Easy (5-min) ramen with egg (and vegetables) your kids will love!

Ramen noodles, or the equivalent, are found all over the world by many names. They are a quick easy meal that can be served warm, fried, as soup, a side or straight from the package. I’ve done them all, but my ‘go-to’ (and my kid’s favorite) way to eat ramen is as a soup cooked with an egg. The kids like it so much, I’ve found I can put vegetables in it and they still ask for more! I can’t say it’s healthy, but it does add substance and vitamins to a favorite ‘quick and easy” meal. This can be done, including prepwork, in under 5 minutes.

See below or check out my YouTube channel for one of my favorite ways to fix up ramen, then leave a comment telling me how you do it. Enjoy!



  • Pack of ramen noodles – may be called by another name in your region (I prefer chicken flavor)
  • Water (according to package instructions – 2 cups for me)
  • An Egg
  • Veggies –(Some ideas: spinach, kale, shredded carrots, peas)

Step 1:

Measure the water per your package instructions – add the seasoning packet and bring to a boil. Starting with hot tap water speeds up the process. Prep your vegetables while you wait.

Snapshot 1 (7-20-2016 11-08 PM)

Step 2:

When boiling, add the noodles. Sometimes it helps to break them up a little; it makes serving the ramen a little easier. Keep the heat on and bring to a boil.

Snapshot 2 (7-20-2016 11-09 PM)

Step 3:

Crack an egg into the boiling soup/water and then using a utensil, beat the egg up so it mixes slightly with the noodles – don’t mix it too well, just enough to break the yolk and mix the egg throughout. The boiling water is more than hot enough to cook the egg in a  minute or so.

Snapshot 3 (7-20-2016 11-10 PM)

Step 4:

Add your vegetables. If you like veggies, feel free to experiment, otherwise just put in some torn up spinach or kale and/or some shredded carrots. Peas alone work well too. Don’t overdue it though, it’s ramen with veggies, not veggies with ramen – the kids know the difference and won’t eat it if the ratios are too skewed – small victory!

Snapshot 4 (7-20-2016 11-12 PM)

You can add any vegetable you want, but some vegetables, like celery and zucchini, would do well to be sautéed before being added to what is otherwise a pretty “soft” meal. An under-cooked onion would probably stand out as a crunchy intruder.

Serve in bowls, and enjoy! If it is too hot for the kids, toss in an ice cube.




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