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Starting the week off strong with this better for you instant pot chicken and spinach ramen.

Better For You Instant Pot Chicken and Spinach Ramen | @hbharvest

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Do you guys ever have times when things are just crazy with both work and life? I know we all do, but right now things are just so crazy for me. I both love it and semi hate it at the same time, but for the most part I love it, and am so grateful to be busy and doing what I love.

This week is jam-packed with prep for the Half Baked Harvest Cookbook retreat, which starts this Thursday! I am so excited for the event, but have lots to do both before and during the event. I am cooking a huge group dinner for twenty on Saturday night followed by brunch the next morning. All the recipes are coming from the HBH cookbook…and I am cooking everything…can you say YIKES?!? This is my first time really hosting an event like this, so I am pretty nervous. Just crossing my fingers all goes well!

I spent most of Saturday breaking down each day this week literally hour by hour. I HAD to do this. Not only to be able to get things done, but also to calm my anxious thoughts. To help stay organized for Saturday night’s dinner, I created an oven timeline for each recipe. I also made the biggest grocery list ever.

OKAY, it is really big, but my Thanksgiving and Christmas grocery lists may actually be a little bigger.

This week is all about prepping any food that can be prepped, setting tables, and basically just running around doing a million last-minute details. I’m doing my best to document this all on Instagram stories for any of you that might be interested in some behind the scenes action.

Better For You Instant Pot Chicken and Spinach Ramen | @hbharvest

Better For You Instant Pot Chicken and Spinach Ramen | @hbharvest

Better For You Instant Pot Chicken and Spinach Ramen | @hbharvest

Soooooo…what’s my point in telling you all this (I mean, other than the fact that I really just need to talk all of the above out…stress reliever 101)?

Well for one, when things get crazy I crave the foods that comforted me as a kid (so typical of me), and two, I’ve been in need of dinners that are quick, easy, and painless.

Enter this homemade (healthy) Ramen…and the Instant Pot.

I mentioned in this week’s favorites post that I had recently purchased my first instant pot. After months of hearing people rave about them I finally broke down and bought one. I hesitated for a while because I really just did not want yet another kitchen appliance taking up space in my house, but in the end my curiosity got the best of me and I caved in.

The verdict? At first I was really unsure, and to be honest, the machine scared me a bit. The pressure cooking is NO JOKE and you need to read the directions before you even think of using it…which of course, I did not. Once I read through the directions however, and properly used the machine, I began to see what all the hype was about.

I cooked this ramen in under forty-five minutes using NO stove, NO oven, and just ONE dirty dish, the Instant Pot insert. The chicken was so tender and moist after cooking for just twenty minutes that it literally just fell apart when I went to shred it.

I was blown away.

Better For You Instant Pot Chicken and Spinach Ramen | @hbharvest

Better For You Instant Pot Chicken and Spinach Ramen | @hbharvest

Using the Instant Pot is a lot like using a slow cooker, only instead of slow cooking, it’s fast cooking. You just add everything right to the Instant pot, set it to pressure cook for twenty minutes and done.

So simple and easy!

But how does it taste?

Just like ramen should. I mean, obviously, since I’m placing the recipe here on the blog. Plus this recipe is healthified! I used my favorite brown rice ramen noodles (they taste just like the regular ramen), lean chicken, lots of mushrooms, and spinach, and finished off each bowl with some soft-boiled eggs, and raw veggies.

It’s honestly just like real deal ramen, but tastier and healthier. Um, yes please! I can totally be down with this meal pretty much any night of the week. It really does not get better than dinner in under and hour, and with the least mess possible.

And lastly, I want to note, if you don’t own an Instant Pot this recipe can be made both in the slow cooker or on the stove. Just simmer until the chicken is cooked through.

Better For You Instant Pot Chicken and Spinach Ramen | @hbharvest

Better For You Instant Pot Chicken and Spinach Ramen | @hbharvest

Better For You Instant Pot Chicken and Spinach Ramen

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 593 kcal

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  • 1. Set Instant pot to sauté. Add the bacon and cook until crisp, about 5 minutes. Stir in the ginger and cook another minute.
    2. Add in the chicken broth, 2 cups of water, soy sauce, rice vinegar, curry paste, and chili paste and stir to combine. Add the chicken, porcini mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, and sesame oil. Cover and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. 
    3. Once done cooking, use the natural or quick release function. Set the Instant pot to sauté. Shred the chicken, it should fall apart. Stir in the noodles, spinach, and cilantro. Let sit 5 minutes or until the noodles are soft. 
    4. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with eggs and your desired toppings. Enjoy!

