You Need to Try This Ramped Up Ramen Recipe

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Students or people on a tight budget looking to ramp up their ramen noodles should try this simple yet tasty, nutritious recipe. It takes 10 minutes to make and it feeds one, and it can be combined with either ham or chicken, whatever is preferred, and the cabbage can be swapped out with spinach. The recipe and directions are listed below.

Are Noodles Unhealthy?

Ramen noodles are neither healthy nor unhealthy. They contain protein, carbohydrates, fats, and some micronutrients such as iron and B vitamins. However, while instant ramen is an affordable and easy meal choice, it’s not the best for people looking to lose weight. This is because they are high in calories, carbs, fat, and sodium and are lacking in fiber.

On the bright side, ramen noodles are generally considered healthier than traditional pasta. This is because pasta noodles contain more calories and sugar. Furthermore, pasta doesn’t have a great deal of nutritional value. Ramen, when mixed using this recipe, is packed with nutritional value.

How to Make It


  • One 3-ounce package of instant ramen noodles
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup shredded cabbage or spinach
  • 2 thin slices of maple glazed ham or chicken
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced scallions
  • Sriracha, for serving
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1. Take a medium bowl and mix the ramen noodles and the seasoning packet with a couple of cups of water.

2. Microwave on high power until the noodles are soft. This typically takes around four minutes to do.

3. Stir the noodles and then crack an egg over them.

4. Microwave this on a high power until the egg white is cooked through but the yolk is still runny in the middle, which takes around 60 seconds.

5. Top the noodles with cabbage or spinach, ham or chicken, and scallions. Drizzle with some Sriracha and serve right away.