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Caramelized Onion Shiitake Mushroom Spicy Miso Ramen

Spicy miso ramen is loaded with caramelized onions and shiitake mushrooms in a rich, flavorful broth that will rival your favorite ramen place!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 308kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 10 oz shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large sweet vidalia onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 small serrano peppers, finely minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons light sweet miso paste
  • 6 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth if non-vegetarian)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 (3 oz each) packages ramen
  • Shaved carrots, sliced green onions, fresh cilantro, and soft-boiled eggs for serving


  • In a large saucepan or dutch oven over medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add shiitake mushrooms, salt, and pepper to taste and saute mushrooms until just softened and golden. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in same pan over medium heat. Add sliced onions and slowly saute, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes until onions are a deep golden caramelized brown.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and add serrano pepper, garlic, ginger, and miso paste. Cook 1-2 minutes until fragrant, then add broth, vinegar, and soy sauce.
  • Bring broth to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer 20 minutes.
  • Once broth has simmered 20 minutes, add ramen and shiitake mushrooms. Let stand 5 minutes until noodles are softened and gently break noodles apart to incorporate into broth.
  • Ladle ramen into bowls and top with carrot shavings, green onions, cilantro, and soft-boiled eggs. Enjoy!


Serving: 1(8 oz) bowl | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.7g | Protein: 10.6g | Fat: 12.3g | Saturated Fat: 6.8g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 2047mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3.9g | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg