Ramen Stir Fry

4.91 from 11 votes

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This Ramen Stir Fry is the tastiest noodle dish, ready in 20 minutes! Prepackaged ramen noodles are cooked and stir fried with tons of veggies in a homemade sweet asian sauce. So so tasty and super kid friendly.

Ramen Stir Fry

Why I love ramen: let me count the ways!

You guys, there isn’t much I love more than creating fast dinners that my kids will devour. And my devour, I mean licking their plates clean, begging for seconds. That usually never happens at my house. But it certainly did the other night and I was mighty proud of this meal, even though it had ramen in it.

Now, I know what you’re going to say. “Ramen is so bad for you!” “I would never feed my kids that stuff!” “You’re such a bad mom for wanting your kids to eat that processed food!”

And while I agree that Ramen isn’t the healthiest option out there and yes, most of the time I’m feeding my kids unprocessed foods, I can confidently disagree with you about being a “bad mom” because…gather in close friends, I’m only saying this once…there were 3 cups of veggies stir fried right along side those ramen noodles and my kids ate it all! I’m talking carrots, celery, broccoli, green beans and more! It was a sight to behold. Mind you, Brooke and Blake did do a few veggie trades here and there (“if you give me your broccoli, I’ll give you my carrots”) but generally, there was no veggie left behind.

If we were to order a comparable dish from the Chinese takeout restaurant we know and love, there is no way we’d get this many veggies, noodles or flavor. We’ve tried them both and this recipe is waaaay better (and cheaper!)

Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

So, this comfortably fed my family of five, though I’m not sure Eddie counts as a fully grown human with a hearty appetite. My kids did want seconds and we had none to give, so I’d say it was nearly the perfect amount. My husband did load his plate though.

I’d also like to point out that I create a sauce for this dish using some asian condiments, sesame oil and water, along with some of the flavored seasoning packets that come with the ramen. Not all of them but some. These ingredients create a light, slightly sweet and flavorful sauce that pairs really well with the noodles and veggies. We obviously didn’t hate it.

So if you are into a super fast dinner that is made with $0.27 ramen noodles but packed with veggies, then this is the recipe for you! Scroll down to get my full printable recipe, and pin and share as you like! This is a good one you’re going to want to make again and again.

4.91 from 11 votes

Ramen Stir Fry

Prepackaged ramen noodles cooked and stir fried with tons of veggies in a homemade sweet asian sauce. The tastiest noodles ready in 20 minutes!
servings 3 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 9 oz Ramen noodles (3 packages) chicken flavor*
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onion
  • 2-3 cups chopped fresh veggies such as asparagus, green beans, carrot, broccoli, celery, snow peas, etc..
  • 2 chicken flavor packets from the packages of ramen above
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup Mr. Yoshida sauce

Instructions

  • Bring large pot of water to boil and cook ramen noodles plain until just tender, about 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Cook onion for 1-2 minutes or until it starts to brown lightly and become translucent. Add in the remaining veggies and stir fry for another 2-3 minutes. 
  • Toss cooked ramen into the hot pan and toss with veggies. Sprinkle the chicken flavor packets and granulated garlic over top of the noodles and add in the remaining wet ingredients. Toss together to coat noodles and veggies in sauce. 
  • Remove from heat and serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 789kcal | Carbohydrates: 107g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 2823mg | Potassium: 631mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 6161IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 6mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Ramen Stir Fry

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Ramen Stir Fry

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58 Responses
  1. Kristen

    This looks great! I’m trying to figure out dinner for tomorrow and I think this may be it! Question though – What is Mr. Yoshida sauce? We live in Canada I don’t recall seeing that at my local grocery store (though I may have just missed it). Thanks!

    1. Diane Smith

      You can replace it with Sweet Baby Ray’ s sweet Teriyaki sauce or look it up online and make Mr. Yoshida sauce (which is made from soya sauce, lots of sugar and other ingredients)

  2. Nina

    That sounds and looks delicious. I love Ramen.
    Just one question. What is Mr Yoshida sauce? I don’t think that’s available to me here in Germany (added: it is, at Amazon, for about 110$…uhm, no). Do you have any ideas for substitutions?

