Craving hot low-carb noodle soup to warm you up? This delicious keto ramen with shiratake noodles in a savory broth is sure to hit the spot!
Who didn’t love those cheap ramen noodle soup packages back in college? I loved eating mine with a beaten egg stirred in!
These days, I’m a lot smarter about my food choices. So when I find myself craving this dish from my past, I whip up a quick and tasty keto ramen with spinach and egg instead.
The trick is to use shirataki to eliminate the carbs. It’s so easy! Sure, this low-carb version may take slightly longer than 3-minute microwave ramen. But this soup can still be made in 10 minutes or less with very little prep work.
A big bowl of delicious and savory shirataki noodle soup is the perfect way to satisfy your ramen craving.
There's just 5-ingredients needed plus salt and pepper for this easy recipe. But you can also add in some additional seasons to suit your own taste.
Spinach and eggs are added to boost the nutritional value of the dish, but you can leave them out if you prefer. The full list of ingredients along with the amounts used are in the recipe card at the end of this post.
How to Make Keto Ramen
I love how simple this low-carb noodle is. Everything comes together in one pot and four easy steps!
- Bring the broth to a simmer in a medium or large pot over medium heat.
- Beat eggs and pour them slowly into the broth while whisking constantly.
- Wilt the spinach by adding to broth and cooking until wilted.
- Add the noodles, tamari, and seasonings, then stir to combine.
Just like that, your keto ramen noodles are ready to enjoy! Make sure to serve warm.
Cooking with Shirataki Noodles
Have you tried cooking with shirataki noodles before?
If not, let me warn you that they will have a very strong smell when you open the package. Don’t panic! This goes away completely when you cook them.
I recommend giving them a quick rinse before you add them to the broth. Some people like to boil them for a minute or two, but I haven’t found that to be necessary.
Shirataki noodles contain a lot of water. This is fine for using them in a soup, but if you want to use them in something like a casserole, make sure to dry them out first. The easiest way to do that is to stir-fry them in a dry non-stick skillet for a few minutes.
What a great way to get to enjoy noodle dishes without the carbs!
Ramen Frequently Asked Questions
The short answer is "no" because the noodles are made with high-carb wheat flour and who knows what’s in the seasoning packet. A serving of regular ramen contains over 25g net carbs.
The best noodles to use for keto ramen are shiratake which has no digestible carbs. Kelp noodles have just 1g net carb per 4 ounce serving so they are a great option too. Or use one small zucchini spiralized which has just 2.5g net carbs.
Traditional ramen soups typically combine ginger, garlic powder, onion powder along with salt and pepper. But most brands also add MSG (monosodium glutamate) to enhance the flavor. A healthier alternative is nutritional yeast.
Other Recipes to Try
Looking for more delicious keto soups to get you through the winter? Check out a few of these favorites:
- Keto Chicken Noodle Soup uses spiralized zucchini in place of the noodles for a keto and paleo recipe that’s pure comfort in a bowl!
- Cream of Chicken Soup with bacon is rich, creamy, and hearty enough to be served as a main course.
- Chicken Thigh Soup is a simple yet savory Instant Pot recipe that only takes about 10 minutes to prep!
- Keto Cabbage Soup combines all the delicious flavors of cabbage rolls without any of the tedious work.
- Lobster Bisque is a breeze to make at home for a low carb and gluten free soup that still tastes gourmet!
Keto Ramen Shiratake Noodle Soup
- Bring broth to simmer.
- Pour beaten eggs into the broth in a thin stream while whisking constantly.
- Add the spinach and cook until wilted.
- Add noodles, tamari, and seasonings. Serve warm.
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Updated on November 10, 2020, with additional recipe information and clearer images. Originally published on January 20, 2016.