Need a quick dinner? 15-Minute Sesame Noodles to the rescue. In less time than it takes for you to cook up some pasta, you can mix up an easy asian-inspired, sesame sauce. Even better, I always have the sauce ingredients on hand! No last minute trip to the store needed. I love these Sesame Noodles as is, but they are a perfect side to a protein of choice. Chicken and shrimp are two of my favorite pairings!
What You’ll Need for these Sesame Noodles:
- Noodles of your choice. I used linguini.
- Soy Sauce – I used Low Sodium
- Honey – adds a touch of sweetness to cut the spice
- Rice Vinegar
- Sesame Oil
- Chili Garlic Sauce – to add a kick
- Garlic and ginger powder
- Sesame Seeds
- Green Onions
First things first. Boil some water (don’t forget to salt it!) and get the noodles cooking. While the noodles are cooking whisk up your sauce. I like to mix the sesame sauce in the big bowl that I am going to toss/serve my noodles in. Less dishes to clean = a win!
Now just dump your drained noodles into your sauce and toss it up! Serve the noodles warm right away or they can be eaten cold straight from the fridge. These are a perfect meal prep option that doesn’t require reheating.
I love sesame noodles as is or they’re perfect on the side! Cook up some chicken, steam some veggies, and you’ve got yourself a full meal. You can also dive them up in containers for meal prep throughout the week. Talk about an elevated lunch game.
These easy sesame noodles take just 15 minutes to make. Whisk up the simple, pantry ingredient, sauce that is filled with Asian flavors. Perfect weeknight meal. Recipe at KathleensCravings.com
- 1 lb uncooked noodles (I used linguini)
- 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1/2–1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (depending on spice preference)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4–1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
- sesame seeds (optional, for topping)
- Cook pasta according to package directions in a large pot of salted boiling water.
- While the pasta is cooking, mix up the sauce. Mix all other ingredients except for the green onions. I like to use the same bowl I will be tossing and serving the noodles in.
- Once the noodles are cooked, drain them and immediately toss with the sauce. Sprinkle in the green onions and toss one more time.
- Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top, if using. Serve warm or cold. Leftovers can be kept in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Category: Main Dish
- Cuisine: Asian