A low carb keto ramen soup recipe that tastes almost identical to Top Ramen, but has far fewer carbs! This ramen recipe is definitely one of the best - if not the best - soup recipes you can make for the keto diet. Mostly because each cup only has 1.5g of net carbs. Which is just unheard of for ramen.
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The Best Keto Ramen
This keto ramen recipe is almost as easy as making Top Ramen from a package. ALMOST being the key word there! Lol.
Anyways, this low carb ramen is seriously easy to make. It takes about 15ish minutes. And, ya know, for making ramen from scratch, I think that's pretty impressive.
Especially when you consider that every serving has just 1.5g NET CARBS!
Yeah, you read that right.
Each serving of this keto ramen has LESS THAN 2g NET CARBS. So, you could eat this stuff every day.
Actually, you could eat it 2 or 3 times a day if you wanted to.
And, honestly, I wouldn't judge you if you did.
Because, well, when it's cold outside, what's better than a warm bowl of soup?!
Or, uh, ramen?!
Especially when it's low carb and keto friendly.
So, this keto ramen recipe has 2 main components - the noodles and the broth.
With that said, let's dissect them in a bit more detail.
Keto Ramen Broth Spice Mix
So, let's talk about the spices you'll need for this ramen...
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Garlic salt
- Nutritional yeast flakes
- Ground ginger
- & Crushed black pepper
So a pretty standard list of spices. That is, of course, besides the nutritional yeast flakes. I'm guessing many of you have never heard of these before. Basically, they're kind of a superfood.
Nutritional yeast flakes are packed with tons of micronutrients, and they're loaded with fiber and protein. And they have a wonderfully cheesy-ish taste to them that provides the perfect depth of flavor to this keto ramen noodle soup recipe.
So, don't skip the nutritional yeast flakes for the ultimate Keto Top Ramen experience!
Now, your keto ramen noodles will still be good without them, but it won't be GREAT. But still better than instant ramen noodles.
Keto Ramen Noodles To Use
As I said before, the other important ingredient in making keto ramen is the keto ramen noodles. Obviously, normal ramen noodles won't work. They're basically just straight up carbs.
So, instead, you'll want to use shirataki noodles like these. And, these actually work fantastic for ramen specifically.
In my opinion, they have the same consistency and texture of the noodles you get in the package. Except they don't come in a dry, hard, brick of noodles like packaged ramen noodles do.
That said, they are NOT great for spaghetti. So, don't use them for anything except ramen. They shine bright in a bowl of keto ramen noodles, but that's about it.
How To Make Low Carb Ramen
There are 2 key ingredients to this keto ramen recipe. The keto ramen noodles and the right ramen spice mix.
The base is just chicken broth, so there's nothing too special about that. What makes the broth special is the aforementioned spice mix. So I did some extensive testing to get just the right mix of spices for the broth. Because, of course, I wanted it to taste like Top Ramen from the package.
And I think I succeeded in doing that. So, uh, I hope you think so too!
Now let's make some low carb ramen noodles!
Step 1: Prepping The Noodles
First, wash the noodles in a strainer under warm water.
Then sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of salt on top and continue washing. Set the noodles aside for later, and let's get started on the soup portion.
Step 2: Making The Soup
Now add the chicken broth to a pot and put it over medium heat.
Next, add the noodles to the pot and bring it to a boil. And while you're waiting for it to boil, put all of the spice ingredients in a small dish and mix them to combine.
Then once the broth is boiling, add the spice mixture to the pot and let it continue to boil for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
After the 3 minutes is up, serve this keto ramen soup hot and enjoy!
FAQS ABOUT THIS KETO RAMEN RECIPE
Are ramen noodles carb free?
What noodles can be used on keto?
There aren't many noodles that can be used on keto. I have an excellent keto pasta recipe if you're looking for a substitution for regular pasta. Or you can use zucchini noodles like in my keto chicken alfredo. And then, for recipes like this ramen, you can use shirataki noodles.
Wrapping It All Up
That is how to make top ramen keto with just a couple of simple ingredients!
This recipe truly is as close to the real ramen that you can get. It is seasoned to perfection and cooked just right for a flavor and texture like no other. And the best part is that it has just over 1 NET CARB per serving!
I hope you enjoy this keto ramen recipe as much as I do. If you make it, leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts! I think this is one of the most delicious keto ramen recipes ever created, but you'll have to let me know.
Other Keto Recipes To Try
If you liked this recipe, I think you'll love some of my other keto recipes.
