5 Ingredient Ramen With an Egg {my favorite quick and easy dinner}

Whenever I have late meetings or am running short on time I make this 5 ingredient ramen with an egg – it’s my favorite quick and easy dinner recipe!

5 ingredient homemade ramen from @sweetphi

A few weeks ago I had a meeting that ended at 10:30 pm (thanks again to team Envy Creative who lets me meet with them after work while we finish up tweaking my new website redesign). By the time I got home I wasn’t quite thinking straight, I had been at work since 7 am and now it was well past 10 pm and my tummy was grumbling! Nothing was open on the way home and I immediately thought of this ramen dish.

5 ingredient ramen with an egg dinner ingredients from @sweetphi

And yes, we’re talking about the ramen that is 50 cents (note, you can buy it on Amazon for 42 cents – savings people!!)

Making homemade ramen

Ever since college years ago I seem to always keep a few packets of ramen in my pantry. I think it was back in college that I realized the magic of ramen. It’s a noodle dish but it doesn’t have to be made into a brothy soup. What I do is remove the little seasoning packet and then boil the noodles with frozen vegetables (while the noodles and veggies are cooking I fry an egg) and drain the water off and then return the noodles to the pot and add in a little butter and the seasoning packet and stir in a little parmesan cheese and top it with a sunnyside up egg. With the yolk that runs over the cheesy seasoned noodles it reminds me of a ramen carbonara, it’s seriously SO GOOD!

5 ingredient ramen with a fried egg recipe from @sweetphi

The meal in its entirety (boiling the water/frying the egg, etc) only takes 15 minutes! And there’s no prep or anything, it’s quite literally one of the easiest and best dinners ever (not to mention one of the cheapest dinners!)

**UPDATE** This recipe received such a fantastic response and people love it on pinterest that my editor requested I add it to my cookbook Fast and Easy Five Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook For Busy People!!

5 Ingredient Ramen With an Egg {my favorite quick and easy dinner}
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 package chicken flavor ramen (or flavor of choice)
  • ⅔ cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Fill a small sauce pot about half way up with water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Remove seasoning packet from ramen and set aside. Add dry ramen noodles and frozen vegetables to the boiling water. Allow to boil for 5 minutes or until the noodles break up easily when poked with a fork.
  3. Drain water from the noodles and vegetables and return to the pot. Sprinkle contents of the seasoning packet over the noodles and vegetables and add in half of the butter and all of the shredded parmesan cheese and stir until well combined and the butter has melted.
  4. While the noodles and vegetables are boiling melt half of the butter in a small frying pan and crack in the egg and sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on it. Cook on high for 1 minute and then reduce heat to medium and cook for 4 minutes (this is for a sunny side up egg, if you liked your eggs cooked longer do so.)
  5. To serve add noodles and vegetables to a big bowl and top with the egg, and enjoy!
5 ingredient ramen from @sweetphi

I always love having this for dinner when I want to mix it up a bit but don’t have the energy or time to make anything else – it’s my go-to (like for example right after Thanksgiving, the last thing I wanted was the same kind of foods so I made this and it was just what the doctor ordered, so if you’re getting sick of the same foods try this to mix it up!)

What is your go-to meal or what do you make when you’re super short on time but still want a home cooked meal?

5 ingredient ramen with an egg from @sweetphi

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Showing 25 comments
  • Reply

    Now this is a quick and easy meal! I have been eating a lot of these kinds of meals recently. That’s what happens when we write books, right?!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I totally love quick and easy meals (as a matter of fact, that’s what my cookbook is all about 😉 ) and yes, writing a book takes sooo much time!

  • Trisha
    Reply

    Quick meals like this are lifesavers for when I’m studying for exams. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe, Phi!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      You’re so welcome, and thank you for commenting! This is one of my favorites for dinner, and it definitely came about when I didn’t have any time and was studying for exams (best of luck on them btw) 🙂

  • cheri
    Reply

    Hi Phi, ramen looks like a great ingredient to keep around in the pantry, I bet it would make a great salad too!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much Cheri, I definitely love keeping ramen on hand because it makes for such a delicious dinner, it totally would make a good salad, although I’ve never tried that before.

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    Reply

    I love that you are adding your own veggies to this ramen soup! Such a quick easy dinner that will warm my Winter belly!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      This is toooootally a warming dish in the cold winter. I love adding all sorts of vegetables to it, when I don’t have mixed veggies I’ll add whatever I do have in the freezer 🙂

  • Lynn @ Order in the Kitchen
    Reply

    Seriously DYING to make this! Adding frozen veggies and ramen to my weekly grocery list!!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Girl, I think you would absolutely love this dish, let me know how it turns out for you 🙂

  • Reply

    Yes! I love that i’m not the only one who has find out the beauty behind a pack of ramen noodles. So easy, cheap and simple.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Easy, cheap and simple, perfect descriptors for this delicious dish 🙂 And I have always loved ramen so you’re not alone!

  • Reply

    Quick meals like this are lifesavers on busy nights, when you don’t have the time or energy to cook! Love the ingredients and flavours you’ve added. Great recipe, thanks for sharing Phi! 🙂

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much Jess. You’re absolutely right, quick meals are lifesavers and especially during the winter when it is dark outside by the time I get home, sometimes the last thing I want to do is spend hours in the kitchen, so meals like this are fantastic.

  • All That I'm Eating
    Reply

    What a great idea; a perfect dinner for when you’re super busy!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      This is definitely perfect for when you’re super busy, it’s my go to meal 😉

  • Little Cooking Tips
    Reply

    So easy, so frugal and yet so tasty! Thank you dear Phi! We tried once those seasoned noodles, but found them rather bland. Now we know how to put them into use and make a yummy dish in no time at all!
    A big kiss for that!
    xoxo

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      This is such an easy and frugal recipe and definitely tasty. I know what you mean about trying seasoned noodles and finding them bland, I too really didn’t like the soups they were supposed to make-very watery and blah, but when made a slightly different way as in the recipe, they’re truly amazing!!

  • Karen Howard
    Reply

    This Soup looks great & I love the Egg idea!

  • Natalie
    Reply

    This meal very quick and easy. But I honestly will never cook this again its basically having ramen soup with breakfast egg. Nothing tasty about it. Maybe my pallette is beyond this.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Hi Natalie, thanks for your comment. I’m surprised to hear this, this is a recipe that I am always getting feedback on by people saying how much they love it. So there are two things in your comment that lead me to believe maybe you didn’t make the recipe correctly which is why it didn’t turn out right. The first is you mentioned ‘ramen soup’ … did you by chance make it like soup? That could definitely have something to do with it. I too really don’t like ramen as a soup. The second thing you said is a ‘breakfast egg’ … did you by chance over-cook your egg? I give instructions for it to made like an over-easy egg. The end result is more like a pasta dish than a soup/with egg dish. It ends up tasting like a carbonara pasta dish if it’s made correctly, where you crack the yolk from the egg and stir it with the pasta. Regardless, sorry you didn’t enjoy it.

  • Zac
    Reply

    Being a student means I don’t really have the budget for fancy foods, and because of deadlines and work I don’t have time to cook big meals so often just go for things like plain old pasta or chicken nuggets, etc. and more often than not just decide not to cook vegetables. This recipe is fantastic as it takes so little time and works with my budget, meaning I’m more inclined to add those needed vegetables!
    Thanks for the recipe!!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I’m so happy to hear you liked it, thank you so much for coming back and commenting, really appreciate it!

  • Emily
    Reply

    Love this! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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