Ramen Vegetable Soup

Ramen Vegetable Soup
We have another very customizable recipe!

Recipes that you can adapt and change depending upon what you have on hand or like are my favorite. There is no last minute panicking because you don’t have a certain ingredient in your cupboard, choose something else and in the words of Tim Gunn on Project Runway “make it work!”

Ramen Vegetable Soup
I am all about posting recipes that are going to work for you and your family. Lucky for you, all of the recipes need to get the stamp of approval from Ryan and myself before we would consider sharing them with you!

You can think of us as your personal recipe approvers. :-)

This ramen vegetable soup is great during this transitional time when it’s starting to get cooler outside and it’s also well suited for winter.

Ramen Vegetable Soup
Plus, this quick and easy soup has a unique flavor from the cilantro, lime juice, and sriracha sauce.

If you don’t want an extra kick of spice leave the sriracha out. I think I actually ended up doubling the amount of sriracha because Ryan is the king of spicy in our house – did you see how empty our sriracha bottle is in the above picture?!.

Ramen Vegetable Soup
Although this dish is called ‘ramen vegetable soup’ you don’t actually use the seasoning packet from the ramen. There are probably too many mystery ingredients in there anyway, so either set it aside or throw it in the trash.

You could actually substitute angel hair pasta or regular spaghetti pasta in place of the ramen noodles. If you choose to cook the substitute noodles in the pot with all of the ingredients remember to adjust the cooking time of the noodles. Otherwise, prepare the noodles in a separate pot and add to the vegetable soup once done.

The next time this soup comes up on our menu plan, I think I’ll give it a try with angel hair pasta.

Ramen Vegetable Soup

Ramen Vegetable Soup


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, 14.5 oz drained
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) ramen, discard the seasoning packet
  • Sriracha sauce to taste, optional
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium.
  2. Add the onion, carrots, celery and zucchini; sauté until soft, about 6 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the tomatoes, broth, water and lime juice; bring to a boil.
  5. Add the ramen, reduce heat and simmer until noodles are tender, 3 minutes.
  6. Season with salt, pepper and Sriracha sauce if desired. Serve immediately and top bowls with cilantro and chopped green onions.

Recipe adapted from The Comfort of Cooking.


Ramen Vegetable Soup

I’m off to buy more sriracha!

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90 Responses to “Ramen Vegetable Soup”

  1. foodfashionparty — October 13, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    This is such a pretty noodle soup, just stunning.

    • The First Year Blog — October 14, 2013 at 8:07 am

      Oh wow, thank you!!

  2. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life — October 14, 2013 at 10:23 am

    This looks amazing. I need to make this. I would love for you to link up to Inspire Me this afternoon. Party goes live at 2:30 PT. http://www.astrollthrulife.net Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

    • The First Year Blog — October 14, 2013 at 11:25 am

      I’ll be there, thanks Marty!

  3. Babs — October 14, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I have to tell you…I LOVE LOVE Ramen noodles, and your recipe looks amazing. Here’s a post I did in 2011 about Ramen noodles. :) I’m trying your recipe next time I make them.



    • The First Year Blog — October 14, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks for sharing your recipe with me Babs, enjoy the soup!

  4. Bev @ Tha Make Your Own Zone — October 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    This soup looks so yummy, and it looks like a great way to use ramen noodles too. Sirracha is a new ingredient to me, but I’m a wimp about spicy stuff so I might have to leave that out. (Found you on the In & Out of the Kitchen Link Party)

    • The First Year Blog — October 14, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      Hi Bev! I would actually leave the sriracha out too if I was making it for myself. Thanks for letting me know where you are coming from!

  5. Sarah — October 14, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    This sound delicious, I love that you can mix up the spice and ingredients. Thanks for sharing.

    • The First Year Blog — October 14, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      Thank you for coming by!

  6. OK This sounds amazing!!! I might hafta try this one!! Please come share this on DIY Sunday Showcase, A party I cohost! It’s open now!!

    • The First Year Blog — October 14, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      Thanks for the invite Shelly!

    • Shelly @MinettesMaze — October 15, 2013 at 10:52 am

      Thanks for coming over!! I’m gonna pin this to our board! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!! Come back every week!!

