People Are Making This 4-Ingredient Creamy Ramen Recipe—and It’s Our New Favorite Pasta

You have no excuses when it's time to make dinner tonight! This recipe for creamy ramen noodles calls for four ingredients and takes only 10 minutes to put together.

If your empty fridge is signaling that it’s time for a trip to the store, don’t head out quite yet. You can still make a satisfying meal with just four staple ingredients! This carbonara-inspired creamy ramen is the best thing since ramen breakfast bowls—it’s foolproof, savory and easy on the budget.

Traditionally, an authentic dish of pasta carbonara consists of a creamy egg-based sauce simmered with fragrant garlic, cheese and pancetta. But with this TikTok hack, there’s a twist—people are combining the Italian recipe with Asian flavors. And it’s trending for a reason!

How to Make Creamy Ramen Noodles

We took notes on this ramen hack from TikTok user (and chef) @teekeatz. You’ll need:

  • 1 packet instant ramen
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

In the video, she uses the Japanese brand Kewpie. But go with whatever mayo you’ve got on hand!

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Directions

  1. Grab a bowl. Then, crack in the egg, empty the contents of the ramen seasoning packet and grate some fresh garlic over top. Mix in the mayo, whisk it all up and set aside while you boil your ramen.
  2. When the noodles are finished cooking, pour the boiling water into your sauce bowl, mix and then add the noodles.

It doesn’t get much easier than this. Keep in mind, the boiling water and hot noodles will cook the eggs and thicken them in the sauce. You’ll end up with a bowl of rich, creamy ramen noodles.

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Can’t get enough ramen after this recipe? We understand! Thankfully, we have a ton of recipes you can go through in pursuit of your next ramen experiment. From using specialty noodles to cooking with duck fat, here’s how to upgrade your ramen recipes, plus a recipe for elote ramen inspired by Mexican street corn.

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Hannah is a writer and content creator based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a passion for all things food, health, community and lifestyle. She is a journalism graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a previous dining and drink contributor for Madison Magazine.