Bone Broth Noodles Nutrition and Recipe
With zero effort, you can make a nourishing, nutritious and flavorful bone broth noodle dish. The ultimate comfort food.
Our ancestors made broth out of whatever was on hand. They used beef bones or chicken carcasses to create a flavorful stock that could be served with vegetables and noodles over rice.
But the times have changed, and you don't need to slave away in the kitchen just for bone broth anymore. There are convenient and delicious options that ship right to your door. The best one is Bluebird Provisions Instant Chicken Bone Broth.
This dehydrated powder tastes delicious, has 12 g protein and no added salt ( only 130 mg per cup).
If you're looking for a convenient way to get a warming bowl of noodles, this is for you.
Bone Broth Noodle Soup
If you're unfamiliar, bone broth noodle soup is a healthy twist on this traditional staple. Bone broth adds a ton of extra amino acids, hydrating electrolytes, vitamins and minerals to your meal.This keeps your immune system and digestion strong and healthy throughout the year.
Udon Noodles or Ramen In Soup?
The first step is to pick your noodles between udon and ramen style. Ramen noodles are much thinner, yellow wheat noodles that are usually flavored with soy or miso.
On the other hand, udon are thicker and sometimes a bit healthier than ramen because they use less processed ingredients and are lower in sodium. But it depends on the method of preparation used.
That being said, it really depends on the extra things you put in it and how you cook them. In terms of cost, udon is a bit more expensive if you buy them in store.
Read my guide on how to make bone broth taste better.
Healthy Bone Broth Noodle Soup Bowl Recipe
You're going to absolutely love this recipe. So simple and gut nourishing, it will warm you from the inside out. Thanks to the bone broth, it's full of collagen protein for your skin, hair, teeth and nails.
- 3 cups of bone broth (Bluebird Provisions Instant Chicken is best)
- 2 cups of noodles (uncooked)
- 2 tbsp of grated fresh ginger
- 2 large carrots, sliced to 1/2 inch pieces
- 1/2 onion, chopped small
- 1 cup crimini mushrooms, chopped
- 1/2 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tbsp avocado, olive or coconut oil
- Optional meat choices: I prefer thinly slices beef sirloin. But chicken breast or thigh works great too.
- Optional: Extra garlic (2-3 cloves, chopped)
- Add cooking oil to a medium sized pot over medium heat.
- Add carrots, onion and mushrooms and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
- Add bone broth to your pot and bring to a simmer. Stir to incorporate with vegetables.
- Add the noodles, ginger and let them cook with the pot covered for 10-15 minutes under low heat.
- If you are using meat/tofu, cook it in a separate pan, then add to the soup at the end.
- Pour broth into bowls and add your cilantro, squeeze of lime, salt and pepper to taste.
Questions and Notes
This recipe keeps in the fridge for 5 days and can be frozen for up to 6 months. It is best to store in glass contains that are tightly sealed. Tupperware works well too.
If you want to make this ahead or time, cook the broth first and keep the noodles separate. Then cook your noodles in boiling water according to the instructions. There is no other way to preserve the texture of the noodles.
If you are low carb or have a health condition / blood sugar issues, you can replace the noodles with shirataki / miracle noodles. Or just leave them out and add more enoki mushrooms and bamboo shoots.
You can add other ingredients like fish sauce, chili peppers, herbs and garlic at the table for a more pho inspired bowl. You can add greens or any meat at the end to get more nutrients, vitamins and collagen.
The nutrition information for this dish depends on the optional ingredients you use. You will get at least 25 g protein per serving though.
Want more recipes? Checkout my Healing Chicken Noodle Soup recipe.
Best Udon Toppings
The recipes above are what I prefer, but there are other great udon toppings you can use to spice up your dish and change the flavor.
The best udon toppings include shiitake or enoki mushrooms and bamboo shoots. You can also add tofu, star anise, bonito fish flakes, scallions, spinach, herbs or any other leafy green you like. Some creative meat options are rotisserie chicken, shrimp and pork.
You can also add other toppings like eggs, chili oil, anchovies, soy sauce, corn and avocado to add a more familiar tastes to your dish.
Reheating Tips for Simple Meals
If you want to reheat the noodle soup, add some extra broth to the pot. It helps rehydrate the ingredients.
When you make the soup ahead of time, be sure to place it in the refrigerator as soon as you finish cooking it. This naturally preserves the noodles in their freshest, least soggy state for leftovers.
Then when you are ready to reheat, simply bring the soup to a low simmer. You can double the recipe to make lots of delicious soup. Then add extra dry noodles when you reheat it.
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Can I cook my noodles in my broth?
You can absolutely cook your noodles in broth. It gives them extra nutrition and a delicious, savory taste. Some people claim it's a waste, but I disagree. It's the most nutritious way to cook them and they won't make your noodles clumpy or starchy.
What are noodles with broth called?
Noodles with broth are called a few different things depending where you are located and which type of noodles you use. These dishes can be known as ramen, soba, udon, pho or vermicelli, depending on the form they take.
Ramen are thin wheat flour noodles used in Japanese cooking that are served with dashi.
Soba are thicker but still made with wheat flour, while udon noodles are thicker than both. Egg noodles are another type of noodle used in soup and are made with eggs.
Regardless of what type of noodles you use, making a broth that is tasty and satisfying is important. Use a base like Bluebird Provisions to make it easy.
Finally, we have a few types of rice noodles. Rice vermicelli is a dried rice noodle used in Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Rice sticks are very similar, but they are made with rice flour.
So, whatever you call them, this is a quick and easy meal that will warm you up on a cold day.
Do noodles soak up broth?
When you add noodles to broth, they absorb the liquid and flavor, and can be a great way to add taster and texture to your bowl or dish.
Can you cook noodles in bone broth?
Yes you can and absolutely should cook any noodles in bone broth for extra amino acids and a delicious, umami flavor. It is a game changer you need to try.
There's no question that bone broth is one of the most nutrient dense foods you can eat. Not only does it provide essential nutrients like collagen, glycine, glucosamine and glutamine helps to increase your immune system while promoting digestion.
It also gives you the building blocks to get rid of wrinkles by hydrating your skin and building stronger joints. Combine all of these benefits with a quick and easy recipe and you have yourself an unstoppable weapon in the battle against colds and flu.