Cheesy Broccoli Soup with Ramen Noodles

Broccoli soup with ramen noodles is a perfect balance of healthy eating with a heartwarming soup. This delicious recipe is perfect for any cold winter night. 

Jump to Recipe

During the cool winter days, having a nice warm bowl of soup is a perfect way to end the day. We have been trying to work more vegetables into our meals, and this week’s vegetable was broccoli.

I wanted to make broccoli soup since that’s usually a good way to get kids (and adults) to try new vegetables without them being overwhelming. But I also knew if it was just broccoli, the boys likely wouldn’t be as willing to try it. 

In the past, I’ve used Ramen noodles in ways besides just the poor-college-kid warm-it-up-and-eat-it method. The packages are great options to add some noodles and flavor to a meal. 

Ingredients Options

If you don’t want to use the chicken flavoring in the noodles, you can substitute chicken broth for the water in the recipe. This will cut down on the sodium, especially if you use a low-sodium chicken broth. 

To make the meal vegan, you can also use vegetable-flavored ramen noodles, or substitute with vegetable broth. In this case, you would also need to omit the shredded cheddar cheese or replace it with a vegan option. 

For a more hearty flavor, try using the beef ramen noodles and some beef broth. 

What can be used to garnish the broccoli soup?

There are a few options for adding a garnish to the soup. My favorite was a sliced hard-boiled egg. But you can try other things as well, depending on your taste preferences. 

  • Sliced hard-boiled egg
  • Sliced green onions
  • Sesame seed
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Bell pepper
  • Sour cream
  • Fresh ginger
  • Snap peas
  • Crunchy chow mein noodles
  • Low sodium soy sauce

What can be added to the soup to make it more hearty?

If you are looking for a more hearty soup, you can try adding meat to the soup. I would suggest starting with shredded chicken, slices of flank steak or sirloin steak, or cooked ground beef. 

Broccoli Soup with Ramen Noodles Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 5 cups water
  • 12 oz broccoli florets, frozen
  • 2 pkgs chicken ramen noodles
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Preparation

Bring the water to a boil in a large stockpot.

Add the broccoli and return to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-high and simmer for 3-5 minutes to slightly soften.

Use an immersion blender in pulses to partially blend the broccoli, leaving some chunks.

Return the water to a boil, break the ramen noodles into small pieces, and add to the stockpot.

Cook for about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the ramen flavor packets, garlic powder, and cheddar cheese, stirring until the cheese is melted.

Boil for about 5 minutes, stirring often so the cheese doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

Serve immediately.

Leftovers

Storage: Store remaining broccoli ramen soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. 

Reheating: The best way to reheat the soup is in a saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat. Stir occasionally until warmed through. If it is dry, add a little bit of chicken broth or water as it cooks. 

Freezing: Due to the ramen noodles, I don’t suggest freezing this soup. The noodles will lose their texture and break down into the soup during the freezing, thawing, and reheating process. 

Recipe

Originally Published On: December 18, 2023

Broccoli Soup with Ramen Noodles

Broccoli soup with ramen noodles is a perfect balance of healthy eating with a heartwarming soup. This delicious recipe is perfect for any cold winter night. 
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Vegetarian
Keyword:
broccoli
|
broccoli and cheddar soup
|
broccoli and ramen soup
|
broccoli soup
|
cheddar cheese
|
ramen noodles
|
soup
|
winter
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
|
Nut-Free
Cooking Method:
One-Pan Meals
Servings: 5 cups
5 from 11 votes

Ingredients

  • 5 cups water
  • 12 oz broccoli florets (frozen)
  • 2 pkgs ramen noodles (chicken flavored)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)

Recommended Equipment

Instructions

  • Bring the water to a boil in a large stockpot
  • Add the broccoli and return to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-high and simmer for 3-5 minutes to slightly soften
  • Use an immersion blender in pulses to partially blend the broccoli, leaving some chunks
  • Return the water to a boil, break the ramen noodles into small pieces, and add to the stockpot
  • Cook for about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add the ramen flavor packets, garlic powder, and cheddar cheese, stirring until the cheese is melted
  • Boil for about 5 minutes, stirring often so the cheese doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan
  • Serve immediately
Click the buttons below to share and print this recipe
Pin Recipe Print Recipe
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Soup with Ramen Noodles
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 264mg11%
Potassium 244mg7%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 764IU15%
Vitamin C 61mg74%
Calcium 279mg28%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

Other Soup Recipes to try

14 thoughts on “Cheesy Broccoli Soup with Ramen Noodles”

  1. What an interesting dish! I love ramen and broccoli separately and would have not thought about making it together. This is the perfect afternoon lunch especially since it’s raining in my neck of the woods. Looking forward to making this!

  2. 5 stars
    This sounds delicious! I’m a huge fan of both ramen and broccoli – mixing them together for the broccoli soup with ramen noodles recipe sounds perfect!

  3. 5 stars
    The kids and I made this for lunch today and they wanted more! I’m also a huge fan of ramen noodles and this is such a great creative twist! Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Oh wow, that is a new twist on a broccoli soup. I love the addition of the noodles making it far more filling. This is something I am going to try myself as it sounds delicious.

  5. I completely agree with you about the joys of having a warm bowl of soup on cool winter days. It’s a perfect way to end the day. I also appreciate how you’re working to incorporate more vegetables into your meals. Broccoli is a fantastic choice, and I love that you made broccoli soup to introduce it to your family. Adding ramen noodles to the soup is a great idea. Finding creative ways to use ingredients in new and exciting ways is always fun. I hope your family enjoyed the soup, and perhaps this will inspire others to try incorporating more veggies into their meals as well.

  6. 5 stars
    I like the combination of the cheesy goodness and the comfort of ramen noodles. It is pure genius. It’s like a hug in a bowl, perfect for cozy evenings or anytime you need a pick-me-up.

  7. OK so we have been doing more things with ramen noodles and we LOVE broccoli cheese soup. I bet this would be such a hit with my kids too!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating