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Homemade Microwave Ramen in a Mug

4.6 from 22 votes
Learn how to make my Microwave Ramen in a Mug recipe with just a few ingredients for a delicious, homemade alternative to the store-bought classic.
Microwave Mug Ramen - Say Bye Bye to store bought dried Ramen packets and Hello to Microwave Ramen! it’s easy, cheap and absolutely delicious!

Hi Bold Bakers!

When I think of dorm living and what students eat I think about the dried packs of $1 Ramen with “chicken seasoning” inside. Now, I too ate my fair share of noodles while in college simply because they are cheap, filling and easy. I’m going to side step the fact that I was in culinary school at the time and still chose to eat the store bought noodles. But that all led me to create this Homemade Microwave Ramen in a Mug recipe!

My Homemade Ramen is made with a handful of ingredients that are basics in most kitchens and staples in dorm kitchens, like noodles, frozen veg, soy sauce etc. I bet if you check your cupboard right now you have at least 4 out of 6 of the ingreidents.

If you have a child or friend in college who lives on store bought ramen do them a solid and share this recipe with them so they know how to make microwave ramen. They will thank you, especially when they don’t gain the freshman 15 because they made their own meals.

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Microwave the Ramen until the noodles are firm and fully cooked. Feel free to add more seasonings once cooked like fish sauce, more soy sauce etc. The soup is very forgiving, you can get really creative with your ingredients and flavors here.

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Cooking time given is based on my 1200W Panasonic Inverter Microwave so your timing might vary. I suggest checking it after 1 minute and go from there.

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Gemma's Homemade Microwave Ramen in a Mug

4.6 from 22 votes
Learn how to make my Microwave Ramen in a Mug recipe with just a few ingredients for a delicious, homemade alternative to the store-bought classic.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 serving
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Learn how to make my Microwave Ramen in a Mug recipe with just a few ingredients for a delicious, homemade alternative to the store-bought classic.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Chicken stock (or veg stock)
  • A few strands of Ramen Noodles (¼ portion)
  • 2 tablespoons frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 teaspoons amino acids (or soy sauce)
  • ½ teaspoons chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon green onions , sliced

Instructions

  • In a large microwavable mug add in all of your ingredients. Use a large mug as the stock can bubble up while cooking. Break the noodles so they fit in the mug
  • Microwave for 2-2 ½ minutes or until the noodles are tender. The timing is based on my 1200W Panasonic Inverter Microwave so yours might vary.
  • Serve hot from the microwave. Feel free to add more chili sauce, sesame seeds or any flavors you like.

Recipe Notes

Pour the hot Ramen into a soup/ coffee canister and take it with you to school. It will keep hot for hours.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Microwave Ramen in a Mug
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 330mg14%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Taletha
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Taletha
2 months ago

Can your two ingredient pasta be substituted for Ramen noodles?

Mark
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Mark
9 months ago

I added a little garlic and a little ginger. Then serve it with a little chile oil and black vinegar and a squeeze of lime. Delicious. I love your recipes.

gayathri aaron
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gayathri aaron
10 months ago

i made this for my lunch and Gemma you’re absolutely brilliant to come up with these super convenient way cooking ideas! the recepie is awesomely delicious!

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Mikael Bédard
11 months ago

This is a game changer. I was about to go for the usual 1$ ramen pack, but I found out I had leftover chicken stripes, frozen vegetables and chili sauce! And lucky me, my soy sauce and my chicken stock were low sodium. This didn’t taste like a real traditional ramen bowl, but it was so quick to make and so good!

Grace
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Grace
1 year ago

I made this for lunch for me and my brother. It turned out so well! He doesn’t say much. His only comment was, “too much carrots”. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Stephanie Salemi
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can i substitute stevia for al the ice cream recipes?
Happy Easter!!!!!

best regards Steph

Marta
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Marta
1 year ago

Amazing! Thank you for this recipe!????

Cheryl
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Cheryl
2 years ago

Where can I find Ramen noodles sticks I live on the East Coast can’t find them
Thanks

MaryL.
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MaryL.
2 years ago

Today, I made this ramen recipe, with minor changes, and it still worked out great! I used beef bone broth instead of chicken stock, with a little frozen broccoli & carrots, and it was still VERY tasty. This truly is a very adjustable, fast way to make a healthier ramen meal! It felt like a perfect serving size. My grocery list is quickly becoming filled with ingredients I’m finding on your recipes now. 🙂 What wonderful ideas you have!

Member
2 years ago

I tasted it on Friday night, home alone, hungry and lazy… and it was sooo good!

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