additional 1-2 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft.
  • Mix in the soy sauce and top with your egg and sriracha. Add any green onions or herbs you like!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 13gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 1101mgPotassium: 461mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 7366IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 3mg
Keyword easy noodles, easy ramen, Easy Recipe, microwave, microwave proteins, Microwave Recipes, mug recipes, noodle soup, ramen noodle soup
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