Toss aside those boring packaged noodles, and have some fun with this easy One Pot Vegetarian Ramen Recipe! It’s not just a healthy meal; it’s a quick, flavorful dish that everyone will rave about. Ready in less than 30 minutes, it’s the superhero of satisfying crowds without sacrificing your sanity!

chopsticks scooping up a bite of vegetarian ramen from a bowl.

What Is Ramen?

Although it has recently exploded in popularity in the United States, Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup. There are thousands of variations, but they all contain a combination of rich-flavored broth commonly seasoned with miso or soy sauce, noodles, and an assortment of meat and veggies. Many versions also contain a boiled egg placed on top. 

The dish is heavily regionalized and varies in ingredients and taste depending on where you are in Japan. However, it is so common that it is considered a type of fast food and is sold by many small restaurants and street vendors. 

Origins of Ramen

Although modern ramen dishes are considered to be part of Japanese cuisine, the origins of ramen actually trace back to China in the 1800s. It is believed that the noodle broth was brought to Japan by Chinese immigrants in the 19th or 20th Century. 

In 1947, Fukuoka, the now famous ramen dish, was made by mistake by restaurant chefs who accidentally overboiled pork broth only to find out it was delicious. It wasn’t long before regional variations of the creation began to appear, and the rest is history with ramen being a beloved food enjoyed all over the globe! 

What Types of Ramen are Vegetarian?

You might think that all ramen noodles are vegan and vegetarian, but be careful! While they’re typically made from wheat and oil, most ramen noodles come with seasoning packets that are not vegetarian, depending on your definition of the word. 

In this case, you can simply toss out the seasoning packets. Or, opt for vegetarian-specific ramen noodle brands. Some of our favorite options are Top Ramen Soy Sauce Flavor, Top Ramen Chili Flavor, and Soken Brand Ramen. 

Of course, always read the ingredient list on whatever noodles you choose to determine whether they’re right for you! 

Reasons Why You’ll Never Go Back to Storebought Ramen Again

If you grew up eating microwave ramen cups, get ready for a flavor explosion that will leave those store-bought versions in the dust! One bite of this one-pot ramen, and you’ll be waving goodbye to the old and welcoming the new with open arms. Get ready for a taste that’ll knock your socks off and redefine your ramen standards!

This vegetarian ramen recipe is: 

  • Made with minimal prep time, a cook time of less than 20 minutes, and a total time of under 30 minutes
  • Full of veggies to keep you full. 
  • Easy to customize. 
  • Great to prep ahead of time and perfect for feeding a crowd
a pot full of veggies and rice noodles for ramen.

What’s In a Vegetarian Ramen Recipe? 

What we adore about this ramen recipe is its built-in versatility. The broth lays the foundation for a stellar taste experience, but the real fun lies in the mix-and-match possibilities of ingredients and toppings. Consider it your culinary playground — customize to your heart’s content and create a bowl of ramen that caters to your unique cravings and preferences. It’s like a flavor adventure in a bowl!

Here’s what we use: 

  • Organic Ramen Noodles – We love the Hakubaku brand for a more authentic taste and texture, but any ramen noodles you can find will work!
  • Veggies – We include red peppers, carrots, snap peas, white onion, and bok choy for lots of color, vitamins, nutrients, taste, and texture. However, feel free to include whatever veggies you like best. It’s a great way to use up leftovers, too! 
  • Minced Garlic – Use whole, fresh garlic cloves for the best taste. Garlic is a great source of anti-inflammatory properties and infuses the broth with extra depth and a sweet, savory taste. 
  • Sesame Oil – When it comes to sesame oil, a little goes a long way, but it adds a wonderful nutty taste to the flavor of your broth. It also provides a good source of fats to make this bowl more satiating! 
  • Grated Ginger – Not only is ginger extremely good for you, but it also helps create a bit of a tangy or slightly spicy flavor that will leave you coming back for seconds. 
  • Light Brown Sugar – Adding a touch of sweetness helps cut through the heavy oils and spice to even out this dish. 
  • Soy Sauce – Soy sauce is crucial to creating the base of your vegetarian ramen recipe and adds a salty, umami taste that enhances the other ingredients. If you prefer, miso can be used instead.
  • Chili Paste – We love to add just a dash of chili paste to help add heat and peppery flavor. Find it in the Asian section at your local grocery store! 
  • Fish Sauce – Containing a slightly sweet and salty flavor, fish sauce helps contribute to the umami taste of vegetarian ramen, making it even more satisfying. 
  • Sriracha – Use more or less sriracha sauce to suit your spice preferences. 
  • Vegetable Broth – Unlike traditional ramen recipes that use meat-based broths, we included vegetable broth to make our dish vegetarian-friendly. However, feel free to use whatever you have on hand! 

Topping Ideas

Let’s talk about the real star of any ramen bowl—the toppings! We’re big fans of throwing in some crushed peanuts for that extra crunch, but the beauty here is that the topping possibilities are as vast as your imagination. Whether it’s a sprinkle of green onions, a swirl of Sriracha, or a poached egg taking a luxurious dip, the options are limited only by your creativity. Dive into the topping adventure and make your ramen bowl truly your own!

Here are just a few options:

  • Green onions (scallions)
  • Corn 
  • Bean sprouts
  • Seaweed
  • Poached eggs
  • Tempeh
  • Garlic Chili Sauce

Do I Need Any Special Equipment to Make Homemade Ramen? 

Not for our easy one pot ramen recipe! As long as you have a large Dutch oven or a heavy pot with a lid, you’ll be good to do. 

Vegetarian ramen in a pot.

