Sesame Garlic Ramen Noodles is the best ramen noodle recipe made easy at home with a simple and super flavorful sauce! Make ramen at home even better!

sesame garlic ramen noodles in a white bowl

I grew up eating ramen noodles boiled right along with that super salty packet of seasoning, probably like most of us did!  As we get older, and realize we probably don’t need ALL that sodium, but we do need flavor and quick, budget-friendly recipes, we start wondering what else can I do what that packet of crunchy noodles?!  While we’re at it, this Miso Ramen is absolutely out of this world and we also love this tasty Veggie Beef Ramen too!

Ramen Noodles:

Packets of ramen are actually super versatile because they simply don’t taste like much on their own!  Ditch the spice packet that comes with the noodles.  When you use it, it kinda feels like eating salt water, because you basically are!  My Sesame Garlic Ramen Noodles are one of my favorite ramen “hacks” because I can still take a product that is super duper easy on my budget, impossibly quick to make, and turn it into something amazing!  The sauce for this recipe is full of garlic, sesame oil, sriracha, brown sugar, and soy sauce!  Seriously good flavor here, and the sauce only takes 3-5 minutes to make, so it will be done at the same time your noodles are!  This recipe has become one of our most popular!  If you love it be sure to try this Thai Peanut Ramen Noodles Recipe too as well as our Beef and Broccoli Ramen Soup!

ramen noodles on a fork

How do you Make Ramen Better?

Simple!  Like we talked about above, ditch the spice/salt packet that comes with the noodles and make your own sauce!  The ingredients for this recipe are sesame oil, packaged ramen noodles, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, and sriracha.  The sriracha can be added to your own taste.

You will start by cooking your noodles according to package directions.  While they are cooking simply heat your sesame oil in a medium skillet and saute the garlic for one minute.  Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the remaining sauce ingredients.  Then, drain your ramen and toss them in the sauce!

You can then eat these noodles as are or taste them and see if you’d like more spice.  If so, add a bit more sriracha until desired heat is reached.  I happen to love sesame oil so I often drizzle more over the prepared noodles.  Top these with chopped green onions, peanuts, or sesame seeds!

ramen in a bowl with sesame garlic sauce




5 from 331 votes

Sesame Garlic Ramen Noodles

Sesame Garlic Ramen Noodles is the best ramen noodle recipe made easy at home with a simple and super flavorful sauce! Make ramen at home even better!
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
Total 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 3 Ounce Packages of Ramen Noodles, Seasoning Packet Discarded
  • 2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce** Low Sodium is Best
  • 1 Teaspoon Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha*


  • Cook the ramen noodles without the seasoning packet as directed on package. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat the sesame oil in a small skillet or saucepan over medium heat.
  • Cook the garlic, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the soy sauce, brown sugar, and sriracha until combined.
  • Toss the noodles with the sauce.
  • Garnish with green onions if desired.



*NOTE:  More or less sriracha can be added to desired level of heat.
NOTE:  It is BEST to use low sodium soy sauce for this recipe.  If your soy sauce is not low sodium, please adjust to taste.
NOTE:  This recipe serves 4 most of the time as a main dish, but can easily be doubled if you wish.


Serving: 1Cup, Calories: 218kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    I just made these noodles for lunch. I used ramen. And oh my goodness the flavour is delicious! A little heat 😍 Love this recipe!!