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Homemade Ramen Seasoning

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This homemade ramen seasoning is easy to make and tastes so good! This recipe makes 4 servings of seasoning blend (about 1 tablespoon per serving).

It's perfect if you want to make a bowl of homemade ramen or want to make instant ramen but don't want all the preservatives in the ramen seasoning packet.

You can also use these ramen spices on snack mixes, as a rub on meat, or to top roasted vegetables. It's a great savory spice blend!

Spices for ramen seasoning in a small white bowl.

Why You'll Love This Ramen Seasoning Blend

This ramen spice mix is great for two reasons - you can make yourself a healthier bowl of ramen and you can use it in more than just soup.

Ramen seasoning packets often come with a significant amount of sodium and preservatives, which is fine in moderation. But if you want to make ramen on the regular or make ramen for kids, it's great to control what goes into the spice blend.

You might also want to use dried (not fried) ramen noodles and you'll need to serve those with some seasoning - hence this great blend!

Additionally, you can use ramen spices on all sorts of things! I love ramen seasoning on a mix of spiced nuts or roasted chickpeas, as a rub on chicken, and to top roasted carrots or Brussels sprouts.

A ramen seasoning spice blend in a small white bowl with a gold spoon.

Ingredients You'll Need

  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder or granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley 
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

If you'd like to like your ramen on the spicier side, add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of cayenne to this blend.

Homemade ramen seasoning in a small glass jar.

How to Make Homemade Ramen

The easiest way to use this ramen seasoning mix is to make simple homemade ramen. Here's how to make 1 serving of it.

  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a small pot.
  2. Add your noodles (either fried noodles from an instant ramen pack or dried ramen noodles). Boil according to package directions, usually 3 minutes.
  3. Remove the noodles from the heat and add 1 tablespoon of your homemade ramen seasoning blend. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour the ramen into a bowl and top with ⅓ cup chopped scallions and a drizzle of chili oil and/or a teaspoon of sesame seeds.
Two types of ramen noodles on a marble background.
You can use either fried ramen noodles (the type from an instant ramen package) or dried ramen noodles.
Homemade ramen in a small pot.
Ramen noodles in a bowl with broth, chopped scallions, and chili oil.

Ramen Recipes to Try

You can use these homemade ramen seasonings in any of our favorite ramen recipes!

Tips for Making this Recipe

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Specialty Ingredients - You'll need some bouillon cubes for this recipe. You can use whatever kind you'd like, but BOU Bouillon are quite good and if you are vegetarian you can use these Not-Beef and Not-Chicken cubes.

Storing Tips - You can save this seasoning blend for up to 6 months if you store it in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

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Yield: 4 servings (about 4 tablespoons)

Homemade Ramen Seasoning

Homemade ramen seasoning in a small bowl.

This delicious ramen seasoning mix is easy to make and is so savory.

Prep Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes


  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder or granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl or jar and mix them together. Crumble the bouillon cubes with your fingers if necessary.
  2. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. 


Optional add-ins: if you like your ramen spicier, add in ¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 17Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 518mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g


Wednesday 13th of September 2023

I used this recipe for dinner tonight with chicken bone broth & 2 boiled egg- it was delish. Thank you for sharing!


Thursday 14th of September 2023

So glad you liked it!


Friday 25th of August 2023

Great recipe! My kids love instant ramen and now I don't feel so bad giving it to them - yay for no MSG! I used Better than Boullion and just added teaspoonfuls to the ramen to taste after seasoning it with the above spice mix. Thank you!

Cheryl Humphreys

Saturday 12th of August 2023

Hi. Do you have a version for the shrimp ramen seasoning?


Saturday 29th of July 2023

I love Raman noodles but when I looked it up on Yuka, some of additives used in the packet are very hazardous to our health. I used this recipe and it was so delicious! The only substitute I used was boiling the noodles in organic chicken broth instead of using chicken bouillon cubes in the seasoning mix, which aren’t very healthy for us either. Thanks for this recipe!


Friday 30th of June 2023

Thank you, this taste just like regular ramen seasoning! I added some organic chicken bouillon paste to the water while cooking the noodles as well

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