Homemade Ramen With Shrimp

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Turn those instant ramen noodles into a delicious 30-minute Homemade Ramen dinner by adding flavorful, garlicky shrimp and broccoli to the mix!

Close-up image of ramen noodles mixed with shrimp and broccoli florets.


 

Easy And Quick Homemade Ramen

I’m excited to share with you a fast and fuss-free recipe that’ll transport your taste buds straight to Asia: Homemade Ramen with Shrimp! It’s all about keeping things simple, quick, and utterly delicious here, and this dish is no exception.

Busy schedules and demanding kids can often make cooking feel like a chore. But I believe delicious meals shouldn’t require hours of labor. This ramen dish, enhanced with flavorful garlic shrimp and nutritious broccoli, was born out of that very notion. It’s the perfect go-to recipe when juggling work, kids, the kitchen, and everything in between.

Elevating Ramen Noodles: A Twist on a Classic Packaged Comfort Food

A humble bowl of ramen noodles has always held a special place in my heart. My college days were filled with jazzed-up bowls of ramen mixed with grilled chicken and frozen veggies. So, naturally, this evolved into a more “sophisticated” version: Shrimp and Broccoli with Ramen!

A skillet with ramen noodles, shrimp, and broccoli.

Ingredients For This Recipe

  • Shrimp
  • Onion & Garlic
  • Broccoli Florets
  • Ramen Noodles, discard the seasoning
  • Vegetable Broth
Preparing ramen in a skillet with onions and broccoli florets.

How To Make Homemade Ramen

  • Our star ingredient here is our garlic shrimp. Quick to prepare and full of flavor, they elevate this dish to new heights. Just a sauté in a generous amount of garlic, olive oil, and a touch of butter, and these little gems are good to go!
  • We’ll then turn our attention to the veggies and noodles. Sauté onions and broccoli until they are tender. Crumble up ramen noodles to join the veggie party, add a splash of vegetable broth, and reintroduce our deliciously prepared shrimp to the mix.
  • In just 5 minutes, you’ll have a satisfying, belly-warming dish that’ll have you going back for seconds.
Ramen Noodles served in a white bowl with shrimp and broccoli.

What To Put In Homemade Ramen Noodles

Toppings for ramen noodles are one of my fave things, you guys. It started back in college. I would legit grill some chicken or steak, slice it up, and toss it with 3-minute ramen noodles + frozen stir-fry veggies. The best idea, eV.er. Here are some more ideas and tips for your best homemade ramen!

  • Protein: Add in other proteins like diced chicken, beef, tofu, or even a soft-boiled egg to give your ramen a hearty boost.
  • Veggies: Toss in various vegetables like spinach, bell peppers, mushrooms, or corn to add flavor.
  • Spice It Up: Add heat with chili oil, sriracha, or crushed red pepper flakes for a spicy twist.
  • Umami Boost: Add a spoonful of miso paste or a dash of fish sauce to give your broth a deep, umami flavor.
  • Aromatics: Garlic adds a lovely flavor to the shrimp, but don’t stop there. You can add ginger, scallions, or lemongrass to the broth for more depth of flavor.
  • Gourmet Garnishes: Top your ramen with sliced green onions, sesame seeds, or a sprinkle of furikake (a Japanese seasoning blend) for added texture and taste.
Image of cooked shrimp in a skillet.

Storing Leftovers

  • Keep cooked ramen in a sealed container, and it’ll stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days, or you can freeze it for up to 3 months. It reheats nicely from frozen, too!
A bowl of ramen noodles with broccoli and shrimp.

 BOOM! I hope you’ll love it as much as we do!

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Homemade Ramen with Shrimp

Turn those instant ramen noodles into a delicious 30-minute dinner by adding flavorful garlic shrimp and broccoli!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 Serves

Ingredients 

For The Garlic Shrimp

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic,, minced
  • 1 pound shrimp,, peeled and deveined
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper,, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter

For The Ramen Noodles

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion,, sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper,, to taste
  • 2 packages (3 ounces, each) ramen noodles,, broken up (discard flavor packet)
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • chopped fresh parsley,, for garnish
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Instructions 

For The Garlic Shrimp

  • Add olive oil and garlic in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  • Add shrimp and season with salt and pepper; cook for 1 minute on each side.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and add butter; cook until butter is melted and shrimp is pink with browned edges.
  • Transfer the shrimp to a platter and set aside. Do not wide down the skillet.

