Cheesy Ramen with Poached Egg

  • Yield: Serves 1, can be increased over and over and over again.


  • 1 package ramen, with the flavor packet
  • 2 slices American cheese, torn into quarters
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Cook ramen according to package directions, including adding the flavor packet.
  2. Add cheese and butter and stir until cheese has melted.
  3. Crack egg into a small bowl. Pull the noodles to the side, gently pour in the egg, and then ever-so-gently drape the noodles over the egg. Cover and let it sit for 3 minutes.
  4. Pour the whole thing into a large soup bowl. Sprinkle with scallions and fresh pepper, gently break the egg yolk so it melts into the broth, and eat it up. Feel much better.