Homemade Cup Noodles Recipe

Homemade Cup Noodles Recipe

How To Make Homemade Cup Noodles

These homemade cup noodles are packed with all the flavors of its store-bought version. Plus they can be kept in the fridge for a comfort meal anytime!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 4 minutes
Total: 9 minutes



For Noodle Cups with Chicken in a Spicy Broth:

  • 2tsplow sodium chicken bouillon paste,such as Better Than Bouillon
  • ½tspfresh ginger,finely grated
  • 2tspsweet thai chili sauce
  • 1tsprice wine vinegar
  • ½tspchili garlic paste
  • cupchicken,shredded
  • ½cupNapa cabbage,shredded
  • 1cupbrown rice ramen noodles,cooked
  • 1tbspscallions,thinly sliced
  • ¼cupmint leaves,cilantro or thai basil
  • water,very hot or boiling

For Noodle Cups with Miso and Tofu:

  • 2tspwhite miso paste
  • 2tsplow sodium soy sauce
  • ½tspfresh ginger,finely grated
  • ½tspsesame oil,toasted
  • ¼tspsriracha
  • ½cupcubes firm tofu,(½ inch)
  • cupsnow peas,thinly sliced
  • 1cupthin rice vermicelli,uncooked
  • handful spinach leaves
  • 1tbspscallions,finely sliced
  • water,very hot or boiling


Layer the ingredients into the jar:

  1. For making either of the versions here, layer the ingredients into the jar in the order listed: paste and seasoning ingredients, followed by the protein, vegetables, noodles, and scallions (and the spinach leaves, for the Miso and Tofu Noodle Cups).

  2. If making the Chicken in Spicy Broth, wrap the herbs in plastic wrap to make an airtight package.

  3. Place on top of the other ingredients.

  4. Close the jar with a lid and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

To Serve:

  1. Remove the herb package from the Chicken with Spicy Broth.

  2. Pour enough boiling water over the ingredients to come to the top of the jar.

  3. Cover with the lid and let steep for 4 to 5 minutes. (If making Noodles Cups with Tofu and Miso, the noodles should be soft and no longer crunchy; steep for longer if needed.)

  4. Remove the lid and stir the contents with chopsticks or a fork to distribute the flavorings.

  5. Transfer to a bowl and top with the fresh herbs.


  • Calories: 1243.64kcal
  • Fat: 23.86g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.00g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.24g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.75g
  • Carbohydrates: 205.40g
  • Fiber: 11.28g
  • Sugar: 4.41g
  • Protein: 48.38g
  • Cholesterol: 35.52mg
  • Sodium: 2472.42mg
  • Calcium: 1038.75mg
  • Potassium: 904.52mg
  • Iron: 10.16mg
  • Vitamin A: 189.08µg
  • Vitamin C: 45.11mg
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