Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

A really special friend shared this recipe with me several years ago. It was his trick for dressing up those inexpensive noodles for his kids, and I think it is very good. This is great on its own as a quick meal, but can be an easy side for many dishes. We prefer the chicken or beef flavored noodles for this.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (3 ounce) package ramen noodles, any flavor, with seasoning packet
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 14 cup milk


  1. Bring water to boil in a small sauce pan.
  2. Add dried noodles and cook 3 minutes, or until noodles are tender. Stir occasionally.
  3. Drain away water. Return noodles to sauce pan.
  4. Add butter, milk and contents of seasoning packet.
  5. If your tastes desire, you may not use all of the seasoning packet.
  6. Heat on low heat and stir until butter is melted and noodles are coated with creamy sauce.
  7. Serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is especially good to break up a slice of American cheese and melt it in giving the ramen a creamy cheese sauce!

I love ramen and this was a yummy new way to eat it. The only thing I changed was I boiled it like I normally do adding the entire seasoning packet halfway through cooking. Then when they were done I drained it and added the other ingredients. It was less salty this way. And I used a little less than a tablespoon butter.

4 5

what a quick and easy side dish! my husband, who doesn't like ramen soup, really liked it a lot. my 3 year old kept saying mommy more pasta more pasta! i used the chicken flavor, and i used unsalted butter. it was a little on the salty side, maybe next time i might use less of the seasoning packet. thanks for posting.

I love these noodles! Today I made this for dinner. I trippled the recipe, added 1 chicken breast shredded, 2 grated carrots, a handful of frozen peas, a little velveta, and a splash more milk, and it was great! So nice to have such a fast dinner to put together on days when the kids are keepimg me very busy! They both loved it, 5 years old, and almost 11 months.
Thanks again for posting!