    • The First Year Blog — October 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks for pinning this Shelly!

  7. Lisa@ Cooking with Curls — October 14, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    My daughter loves ramen!! I will definitely pass the recipe along to her. Maybe I will get lucky and she will make me dinner. :)

    • The First Year Blog — October 15, 2013 at 7:56 am

      Perfect plan!!

  8. Mommy on Demand — October 15, 2013 at 9:58 am

    This sounds great, its an added bonus I already have everything! Would love if you can come link up at very first linky party http://mommyondemand.com/create-bake-1-2/

    • The First Year Blog — October 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      I’ll be there :-)

  9. Anne — October 15, 2013 at 11:44 am


  10. Rita O — October 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I’d like it with some Chili Garlic Sauce. It’s like Sriracha but not as hot.

    • The First Year Blog — October 15, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      I haven’t heard of that before, is it red or green?

  11. Creatively Melissa — October 15, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Holy Cow, this is one of those why-didn’t-I-think-of-that kind of recipes. I love Ramen Noodles and Fall is here now so I’m looking for some fresh soup ideas. Looks good, can’t wait to try it! Thanks for posting it!

    • The First Year Blog — October 15, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      You are so welcome Melissa!

  12. cynthial1956 — October 15, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I recently saw a recipe like this and was wondering if it would be fantastic. Now I know it would be! Thanks for sharing this great recipe at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party.

    • The First Year Blog — October 15, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      It has our stamp of approval!

  13. Heather @ French Press — October 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    looks delicious and your pictures are gorgeous

    • The First Year Blog — October 15, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      Thank you Heather, I truly appreciate it!

  14. mindfulheather — October 16, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Love, Love, Love Ramen! I’m always looking for new things to throw in there. (Ps. Our family goes through about 6 bottles of rooster sauce a year!

    • The First Year Blog — October 16, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      Woah, way more than my family!!

  15. Tanya — October 17, 2013 at 7:58 am

    This sounds delicious. My kids love ramen noodle soup. This will male it healthier. Visiting from the linky party.

    • The First Year Blog — October 17, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      I am sure everyone will love it!

  16. Julie Corbisiero — October 17, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Hi, my family LOVES ramen soup and this looks so good and yummy and healthy. What could be better than that! I saw it on domestic superhero’s party.
    Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

    • The First Year Blog — October 17, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      I really appreciate you coming by Julie!!

  17. Shauna - The Best Blog Recipess — October 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I love this recipe Beth! So glad you shared it at The Weekend re-Treat Link Party this week! Wanted to stop by and pin it so I can try it out later :)

    • The First Year Blog — October 17, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      Aww, you’re the best Shauna!

  18. Emily @ My Love for Words — October 18, 2013 at 6:23 am

    This looks so pretty and delicious! Thanks so much for linking up at the Lovely Ladies Linky. I’ll be sharing this on my facebook page tonight :)

    • The First Year Blog — October 18, 2013 at 7:30 am

      Hi Emily! I definitely appreciate that – thank you!

  19. lydiaf1963 — October 18, 2013 at 8:55 am

    I’m not a ramen eater, but my 21 year old son is. I’m going to share this with him, it looks delicious! I’ve been trying for awhile to get him interested in cooking better things for himself.

    • The First Year Blog — October 18, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      Hopefully this is a start :-)

  20. Shana Norris (@ShanaNorrisBlog) — October 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I can’t wait to try this. YUM. I love Ramen noodles!

  21. homematters1st@yahoo.com — October 20, 2013 at 6:18 am

    I saw a recipe for a soup that was similar to this one and I thought, hmm..I might have to try that. Now I know I have to try it! Your soup looks fantastic!
    Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen LInk party. Your post was the most clicked post and will be featured in the next link party!

    • The First Year Blog — October 20, 2013 at 7:32 am

      Thanks for the great news Cynthia!

  22. arzea — October 23, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    This looks so yum, Beth! I am going to feature it tomorrow at my link party! Hope to see you stop by!

  23. debi — November 17, 2013 at 7:47 am

    I love ramen noodle recipes that throw away the sodium filled seasoning packets. I wish I could find more recipes like this one.