Give one of these a try next:
- Keto broccoli cheddar soup
- Keto zuppa toscana
- Keto beef stew
- Keto chicken stew
- Keto chicken noodle soup
Keto Ramen Soup | Tastes Like Top Ramen
A low carb keto ramen soup recipe that tastes almost identical to Top Ramen, but has far fewer carbs! This ramen soup is definitely one of the best - if not the best - soup recipes you can make for the keto diet. Mostly because each cup only has 1.5g of net carbs. Which is just unheard of for ramen.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 3
- Total Time: 8 minutes
- Yield: 2 Cups
- Category: Soup
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Keto & Low Carb
1 package tofu shirataki noodles (strained and rinsed)
2 cups No Sugar Chicken Broth
1 tbsp salt
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon garlic salt
¼tsp garlic powder
¼ teaspoon Nutritional Yeast Flakes
Pinch of groud ginger
Pinch of ground pepper
- Wash noodles in a strainer over warm water. Add about 1 tablespoon salt. Continue washing then set aside.
- Add 2 cups of broth to a pot and put it over medium heat.
- Add the noodles to the pot and bring to a boil.
- Mix all of the seasonings in a bowl.
- Add the seasonings to the pot of boiling broth and occasionally stir for around 3 minutes.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 Cup
- Calories: 35
- Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 5
- Fiber: 4
- Protein: 3
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Totally hit the spot today
Especially soothing after holiday overindulging and fighting a cold
I just made this and it's yum. I couldn't find the yeast flakes in the store, but I ordered them from Amazon and they'll be here tomorrow. Can't wait to make another batch that's even tastier!!
This is the perfect keto ramen. It truly hits the spot, even my husband who doesn’t like ramen loved it.
I never leave comments but I had to leave one because I was missing top ramen dearly. It tasted just like the package to me and thats not an exaggeration. Fantasic.👏
DAVID T.SMITH says
EXCELLENT AND REALLY ENJOYED,I have made a baked Spaghetti out of these noodles and it was good .Thanks for this great keto idea.
Nicole Bailey says
The flavor was spot on!! Although I thought the tablespoon of salt was for the seasoning and it was SALTY, lol!
Tasted like the real thing.
It was great.
One question:Now that I have 10 ounces of yeast flakes and only need 1/4 teaspoon of them what else do you use them for?
The Diet Chef says
Add them to anything to get it to taste cheesy.
Allison Sugata says
As a native from Hawaii, saimin (known to others as Ramen) we love our noodles and this recipe was spot on. Thank you for showing how to get rid of the stench in the tofu noodles, it really worked. I can now enjoy my favorite dish without all the carbs and guilt.
This was delicious! I miss Asian noodle dishes so much since going keto. It really hit the spot.
Maureen Oliveira says
I added some leftover shredded chicken thighs to this and it totally hit the spot.
Yum!! This was great and I even found “ramen” wonder noodles! Thank you!!
Thanks for this recipe it was delicious! I added an egg at the end like egg drop soup and really enjoyed it.
Denise Campbell says
While I agree that these noodles will not work with spaghetti sauce, I don’t agree that ramen is the only thing you can use them for. I use the flat shirataki noodles with a creamy Thai curry sauce. Give it a try! It will add a new dish to your list of keto options.
If you add baked or boiled chicken or fish,, how many carbs would this add to the dish?
The Diet Chef says
As long as the chicken breading doesnt have carbs 0.
Tastes just like Top Ramen!!
The Diet Chef says
Can’t wait to try this!
Insane how good this is.
I have a question. I’ve been eating these noodles for too many years to admit. Not for diet or health. Just because. I try and eat anything at least once. My question is, you used the tofu version. I’ve used yam as well. Just is whatever I can find at the time. Is there much of a difference in total carbs. I don’t have a package on hand to compare. Love your recipes!
The Diet Chef says
From what I've seen there isn't much of a difference in carbs.
Costco now sell Cauliflower pasta. Would this substitute for the shirataki noodles?
The Diet Chef says
Not sure. But it's worth a try.
This is the closest thing to Top Ramen I’ve found that’s low carb and keto friendly. Thank you sir.
Can you use regular shirataki instead of tofu?
The Diet Chef says
this was SOOOO good!! Next time I'll double the recipe. :-)
So thankful to have found these noodles. I'm going to use them in a bunch of different soups. YAY!
TY, Chef Joe! This was off the charts awesome good.
I've had 2 bad prior experiences trying shirataki noodles in the past (the smell, the weird gel-like chew), but, this time I bought the exact type of Tofu Shirataki noodles you recommended and did the double rinse. THAT WORKED!
Recently diabetic, so I was missing a nice bowl of noodles. Made a spinach salad alngside it and had a perfect lunch!
I will say this was the best use of these “noodles”. Delicious! I used the unsalted chicken broth which is the lowest in sodium but obviously lacks in the salt department when you want the real deal. So I doubled the seasonings and definitely used Braggs nutritional yeast. Yum! Filling and pretty gosh-darn guilt free. Nicely done.
Tastes JUST LIKE Top Ramen.