Healthy Asian Noodle Recipes

Find healthy, delicious Asian noodle recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Potsticker & Vegetable Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
Skip the frying pan and make a full meal out of store-bought dumplings with this quick and easy 30-minute soup. Shao Hsing (or Shaoxing) is a seasoned rice wine used in Chinese cooking. Look for it in Asian specialty markets or with other Asian ingredients in large supermarkets.
By Carolyn Malcoun

Spicy Noodles with Pork, Scallions & Bok Choy

Rating: 5 stars 19
These spicy noodles are inspired by a Chinese dish called Ants Climbing a Tree, named for the way the small pieces of ground pork (the "ants") cling to the noodles (the "tree"). The twist in these healthy noodles comes from adding vegetables like scallions and bok choy.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Spicy Ramen Cup of Noodles

Rating: 5 stars 9
Make your own cup of instant soup at home with this vegetarian ramen recipe. Pack several jars at once to take to work for easy lunches throughout the week.
By Devon O'Brien

Cabbage Lo Mein

Rating: 5 stars 5
Jam-packed with a colorful medley of vegetables, this classic noodle dish relies on a bold sesame-soy sauce to tie all the flavors and textures together.
By Lauren Grant

Stir-Fried Teriyaki Shrimp Noodles

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
This stir-fry is on the table super fast thanks to quick-cooking vegetables, par-cooked noodles, cooked shrimp and teriyaki sauce.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Egg Drop Soup with Instant Noodles, Spinach & Scallions

Rating: 4 stars 1
Whisking a beaten egg into simmering broth is a quick and easy way to add creaminess and protein to noodle soup mix. Add freshness with a handful of baby spinach at the end. 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.
By Carolyn A Hodges, RD

Linguine with Lemon Alfredo Shrimp

Rating: 4 stars 4
This bright and lemony shrimp pasta dish was inspired by traditional Alfredo but comes in at only a fraction of the fat and calories. Reduced-fat cream cheese adds body to the sauce, while Parmesan cheese adds its signature robust flavor. This recipe calls for brown rice pasta, which is gluten-free, but if gluten is not a concern for you feel free to serve this sauce over regular linguine or fettucine—or any pasta you like!
Julia Levy
By Julia Levy

Roasted Garlicky Cauliflower with Glass Noodles

Rating: 5 stars 1
This satisfying main dish features sweet potato glass noodles and roasted cauliflower tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce made with fish sauce, sambal oelek and maple syrup. If the glass noodles are too long, you can cut them in half with kitchen shears.
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By Wendy Lopez

Chicken Ramen with Bok Choy & Soy Eggs

Ditch the seasoning packet! Homemade ramen may take more time but it's worth it for the deep, impressive flavor.
Kathy Gunst
By Kathy Gunst

Pasta e Fagioli with Instant Ramen Noodles

Rating: 3 stars 1
Quick sautéed vegetables, canned tomatoes, dried oregano and canned beans transform ramen noodle soup mix into this classic Italian favorite in minutes. To cut back on sodium, look for ramen varieties with less than 600 mg sodium per serving or use less of the seasoning packet.
By Carolyn A Hodges, RD

Vegetarian Udon Noodle Soup

Rating: 5 stars 3
This Japanese-style udon soup recipe uses several Asian ingredients that are available at most grocery stores, including udon noodles, mirin (cooking wine), miso, and sesame oil. All will keep for months in the pantry or fridge.
By Lauren Grant

Sesame Chicken & Cabbage Salad with Crunchy Ramen Noodles

Rating: 4 stars 14
This salad is crisp, crunchy and cool with shredded cabbage, carrots and chicken breast tossed with toasted ramen noodles and slivered almonds. The dressing is an aromatic combination of orange, sesame, ginger and soy. You may want to double the dressing and save some for a salad the next day.
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make an Easy Pad Thai Recipe
This healthy shrimp Pad Thai recipe is a healthy alternative to takeout and uses easy-to-find ingredients for the Pad Thai sauce and rice Pad Thai noodles.
Make Pad Thai with Spiralized Zucchini
Get out your spiralizer and turn zucchini and summer squash into long pasta-like noodles that are perfect for this veggie-packed pad Thai recipe.
Sichuan Ramen Cup of Noodles with Cabbage & Tofu
Rating: 4.5 stars 2

The Sichuan province in the southwestern corner of China is known for its fiery dishes. Here, the richness of tahini tempers the spicy chile paste in this cup-of-noodles-style mason jar soup recipe. You can grind the Sichuan peppercorns in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, or crush them with the bottom of a heavy skillet.