Better For You Instant Pot Chicken and Spinach Ramen | @hbharvest

Monday dinner done right.

ps. does anyone else live for that soft-boiled egg atop a bowl of Ramen? Because it is my favorite.

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  1. 5 stars
    My son is a big Ramen geek, so I was a little nervous about serving this to him. He took one bite and said, “Mom, this is GOOD!”
    I think I just went up a few notches in his book 🙂

    1. Hey Carla,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and I appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    Made this for lunch today. So easy and excellent. Had to sub a little only because I didn’t have the exact ingredients so I used sriracha and curry power for the chili paste and curry paste. I used a little extra chicken broth to cook the ramen (brown rice ramen, yum!) separately so I could keep the leftovers without noodles getting mushy in there. Great recipe! Thanks!

    1. Hey Annette,
      Happy Wednesday! I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe, thanks for making it:) xTieghan

  3. We LOVED this! I had a large bag of raw frozen shrimp that we needed to use. I tossed those in for 5 minutes after cooking everything else in the instant pot. Delicious! The kids all enjoyed it as well!
    *used bok choy in place of spinach since it’s what I had 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Hi! First of all, I am so grateful that I discovered you Tieghan. through Crate & Barrel’s website. The day I discovered your blog, I spent hours copying recipes that appealed to me (I had to add more paper to printer!) Since my favorite food is dumplings and anything Asian, I was hooked from the get-go My first recipe to try was the Chicken and Spinach Ramen which I made in my Instant pot (Thank God I purchased the 8 quart size and was able to double the recipe without exceeding the Maximum fill line…that is how confident I was that my family was going to love this. MY FAMILY ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS RECIPE – I made it exactly as written and it was as good as a high end restaurant. I even learned a few things like the fact that decent ramen noodles exist and that chili paste is “Sambal Oelek” which I found in my pantry!

    On a personal note…discovering this site/blog has been a bright spot in a very dark year. As if Covid wasn’t enough AND since I’m social-distancing from all my extended family (who already live 1,000 miles and two states away…I recently had a stroke at only 56 years old – talk about life interrupted…but this blog has helped me find happiness and purpose and Tieghan, your recipes and my love of good food are a match made in heaven! I am hooked! I love your “voice” in your writing, and the photographs that make me crave EVERY dish, and all your helpful notes like considering storing the noodles separately so they don’t become soggy…also I am fascinated with your life in Colorado. Thank you for all your hard work!!!!

    1. Hi Allison! I am so happy you found my blog and have been enjoying it! I am so sorry to hear about how this year has been going for you, but I am happy you are healthy and pushing through it! You are so strong!! Thank you so much for commenting, I loved reading this! xTieghan

  5. Made this for dinner last night and it was scrumptious, but I have a few questions. You say to quick release or natural release…which one? They’re different functions and I think waiting for the natural release overcooked the chicken (mine was very stringy). Second, I’m confused by your instructions on the noodles. I went ahead and added three cakes (for three adults) and it left a LOT in the pot, and, as you say, the leftovers have gotten mushy and have absorbed all the broth. Would it be better to cook far less noodles so there are none left over? Cook (and store) them separately?

    It was very good and very easy, so I look forward to your responses so I can make this again SOON!

    1. Hey Brooke,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try. I have tried both quick release and natural release and gotten the same results with each. As for the noodles, I would recommend removing them from the broth and storing separately. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  6. Planning on making this recipe this week! Do you know if it would work to double this recipe in the instant pot? We have a family of 6 so I want to make sure we have enough for everyone!

    1. Hey Jenny,
      I do not think you will have enough room in the instant pot to double this recipe. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    Just made this for dinner. Super simple, quick and tasted delicious! Will def make again!! Thank you as usual. My third HBH meal this week!

    1. Hey Fiona,
      Lol try letting them sit in some cool water for a bit! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    Delicious dish! I did not include the bacon, but included everything else! I recently found your blog and have pinned so many recipes to try. Will definitely make this again!

  9. 5 stars
    I have made this a few times now and now my family begs for it! I will have to figure out how to post a picture because it is as beautiful as it is delicious! Thank you!

