Soulful Ramen


Soulful Ramen

Soulful Ramen: A Hearty Bowl of Comfort

Soul food is a cuisine that originated in the Southern United States and is known for its rich and flavorful dishes. This recipe for Soulful Ramen takes the traditional Japanese dish and infuses it with the bold flavors of soul food. The result is a hearty bowl of comfort that will warm your soul.

Jan Dec

90 minutes

30 minutes

120 minutes

4 servings


High protein, Low sugar, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free ramen noodles)


Vegetarian, Vegan, Low sodium, Low fat, Paleo


This recipe for Soulful Ramen differs from traditional ramen in that it incorporates soul food flavors such as smoked turkey, collard greens, and black-eyed peas. The broth is also made with a combination of chicken and beef stock for added depth of flavor. We alse have the original recipe for Ramen, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 650 kcal / 2718 KJ
  • Fat: 22g (7g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 75g (10g sugars)
  • Protein: 38g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Salt: 3.5g


  1. 1.
    In a large pot, combine the chicken stock, beef stock, smoked turkey leg, onion, and garlic. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. 2.
    Remove the turkey leg from the pot and shred the meat. Discard the bones and skin.
  3. 3.
    In a separate pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the collard greens and sauté until wilted, about 5 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Add the shredded turkey, collard greens, black-eyed peas, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, smoked paprika, thyme, oregano, salt, and black pepper to the pot. Simmer for an additional 30 minutes.
  5. 5.
    Cook the ramen noodles according to package instructions.
  6. 6.
    Divide the noodles among 4 bowls. Ladle the broth and vegetables over the noodles. Top each bowl with a soft-boiled egg, green onions, and cilantro.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Collard greens — Be sure to remove the tough stems before chopping and cooking.
  • Ramen noodles — Cook the noodles just before serving to ensure they are hot and tender.

Tips & Tricks

  • Use a mix of chicken and beef stock for a richer broth.
  • Top the ramen with your favorite hot sauce for an extra kick of heat.
  • Substitute the collard greens with kale or spinach if desired.
  • Use leftover turkey or chicken instead of a smoked turkey leg.
  • Make the broth ahead of time and store in the fridge or freezer for an easy weeknight meal.

Serving advice

Serve the Soulful Ramen hot and garnish with additional cilantro and green onions if desired.

Presentation advice

Serve the Soulful Ramen in deep bowls to showcase the broth and toppings.