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This Easy Shrimp Ramen Soup Recipe is so much better than that packet of noodles! Packed with vegetables, shrimp, and spices, it’s full of flavor. This is one of the best shrimp ramen recipes you’ll ever taste!

white bowl of shrimp ramen garnished with green onions

Homemade Shrimp Ramen

I love quick and easy recipes! In fact, they are the backbone of Countryside Cravings. This shrimp ramen is definitely one of those quick and easy meals, and it just happens to be a reader favorite!

Okay, how many of you ate ramen back in the day?! I’m raising my hand high! It was a super fast and easy way to satisfy my craving for soup on a cold day.

But…have you ever read the back of the package? YIKES!!

Let’s ditch that seasoning packet (since that’s where most of the bad stuff lives) and beef it up with vegetables and shrimp! This homemade ramen soup recipe is one for the books. Full of complex flavor yet oh-so-easy to put together, it’s one of my absolute favorites!

Some more easy soup recipes to try: Easy Taco Soup, 30 Minute White Chicken Chili, and Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup.

Why You’ll Love This Seafood Ramen Recipe

  • Easy to make
  • Perfect comfort food meal
  • Shrimp adds a unique spin to ramen soup
  • Full of veggies
  • Ready in 20 minutes

Key Ingredients to Make Seafood Ramen

  • SHRIMP – You can use fresh or frozen shrimp for this recipe. Be sure to peel and devein them first!
  • MUSHROOMS – Use sliced mushrooms. I like baby portobello best myself!
  • CARROT – Grate the carrot so it’s easier to cook and eat.
  • GARLIC – For added savory flavor, of course.
  • BROTH – I personally like using low-sodium broth, but you can use your preference.
  • GINGER – For a bit of bite that I just adore.
  • SOY SAUCE – I love the umami flavor of soy sauce too!
  • SESAME OIL – Nutty and earthy, you’ll only need 1 teaspoon.
  • OLIVE OIL – To sauté the mushrooms, carrot, and garlic before adding the broth.
  • RAMEN NOODLES – Use the noodles, ditch the seasoning packet!
  • GREEN ONIONS & CILANTRO – For your garnish.
top down view of seafood ramen in a pot

Instructions to Make Shrimp Ramen

PREPARE THE VEGETABLES: Sauté the mushrooms and carrot in olive oil in a large pot until they start to soften. Add the garlic and cook (while you stir) for about 30 seconds.

INCORPORATE THE LIQUIDS: Add the broth, soy sauce, and sesame oil to the pot along with the ginger. Cover and bring the mixture to a boil.

ADD THE NOODLES AND SHRIMP: When the broth begins to boil, add the noodles and shrimp, cover, and allow to boil for several minutes.

Garnish your seafood ramen recipe with chopped green onions and cilantro and enjoy!

top down view of seafood ramen recipe in a white bowl

Spicy Shrimp Ramen Soup

And for all of you that like to spice things up…no problem! Just add your favorite hot sauce to your ramen soup recipe. Sriracha, Tabasco, or even red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper will do the trick.

This soup doesn’t make a lot of broth as seen in the pictures, so if you want more “soup,” double the broth/stock you use — as well as the grated ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil.

You can also double the vegetables to add more bulk and flavor. There is plenty enough shrimp in the soup already that you can get away with not doubling it. This dish is so versatile — it’s one of the reasons why I believe it’s one of the best shrimp ramen recipes out there!

And if you don’t want to grate your own ginger, I like to buy these tubes of Stir-in Ginger Paste. So much easier!


Can I add frozen shrimp to ramen?

Absolutely! You can use fresh or frozen shrimp in this seafood ramen recipe. You’ll just have to make sure to thaw it overnight in the fridge before using it.

Can I add shrimp to instant ramen?

You technically could, as long as you cook the shrimp first. But, I have to say…my recipe for homemade seafood ramen is so much better than the packaged stuff, and it only takes 20 minutes to make!

Does shrimp ramen taste like shrimp?

You’ll be able to taste the shrimp in my homemade ramen soup recipe, but it’s not overly fishy. Packaged shrimp ramen definitely has a fishy taste to it, but most people say that it doesn’t really taste like seafood. My advice? Make it yourself instead!

How do you make seafood ramen taste better?

I find that my recipe tastes great as is. If you want to experiment and add in some extras, try using more soy sauce, added hot sauce, or more vegetables as described above. Some folks even like to add an egg to ramen, which in all honesty sounds super delicious!

close up of ramen soup recipe in a bowl garnished with green onions

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This Easy Shrimp Ramen Soup is so much better than that packet of noodles!! Packed with vegetables, shrimp, and full of flavor! #shrimp #soup #easyrecipe #ramen

Easy Shrimp Ramen Soup Recipe

Course: Main, Seafood, Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: ramen, shrimp, soup
This Easy Shrimp Ramen Soup Recipe is so much better than that packet of noodles! Packed with vegetables, shrimp, and spices, it's full of flavor. This is one of the best shrimp ramen recipes you'll ever taste!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
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  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces (230g) sliced mushrooms (I like baby portobello)
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups (946ml) low sodium broth/stock of choice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 (3 ounce) (85g) packages ramen noodles (discard seasoning packet)
  • 1 pound (450g) medium/large raw shrimp (thawed, cleaned, and peeled)
  • Chopped green onions and cilantro for garnish, optional


  • In a large pot saute mushrooms and carrot in olive oil for 5 minutes or until they start to soften. Add garlic and cook stirring for 30 seconds. Add broth, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Cover and bring to a boil. 
  • Once boiling add noodles and shrimp. Cover and boil for 3 minutes. Serve topped with chopped green onions and cilantro if desired. 



