Easy Peas-y Cozy Ramen

Want comfort food at its best – and on a budget too? Try this riff on a recent New York Times hit recipe using a ramen pack (you know, your favorite from college days), but elevated with some veggies, cheese (wait, what??) for ultimate umami yum.  You’ll have dinner in a flash. Kid pleaser, too.


  • 1 package of your favorite ramen noodles with flavor packet 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1 pat butter 
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced thin 
  • ¼ cup snow peas 
  • 2 slices American cheese 
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds 
  • ½ green garlic or scallion, green part only, thinly sliced on the bias 
  • Your favorite sriracha, optional 


  1. Break the stems off the snow peas and pull the strings off.  
  2. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add noodles and cook acccording to package directions. Add snow peas and garlic. Add flavor packet, stir, and continue to cook for another 30 seconds. 
  3. Break the egg on top of the noodles. Let it poach for 1-2 minutes on low heat. Add butter, cheese and sesame seeds. Stir until combined. Garnish with the scallions and sriracha, if you like a little heat.