• Prep Time

    Cook Time

    1 min

    3-4 mins

How to Microwave Ramen Noodles

Ramen noodles: the unsung heroes of your pantry, always ready to rescue you from cooking fatigue or a long day at work. But what if we told you there's a way to elevate your ramen game even further, without the wait for boiling water? Enter Anyday – your kitchen companion for quick, effortless, and perfectly cooked microwave ramen. When in doubt, check the instructions on the back of the package for a foolproof finish!

Choose Serving Size

1 3-4 oz package

2 3-4 oz packages

3 3-4 oz packages

Prep Time

1 min

Cook Time

3-4 mins

How to Microwave
Ramen Noodles

Ramen noodles: the unsung heroes of your pantry, always ready to rescue you from cooking fatigue or a long day at work. But what if we told you there's a way to elevate your ramen game even further, without the wait for boiling water? Enter Anyday – your kitchen companion for quick, effortless, and perfectly cooked microwave ramen. When in doubt, check the instructions on the back of the package for a foolproof finish!

Choose Serving Size

1 3-4 oz package

2 3-4 oz packages

3 3-4 oz packages

Recipe written for 1000w microwaves.

Why Use An Anyday? Anyday dishes are built for cooking from scratch in the microwave, freeing up time.

Why Use An Anyday?
Anyday dishes are built for cooking from scratch in the microwave, freeing up time.

What you'll need

to make perfect ramen

The Medium Deep Dish
$35

(19,938)

$35

(19,938)

The best dish for 1-2 portions of grains, veggies, mac and cheese, ramen, and more.

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Kale

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The Large Deep Dish
$45

(19,938)

$45

(19,938)

Perfect for big batches of rice, one-pot meals, veggies, mashed potatoes, soups, and more.

Colors -

Blueberry

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2-year warranty

The Extra Large Dish
$60

(19,938)

$60

(19,938)

At 12 cups capacity, this is our largest dish — the perfect addition to any set.

Colors -

Kale

Free shipping on orders $75+

Free 30-day return

2-year warranty

What Anyday Can Do

Cook almost anything

Anyday can be used to cook in the microwave, oven, or even the air fryer

Airtight food storage

Press down the knob to keep leftovers fresher, longer

Even reheating

Anyday’s patent-pending lid ensures your food stays moist and evenly heated

Beautiful serving

Cook or reheat your food, then serve in the same dish

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All You Need to Know About Microwaving Instant Noodles

How long does it take to cook instant noodles in the microwave?

Ingredient Water Cook Time
1 3-4 oz package 2 cups (500ml) water 3-4 mins
2 3-4 oz packages 4 cups (1000ml) water 7-8 mins
3 3-4 oz packages 6 cups (1500ml) water 12-13 mins
Cook time calculated for 1000w microwave

It typically takes around 3-4 minutes for a package of instant noodles to cook in the microwave because you don’t need to wait for the water to boil like on the stovetop. To tell when noodles are cooked through, look for bendy, plump noodles that twist easily with a fork or chopsticks. You can also test it by taking a small bite — it should be tender but not mushy.

Can you cook instant ramen in the microwave?

Yes! Instant ramen is safe to cook in the microwave and in fact, is faster and easier than cooking it on the stovetop. Use a glass microwave-safe bowl that’s deep enough to fit the ramen noodles and water to cover it, and make sure that there’s plenty of room in the dish for the starchy water to bubble up — you don’t want spills happening in your microwave! Follow our step-by-step directions for making microwave instant ramen in the microwave and serve it for a quick and delicious meal.

Do I need to boil water before I cook instant noodles in the microwave?

With Anyday, you don’t need to boil the water before cooking the ramen! Just add the noodles and water as indicated in the package and cook for the recommended amount of time. The noodles are rehydrated as the water heats up in the microwave, leaving you with a piping hot broth to mix with the seasoning packet.

Water spilling over cooking noodles in the microwave?

When it comes to cooking starchy foods like ramen noodles in the microwave, you run the risk of water spillover. The sugars found in starchy water heat up quickly and the hot, bubbling water can spill over onto the microwave plate. This may occur in powerful microwave models, such as 1200w or inverter machines. To prevent this from happening, try cooking the noodles uncovered in the microwave, or cooking the noodles in a larger dish to give the ramen more room to boil.

Can you use instant noodles for something other than ramen?

You can use cooked instant noodles for a variety of unique dishes! Add some pasta sauce for an ultra-quick meal, use them in chicken noodle soup, and turn them into a quick chow main — there are no wrong answers when it comes to getting food in your belly quickly!