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Peanut Butter Ramen

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This delicious peanut butter ramen is an easy meal that's ready in just a few minutes. It's so creamy and flavorful!

It's always fun to try new ways to make ramen - this peanut butter method is perfect for when you want a quick but interesting ramen recipe.

The rich broth in this homemade peanut butter ramen is delicious and filling. To make it an even heartier meal, you can add your favorite meat, crispy tofu, and toppings of choice. 

Peanut butter ramen in a white bowl with chopsticks.
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You may have seen the Tiktok peanut butter ramen videos (there are so many good ones) - this is a take on those. You'll combine a few simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry for a fantastic lunch or dinner.

If you love ramen hacks, you've got to try this one. You'll make the ramen sauce with just a few ingredients plus the spice packet, and if you're making it with fresh noodles (not instant), I'll show you how to make your own seasoning blend too.

Ramen with a lightly spicy peanut butter sauce is so creamy and delicious!

PB Ramen Ingredients

Ramen noodles, sriracha, honey, grated garlic, peanut butter, sesame seeds, ramen seasoning, chopped green onions, and water.
  • Ramen - You'll need 1 packet of instant ramen noodles with a seasoning packet. Or, you can use dried (not fried) ramen noodles and 1 tablespoon of this Homemade Ramen Seasoning.
  • Peanut Butter - You want to use a creamy peanut butter instead of a crunchy peanut butter. This is what makes the creamy broth. 
  • Chili Sauce - Sriracha sauce or any other kind of chili sauce can be used. If you like spicier ramen, double or triple the amount of sriracha. One teaspoon will give you a hint of heat.
  • Sweetener - I like honey in this recipe, but any other liquid sweetener like agave or maple syrup will also work.  
  • Garlic - Grate the garlic so it's easily dispersed in the sauce. If you don't have fresh garlic, you can use ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • Optional Toppings - Top your ramen with chopped green onions and a sprinkle of white and black sesame seeds. Feel free to experiment and add your favorite ramen toppings. 

Instructions

Cook the noodles - Cook one packet of ramen noodles according to package directions (reserve ¾ cup ramen cooking water). 

Ramen noodles cooking in a small pot.

Make the sauce - While the ramen is cooking, combine the peanut butter, sriracha, honey, grated garlic, and the ramen seasoning packet in a large soup bowl. Stir to combine. Pour the reserved ramen cooking water into the peanut butter mixture and stir till combined. 

Peanut butter, honey, sriracha, garlic, and ramen seasoning in a bowl with a spoon.

Add Noodles - Add the noodles to the bowl and stir till coated with the sauce. 

Serve - Top with chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately. 

Peanut butter ramen in a white bowl with chopsticks.

Tips for Making this Recipe

Cooking Tips - Make sure to reserve ¾ cup of the cooking water after you've cooked your noodles. This will 'melt' the peanut butter and other ingredients to create the sauce.

Specialty Ingredients - I like using sriracha sauce for this recipe (although you can use any kind of chili oil or sauce), as well as black sesame seeds.

Diet/Allergy Alternatives - If you'd like this recipe to be vegan, make sure to use ramen with a veggie-only seasoning packet and substitute the honey for agave.

Storage

You can make the ramen broth ahead of time and store it for up to 4 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. 

I don't recommend cooking and storing the noodles. Make those just before ready to eat so they keep their texture. 

Peanut butter ramen being scooped up with chopsticks.

What to Serve with Peanut Butter Ramen

  • TikTok Carrot Salad - Shaved carrots with rice wine vinegar and sesame oil make a delicious side salad to these spicy peanut butter ramen noodles. 
  • Shrimp Summer Rolls - These rolls are made with crunchy cucumber, rice vermicelli noodles, and lots of fresh herbs. They're fun to make and absolutely delicious.
  • Cucumber Kimchi - These are a take on Korean cucumbers (called Oi Kimchi) that are spicy, quick-pickled, and a little vinegary.
  • Teriyaki Glazed Salmon - This delicious salmon has just the right amount of sweet and savory and comes together in less than 30 minutes.

More Ramen Recipes to Try

If you love a good, healthy ramen bowl (I mean, who doesn't?!), try some of our other favorite recipes. Be sure to check out our full list of what to add to ramen as well!

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Yield: 1 serving

Peanut Butter Ramen

Peanut butter ramen in a white soup bowl with chopsticks.

This flavorful peanut butter ramen recipe is quick and easy to make!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 3 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 packet instant ramen
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onions
  • sprinkle sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Cook one packet of ramen noodles according to package directions (reserve ¾ cup ramen cooking water). 
  2. While the ramen is cooking, combine the peanut butter, sriracha, honey, grated garlic, and the ramen seasoning packet in a large soup bowl. Stir to combine. Pour the reserved ramen cooking water into the peanut butter mixture and stir till combined. 
  3. Add the noodles to the bowl and stir till coated with the sauce. 
  4. Top with chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 770mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 10g

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