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Parmesan Garlic Ramen

 April 6, 2020

PARMESAN GARLIC RAMEN - INGREDIENTS4 packets ramen noodles, seasoning packets discarded (I used Lotus Foods Gluten Free Ramen Noodles)3 cloves garlic, mashed4 tablespoons vegan butter or regular butter3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated3 tablespoons chopped parsleyblack pepper to taste

Parmesan. Garlic. Ramen. Three of my favorite things rolled into one dish! If you’re tired of traditional instant ramen and are looking for something a little more exciting, then look no further because this is it. This ramen is a little garlicky, a little cheesy, and oh, it’s also gluten-free. It really doesn’t get any better, and this is the perfect healthy alternative to everyone’s favorite college comfort food.

I’ve recently re-discovered my love for ramen, especially when it’s made in this healthier way! After I recovered from my eating disorder I found myself avoiding ramen because of the low-quality ingredients that are usually found in it. I would get bloated and uncomfortable from the lack of nutrients, and nobody should be bloated after a bowl of soup!

Thankfully, I’ve found a way to avoid the bloat AND enjoy the ramen that I love. The key here is super simple: choosing high-quality ingredients with lots of flavor. In-place of traditional ramen noodles, I chose gluten-free noodles. These ones from Lotus Foods are delicious, come in tons of flavors, and are a much healthier alternative to traditional ramen. Add in a little fresh garlic, butter, and parmesan, and you’ve got yourself a deliciously comforting meal. And if you’re vegan, fear not: you can totally swap out the dairy products for vegan butter and vegan parmesan. 

What you need to make this dish

  • Ramen Noodles: Like I said above, I love the gluten-free Lotus Foods noodles!
  • Garlic: I recommend using fresh garlic if you have it, but you can also use garlic powder.
  • Butter: Any butter works, whether vegan or regular! I personally like grass-fed butter.
  • Parmesan: If you can, getting a fresh block of parmesan that you could grate yourself is the best. 

How to make this parmesan garlic ramen

Start by boiling water in a large saucepan and cooking your ramen according to the instructions on the package. Make sure that you reserve 1/2 of the pasta water- this will be our magic ingredient when it comes time to make the sauce!

Next, add your butter and mashed garlic to a pan over low-medium heat. Stir for a minute, then remove from the heat, Add in your ramen noodles, followed by your parmesan cheese, reserved pasta water, and parsley (optional). Mix it all together, add salt and pepper to taste, and you’re good to go!

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  • 4 packets ramen noodles, seasoning packets discarded (I used Lotus Foods Gluten Free Ramen Noodles)
  • 3 cloves garlic, mashed
  • 4 tbsp vegan butter or regular butter
  • ¾ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 tbso chopped parsley
  • black pepper to taste


  • Boil water in a large saucepan. 
  • Cook ramen noodles according to package instructions, reserving 1/2 of the pasta water. 
  • Once done, set aside. 
  • Next, place a medium pan on the stove. 
  • Add the vegan butter/butter and turn on the stove to low-medium heat. 
  • Add mashed garlic and stir for about one minute. 
  • Remove from heat. 
  • Then grate the cheese and set aside. 
  • Add cooked ramen noodles to the pan with the butter/garlic. 
  • Add 1/2 cup of the parmesan cheese, along with chopped parsley and reserved pasta water. 
  • Mix everything well. 
  • Plate ramen into 2-3 servings and evenly distribute remaining parmesan in top of each bowl. 
  • Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper to taste and ENJOY!!!

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  1. It says to reserve 1/2 of the pasta water but doesn’t say what to do with the pasta water ? Can you please clarify or revise recipe . Thank you .

    • Hi Ivana, check out Step 10 again. You’ll want to add the pasta water along with your parmesan and chopped parsley to the pan with your ramen in it.