  10. 5 stars
    i’ve made this more times than i can count since finding your blog a while back. i’ve tried it with chicken thighs and chicken breasts, kale instead of spinach, toasted sesame oil vs. non-toasted, and more types of ramen noodles than I can remember. the cremini mushrooms are essentially baby portabella mushrooms. i’ve used both full-sized portabellas and the smaller ones with the same effects. this recipe is SO FORGIVING which makes it great for someone like me who buys the ‘manager’s special’ at the store all the time! the ONLY thing that made it taste less-than-stellar was using mushrooms OTHER than porcini for the 2oz of porcini mushrooms. the porcini mushrooms must have something special in them to make it taste the way it does! it is definitely the most expensive thing on this list but it is the one thing that can’t be compromised on for taste!

    do you have any recommendations on where to get porcini mushrooms for cheap?

    also: i bought both of your cookbooks and use them more than any other cookbooks i have. thank you for all the hard work you put into your recipes!!

    1. Hi Keaton! I am so glad you have been loving this recipe! Thank you so much for trying it! I would try amazon for the least expensive mushrooms! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  11. 5 stars
    This was great! I made a couple minor tweaks…subbed chicken broth for homemade turkey broth and diced, cooked turkey I had frozen from Christmas. I added garlic, omitted the mushrooms as my husband is not a fan, but added in 1/2 tsp of umami seasoning from trader Joe’s. Subbed broccoli instead of spinach since I had that on hand. In all, very tasty, a little too spicy for the 6 year old so next time I will save adding the chili paste for after I dish out his portion.

    1. I am really glad this recipe turned out so well for all of you! Thank you so much for trying it Ashley! xTieghan

  12. 5 stars
    We love our instant pot and enjoy going out for ramen so this recipe seemed perfect. We followed the recipe exactly and we loved it. Thought it just the right level of spice and the mushrooms were so good. I will add more broth and water next time so it’s a little more soupy. I’ll definitely be making again. Yum!

    1. Hi Sam, I think you can just omit it from the soup if you don’t like. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  13. No soft eggs for me… I can’t watch anyone eat them…ewwwww….
    I hard boil eggs exclusively…
    Your food is so pretty!!!

  14. I made this tonight and it was gorgeous and the flavors were wonderful but boy was it spicy. And I like spicy but wow!

    1. So glad you enjoyed this Christine! I am sorry it was so spicy, my family are big spice people haha! Thank you! xTieghan

  15. 5 stars
    Hi! I’ve made this before and the whole family loved it! Making it again tonight but I only have chicken tenders, not breasts. How would you adjust the cooking time? Recipes for tenders in the instant pot are all for only around 3 minutes, but then I imagine it wouldn’t fall apart like I want. 10 minutes?

    1. HI! I would cook 8 minutes! That will be great! Please let me know if you have any other questions. So glad you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  16. 4 stars
    This soup was very tasty. My son and I enjoyed it 5 stars. My wife and daughter, 4 stars. It went together pretty quickly. The recipe was easy and straight forward. I’m still getting the hang of the Instant Pot.

  17. 5 stars
    Love this ramen! So easy and delicious! I just had a baby in January and this ramen has been a quick but gourmet meal to keep us warm during the cold winter indoors with a little one. We load in the veggies and let the noodles soften in individual bowls. Then we can save the extra broth and chicken in the fridge and eat it for left overs with fresh noodles. Thank you for posting!

  18. Just wow! I only recently got my instant pot and have been looking for easy recipes. This one was delicious and so so simple to prepare. I made a few subs (chicken thighs, miso broth, no mushroom, and add corn) and it turned out awesome! I love how much you can play around with the ingredients. Definitely will be back for more recipes!


  19. I’ve been looking to use my instant pot for something besides making goulash and rice, meat and veggies for the dog. This recipe will be a nice addition to my short list.

  20. Just got done with this and used pork….fantastic! I did the instant pot with slow release. Get a 1.5-2lb pork tenderloin and trim the fat. Brown with a little oil first thing on saute, about 3min a side so no pink showing. Brown the ginder on saute and then follow the same recipe. Pork shreds nicely!

  21. Have you or anyone on here ever tried this or these recipes with Pork? If so please add pork cuts and cooking. I would assume that the pork would cook just like the chicken in the IP?

