Sick-Day Noodle Soup

Feeling under the weather? This simple noodle soup can help you feel hydrated and nourished. The broth is flavored with ginger, one of the best foods to eat when you're not feeling well, and which can help support your immune system and reduce pain and nausea. Crushed red pepper adds spice, so feel free to reduce the amount if you prefer something milder.

a recipe photo of the Sick Day Noodle Soup
Photo: Photographer: Rachel Marek, Food stylist: Lauren McAnelly
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

  • 3 medium cloves garlic, grated

  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 tablespoon white miso

  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth

  • 4 ounces egg noodles, preferably whole-wheat


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add miso. Slowly whisk in broth, stirring, until the miso is dissolved. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Add noodles; reduce heat to maintain a lively simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the noodles are cooked through, about 8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
4g Fat
24g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Vitamin A 172IU 3%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 1mg 0%
Potassium 15mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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