Make this 5 minute Cheese Ramen Noodles for a quick and easy meal. This classic Korean comfort food is hearty, filling, and super delicious.
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About This Recipe
Cheese Ramen Noodles are nothing but your instant ramen noodles with cheese. It is a delicious Korean-inspired one-pot meal where 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 are filling, requires minimal effort and ingredients, and comes together in just 5 minutes.
Preparing these instant noodles with cheese and milk makes the spicy ramen a little milder and super cheesy, which is loved by both, kids as well as adults.
Serve these on their own or top them with a fried egg for a quick and comforting meal.
You need a few ingredients to make this instant noodle with cheese recipe – a pack of instant ramen noodles, water, milk, garlic powder, 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 speciality stores or online.
I have used cheddar cheese here, but you can go ahead and select from mozzarella, gouda, parmesan cheese, or any other cheese that you prefer. You can also use a mix of 2-3 cheeses.
Milk is used to make the broth rich and creamy.
The noodles are flavored with instant noodles seasoning spices, garlic powder, and black pepper powder. You can adjust the seasonings as per your taste.
How To Make Cheese Ramen Noodles
Heat 1 cup of water in a pan pver medium-high heat and bring it to a boil.
Once the water comes to a boil, add 1 package (3 oz) noodles to the pan and cook the noodles for 2 minutes.
Do not over cook otherwise the noodles will become mushy.
Drain the extra water and transfer the noodles back to the pan.
Add 1 cup milk, seasoning packet, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon butter, ¼ cup grated cheddar cheese and ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper and stir gently until the cheese melt and the sauce is creamy.
Garnish with 1 teaspoon chopped scallions and serve immediately!
You can try many vegetarian and non-vegetarian variations of this Korean spicy cheese ramen recipe.
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.
Cheese Ramen taste the best when served right out of the pan, hot and cheesy.
Leftovers can be stored for a day in the fridge in an airtight container. Reheat in a pan or microwave. If you feel it has become a little thick, then add in a little milk to adjust the consistency.
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Cheese Ramen Noodles Recipe
- 1 packet (3 oz) instant ramen noodles
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup whole milk (full-fat milk)
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon butter (salted or unsalted)
- ¼ cup grated cheddar cheese
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon chopped green onions (for garnishing (optional))
- Heat water in a pan over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil.
- Once the water comes to a boil, add ramen noodles to the pan and cook the noodles for 2 minutes.
- 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 1 teaspoon chopped scallions and serve immediately!