    1. Hi! I have not tried pork , but I would imagine a tenderloin cut would work well here. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much! xTieghan

    1. I like to use Thai Kitchens Thai Red Curry Paste. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much! xTieghan

  22. 5 stars
    This was delicious and came together fast. The whole family loved it. Great taste and loved that it uses ingredients I usually have in the house. Awesome recipe, Tieghan!

  23. Is it a special type of curry paste? Asking as we done have just curry paste here, it’s usually red curry paste, green curry paste etc.. thanks!

    1. HI! I like to use Thai Kitchens Red Curry Paste. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much! xTieghan

  24. 4 stars
    The flavor is great but I didn’t realize that if you’re not eating it immediately the noodles soak up all the soup and turn soggy. If you’re making it for meal prep, don’t add the noodles. But the recipe is perfect for the Instapot.

  25. Is there a way I could make this in a crockpot if I don’t have an instant pot on hand? It looks amazing and I’d love to try it!

    1. Of course! Crisp the bacon and then just add everything to the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-7 hours. Add the noodles and spinach during the last 15 minutes of cooking. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much! xTieghan

  26. Where do you buy ramen noodles? Do you just use the cheap 15cent packs and dump the packet and just use the noodles? Or is there a better noodle option sold in stores like any other kind of pasta?

    1. Hi Kristin! You can definitely use the 15 cent packs and just not use the packet, or there are some options for ramen noodles in the section for Japanese food in most grocery/ health food stores! I hope this helps, but please let me know if you have any other questions!

  27. 1 star
    I did not like this at all….I was really looking forward to it because I loooove ramen. It has way too much ginger and vinegar in the recipe.I will try to tweak it some, but I think I may just stick to what I know and keep cooking it that way.

    1. Hi Beth! I am so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy this. I have some other ramen recipes on my blog if you would like to try those! I hope this does not stop you from trying and enjoying other recipes of mine!

  28. Winner winner chicken dinner! This recipe is fabulous. I do like to have leftover chicken so i used a 3.5lb whole chicken in the instant pot. I added a bit more water and spices and woweee! I could eat this every night!

  29. This was a great recipe! I added edeame and corn to the broth at the end and substituted bok chuy instead of spinach. Also added some chilli Oil to spice it up! Turned out great.

  30. 5 stars
    I just got my IP and had a bit of a failure the first thing I tried but this turned out perfectly! I cooked the mixture for 30 mins instead of 20 because I used frozen chicken breasts. I added a bit of honey to the broth and added zucchini ribbons with the greens/noodles. Gobbled it down, loved it!!

  31. 4 stars
    Hey! My wife and I loved the flavors, but we were left with almost no broth! Any thoughts? Maybe our ramen squares were too big and soaked up all the liquid? Any ideas? We only had broth for about one bowl of soup.

    1. HI! Sounds like you just had too many noodles and they soaked up all the broth. Try using less noodles or just simply add more broth. Please let me know if you have other questions. Glad you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  32. I’ve never made Ramen before but this looks wonderful. My question is the recipe says 1 pack Ramen? I’m not sure exactly what that is. Your video shows 2 packs? This recipe is for a family of 4 including two hungry teenagers. Speaking of the teenagers, any suggestions for alternatives to the mushrooms (they aren’t big mushroom fans). Thanks for your help.

    1. HI!! You want to use 4 squares of ramen noodles. So sorry if that was confusing. You can just omit the mushrooms, but note that they do add to the flavor of the soup. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  33. New to making ramen and novice with the Instant Pot. How large is a pack of Ramen? I ordered the listed millet brown rice ramen which contains 12 “Packs”, but considering the volume of liquid (4 cups) thought that one square or pack was on the low side. Saw in the comments that someone else reduced the amount of ramen. So in general does the recipe call for just 1 of these small packs? Thanks. Looking forward to trying this soon.

    1. Hi! I use 1 square of ramen per person, so for this soup that means 4 squares of ramen noodles. So sorry if that is confusing. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  34. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and it is PHENOMENAL. I have enough to feed me for the next 4 days which is even better! I didn’t make the eggs to go on top because I forgot and I didn’t want to wait any longer to eat it!

  35. 5 stars
    So I made this and substituted a half of rack of ribs instead. I also used a mix of mushrooms because I love them so much. It was off the charts!!!

  36. 5 stars
    Just made this and wow! Sooo good! I have never made ramen before and this recipe is so easy. I will definitely be making this again!

