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How To Microwave Ramen

This FAST EASY recipe will have you sitting down to a CHEAP and DELICIOUS meal in minutes!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time1 min
Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: microwave ramen, instant ramen
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 106kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker
Cost: $0.85


  • microwave safe bowl
  • spoon


  • 1 Package of Ramen Noodles
  • ½ Cup Water
  • 1 flavoring packet
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Before opening the package of ramen, break the noodles up and then pour them into a microwave safe bowl.
  • Pour ½ Cup water over the broken noodles.
  • Microwave for 1 minute and then repeat in 30 second intervals until steaming hot and noodles are soft.
  • While hot, add the flavoring packet and the butter. Stir. Add salt and pepper to taste.



***If you have never made ramen before, you need to know that there is a small foil pack with flavorings inside of it and it will be inside the package of your Ramen Noodles.  Do not microwave this foil material***
  • Make sure to stir the ramen between each session of microwaving.
  • To add a lot of flavor to your ramen, try using broth instead of water.
  • Add toppings such as cooked veggies like carrots or broccoli. Add scallions to the top for flavor. You can also add chunks of meat or boiled egg.
  • If you are concerned about using the enclosed flavorings, you can make your own as follows:
    ½ tsp onion powder
    ½ tsp garlic powder
    ¼ tsp sugar
    ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
    Pinch of salt
    Pinch of pepper
    1 Tbs soy sauce
    *Be sure to add the butter though.
  • These ramen noodles are really good with a bright green flavor added in like fresh cut scallions, fresh parsley or chives.


Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 128mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 355IU