    • The First Year Blog — November 17, 2013 at 7:52 am

      There definitely are some out there on pinterest!

  24. Mmm this looks amazing!!

    • The First Year Blog — January 6, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      I really appreciate you coming by Devi! I am going to stop by your blog!

  25. Babs — January 6, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Your recipe looks delicious! I’m a huge fan of Ramen noodles and always have some in the pantry. I’m with you on the seasoning packet, and trash it. I like your addition of lime..so interesting. and the Sriracha sauce is new to me. Gotta check it out. Thanks so much for your recipe. Visiting from Confessions of a Plate Addict..The Scoop.

    • The First Year Blog — January 6, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      The sriracha is spicy, beware!

  26. Zenda — January 7, 2014 at 7:42 am

    This looks so easy and delicious! I’m giving it a try this week!

  27. Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy — January 7, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Oh Beth! How did you know I LOVE ramen?! I make it at least once a day for my kids. This is a way better version! I can’t wait to try it! Pinning to my Dinner Ideas board! I hope you have a wonderful week!

    • The First Year Blog — January 7, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      Now you both can win! Thank you Jen!

  28. Ashlyn — January 10, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    This looks so delicious! We live in Hawaii and have lots of Ramen restaurants and I love going to them because the Ramen is actually homemade! This sounds right up my alley since it can be made at home, but doesn’t use that scary seasoning packet! And the veggies make it so beautiful and healthy! Can’t wait to try it. Pinning and found your recipe at the Pin Me party! :)

    • The First Year Blog — January 11, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      Oh I wouldn’t necessarily think Hawaiians ate ramen – so interesting that they have ramen restaurants!

  29. Kerry C — January 10, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Your ramen vegetable soup looks so good. We would love for you to share it with us on our link party, Saturday Dishes. http://www.coffeewithus3.com/soups-saturday-dishes/

    • The First Year Blog — January 11, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      I’ll check it out Kerry!

  30. Shannon — January 11, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Looks awesome! Just pinned it. Thanks for a much healthier ramen option!! :)

    • The First Year Blog — January 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      Thanks for pinning Shannon – yeah definitely much healthier and filling!

  31. dianeroark — January 11, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    You vegetable soup looks really delicious! I Pinned It! Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up at Saturday Dishes.
    Blessings and have a wonderful weekend,
    Diane Roark

  32. Liz — January 12, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I like this nice and easy soup. I also like ramen. Thank you. Happy Sunday to you.

    • The First Year Blog — January 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      It’s really perfect all around! Thanks for coming by Liz!

  33. anglemoine — January 12, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Stopping by from Too Much Time on My Hands blog hop. This recipe looks wonderful! Pinned and following you! Would love for you to stop by and say hi at http://lemoinefamilykitchen.com

    • The First Year Blog — January 12, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      I will definitely stop by Angela – thank you!

  34. Valentina — January 12, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Oh my goodness! This soup looks and sounds seriously amazing. Who knew ramen noodles could be so delicious?

    • The First Year Blog — January 12, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      Yeah and healthy once you throw out that seasoning packet!

  35. Jamie H — January 13, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Customizable meals are always great! Especially ones with lots of veggies!
    Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes- pinning!

    • The First Year Blog — January 14, 2014 at 7:18 am

      I appreciate you coming by Jamie!

  36. Diana Rambles — January 17, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Recommended on G+. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

    • The First Year Blog — January 17, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      Oh, Diana! I appreciate it very much!

  37. laurabrainwood1 — April 25, 2014 at 4:11 am

    Hi Beth. I’m planning to make this for my family tonight, how many people does this serve? xx

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 25, 2014 at 7:40 am

      I would say about 6! Enjoy!

  38. Barbara — November 14, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Soup in our house is broth with whatever is on hand in the fridge! Adding Ramen noodles is a bonus!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 16, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      And who doesn’t have ramen noodles stashed away in the pantry?!

  39. JUDITH SIMENSON — January 23, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    in your recipe for ramen veg soup you neglegted to state how many portions this makes? Its looks wonderful it looks like it might freeze well. thanks for this great recipe.judi

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 24, 2015 at 7:56 am

      Hi Judith, it serves about 3-5 people.


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