    1. I use Thai Kitchens Thai Curry Paste. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  37. 5 stars
    Oh my, this is GOOO-HOOOOD!!!
    I just finished my first bowl of this ramen, and it’s superyummilicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe.
    I’d be curious to learn what chili paste you use. I had some Thai chili paste and since my grocery store didn’t have much else on offer, I just used it. Came out tasting like Japanese ramen all right, but I wonder what a perhaps better choice might be?

    1. HI! I use Sambal Oelek. I am sure what you used is great! Please let me know if you have other questions. Glad you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  38. 5 stars
    I’ve made this twice already this month. Great recipe. I did reduce the chili and curry amounts a bit for my young children. We love this ramen.

  39. First time using instant pot so forgive the stupid question but do u put this in the soup function and then pressure?

    1. HI! I use the manual button for this recipe. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  40. 5 stars
    I made this for us all for dinner the other night and we all loved it. The family have asked me to cook it regularly, so we’re going to make it a weekly thing. Great recipe – and I cooked it in a pot on the stove as I don’t have an instant pot. Thanks for a lovely recipe!

  41. 5 stars
    I found this recipe a week ago…I made it tonight, without ANY of the extras (no scallions, carrots, egg (pressed for time!)) and it is delicious. Not too spicy, not too bland; winning all around for our crew. Thank you!

    I found your blog just before Christmas. I have yet to make a recipe my family doesn’t love. Your cookbook is phenomenal; don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

    Again, thanks.

  42. Quick question because 20 mins to cook the chicken and vegetables seems too long – when I make tortilla soup I cook for 5 to 6 mins and NPR for 10 mins. I know that you don’t NPR but to a QR is that why you cook it for so long? I just don’t want me chicken tough.


    1. HI, I am sorry, I am not really sure what you are asking. I use and Instant Pot, what are you using? Hope I can help!

  43. 5 stars
    I made this recently, and it was a winner! I hope to make again soon, but I was wondering if you’ve ever tried with a frozen chicken breast. If so, any suggestions on adjusting the time? I’m fairly new to the instant pot (but also in love). Thanks!

    1. I have not tried with frozen chicken, but just increase the cooking time by 10-15 minutes and it should be great! Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Happy Holiday’s 🙂

    1. It helps to bring the soup to a boil and cook the noodles. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Happy Holiday’s 🙂

  44. 5 stars
    I love this. I have made it twice now. The second time, I subbed the sesame oil for fish sauce and cut out the bacon and its only 7 smart points on Weight Watchers. Not bad for it being so tasty. This is my Sunday night go to from now on. Thanks, Tieghan!

    1. Thai Red curry paste will work great! That is what I use. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  45. Hi there, I just came across this delicious sounding recipe but I have no instant pot and my slow cooker is too small. Would I be able to do this on stove top? If so, any idea how long I would cook chicken with all the ingredients minus the noodles and greens? Same amounts of ingredients ok to use in stove top method? Thanks! 😀

    1. HI! Yes, this works great on the stove top. I would actually just follow the directions and cooking times as listed, but cook over medium heat on the stove. That will be great! Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  46. Do you have any recommendations On timing if I’m cutting the recipe in half and making it in a 3 quart instant pot?

    1. I would cook about 10 minutes. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  47. Hi there! I made this last week with chicken and it was delish, however this week I’ve got a request for pork ramen. Could I substitute pork for chicken? And if so, what cut if pork would you recommend and would it change the cooking time at all? Thanks!

    1. HI! Pork will be great. I would use a smaller pork butt and increase the cooking time by about 30 minutes. Please let me know if you have other questions. Glad you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  48. Did you use a regular size Instant pot? How full was the pot when you had all the ingredients in there. I have the Instant Pot mini, and am wondering if I should cut the recipe in half j.i.c.

    1. HI! I used a regular size instant pot, but mine was probably about half full. not sure what size yours is, but I would think it might be ok as it. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Happy Holiday’s ? 🙂

  49. I’m so excited to be making this tonight! With an 18 month old son and a baby on the way, I broke down and bought an Instant Pot so I can spend less time on my feet with a toddler under my legs. Your recipes are always so reliable!

    1. Thank you Jennifer! Congrats on your pregnancy, that is so exciting! I hope you enjoy the instant pot and recipes on my blog!

  50. We just got an instant pot – I’m so excited to try this recipe and saw that you posted another one today – can’t wait to try them both.

