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Keeping warm with this Feel Good Spicy Ramen with Sweet Potatoes and Crispy Shallots. Because there’s nothing better on bitter cold days than a steaming bowl of ramen. Made with chicken, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, greens, and plenty of spice, this ramen is healthy, quick, and made all in one pot. Each bowl is topped with crispy bacon, shallots, and eggs, for the best bowl of homemade ramen, that’s even better than a restaurant.
It seems as though everyone is currently dealing with frigid winter temperatures and plenty of snow. I guess that makes sense, since here in the U.S we are in the dead of winter. After reading through emails and comments, it’s clear that everyone has the very same thing on their minds, soup! And not just any soup, specifically Ramen.
Since this has been the most requested recipe, I wanted to listen to you guys and come up with a healthy, quick, and easy ramen that would be both satisfying and delicious.
And here is it. And yes, it is good.
I will not lie, I have so many ramen recipes already living on HBH. I love them all so much (especially this Thai Peanut chicken ramen…have you made it??). But this ramen feels a little more traditional, yet still with my own little (Korean) twist.
Let me explain.
First off, I made this ramen all in one pot, on the stove-top. Meaning no slow cooker or instant pot. Don’t get me wrong, I love both the slow cooker and instant pot, but sometimes the stove-top is just the way to go. Promise, this recipe is still quick and simple.
Here are the details.
Start of by cooking the bacon, which adds huge amounts of rich flavor to the soup. Once the bacon has crisped, use the fat left in the pot, to make the crispy shallots. Yes, crispy shallots. So addicting. So delicious.
Both the bacon and shallots are crisped up in a pot, and then removed to a paper towel lined plate. Then all of the remaining ingredients are added to that very same pot. Now, for my (Korean) twist – Gochujang. If you’re not familiar, Gochujang is Korean chili paste. It’s spicy with a little sweetness, and it’s extremely flavorful. It’s not traditional, but wow it adds so much flavor to the soup, along with a really nice spicy kick. If you’d prefer, you can use Thai curry paste in place of the Gochujang, but I highly recommend the Gochujang. It truly makes this bowl of ramen better than any other.
Everything else is pretty simple. I used plenty of ginger, a little soy sauce, sweet potatoes, and lots of fresh wintry greens. I suppose the sweet potatoes may be a bit odd. But I love not only the color they add, but also their touch of sweetness. It’s a really nice balance to the heat that’s happening throughout the soup.
And of course, no bowl of ramen is complete without the toppings, they’re the best part after all, right?
Bacon, crispy shallots, and a soft-boiled egg, the perfect trio. Oh, and toasted sesame seeds and green onions too. Each and every last bite is so good.
Salty, a little spicy, warming, noodley, and bursting with so much flavor. I cannot get enough.
PS. Thanks so much to all you guys who are leaving me comments, DM’s, and emails. You truly are my number one source of inspiration, and I read each and every one of your messages. LOVE when you guys send me recipes suggestions (like this ramen) and sometimes even your family recipes. It’s the best source of inspiration for me!
If you make this feel good Ramen, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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Delicious. Thank you for another 5* recipe!
Happy Monday!!☃️ I truly appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, so glad it was enjoyed! xT
I made this for dinner and it was soooooo good!! I used 1T of the Korean chili paste and it ended up pretty mild. I’m not a spicy person but I would definitely add more next time. So much flavor overall though. I will definitely make again!
Awesome!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for trying it out! Have a great weekend! 👻
Yum!!! Definitely spicy, tangy, and filling! Wish the sweet potato had gotten a little softer, but the flavors were so great it almost didn’t matter. I’m vegetarian, so subbed veg broth and tofu for the chicken. Still delicious! Thanks for a fun twist on ramen, it’s definitely one of my comfort foods too.
I am thrilled you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for giving it a try! xTieghan
I made his tonight and it was delicious! I didn’t have the kale or mushrooms but it was still amazing and toddler approved!
Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad you enjoyed! Happy Holidays! xTieghan
To adapt to IP- how long would you set timer for?
So sorry I have not tested this recipe in the instant pot. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions. Happy Holidays! xTieghan
Can you make this in a crockpot? How would you suggest to do it?
Sure you could cook on low for 5-6 hours. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
Hi! Any suggestions on a substitute for the sweet potatoes?!
You could use butternut squash in place of the sweet potatoes. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
Wow, I just had this for dinner and it was absolutely delicious! There were so many unique flavors but nothing too overpowering. The broth was to die for. I was worried the Gochujang would be too spicy but it turned out great. Thanks for the fantastic & fun recipe!
Wow that is so amazing to hear Jessica! Thank you so much! xTieghan