Cheesy Ramen with Egg

Cheesy ramen with poached egg in a bowl.

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4.3 from 4 reviews

It’s amazing what some cheese and a poached egg can do for a humble package of ramen. Comfort food to the max!


  • 1 three ounce package ramen (any flavor), 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. Turn the heat to medium, add cheese and butter and stir until cheese has melted.
  3. Crack egg into a small bowl. Turn the heat off completely, 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 4 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.


    • Ramen: You can find these packaged wavy Japanese noodles in the soup aisle of your grocery store. They come with a little flavor packet inside…I usually use the chicken flavored ramen for this recipe, but you can pick whatever flavor you like best.

    • Scallion: Totally optional. I love the sassy hit of flavor it adds, but if you are making this for someone who is under the weather, leaving the scallion out will give it a gentler taste.