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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2010


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30 mins


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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.

  • 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).


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

about 1 1/3 cups
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.

2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 1 fat