Cheese Ramen Noodles

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Make these 5-minute Cheesy Cheese Ramen Noodles for a quick and easy meal. This classic Korean comfort food is hearty, filling, and super delicious.

Here are a few more tried and tested Korean recipes for you: Korean Gochujang Fried Rice, Korean Gochujang Noodles, Sheet Pan Spicy Korean Chicken, Gochujang Tofu, and Korean Gochujang Chicken Wings.

Cheese ramen noodles served in a bowl.
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About Cheese Ramen Noodles

Cheese Ramen Noodles are instant ramen noodles with cheese. They are a delicious Korean-inspired one-pot meal in which ramen is made cheesy and rich with the addition of milk, cheese, and butter.

These cheesy ramen became quite popular on TikTok during the lockdown and soon became the lockdown comfort food due to their easy preparation and incredible cheesy taste.

Cheese ramen is filling, requires minimal effort and ingredients, and comes together in 5 minutes.

Preparing these instant noodles with cheese and milk makes the spicy ramen a little milder and cheesy, which kids and adults love.

Serve these alone or top them with a fried egg for a quick and comforting meal.

Ingredients

Cheese ramen noodles ingredients.

You need a few ingredients to make this instant noodle with cheese recipe – a pack of instant ramen noodles, water, milk, garlic powder, salted butter, cheese, ground black pepper, and green onions (scallions).

Any instant ramen noodles will work for this recipe, so choose your favorite one.

You can get the ramen noodles from any large grocery store, Asian specialty stores, or online.

I have used cheddar cheese here, but you can select from various kinds of cheese, such as mozzarella, gouda, American, monetary jack, parmesan, or any other cheese you prefer. You can also use a mix of 2-3 cheeses.

If you live in India, processed cheese like Amul or Brittania also works fine.

Milk is used to make the broth rich and creamy.

These cheese noodles are flavored with instant noodles’ seasoning spices, garlic powder, and black pepper powder. You can adjust the seasonings to your taste.

Add a teaspoon of soy sauce to this cheesy instant ramen noodles recipe.

How To Make Cheesy Ramen

Heat 1 cup of water in a pan over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil.

Water boiling in a pan.

Once the water comes to a boil, add 1 package (3 oz) of noodles to the pan and cook the noodles for 2 minutes (or as per package instructions), stirring a few times in between.

Do not overcook; otherwise, the noodles will become mushy.

Noodles added to the pan.
Cooked noodles.

Drain the extra water and transfer the noodles back to the pan.

Strained noodles added back to the pan.

Add the following ingredients and stir gently until the cheese melts and the sauce is creamy.

  • 1 cup milk (or ½ cup milk for less soupy noodles)
  • seasoning packet
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salted butter
  • ¼ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Milk, butter, garlic powder, cheese, and pepper added to the pan.
Mixed well.

Garnish with 1 teaspoon chopped scallions and some toasted sesame seeds (optional) and serve immediately!

Ready cheese ramen noodles garnished with green onions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does cheese taste good with ramen?

Oh yes, though it is not a traditional combination, trust me, you will get addicted to this cheesy goodness after just one bite.

Variations

You can try many vegetarian and non-vegetarian variations of this Korean spicy cheesy ramen recipe.

Add scrambled eggs or top the noodles with a fried or poached egg.

Add a protein of choice to make a non-vegetarian version of the noodles, such as grilled or cooked shredded chicken, prawns, sausage, bacon, ham, etc.

Load the indulgent ramen with blanched, roasted, or stir-fried veggies such as broccoli, asparagus, spinach, mushroom, peppers, peas, zucchini, tofu, etc.

Spice them with red chili paste, cayenne pepper, paprika powder, or red pepper flakes.

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Make this 5 minute Cheese Ramen Noodles for a quick and easy meal. This classic Korean comfort food is hearty, filling and super delicious.
4.91 from 10 votes

Cheese Ramen Noodles Recipe

Make this 5 minute Cheese Ramen for a quick and easy meal. This classic Korean comfort food is hearty, filling, and super delicious.
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 packet (3 oz) instant ramen noodles
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup whole milk (full-fat milk) (add ½ cup milk if you don't like soupy noodles)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salted butter
  • ¼ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped green onions (for garnishing (optional))
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Instructions 

  • Heat water in a pan over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil.
  • Once the water comes to a boil, add noodles to the pan and cook the noodles for 2 minutes (or as per package instructions), stirring a few times in between.
  • Do not overcook otherwise, the noodles will become mushy.
  • Drain the extra water and transfer the noodles back to the pan.
  • Add milk, seasoning packet, garlic powder, butter, cheddar cheese, and ground black pepper and stir gently until the cheese melt and the sauce is creamy.
  • Garnish with scallions and serve immediately!

Video

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Notes

Add scrambled eggs or top the noodles with a fried or poached egg.
You can add grilled or cooked shredded chicken, prawns, sausage, bacon, ham, etc to make a non-vegetarian version of the noodles.
Load the cheese ramen with blanched, roasted, or stir-fried veggies such as broccoli, asparagus, spinach, mushroom, peppers, peas, zucchini, tofu, etc.
Spice them up with red chili paste, cayenne pepper, paprika powder, or red pepper flakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 291kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 63mg, Sodium: 327mg, Potassium: 420mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 764IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 513mg, Iron: 1mg
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    1. You can add chilli flakes as per your taste. The name says cheesy, so the noodles are expected to be cheesy :).