The Three Magic Steps to Make One Pot Ramen

You might’ve heard that ramen is difficult to make, and traditional recipes can be! However, for our version, we made things as simple as could be. 

  1. Combine. Add all the ingredients to a large Dutch oven, and stir to combine. 
  2. Cook. Bring the liquid to a boil over high heat. Then, cover the pot, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Continue to cook until the noodles are tender. 
  3. Serve. Give the mixture a stir, adjust the seasonings to taste, and enjoy warm with all your favorite toppings! 
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How Do You Cook Eggs for Ramen? 

For this one pot ramen, we don’t include an egg, but you definitely can! You’ll want to soft boil it in a separate pan for about seven minutes or so. Then, add it on top of your ramen bowl just before serving.

Make Ahead and Storage Options

The longer ramen is leftover, the more it loses the intensity of its flavor. Therefore, it’s best to enjoy it right away while it’s still warm. However, if you want to make it ahead of time, there are some tips and tricks to make it last longer and taste better! 

  • To Store: For the best results, we recommend separating all of the ingredients and storing them in individual containers. This helps preserve the flavor! Keep the ingredients in the fridge for two to three days
  • To Freeze: If you want to keep your ramen longer, we recommend storing it in the freezer. To do so, you’ll want to separate the broth, noodles, and veggies into separate sealable bags. Then, freeze them for up to one month
  • To Reheat: When you’re ready to eat, let your ingredients thaw in the fridge overnight. Then, warm them in a pot over medium heat on the stove or in the microwave until your desired temperature is reached. 

Common Questions About This One-Pot Vegetarian Ramen Recipe

How long does this vegetarian ramen recipe take to make? 

Traditional ramen recipes can take days to make, but this quick version comes together in less than 30 minutes. 

Can I use different veggies? 

Absolutely! Feel free to mix in whatever veggies you have on hand and like best. 

Can I make this vegetarian ramen vegan? 

Yes, just swap out the ingredients such as fish sauce with vegan alternatives. 

Are ramen noodles vegan? 

Yes! Ramen is most commonly made from wheat flour and oil and sometimes contains a few additives like potato starch and salt, all of which are completely vegan. 

What should I serve with this one pot ramen? 

This recipe makes for a complete, filling meal on its own. However, if you want to bulk it up, try pairing it with sides like Asian cucumber salad, gyoza, spicy edamame, egg rolls, or fried rice. If you aren’t vegetarian, it also tastes great with orange chicken or crispy air fryer chicken wings.

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Overhead image of a bowl of vegetarian ramen topped with fresh cilantro.

One Pot Vegetarian Ramen Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Make this easy one pot vegetarian ramen recipe in less than 30 minutes for a filling, savory comfort food dinner the whole family will love! 


  • 10 ounces Organic Ramen Noodles
  • 1 small red pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 cup crinkle-cut carrots
  • 1/2 cup snow peas
  • 1/4 cup white onion, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup bok choy, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon chili paste
  • 2 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon sriracha more or less to taste
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or choice of broth
  • Optional: crushed peanuts and fresh cilantro for serving


  • In a deep Dutch oven or a heavy-bottomed pot, add all the ingredients, stirring to combine.
    10 ounces Organic Ramen Noodles, 1 small red pepper, sliced, 1/2 cup crinkle-cut carrots, 1/2 cup snow peas, 1/4 cup white onion, chopped, 2 green onions, chopped, 1 cup bok choy, chopped, 3 cloves garlic, minced, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, grated, 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 Tablespoon chili paste, 2 teaspoon fish sauce, 2 Tablespoon sriracha, 4 cups vegetable broth
  • Bring the liquid to a boil over high heat. Then, cover, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for 12-14 minutes or until the noodles are tender.
  • Remove the lid, and stir.
  • Serve warm with crushed peanuts and cilantro, if desired.
    Optional: crushed peanuts and fresh cilantro for serving




  • To Store: For the best results, we recommend separating all of the ingredients and storing them in individual containers. This helps preserve the flavor! Keep the ingredients in the fridge for two to three days
  • To Freeze: If you want to keep your ramen longer, we recommend storing it in the freezer. To do so, you’ll want to separate the broth, noodles, and veggies into separate sealable bags. Then, freeze them for up to one month.
  • To Reheat: When you’re ready to eat, let your ingredients thaw in the fridge overnight. Then, warm them in a pot over medium heat on the stove or in the microwave until your desired temperature is reached.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 2419mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3410IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    This was so easy and delicious! I only used 1tbsp of chili paste and finished with siracha so that the kids wasn’t too spicy but we loved it!!

    1. We’re so glad you were able to adjust it and that it was a hit! Thank you for trying it out, Jenn!

      Alia & Radwa


  3. 5 stars
    Delicious! Kid friendly if you just leave out the sriracha and chili sauce. We added those into our bowls later on.

  4. fish sauce is not vegetarian, so this recipe is not vegetarian. If you are going to keep the word vegetarian apart of the title i suggest substituting something that is vegetarian in its place in the receipe.

  5. 5 stars
    My kids really loved this! They are 2,6 and 8. I made it without the chili paste and added shrimp! So great when all three can eat the same!

  6. 5 stars
    The ramen is delicious! I used chicken broth and added chicken thighs at the end along with a soft boiled egg. I did cook less time due to the fact that I had to use more of an instant ramen. But it is a great recipe!

  7. 2 stars
    The flavor is delicious. I used lomein noodles, that’s what I had. I cooked it covered and on low for 12 minutes, and it was very mushy and veggies very overcooked. I would like to make again but with better outcome, help!

    1. Hi Laura- Sorry this didn’t work for you! We never tried it with Lomein noodles so we can’t help with that. You can always reduce the liquid and cook time.