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Easy Homemade Pork Ramen

This Easy Pork Ramen Noodle recipe is a HUGE favorite in my house. Toss out the ramen seasoning packets and make your own flavor-packed sauce for a quick Asian-inspired dinner done in under 30 minutes!

Make sure to try my Asian Fire Meat Recipe and my Easy Fried Rice if you’ve got a craving!

Forget Take Out: Pork Ramen Is An Easy Asian-Inspired Weeknight Dinner Idea!

Coming up with ideas for dinner that everyone in the house will enjoy is sometimes a job within itself. It’s easy to get in a rut and make the same things over and over…I get it…I live it.

So if you’re looking for an easy dinner that I am pretty confident saying will be a hit with even the pickiest eaters in your house, I’ve got the one for you.

This Easy Pork Ramen Noodle Dish is made in under 30 minutes and can be adapted in all sorts of ways:

  • Make it with any protein you prefer. Don’t get stuck on using pork tenderloin…you can use chicken, beef, or shrimp with great results!
  • Go veggie! This is an easy recipe to make vegetarian. Simply leave out the meat altogether adding in vegetables in its place, like broccoli, cauliflower, snap peas, or a mix of whatever you like! Or you could use tofu if that’s your thing!
  • Play with the sauce…like it more spicy, less, spicy, sweeter, not as sweet? Play around with the base recipe I provide and get creative!
Pork Ramen in a bowl with chili paste on top

My Kids Ask For This Homemade Ramen Noodle Bowl All The Time!

Easy adaptable dinners are on rotation around here. And since I can make so many variations of this base recipe, no one seems to get tired of it.

PRO TIP: Make the sauce ahead and store it in the fridge so it’s ready whenever you need it. This will make the process even quicker, or make it easy for your kids to make it on their own, with or without the pork!

If You Don’t Have Ramen Noodles, No Problem!

You can always swap out the ramen for another type of noodle:

  • Vermicelli
  • Spaghetti
  • Linguine
  • Soba
  • Udon
  • Egg Noodles
  • Rice Noodles

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Throw Out Those Packaged Flavor Packets and Make Your Own Sauce!

My boys love ramen noodles, and I do buy them for them to make after school as a snack, but the little flavor packets they come with are really lacking. The great thing about the sauce that I make for these noodle bowls is that it can be adapted to fit your taste perfectly (although I think the base recipe is pretty great!) Here are some ways to change up the sauce flavors:

  • Nut allergy? Leave out the sesame oil and peanut butter. You can add Sunbutter if you would like, but you don’t have to!
  • Like spice? Add more chili paste, or add in lots of crushed red pepper flakes!
  • Replace the honey with brown sugar for a slightly more sweet vibe!
  • Replace the hoisin sauce with teriyaki, BBQ, or oyster sauce!
Ramen Noodles in homemade sauce in a bowl with chopsticks

Garnish Ideas:

These bowls are even better when you add toppers! Here are a few of my favorite add-ons:

  • Chopped peanuts
  • Cilantro
  • Lime
  • More chili paste!!
  • Crunchy Fried Onions (Like Frenchs)
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • Pickled Ginger

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Pork Ramen Noodles in a bowl being eaten

Easy Pork Ramen

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: serves 6
  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Dinner

Description

This easy ramen noodle dish throws away the flavor packet! Slice up lean pork tenderloin and whip up a quick homemade sauce for a flavor-packed dinner!


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chili paste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin, sliced thinly
  • 4 (3- ounce) packages ramen noodles (flavor packets discarded)

Optional Garnishes

  • chopped cilantro
  • chopped green onion
  • chopped peanuts
  • lime wedges
  • more chili paste

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the soy sauce, water, sesame oil, canola oil, honey, hoisin sauce, peanut butter, vinegar, garlic, ginger, and chili paste until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet heat the 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Place the pork in the hot skillet to brown stirring frequently. Cook until the liquids in the pan evaporate, and the pork is cooked through.
  3. Turn the heat off and add in the prepared sauce, stirring to coat the pork. Leave the pan on the warm burner.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the ramen for 3 minutes, or until tender. Drain and add the cooked noodles to the skillet. Toss the noodles with the pork and sauce to coat.
  5. Serve immediately with any, all or none of the garnishes listed.

Notes

Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 591
  • Sugar: 11.7 g
  • Sodium: 1606.4 mg
  • Fat: 22.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.7 g
  • Protein: 42.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 98.5 mg

Keywords: cookies and cups, pork tenderloin, ramen noodles, pork noodles, homemade ramen, how to make ramen

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19 comments on “Easy Homemade Pork Ramen”

  1. Ed McStinkums

    This turned out extremely salty. If I make it again, I’ll try it with low-sodium soy sauce instead. Possibly cut the soy sauce in half while I’m at it. None of us liked it.

  2. Just made this now ang this is definitely quick and super delicious dish!!! I added thinly sliced carrot and few brocoli and cauliflower.. my picky son loved it.. thanks for sharing this recipe

  3. I was wondering if this could be made in more of a soup-style ramen. Could I add 4-6 cups of chicken broth?

  4. Hello! 1/2 cup of soy sauce and hoisin sauce on top of that??? Lol one just might have a stroke with that much sodium.

  5. This was delicious! I did 1tbsp of chili garlic sauce since that’s what I had and used ground pork. This was super tasty, even my 2 & 3 year old boys loved it! I’ve made another dish like this that had a ton more peanut butter and it was not taken well, so super excited I found this one! We garnished with suggested peanuts, cilantro and green onions and I’d have to say cilantro and peanuts were awesome additions!

  6. Amazing!! I was just searching on the web to find a recipe with pork and ramen and came across this delicious recipe. My husband is a fan and stated this recipe will be on repeat in our household lol

  7. I’m trying this soon, I think it’ll be a repeat recipe here. I was just wondering, is there a specific brand of chili paste and hoisin you recommend? I’m going to reread the post one more time, in case I missed it, but if not, I was wondering what works for you.

    1. There isn’t!! I usually have this chili paste on hand(because we use it in so many things: https://amzn.to/2Te1k3Z
      And Hoisin I just pick up Kikkoman brand at the supermarket usually! If there is a lower sodium option I try to grab that!

          1. It’s a keeper! Round two tonight, and they’ve been begging since we had it the first time!

  8. Kirsten Greene

    DELICIOUS! My 7 year old literally slurped her entire meal in about 10 minutes flat and then asked to take it for lunch the next day! We did sub ground turkey and it obviously wasn’t a huge change. This has been added to our round up!

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