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Give your instant noodles an upgrade by turning them into this rich creamy ramen carbonara with this easy hack.

Ramen Carbonara

Level up your instant ramen game with this easy Ramen Carbonara. With just a handful of ingredients you probably already have, you can be sitting down to this rich, creamy Carbonara in under five minutes.
Course Entree
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword kitchen hack, ramen
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Egg, Noodles
Diet Low Sugar
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 540 kcal


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package instant ramen curly flash-fried type
  • 1 slice bacon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese more for topping
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Scallion greens for garnish


  1. Add the water, ramen, and bacon to a pot that’s just big enough to hold the noodles and bring the mixture to a boil.
    Ramen noodles with bacon and water.
  2. Flip the brick of noodles over a few times until it starts to fall apart. Stir continuously until there are no clumps of noodles remaining and then turn off the heat and let the noodles rest for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    Boiling instant ramen noodles with bacon.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, Parmesan cheese, and a few cracks of black pepper.
    Whisking egg yolks, parmesan cheese, and black pepper together to make the carbonara sauce.
  4. When the noodles are done, add the pot's contents to the bowl with the egg yolk and cheese and stir this together thoroughly until the noodles are coated with a thick sauce.
    Toss the cooked ramen with the carbonara sauce.
  5. Serve the Ramen Carbonara garnished with more Parmesan cheese and black pepper, along with a sprinkle of scallions.
    Sprinkle the finished ramen carbonara with scallions.
Nutrition Facts
Ramen Carbonara
Amount Per Serving
Calories 540 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 213mg71%
Sodium 246mg10%
Potassium 196mg6%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.