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Rating: 4.67 stars
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This dish was inspired by Chinese Dan Dan noodles--ground pork and noodles in a spicy broth. We use ground turkey and omit the traditional Sichuan peppercorns for convenience, but add hot sesame oil. Use toasted sesame oil instead if you want mild noodles.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2010

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Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add ground turkey, all but 2 tablespoons of the scallions, garlic and ginger and cook, stirring and breaking up the turkey, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

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  • Add broth, water, bok choy, noodles, soy sauce, vinegar and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the noodles are tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Return the turkey mixture to the pan and stir to combine. Serve garnished with the reserved 2 tablespoons scallions and cucumber (if using).

Tips

Ingredient notes: Hot sesame oil can be found in the Asian-food section of most supermarkets.

Dried Chinese noodles, often used in Chinese soups and lo mein, cook up quickly and can be found in the Asian-food section of most supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

292 calories; protein 22.3g; carbohydrates 32g; dietary fiber 5.9g; sugars 1g; fat 10.1g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 43.3mg; vitamin a iu 1607IU; vitamin c 12.7mg; folate 28.6mcg; calcium 63.6mg; iron 3.7mg; magnesium 12.1mg; potassium 502.6mg; sodium 704.8mg.
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Reviews (14)

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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2015
One of our go to favorites. This recipe is simple and delicious. I love the fresh finish of the cucumber. We often don't have the hot sesame so we add 3 fresh red chilies. Also we don't add the bok choy to the dish directly but rather add it to the bowl: noodles fresh bok choy broth and then garnish. The hot broth cooks the bok choy just enough that it is lightly cooked but not over cooked. Pros: Easy and flavorful Cons: Never lasts long in our kitchen Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My husband calls this potsticker soup because he says it tastes like the inside of a potsticker with dipping sauce. It is super fast to make. We use ground chicken instead of turkey. I like a little bit more spice so I add Sriracha to my serving. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2012
Tastes just like authentic asian food great flavor This is a recipe that I will add to my regular list..VERY good taste made me want more! Pros: Simple to make lots of flavor quick prep Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made these noodles for my beautiful wife last night and they were EXCELLENT! I also made (as suggested) the Scallion Flat Breads and it was and outstanding combination. I did make one small change: I could not find hot sesame oil so I flavored 1 tablespoon of canola oil with 1 teaspoon Sambal Oleck chili paste to cook the turkey scallion etc. mixture and I added 1 teaspoon of Sun Luck chili oil to the broth bok choy noodle mixture. The spiciness was perfect even for my wife who does not like hot foods. The Sambal added some little red flecks to spice up the look. Next time I will add a little more ginger to bring out that flavor. Thanks EW kitchen folks you have a keeper here! I can't wait to try the flat breads with some hummus. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very easy super tasty dinner. Definitely a keeper! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Decent This is decent it's not something you'll serve at your next dinner party-but its pretty comforting and homey. Didn't have the hot sesame oil-used red pepper flakes. Also garnished with some cilantro-I think without the cilantro it would be very very bland. I also added 2 chicken bouillon cubes. Pros: Quick and Easy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2019
I love this dish and have made it several times. Just don't let the noodles sit in the broth too long or they will soak up all the broth. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this last night and my husband and I both loved it. I didn't have hot sesame oil so I just added about 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes to the oil before adding the turkey. It was the perfect amount of spiciness for my husband although I always like a bit more zing. I'll definitely be making this one again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My wife and I love this dish. It is outstanding with some Steamfresh Asian vegetables over the top. We did have one problem with the recipe though. When we calculated the calories we came up with 381/serving instead of the 292 shown. Read More