Spicy Ramen Noodles

A bigger, badder ramen…

Sure you can settle for those little flavor packets that come with store-bought ramen packets. Or – why not go all out and make your own broth featuring the uber-popular Sriracha chili sauce? Our spicy ramen noodles recipe is ramen the way it should be. Fresh ingredients and a bold bite that’ll have you looking forward to sipping the broth out of the bottom of the bowl. It’s chock-full of comfort, perfect any time of year.

Add in crushed red pepper for a little extra pop, but the Sriracha provides plenty of its own. Don’t be heavy-handed here as it can overtake the flavor. And don’t forget that there’s also fresh ginger in the recipe that brings some extra warmth to the meal. Best of all, it’s simple to make: just a little chopping and blending to go along with the warming. All in, your spicy ramen noodles are done in 30 minutes or less. Yum.

If spicy ramen noodles make you smile, check out some of our other simple spicy comfort food. For instance, our bacon jalapeño mac and cheese recipe is one serious twist on the classic. Or this delicious Mexican meatball soup features plenty of fresh vegetables along with plenty of spice!

Spicy Ramen Noodles

Spicy Ramen Noodles

Simple spicy comfort food
4.42 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Meal
Servings 6 servings
Calories 256 kcal


  • 9 ounces ramen noodles 3 packages of store-bought ready-to-make soups
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 scallions minced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tomato small, diced
  • 1 onion small, diced
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper optional, extra spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt


  • In a soup pot over medium heat, bring the sesame oil and Sriracha to a low simmer then immediately add in the tomatoes and onion. Let the ingredients simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add in the garlic, ginger, crushed red pepper garlic powder, and celery salt. Continue cooking, stirring often for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the water, then using a food processor or blender, blend the mix until smooth.
  • Add the vegetable broth, soy sauce, and rice vinegar and allow the mix to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the ramen noodles and continue simmering for 2 minutes.
  • Add the scallions, stir to combine, then serve.


Adapted from Baker by Nature.


Calories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 6gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 1979mgPotassium: 194mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 635IUVitamin C: 9.6mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg


Keyword Crushed Red Pepper, Sriracha
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on October 6, 2019 to include new content. It was originally published on March 24, 2016.
  • This is a great receipe with one big change. Go to your fridge and toss that bottle of boring, but trendy Sriracha in the trash. You can also leave the pepper flakes out as they aren’t going to be needed. Now, chop up 12 or 15 Thai chilis and in a small condiment bowl add 50% fish sauce and 50% lime juice to the chilis. Add them to the bowl of ramen as you eat if. I personlly use just 100% fish sauce, but it is too strong for most people that way.

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