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Ramen Noodle Soup with Spinach and Poached Eggs

By Layla Schlack April/May 2015 Issue

Presented by Eggland's Best

Scott Phillips

Servings: 2

Instant ramen, that old dorm-room standby, gets a massive upgrade when you ditch the artificial flavor packet in favor of fragrant aromatics and fresh spinach.


  • 1 Tbs. canola oil
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cups lower-salt chicken broth
  • 1 smashed clove of garlic
  • 2 thin slices of ginger
  • Kosher salt
  • 6 oz. instant ramen noodles
  • 1 oz. (1 packed cup) baby spinach
  • 2 large Eggland’s Best eggs
  • Sriracha or other hot sauce
  • Asian sesame oil

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 500
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 160
  • Fat (g): 18
  • Saturated Fat (g): 3.5
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 4.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 9
  • Cholesterol (mg): 195
  • Sodium (mg): 1030
  • Carbohydrates (g): 60
  • Fiber (g): 3
  • Protein (g): 30


  • In a 4- to 5-quart pot, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add the onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth, garlic,ginger, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add the noodles (discard the seasoning packets) and spinach and cook, stirring to break apart the noodles, until they sink and the spinach is wilted, about 1 minute. Crack the eggs into the pot, cover, and turn off the heat. Let sit until the whites have set, about 3 minutes. Divide between 2 bowls, top with a dash of Sriracha and a drizzle of sesame oil, and serve.


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Reviews (7 reviews)

  • NordyGirl | 06/10/2019

    Made this for my family of 4, and although it's an interesting *easy* meal, I found that by the time it took to poach 4 eggs, the noodles got really soft and mushy and were unappetizing. Perhaps put in the eggs as soon as the noodles go in, but I doubt I'll make it again. And definitely use sesame and sriracha, as it lacks depth and flavor.

  • FoodieDave | 11/21/2018

    Great breakfast, but I can't leave anything alone, I added mushrooms diced celery & yellow peppers to the onions then turkey breast pieces along with turkey stock I had thawed for another recipe this afternoon (turkey a la king). Also used Asian thin clear rice noodles just because. Turned out fascinating!
    Thanks for the great start.

  • DJ | 02/09/2017

    Wow-great soup for dinner in 12 minutes. Maybe add an extra 1/2 cup of spinach. As mentioned in an earlier review do not forget the Sriracha and Asia. Sesame oil.

  • nsmelz | 11/02/2016

    Delicious. I doubled everything to feed my family of 4. My kids devoured it and asked if I could make it again for their friends the next night. Don't leave out the sesame oil or siracha- totally makes it complete. Yum- it will definitely be part of our regular rotation.

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