This delicious peanut butter ramen recipe is 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.
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!
Why You'll Love Peanut Butter Ramen
If you love ramen hacks, you've got to try this one. Ramen with a lightly spicy peanut butter sauce is so creamy and delicious!
You may have seen the Tiktok peanut butter ramen videos (there are so many good ones) and 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.
PB Ramen Ingredients
Ramen - You'll need 1 packet of instant ramen with a seasoning packet. Or, you can use dried (not fried) ramen noodles and 1 tablespoon of this Homemade Ramen Seasoning.
Peanut Butter - You'll use 1 tablespoon of creamy peanut butter.
Chili Sauce - You'll use 1 teaspoon of sriracha sauce or any other kind of chili sauce you'd like. If you like spicier ramen, double or triple the amount of sriracha. One teaspoon will give you a hint of heat.
Sweetener - You'll need ½ teaspoon of honey or any other liquid sweetener like agave or maple syrup.
Garlic - You'll need 1 clove of garlic. You'll grate this 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 - you can top your ramen with 1 tablespoon of chopped green onions and a sprinkle of white and black sesame seeds.
Reserve - You'll need to reserve ¾ cup of the water you cooked the ramen in. You'll combine this with the peanut butter and other ingredients to make the sauce for the noodles. If you like soupier ramen, use 1 cup of water. If you like less watery ramen, use ¼ to ½ cup of water.
How to Make this Recipe
Cook the noodles - Cook one packet of ramen noodles according to package directions (reserve ¾ cup ramen cooking water).
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.
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.
More Ramen Recipes to Try
If you like ramen (I mean, who doesn't?!) try some of our other favorite recipes.
- Ramen with Milk - a creamy ramen recipes that's so easy to pull together.
- Ramen with Egg & Kewpie - the ultimate Carbonara like ramen recipe.
- Miso Ramen Recipe with Bok Choy - a veg heavy ramen made with miso paste.
- Vegetarian Miso Ramen Recipe - a tasty vegan ramen with two types of miso.
Tips for Making this Recipe
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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.
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.
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- 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
- Cook one packet of ramen noodles according to package directions (reserve ¾ cup ramen cooking water).
- 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.
- Add the noodles to the bowl and stir till coated with the sauce.
- Top with chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 770mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 10g