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How to Make Ramen Noodles in the Microwave

We all love a gourmet moment, but sometimes- when the mood strikes- you really just want something fast and delicious. In these moments, microwaving a pack of Mike's Mighty Good Ramen is exactly what you need.

Mike's Mighty Good
16 October 2020
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To prepare your ramen in the microwave, you simply whatever Mike’s Mighty Good ramen noodles you prefer (you can use either the ramen pillow packs or the ramen noodles cups for this), some water and a microwave- of course.

Keep reading below to learn how to make the perfect microwave ramen!

How to Microwave Some Mighty Good Ramen: Soup Cup

Step 1: Prep Your Noodles

Peel off the lid of your soup cup, remove the oil and seasoning packets, and set them aside for later. 

Step 2: Boil Water

In a microwave-safe glass container (preferably with a handle) boil 1-2 cups of water on the highest setting, for about 3 minutes. 

Step 3: Cook Your Noodles

Carefully remove the boiling water from the microwave (using an oven mitt or a pot holder) and pour it into your noodle cup, up to the indicated fill line. 

Step 4: Let Them Sit

Stir gently, and then cover the noodles and water with a plate, or some tin foil. Let it sit for about 6 minutes. If you like your noodles a little more firm, check on them sooner. If you like them more soft, leave them in for a few more minutes. 

Step 5: Add Oil and Seasoning

When your noodles are ready to go, pour in the oil and seasoning packets and stir until they’re thoroughly mixed in. Simple as that. Your microwave instant noodles are ready to eat. Just be careful not to burn yourself as the contents will still be hot!

If you want to microwave everything in your ramen noodle soup cup:

  • Add warm water up to the fill line inside the noodle cup. 
  • Microwave on high until boiling (for 1100 watts, typically 1 minute and 30 seconds) but stop the time before the water boils over. 
  • Carefully remove the cup from the microwave, and stir in the oil and seasoning packets. 
  • Stir thoroughly, and cover with a plate or piece of foil. 
  • Let it sit for about 6 minutes; adjust for more or less time depending on whether you like your noodles firm or soft.

How to Microwave Some Mighty Good Ramen: Pillow Pack

Step 1: Prep Your Noodles

Open your pillow pack, and set aside the packets of oil and seasoning for later. Place your noodles in a separate bowl and prepare your water. 

Step 2: Boil Water

In a microwave-safe glass container (preferably with a handle) boil 1-2 cups of water on the highest setting for about 3 minutes. 

Step 3: Cook Your Noodles

Carefully remove the boiling water from the microwave (using an oven mitt or a pot holder) and pour it into your bowl of noodles, until you reach the desired amount of broth. 

Step 4: Let Them Sit

Stir gently, and then cover your bowl of noodles with a plate or some tin foil. Let this sit for about 6 minutes. 

Like we mentioned above, if you like your ramen more firm and chewy, check on the noodles sooner. If you like them more soft and gooey, leave them in for a few more minutes. 

Step 5: Add Oil and Seasoning

When your noodles are finished, pour in the oil and seasoning packets, and stir until they’re mixed in. Your pillow pack ramen is ready to eat! microwave instant noodles are ready to eat. Be careful not to burn yourself- contents will still be hot!

Adding Life to Your Noodles

Plain Mike’s Mighty Good ramen noodles are amazing by themselves, but sometimes it’s nice to spice things up a little bit, right? 

Now that you know how to make ramen in the microwave, here are some ideas to get a little fancier with your instant noodle creation:

Experiment with the flavors

Experiment with other ad-ins and condiments to turn your ramen into a delicious ramen-bar style meal. 

Some fun flavorings you can add to ramen include (but aren’t limited to!): hoisin sauce, miso paste, soy sauce, furikake, bouillon, chili powder, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, and many others. Each ramen pack has a different flavor, so try out different toppings for each style of ramen. If you’re looking for some direction, there are topping suggestions on each ramen package to take the guess-work out of your creation!

Add toppings for a fun twist

There are a shocking amount of toppings that make a wonderful addition to a warm bowl of ramen noodles. From peanuts to tofu, the ability to get creative with toppings is one of the coolest parts of making instant ramen at home. Head over to our Ramen Toppings 101 blog post for more ideas on how to decorate your bowl!

What’s a ramen noodle bowl without a ramen egg? 

At Mike’s Mighty Good, we love adding a soft boiled ramen egg to our steaming bowls of noodles. There’s just something so delicious about a gooey, jammy yolk that you break into a savory bowl of broth. More on how to make a perfect ramen egg here.

Anytime you’re craving something quick and delicious, you know just what to do. Microwaving ramen is fast, fun and only requires a few ingredients. So, fire up your microwave and treat yourself to something delicious today. 

If you love microwaving your ramen as much as we do, post a picture of your creation on Instagram and make sure to tag us so we can see it!


Caution: Cook your noodles before consuming. They are not ready to eat right out of the package. Handle hot water and noodles with care, and do not leave the microwave unattended. Children should be assisted by an adult when handling hot contents.

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