    Quick question: how spicy is this? I like spicy but sadly my husband doesn’t. I was thinking I might leave in the curry paste for flavor but omit the chili paste.

    1. HI! I’d leave the curry paste and omit the chili paste. That should not be spicy at all then. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  51. 5 stars
    This recipe was Thanksgiving turkey transformative! Yes, I could have served a tasty traditional styled turkey soup but my youngest gets tickled anytime there is Asian food for dinner. Slurping ramen noodles with chopsticks was a total win. I used some homemade turkey stock and thew in the legs and wings that nobody wanted to eat because they were a tad dry. 15 minutes in the instant pot and the meat was tender and falling off the bones. Removed the bones and shredded the meat while the noodles were cooking. Cut back on the spice for the more sensitive palates, letting others add sriracha at the table. Didn’t have dried porcini but didn’t miss them – the broth was so flavorful. This will definitely get made again. Thanks!

  52. 5 stars
    This is very delicious! We doubled the recipe, it fit well in my 6qt, used 20 minutes for timing. We will make this again and again.

  53. 5 stars
    Just made this, my third instant pot recipe and my oh my is it goooooood! Full on happy ramen food coma over here! I followed the directions here as is the only difference was I put in a half pack of the ramen instead of a full pack and I thought it was plenty. Two hungry people ate 2/3 of the soup and going back to store the leftovers the broth was already getting absorbed a lot by the small amount of left over noodles. I thought if I put the whole pack in there would be no broth left. Also I used mixed dried mushrooms because that’s what I had in the house and they were fine but because of their larger size they didn’t seem to cook enough or get tender in the instant pot and we picked the larger ones out while eating. Next time I would definitely still use them for the depth of flavor but I would break them down into small pieces before adding and hope that would make them more tender in the finished product. Awesome recipe!

    1. Yes, just use 1-2 tablespoons olive oil. Let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe. Thank you! 🙂

  54. 5 stars
    Made this and LOVED it. I don’t have an instant pot, so I made it with a regular pot. I will be making it again!

  55. 5 stars
    We have been wanting to use our Instant Pot more. This recipe was so easy and flavorful. Just enough body to the broth without making it too heavy.

    1. Sure!! Add everything to the slow cooker, BUT leave the noodles and greens out until the last 5-10 minutes. Let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love the this. thanks! 🙂

  56. Making this tonight!! 🙂

    Couple questions-
    is it OK if the slow cooker cooks on low for up to 8 hours?
    how much ramen noodles is this? confused by the one pack.. is it just one square? referring to the kind you link to in amazon 🙂 thanks!

    1. Hi! Yes, the slow cooker for 8 hours is great. I add 1 square of ramen at a time and then add more as needed/by who is eating. Let me know if you have questions and I hope you love recipe! 🙂

  57. Mine’s in the Instant Pot as I type! Step 3… add the basil. Wait. Basil? I didn’t see basil in the ingredients list. Did you mean basil… or cilantro? If basil, regular or Thai? Lemme know.

    Thanks! Jen

  58. This looks amazing! Can this be made in a slow cooker? And if so would you add everything in the same way or wait till the end to add the noodles? Thanks!

    1. Thanks Steph! Add everything to the slow cooker, BUT leave the noodles and greens out until the last 5-10 minutes. Let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love the this. thanks!

  59. I can’t even imagine how much work is involved in coordinating a retreat let alone the roller-coaster of emotions! I have no doubt it’s going to be fantastic!

    I’m grateful I’m not the only one who doesn’t read the instructions, it drives my partner c-r-a-z-y!. 😉 Quick Q, do you think the Instant Pot is worth all the hype? In hindsight would you buy it again?

    Keep up the incredible work. I literally just ate breakfast, but I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    1. Hey Kylie!! Thank you so much for your kind comment!! 🙂 So sweet!

      So, honestly I am still trying to figure it out. It is great for getting things cooked fast, so if you need dinner in a hurry then it might be worth it. If you love your slow cooker though, I might stick with that! Sorry I could not help more! I am testing recipes and just seeing how it goes!

    1. Doh! I clearly wasn’t paying attention this morning…I obviously need to have my coffee before surfing recipes. Thanks for putting the ramen brand in the post and recipe!

  60. Really really love this, thank you, ramen is such a wonderful set of flavors, I even love the extra protein shot in the hard boiled egg! Hope you’re at least able to enjoy all of the dishes you’ll be making at your retreat this weekend!

