I ate a lot of instant ramen noodles as a kid and still enjoy them now on occasion. As an adult, I started experimenting with them to try different ways of eating them other than the package directions. This one isn't the most feasible but it was a lot of fun to make. The bun is seasoned and crunchy so it's like you get the burger, bun, and chips in every bite. I like to top mine with Sriracha mayo, red onions, and baby spinach but feel free to use your favorite toppings.


Recipe Summary

35 mins
5 mins
45 mins
5 mins
1 ramen burger


Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Pour water into a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Drop noodles in and boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 2 minutes. Drain.

  • Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Meanwhile, whisk egg and 1/2 of the reserved seasoning packet together in a bowl. Gently stir in noodles until they are evenly coated. Divide noodles into 2 small round containers, which helps make more uniform buns.

  • Spray the basket of the air fryer with nonstick spray. Dump one portion of noodles into the basket. Flatten the noodle mixture with a spatula to form the bun. Cook for 4 minutes. Flip the bun over using a spatula and cook until desired brownness, about 4 minutes more. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining noodles.

  • Sprinkle remaining seasoning over the beef and form into a patty. Air fry for 4 minutes. Flip and cook for 4 minutes more. Sandwich the patty between the ramen buns.

Nutrition Facts

554 calories; protein 32.1g; carbohydrates 63.3g; fat 19.7g; cholesterol 208.3mg; sodium 1874.1mg. Full Nutrition