This creamy ramen recipe is the ultimate comfort food. It combines perfectly cooked ramen noodles with a savory, creamy mayo-based sauce that is just to die for. It's seriously so good, but the best part is that it takes just 10 minutes to make!
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The Best Creamy Ramen
If you like regular ramen, you're going to love this creamy version.
It takes plain ramen noodles and elevates their flavor of them with just 3 simple additional ingredients. And I know I'm biased, but I think this is one of the best ramen recipes that I've ever had! Well, right next to my take on the TikTok ramen hack.
But seriously, the creaminess in this recipe is just so, so good, and it's so easy to make too! Honestly, it's almost as easy to make this homemade creamy ramen as it is to make instant ramen.
Now, while this creamy ramen is absolutely delicious on its own, I find that it's even better paired with another delicious recipe. A couple of my favorite things to pair this soup with are this sushi bake recipe and this potato mochi recipe. Both of them just go so well with the creamy ramen noodle soup.
As I've mentioned, all you need is just a handful of basic additional ingredients to make this creamy ramen soup recipe. And, honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if you have all of them at home already!
Anyway, here's what you'll need to make creamy ramen:
- 1 package of instant ramen
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons kewpie mayonnaise (or any mayo)
- 1 grated garlic clove
- 2 cups water
- Green onion to serve
Pretty simple, eh?
Now, you won't be needing the seasoning packet for this recipe, so it doesn't matter what type of noodles you get!
How To Make Creamy Ramen
I've said it a few times, but I'll say it again - this creamy ramen recipe is incredibly easy to make.
I'm not kidding, all you have to do is cook the instant ramen noodles, stir in the additional ingredients, and top with any delicious add-ins you want. That's all there is to it.
With that said, let's not waste any more time and get cooking!
Step 1: Cook The Ramen Noodles
First, you'll start by cooking the ramen noodles. So, to do that, you'll want to take out a medium-sized pot, add the water to it, and bring the water to a boil over high heat.
Once the water is boiling, add the instant ramen noodles to the pot and cook them for a few minutes until they're tender and have reached your desired doneness. For what it's worth, I like my noodles with a little more chew, so I always slightly undercooked them.
Step 2: Prepare The Creamy Sauce
While the noodles are cooking, you can make the creamy sauce that makes this ramen so delicious.
So, to make the sauce, add one egg and the mayonnaise to a large bowl and grate the garlic on top of everything.
By the way, I sometimes like adding a little heat to my creamy ramen. And to do that I just replace the fresh garlic with a little chili garlic sauce. So, if you want to add some spice to your ramen as well, you can use that stuff instead of fresh garlic.
Anyway, now you can give these ingredients a good whisk until they fully combine.
Step 3: Build The Creamy Ramen
Now, once the ramen noodles are cooked to perfection, you can strain them and pour some of the boiling water - I usually use around ½ a cup - from the pot into the bowl of the creamy sauce ingredients. Then, you'll want to whisk the water and sauce together until they fully combine.
Finally, to finish up, you'll want to add the cooked noodles to the bowl and stir everything together to coat the noodles in the sauce.
Lastly, garnish the creamy ramen noodles with any delicious add-ins you want, such as green onions, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, sesame seeds, or chopped scallions, and enjoy!
How To Store Creamy Ramen
This recipe for creamy ramen will make 1 serving of this delicious noodle dish. And, honestly, it's so good that you have a better chance of making another serving than having leftovers!
With that said though, if you do end up with leftovers - or decide to double or triple this recipe - you can store the leftover ramen in an airtight container. Stored this way, it'll last in the fridge for about 2 days.
How To Reheat Cooked Ramen Noodles
Now, if you end up having leftovers of this creamy ramen, you'll definitely want to reheat them. I mean, let's be real ramen is best enjoyed hot, right?!
Anyway, my favorite way to reheat ramen noodle soup is by putting it back in a pot - with a tiny bit of extra water - and cooking it over medium heat. Then, you'll just want to heat the ramen for a few minutes until it reaches your desired temperature - and make sure to stir the noodles frequently as you heat them so they don't burn.
Alternatively, to heat your leftover creamy ramen up even faster, you can heat the noodles in the microwave in 20-second increments, stirring between each until warm.
FAQs About This creamy ramen recipe
Can ramen be creamy?
Yes, of course! It's super easy to make ramen creamy. All you have to do is make a sauce with some eggs, mayo, minced garlic, and some boiling water and then apply that sauce to the noodles.
Does adding milk to ramen make it creamy?
Adding a splash of milk can help make ramen more creamy. But, milk alone will not make be enough to give you a ton of creaminess. That's why if you want to make really creamy ramen you'll also want to use ingredients like eggs and mayo along with the milk.
Wrapping It All Up
Well, that is how to make creamy ramen!
These creamy ramen noodles are seriously so good and so addicting to eat - especially when it's cold outside.
Plus, it's a really quick and tasty meal to whip up if you don't have a lot of time on your hands. You really can't beat making lunch or dinner in just 10 minutes, can you?!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy these creamy ramen noodles as much as I do. If you give 'em a try, leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts, I'd love to hear them!
More Ramen Recipes
If you're looking for some more delicious ramen recipes, we have a ton on the blog that you have to try!
Here are some of our favorites:
- Bring a pot of water to a boil on the stove. Once the water is boiling, add in your ramen noodles and cook until tender.
- While the noodles are cooking, add the egg and mayonnaise to a bowl. Grate the clove of garlic on top, and whisk until well combined.
- Once the noodles are cooked, pour a ¼ cup of the boiling water from the pot into the bowl with creamy mayo sauce and whisk. Then, add in the noodles and stir to combine.
- Garnish the creamy ramen with green onions or any toppings you want.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 638Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 16g