Spicy Garlic Instant Noodles with Edamame & Red Peppers

Spice up a package of instant noodles with fresh garlic and red pepper flakes for heat, plus edamame for added protein. This recipe can easily be doubled to serve 2 and use the whole package of noodles. To cut back on sodium, look for noodle varieties with less than 600 mg sodium per serving or use less of the seasoning packet.

Spicy Garlic Instant Noodles with Edamame & Red Peppers
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 cups


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup thinly sliced red bell pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • Pinch of crushed red pepper

  • 2 cups water

  • ½ cup frozen shelled edamame

  • ½ (3 ounce) package rice-noodle soup mix, such as Thai Kitchen Garlic & Vegetable


  1. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper and sauté for 5 minutes. Add garlic and crushed red pepper; cook for 1 minute more. Remove from heat and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add edamame and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in noodles; cook until tender, about 3 minutes more.

  3. Drain the edamame and noodles and return to the pan. Add the bell pepper mixture along with any remaining oil from the sauté pan. Add half of the seasoning packet (discard the remainder or reserve for another use); toss well. Transfer to a bowl and serve.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

333 Calories
15g Fat
41g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 333
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 10g 21%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Vitamin A 1487IU 30%
Vitamin C 66mg 73%
Folate 200mcg 50%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 2mg 8%
Magnesium 47mg 11%
Potassium 401mg 9%

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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