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Garlic Parmesan Ramen

Aaron Owens Mayhew, MS, RDN, CD
This QUICK, EASY & CHEAP ultralight meal is sure to be a new favorite!
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Cold Soak 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Cold Soak, Cook
Servings 1


  • 1 package instant ramen noodles (85 g)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (30 g)
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley (1 g)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder (0.8 g)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (0.5 g)
  • 1/8 tsp table salt (0.8 g)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil (40 g)



  • Discard ramen noodle spice packet.
  • Put noodles in a bag or container to be used in the backcountry.
  • Put the remaining ingredients in a second bag or container to be stored inside the noodle bag or container.
  • Pack 3 Tbsp (40 g) of olive oil, per serving, in a leakproof container to be added when the meal is consumed. Recommend double bagging the oil in the event there is a leak.


  • Remove the parmesan herb packet.
  • Add 8 oz (240 mL) hot/cold water or enough to cover the noodles.
  • Let stand to allow noodles to rehydrate. Avoid over-soaking as noodles will become mushy.
  • Consume or properly discard the noodle broth to practice the Leave No Trace principle.
  • Add parmesan herb packet and 3 Tbsp (40 g) olive oil to the noodles.
  • Stir to mix well and enjoy!


Nutrition Information:  860 calories   |   151 calories per ounce   |   21 g protein   |   53 g carbohydrate   |   3 g fiber   |   2 g total sugar   |   65 g fat
Dry weight:  5.7 oz (159 g)