  61. Only you can make a bowl of ramen look that gorgeous and delicious Tieghan! Can’t wait to make one myself!

  62. I made this last night and it was such a hit! I just got an instant pot myself and this was the first recipe I tried with it. I’d love to see more instant pot recipes from you! Now to start on that dutch oven bread for tomorrow’s dinner….

    1. That is so great! I will have to start doing more recipes with it! Thanks Gabrielle & I am so glad you loved this recipe!

  63. I made this last night and WOW is the best way to describe it! My husband specifically asked for ramen last night so I flipped onto your site to see what I could find, and the recipe you posted that morning was ramen… definitely a sign! It was seriously so good, we ate every last bite. I don’t own an instant pot, so just simmered on the stove for a good hour/hour and half. Only thing different I did was sautee some fresh corn and jalapeno and add with the spinach at the end. I never comment on posts, but I DO make your recipes all the time and they are never a disappointment. I cook probably 4 days a week (almost always a new recipe) and the crunchy pork ramen is still up there as one of our favorite meals I have ever made. Thank you and keep them coming 🙂

  64. So excited for instant pot recipes! Just got one for my birthday last week-still figuring it out, but everything I’ve tried has been awesome so far 🙂 Your cookbook is amazing btw-so many recipes I can’t wait to make and every picture is absolutely gorgeous!

  65. I just finished making this Ramen soup for dinner tonight. Such a rich and hearty delicious soup! We loved it. I used 1.5 T of Thai red curry paste and 1/2 T of the Chilli Paste and it was perfect on the spicy barometer for me. My husband shared a Singapore tradition of adding a touch of honey in your bowl at the table. It really deepened the beautiful flavours of this soup. Our veggie garden is full of red and yellow swiss chard right now so I used them instead of the spinach. This soup is a real keeper.

  66. This looks delicious! By the way, your cookbook looks fantastic!! I just got it in the mail today. Can’t wait to try some of the recipes!

  67. Would you add everything to a slow cooker if you don’t have an Instant Pot or still leave the noodles and greens until later?

    1. Add everything to the slow cooker, BUT leave the noodles and greens out until the last 5-10 minutes. Let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love the this. thanks!

      1. How long would you cook the ramen in the slower cooker if you did not have an instant pot?
        Ps I love your recipes !

        Thanks Jackie 🙂

          1. Hi! I plan to cook in slow cooker tomorrow. Wondering if I still need to cook bacon and sauté ginger on stove before putting everything in?

          2. Hi! Yes, I would cook the bacon on ginger on the stove and then add to the slow cooker. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love this recipe! 🙂

  68. In step 3 of your instructions, you say that we are suppose to “set the Instant Pot to Saute”. I can’t figure out why we would do that. I think this is a typo?

    The recipe looks yummy and I’m happy that you’ll be writing recipes that work in the Instant Pot. I’ve owned my Instant Pot for several years but have never gotten very creative with it. I know I’ll love using it with your ideas.

    1. Hey Jennifer! You want to saute the bacon and ginger before adding the liquid. Hope that clarifies things for you, but please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love this!

          1. The broth is not too spicy, but you can adjust it to your liking by using less chili paste. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  69. I got in My, and I love it. I made stock in it over the weekend that was way better than anything I’ve made on the stove. There’s a facebook group too that posts tips and recipes that have really helped me with the learning curve. You can also do the eggs in the ip. I forget how long though. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  70. I’m gonna try this tonight! Your new cookbook arrived on my doorstep on Friday. Saturday I made your chicken & ravioli spring time soup . . .OMG!! It was awesome! I cook recipes from your blog all the time but am so excited to now have your cookbook in front of me. It will definitely be well used & loved!

  71. Yes! This looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it. More instant pot recipes, please! I bought one over the summer on Amazon prime day and I love it! Also love the cookbook, BTW!

    1. YES! I am so glad you’re loving the instant pot because I am too! Oh & even better that you love the cookbook! Thanks Nikki!

  72. I am gonna have to break down and get an instant pot soon. It seems like you can do so much with it. We can, so we have considered a traditional pressure cooker before, but always just stayed away from things that need pressure cooking. Makes me wonder… can you can with an instant pot? hmmm.

  73. Oh I’ve been wanting to try out the instant pot! I’m excited to make this the conventional way, however, because I haven’t been able to get my hands on one yet. Good luck with the retreat! xoxo