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Ramen noodle skillet

Ramen noodle skillet

Use packaged ramen noodles and stir fry vegetables to create this tasty dish. It can easily be doubled for a crowd.

Number of servings: 4
Serving size: 3/4 cup

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2 teaspoons vegetable oil

1 cup onion, chopped (about 1 medium onion)

1 carrot, chopped or sliced into small pieces

2 cups frozen broccoli stir fry vegetable mixture

2 cups cooked meat or poultry, cut into bite sized pieces)

1 3 ounce-package instant ramen noodles, broken into pieces

1 cup water


Time needed: 10 minutes preparation; 25 minutes cook time

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion and carrots and sauté until soft (about 5 minutes).
  2. Add the broccoli and meat to the skillet. Stir and heat (about 2-3 minutes).
  3. Add the noodle seasonings and water to the skillet and stir.
  4. Add broken noodles to the skillet when the water simmers. Stir to moisten the noodles. Cover the skillet and cook until done (about 2 minutes). Serve immediately.

Nutritional information

Calories 279
Total Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 60 mg
Sodium: 469 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 23 g
Dietary Fiber: 4 g
Total Sugar: 4 g
Protein: 28 g

Allergens: None noted

*Chicken and beef-flavored ramen noodles was used in this analysis.

Tips and variations

Speed up this recipe by using leftover meat and vegetables.

Substitute 1 pound ground beef or turkey to yield two cups of meat. Cook the meat before using.

This is a great recipe to involve kids involved in the kitchen. Older kids can help chop vegetables. Younger kids can help chop meat and break apart the noodles.


This was adapted from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Ramen noodle skillet (no date; Spend Smart. Eat smart; retrieved from

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