  1. How to make Spicy Shrimp Ramen Soup:
    • Sriracha sauce
    • Tabasco Sauce
    • Red pepper flakes
    • Cayenne pepper
    • Jalapeno pepper
  2. To make this a more “brothy” soup make the following changes:
    • 8 cups broth/stock
    • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
    • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
    • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
    • feel free to add more garlic (I like garlic and it’s great for cold season so I always add more 🙂 )
  3. Nutrition facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate. Nutrition info calculated using vegetable broth. 
What to serve with Shrimp Ramen Soup:
  • A big side salad
  • Fresh fruit
  • Crusty bread to soak up broth
  • Soft boiled egg


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 561mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2548IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 3mg
This Easy Shrimp Ramen Soup is so much better than that packet of noodles!! Packed with vegetables, shrimp, and full of flavor! #shrimp #soup #easyrecipe #ramen

51 thoughts on “Easy Shrimp Ramen Soup Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    Made this tonight for dinner. My husband loved it! The broth was delicious. I did add chopped onions( didn’t have any green onions) and siracha sauce. Well be making this again. Also will be trying different proteins.

  2. I always look for Ramen with rice noodles rather than wheat ones, and I also serve mine over chopped green parts of Napa Cabbage for crunch.

    • 4 stars
      I taught my daughter that if she’s going to eat a package of ramen then she has to add veggies and egg to it so there is actual nutrition in it.
      Her favorite addition is egg, spinach leaves, garlic and Sriracha.

    • I failed to mention a nice trick I learned from a lady who owned and ran favorite Vietnamese of mine — char some sliced rounds of the white parts of green onions until black, almost burnt. Prepared this way the onion has a completely different and distinctive flavor to the soup.

  3. 5 stars
    This Shrimp Ramen Soup is so good! I used San-J Tamari Soy Sauce that I bought from Karman Foods. It’s absolutely flavorful! Best paired with either hot or cold barley tea.

  4. I just cooked this with your timings, (I added celery instead of mushrooms) and I am extremely impressed. Mine lacked a bit of zip, so I added Sriracha sauce…oh my! One of the best meals I have ever cooked! Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    I have made this for dinner a few times now and it is wonderful every time! Tonight we opted for a veggie ramen, so I added in some onion, a mix of spicy peppers, and some soft boiled eggs. We love it!

  6. I know you mention that the nutritional info is approximate, but standard ramen noodles of any brand would quadruple your carb count…and even that is on the low side. More like 50 grams of carbs. Otherwise all looks deelish.

    • Each nutrition generator gives different amounts and I wish they were more consistent! Hopefully, someday things will be a better/closer estimate!

  7. 4 stars
    This was delicious and easy to make! I added diced celery, sliced leeks, and a diced orange pepper to the carrot/ mushroom mix. Tasted healthy! The shrimp I added ended up being “tough”, so next time maybe I’ll add uncooked shrimp?

    • Yes, the shrimp is supposed to go into the soup raw. I changed that in the recipe card to be more clear. Thank you! I am so glad you liked the soup!

    • It was calculated with full sodium broth and soy sauce. Updated the nutrition using lower sodium broth and soy sauce. Hope that helps!

  8. 4 stars
    Literally not a single person wants to read a autobiography when looking for a recipe. Post the ingredients and method at the top

    • I am sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you. However, there is a jump to recipe button located at the very top of each post that will take you straight to the recipe.

    • Is this the first online recipe you’ve ever read? Geesh…passive aggressive much? I bet you’re fun at parties…🙄

      • Good reply can’t believe the critics on here if you don’t like it don’t use it I loved it and yes I saw the jump to the recipe

  9. 5 stars
    Love that this gave me my Ramen fix but without all that sodium and crap! Can’t wait to eat this all fall and winter!

  10. Growing up in Rhode Island within walking distance of Rocky Point Park, we always got take out chowder from the Shore Dinner Hall the one that hung out over the river. That was a red broth chowder but definitely NOT Manhattan. It was basically Rhode Island clear broth chowder with, I think, tomato puree and paprika to color the broth red. I loved it because I didn”t like the looks of regular clear broth chowder. I think that you can still get it at the Rocky Point Chowder house that sets up in the Ann & Hope parking lot in Warwick. I now live in New Hampshire so I don”t get to eat it much anymore, but that was always my favorite chowder.


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