Pork Ramen Dinner

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Pork Ramen Dinner is an easy stir-fry skillet meal that can be on the table in 20 minutes.  Budget-friendly ramen packets are transformed into a delicious and nutritious meal.

Pork Ramen Dinner Recipe:

Barbara here. I’m back with a yummy skillet meal that is a perfect dinner after a busy day.  That’s because you can have it on the table in approximately 20 minutes, and that’s a win in my book.

This recipe came from my collection of recipes from college.  I lived in a cooperative house when I went to Purdue.  Cooperative housing is a sisterhood similar to a sorority except that the members share all the household duties including cooking and cleaning.

One of my fellow housemates was a nutrition major, and she contributed many yummy meals to the Glenwood cook book including this one.  (Hi, Lindsey T!).  From time to time, I like to flip through this cook book to see what recipe jumps out at me, and this one did just that.

Besides being so quick, I love the combination of healthy vegetables in the pork stir fry combined with the ramen noodles.  Ramen is known as a cheap food that college kids eat; however, it can be fancied up into a whole new meal like this pork ramen meal.

How to Make Easy Pork Stir Fry with Noodles:

Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet; add diced vegetables and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Push the vegetables to the outside of the skillet; add another Tablespoon of oil in center. Once the oil is hot, add the diced pork, and stir fry until browned on the outside.
  3. To the skillet, add water, soy sauce, ramen seasoning packets, and ramen noodles.
  4. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and cook for 3-4 minutes or until noodles are tender.

For the full instructions for pork ramen stir fry, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Notes About Pork Ramen Skillet Meal:

  • This is a one pan skillet meal recipe. What’s that mean? Everything is cooked and served from one pan which equals less clean up!
  • Cut the pork very thin for a quick pork stir fry with noodles.
  • Swap in or out your favorite stir fry vegetables.
    • Snow Peas
    • Edamame
    • Broccoli
    • Red, green, orange or yellow peppers
    • Celery
    • Green Onions
    • Water chestnuts
  • For a soupier pork ramen dinner, add more water to the skillet.
  • I suggest using low sodium soy sauce.  If you are using the regular type, start with a little less to avoid a too salty stir fry.
  • The packets that come with the ramen are very salty.  I use only use 2 of the 3 packets in the meal.  Feel free to add the third packet after tasting the dinner if you prefer more flavor or salt.
  • If you can’t find pork ramen, try using the chicken or beef varieties.

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Pork Ramen Dinner is an easy stir-fry skillet meal that can be on the table in twenty minutes.  Budget-friendly ramen packets are transformed into a delicious and nutritious meal. 

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Pork Ramen Dinner

Pork Ramen Dinner is an easy stir-fry skillet meal that can be on the table in twenty minutes.  Budget friendly ramen packets are transformed into a delicious and nutritious meal. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Drinks, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: one pan dinner, one pan plan, pork ramen dinner, pork ramen meal, pork ramen skillet, pork ramen stir fry, pork stir fry, pork stir fry with noodles
Servings: 6
Calories: 414kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil (divided)
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin or pork loin roast, cut thin
  • 1 red pepper, cut into thin slices
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup carrots, diced thin
  • 3 packages pork ramen noodles (seasoning packets removed and set aside)
  • 3 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cups water

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil over medium high heat.
  • Add peppers, broccoli and carrots and stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
  • Move the veggies to the side of the pan; add additional 1 Tablespoon of oil and heat.
  • Add the pork to the center and stir fry until browned (just a couple minutes).
  • Add water, soy sauce, ramen noodles and 2 ramen seasoning packets and mix everything together.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer and cook until noodles are tender, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  • Taste before serving. If you prefer more flavor or salt, add the last ramen seasoning packet.

Notes

  • This is a one pan skillet meal recipe. What's that mean? Everything is cooked and served from one pan which equals less clean up!
  • Cut the pork very thin for a quick pork stir fry with noodles.
  • Swap in or out your favorite stir fry vegetables.  
    • Snow Peas
    • Edamame
    • Broccoli
    • Red, green, orange or yellow peppers
    • Celery
    • Green Onions
    • Water chestnuts
  • For a soupier pork ramen dinner, add more water to the skillet.
  • I suggest using low sodium soy sauce.  If you are using the regular type, start with a little less to avoid a too salty stir fry.
  • The packets that come with the ramen are very salty.  I use only use 2 of the 3 packets in the meal.  Feel free to add the third packet after tasting the dinner if you prefer more flavor or salt. 
  • If you can't find pork ramen, try using the chicken or beef varieties. 
  • Love skillet meals? Try our Smoked Sausage and Cabbage Dinner, Skillet Pizza Casserole and Jambalaya with leftover ham

Nutrition

Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1218mg | Potassium: 701mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4279IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 3mg

Pork Ramen Dinner is an easy stir-fry skillet meal that can be on the table in twenty minutes.  Budget-friendly ramen packets are transformed into a delicious and nutritious meal. 

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3 Comments

  1. This is very similar to what my kids call “Old Faithful” and love to this day. Instead of pork, I used browned ground chicken and a bag of ‘cool’ mixed frozen vegetables ( then liked when things like baby corn, carrots, mushrooms, broccoli among others are included), The rest of the recipe is basically the same. It took about 30 minutes start to finish and was gone in no time at all. One of the great things was adding an additional bag of ramen would feed the unexpected guest as well.

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