  3. Marissa

    I’m going to try to start commenting more, like you asked on Insta 🙂
    This looks so good! My husband loves any kind of Asian food so I think it will be right up his alley.
    I do have a question, I’ve never heard of Mr. Yoshida’s sauce. I googled it and it seems there are different flavors. Did you use the original? Is there anything I could use as a substitute for that?

    1. Lauren

      Sure, though I can’t guarantee how good it will be since we usually only buy the chicken kind. (I’m sure it will be fine, but I’m just covering my bases.)

  4. Tiphanie

    I would probably substitute the packaged ramen noodles for the fresh ones found in the refrigerated section at some grocery stores or your local Asian market. My kids do love the packaged ramen noodles, though!

    For those asking about Yoshida’s sauce, my local Coscto has Yoshida’s Sauce, but you can also find it in the Asian section of your local grocery store. If they don’t have it, it’s most comparable to a teriyaki type flavored sauce. It’s sweeter than soy sauce or oyster sauce, since it has sugar and HFCS.

  5. Stephanie Freeman

    This looks so delish, I am totally adding to my menu for next week. Can i use any teriyaki sauce in place of the Mr. Yoshida sauce?

  6. jackie

    I agree with Valerie’s comment and ask the same question….what is Mr Yoshida sauce.. maybe it’s not available in Canada what would be a good substitute?

  7. Sue

    I made this last night! It was super easy and so delicious. I couldn’t find Mr. Yoshida sauce, so I got PF Chang’s teriyaki sauce instead and used 1/3 cup of that with 1/3 of hoisin. It was yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Teresa

    I was just on Amazon looking for a Wok, hubby Christmas gift, and got overwhelmed by the choices/reviews. Do you have one that you would recommend? Great timing on an Asian recipe, Thanks!

  9. Amanda Demirjian

    5 stars
    Can’t wait to try this! I have a bunch of store bought ramen noodles waiting to be eaten, and this is the perfect recipe!

  10. Pam

    Was so happy to see this recipe- was looking for something like this,! I know I can always trust your recipes, and this one was AWESOME! Enjoy reading your posts & trying new things, never worry about trying something new if it’s one of yours. Thanks for all the work that goes into your site 😍

    1. Joanne

      oh my gosh, think I ate 75% of this : ( Delish. I found Mr. Yoshida sauce near the marinades, ketchup etc. NOT the Asian/Oriental aisle. Odd but glad I found.

  11. Brittany

    I love this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it! I enjoy following you and I have done so for the past 2 years. You know how to make everyone feel like they are your best friend. ❤️ Thanks for being AMAZING!

  12. Emily Fletcher

    When I was a teacher, we made something similar to this. Ramen noodles are a nice shortcut, but you can still make healthy meals with it.

  13. Emily

    5 stars
    Made this tonight and it was a hit! Used carrots, celery, and broccoli, and added in chicken. I also had to make a homemade hoisin sauce as I forgot to add this to my grocery list. Super nummy!

  14. Ali

    5 stars
    HUGE hit last night for dinner with entire family Loaded it up with tons of veggies and plates were clean before they knew it. Thanks for a super easy and great recipe!

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  16. Brooke

    Making tonight, with a couple modifications! Mr yoshida sauce is a sweet teriyaki type sauce, called sweet and savory, you can buy in bulk at Costco, as well as small bottles in grocery stores. There are other flavors as well, but the sweet and savory is to die for! Might be more widely available here in Oregon because the Yoshida’s are from Troutdale!

    1. Liz Mersman

      Anyone looking for Mr Yoshida sauce, you should try the simmer sauces that you can find in most grocery stores. I use this one: https://www.fooducate.com/product/Safeway-Select-Simmer-Sauce-Sesame-Ginger/42534528-85F2-11E2-9B11-1231381A4CEA

      It’s a pretty good replacement for cheap cost.

  17. Kelsey Hillier

    5 stars
    I was looking for a way to get my kids to eat a good portion of veggies, and this was it! It was SOO good and we ate it all! My 4 year old asked for seconds and that never happens! Thank you for creating family friendly recipes, my 2 year old even helped cook!!