Keto Ramen


A Tiktok ramen recipe made keto

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Straight from the kitchens of TikTok, this famous ramen recipe has twist using keto ramen noodle, butter, garlic, red pepper, sweetener and Everything Bagel Seasoning. It's the perfect combo of spicy, sweet and savory.

Another TikTok food hack that you have to try. Just like baked feta pasta and White Claw Slushies – this recipe went viral for a reason. It is uniquely delicious!

chopsticks poking into a bowl of ramen

I guilty of watching TikTok but the only reason I do is for the food. It has some of the most innovating recipes on there and I love turning them into keto creations! The keto ramen is one of them. Add simple ingredients like butter, garlic, red pepper flakes, sweetener and everything bagel seasoning makes the perfect spicy and sweet, savory sauce to drench in keto ramen noodles.

How to make keto ramen

  1. Melt butter in a skillet.
  2. Add seasonings – garlic, red pepper flakes, brown sugar free sweetener and Everything Bagel Seasoning. Stir until fragrant.
  3. Add keto ramen noodles.

TikTok Ramen Recipe Video

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What is TikTok Ramen?

Tiktok ramen is a recipe that went viral on the social media platform, TikTok. It’s a simple ramen recipe using instant ramen noodles. The seasoning packet is thrown away (or saved for another recipe) and a sweet, savory, spicy homemade sauce is created.

The sauce for Tiktok ramen is not soup based, unlike other ramen recipes that require you to add chicken broth or make your own broth. It combines butter, garlic, brown sugar, everything bagel seasoning, crushed red pepper flakes and soy sauce. I left the soy sauce as an optional ingredient as some people are sensitive to soy – although you could use liquid aminos or coconut aminos in it’s place.

a bowl of ramen noodles sits in front of green onions

Keto ramen noodles

  • Immi noodles – This is the only brand that I have found that is close in appearance, texture and taste to actual instant ramen noodles that come in a package. These noodles are plant based but they are not gluten free. One package of ramen is 6 g net carbs. It’s not the lowest carb option but it is the most authentic.
  • Shirataki noodles – Made from the konjac plant, the shirataki noodle is mostly fiber and many brands are either zero net carbs or less than 1 gram net carb per serving. Konjac noodles are gluten free but have a rubbery texture that some find off putting.
  • Zucchini noodles – When you don’t have access to any type of keto noodle, zucchini noodles or zoodles can be used. Spiralized zucchini will provide extra fiber and vitamins and are a clean, gluten free noodle option.
  • Kelp noodles – Made from seaweed, these noodles are gluten free and low in carbs (3 g net carbs per serving). They are best served with Asian based sauce but can have a crunchy texture.

Options for toppings

This is a basic keto ramen recipe but consider adding this other toppings to finish the dish. These will not only add more flavor but they give a stunning presentation too.

  • Eggs – Top it off with a soft boiled egg. When you fork cuts into the egg, the creamy yolk will spill into your ramen and will give the sauce additional flavor.
  • Green onion – Slice up some scallions or green onion to provide a hint of onion flavor.
  • Lime wedge – If you feel like the ramen needs a hint of acid to balance the flavors, serve with a lime wedge. The lime juice will help brighten up the dish.
  • Fish sauce – This sauce has a pungent smell but adds a lot of umami flavor when added to this quick keto ramen.
  • Sesame oil – Just a sprinkle of this over the top of your instant noodles can add that earthy toasted sesame flavor.

Add some protein

Top your low carb ramen noodles with a little bit of protein for a complete meal.

  • Egg – Whether you want to top the dish off with a soft boiled egg or hard boiled egg, or simply scrambled an egg into the sauce, either way will provide complete protein to your keto dinner.
  • Beef – This is a great way to use up leftover steak or you can even prepare some ground beef to mix in with the sauce.
  • Chicken – A great option that you can make ahead is shredded chicken using your instant pot or use up leftovers if you made grilled chicken.
  • Pork – If you have left over pulled pork or pork roast, this is a great way to use it up for a quick keto lunch. Pork belly is another delicious addition.
  • Seafood – Toss in some shrimp or even scallops for a new twist on a seafood dish.
  • Vegetarian – Keep it just as it is or add in some bok choy, bean sprouts or some ginger to this keto ramen recipe.

Keto Ramen: FAQS

What does TikTok ramen taste like?

The flavor of Tiktok ramen is addicting. It's buttery, spicy, sweet and savory all in one bite!

Is ramen keto?

Traditional ramen is not keto friendly as it used noodles that are wheat based and are high in carbohydrates. There are some keto friendly noodle options such as ramen pasta by Immi or shirataki noodles. Maruchan Ramen is not keto friendly as it is very high in net carbs (58g of net carbs per 100g serving)

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Ramen

Servings: 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 414
Fat 25g
Protein 22.2g
Total Carbs 25g
Net Carbs 6.9g

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  1. For the kelp noodles you have to prep them first in a “bubble bath”, the juice of one lemon with 1 Tbsp of baking soda (hence the bubbles), then stir your noodles in there and rub them at the same time for one minute. Rinse it well and no more crunchy. Great for stir fries and prob they will soak up that ramen sauce.

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