Check out these super simple instant ramen noodles recipes. We've created four easy ramen recipes including chicken ramen noodle broth and an easy breakfast noodle ramen recipe. Try our other noodle recipe ideas here for inspiration.


Lemongrass, chicken and ginger noodle broth

Bring 300ml water to boil in a pan.

Add 5 slices of ginger, 1 bashed lemongrass stalk, ½ a whole red chilli, a bruised clove of garlic and the seasoning packet from a pack of instant chicken ramen noodles.

Simmer for 5 minutes then scoop out all the aromatics with a slotted spoon and add the noodles, and cook for 2 minutes.

Add a good handful of chopped baby spinach and a small sliced and cooked chicken breast to warm through.

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Spoon into a bowl and add lemon wedges and the rest of the chilli, diced small.

Lemongrass, chicken and ginger noodle broth recipe

Sriracha peanut ramen noodles

Cook a pack of instant veggie ramen noodles following the pack instructions, adding the seasoning from the packet.

Mix 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp sriracha in a bowl with 1-2 tbsp boiling water until you have a loose sauce.

Tip in the noodles and toss to coat.

Serve topped with sliced cucumber, sesame seeds, chopped toasted peanuts, sliced spring onions and more sriracha.

Sriracha peanut ramen recipe

Instant Thai coconut noodles

Fry 1 tbsp Thai red curry paste in a non-stick pan, then add ½ tin of reduced-fat coconut milk (freeze the rest) and bring to a simmer.

Add the seasoning from a pack of instant veggie ramen noodles along with 100ml water, and heat.

When boiling, drop in the noodles and cook for 2 minutes.

Add a handful of mangetout, baby corn and cooked peeled prawns.

Finish with a splash of fish sauce and top with lime wedges and coriander.

Instant thai coconut noodles recipe

Breakfast ramen noodles

Cook a pack of instant veggie or chicken ramen noodles following the pack instructions.

Drop an egg into boiling water and cook for 7 minutes.

Rinse under cold water and peel.

Grill 2 pieces of streaky bacon.

Heat a small frying pan with oil and brown a handful of sliced shiitake mushrooms.

Tip the noodles into a bowl and top with the halved egg, mushrooms, bacon, a few chives or spring onions and a drizzle of tonkatsu or HP sauce.

Breakfast Ramen Recipe

Instant ramen po'boy prawn sando

This sandwich takes inspiration from the katsu sandos of Japan, and the Louisiana po’boy. The prawns are also great canapés on their own, if you don’t fancy a sandwich.

Po'boy prawn and instant ramen sandwich on a black slate with a glass of beer behind it

Crispy noodles with egg

This makes a great speedy breakfast if you fancy something filling but still packed with flavour, which comes from the crispy chilli oil.

Crispy instant ramen noodles in a skillet with two fried eggs on top and coriander leaves


Try our quick and easy spicy pork ramen noodles recipe to make your own ramen...


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