For The Ramen Noodles

  • Return the skillet to the burner and add 2 tablespoons olive oil; cook over medium-high heat until hot.
  • Add onions and broccoli; season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes, or until tender.
  • Add broken noodles and vegetable broth to the skillet; mix in previously prepared shrimp and bring mixture to a boil.
  • Cook and stir for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until noodles are tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat and let stand couple minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve.

Notes

  • Protein: I used shrimp for this recipe, but you can also include cooked chicken, beef, tofu, or a soft-boiled egg for extra heartiness.
  • Veggies: Add spinach, peppers, mushrooms, or corn for more variety.
  • Spice It Up: Use chili oil, sriracha, or pepper flakes for heat.
  • Umami: Miso paste, soy sauce, or fish sauce deepens the flavor of the broth.
  • Aromatics: Enhance flavor with ginger, scallions, or lemongrass.
  • Garnish: Green onions, sesame seeds, or furikake add finishing touches.

Nutrition

Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 293mg | Sodium: 958mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 48.2mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 4.6mg

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35 Comments

  1. Toy says:

    Great recipe. My husband loves ramen and this recipe was a great. So easy basic staples typically already in your kitchen. I’m going to check out what else you have been cooking up. 😌

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      That’s great to hear! I am very glad you and your husband enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      1. Nanette says:

        Can I add soy sauce or hoisin sauce to broth

        1. Katerina says:

          Yeah, absolutely! I think soy sauce would make it even better. 😊

  2. Pauline Vale says:

    Made this recipe tonight. My husband had seconds which is rare when I try a new dish. It was excellent I’m planning on keeping the Ramen flavor packet when I make soup in the future.

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      That’s great! I’m very glad you and your husband enjoyed it! Thank you for chiming in! 🙂

  3. K. Rapoza says:

    This was better than I thought it would be. I added Baby Bella mushrooms and sautéed them with the shrimp. It was a good addition to the recipe.

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      I’m very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

  4. Courtnie A. says:

    I made this tonight & it was delicious! I used 1/2 everything as I only made it for me. I sauteed the shrimp in olive & sesame oil.

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      I am very happy you enjoyed this recipe! Thank YOU! 🙂

      1. Jennifer says:

        I just made this tonight and it was sooo good!! My boyfriend gobbled up two bowls of it! Lol. I added yellow, red, and orange sweet peppers, half of a green bell pepper, baby carrots, and a purple onion instead because its all we had, but was still so flavorful! Its hard to believe that all it is is garlic and butter. Finally I have a use for those abandoned ramen noodles. Yum, yum, yum!

        1. Katerina Petrovska says:

          I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

  5. Michele H. Eisenberg says:

    This dish was excellent everyone raved about it !

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Thank YOU! I am very happy you enjoyed it! 🙂

  6. Melinda Hasenohrl says:

    Tried recipe as written. It was great! Husband said it was good. Glad it didn’t use seasoning packets they contain a lot of salt. It was relatively simple to make and looked impressive. Will be on lookout for shrimp sales. Thank u for sharing.

  7. Becca says:

    Everyone enjoyed this meal! Added some bite size pieces of chicken breast, carrots, diced sweet peppers, and broccoli slaw instead of broccoli florets! Have to sneak the, in at my house for the picky eaters! Thank you for an awesome recipe!

  8. Angela says:

    I have to say that I absolutely LOVE your personality! You bring life to boring blogs and I appreciate that. This recipe was exactly what I was looking for; something simple, yet satisfying. Thanks again for this awesomeness!!

  9. Tina the Diva says:

    Made this tonight. Quick, easy and flavorful. I only added more vegetables and used black truffle sea salt. Delish. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Hi!
      Black truffle sea salt?! That’s so awesome! I will go on a hunt for black truffle sea salt asap..
      Very happy you enjoyed the ramen!!

  10. Yamm says:

    The 14 points – is that for one serving? Or the whole meal?

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Hi! Yes, that’s 12 points per serving according to the new freestyle points.