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If you love Asian-infused cuisine you will love these Sesame Noodles. So full of flavor and ready in 15 minutes! Perfect for those crazy busy nights

sesame noodles on a plate

 

Sometimes you need to get dinner on the table in just a few minutes, you don’t have anything planned, and just need something. These Sesame Noodles are the answer to everything. Takes 15 minutes. Don’t have to thaw or have anything planned. Ingredients you can have on hand at all times. It is a weeknight dream dinner!

Asian Recipes are some of my favorite to make, and yours, they are definitely some of the more popular recipes on the site. There are so many ways you can mix these up with protein and veggies to make it a complete meal.

Why You’ll Love These Sesame Noodles

  • Easy – just a few ingredients is all it takes and you can find all of them at your regular grocery store, and keep them on hand at all times.
  • Fast – seriously 15 minutes is all it takes!
  • Versatile – want to bulk it up and add chicken or another protein, go for it! Do you have vegetables that need to get used up in the fridge, add them! Make it your own!
sesame noodles ingredients

What You’ll Need

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  • Ramen Noodles – this can be instant, it can be high end fresh….whatever type you like!
  • Pasta Water
  • Butter
  • Sesame Oil
  • Garlic
  • Soy Sauce – I used low sodium
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sriracha – you can add more or less to adjust the spice
  • Ginger – you can use fresh or the stuff in a tube, but avoid ground ginger if possible
  • Green Onions
  • Sesame Seeds
adding ramen to sesame noodle sauce

How To Make Sesame Noodles

  1. Cook Ramen Noodles. Bring a pot of water to boil and cook the noodles according to the package directions. If you are using instant ramen, be sure to discard the seasoning packet. Save 2 Tablespoons of the cooking water before you drain the noodles.
  2. Sauté Garlic. In a skillet add the butter and oil over medium heat. Once the butter is melted add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, until you can start to smell it.
  3. Make Sauce. Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, sriracha and ginger to the garlic and stir until it comes together and makes a sauce. Remove from the heat.
  4. Toss Together. Add the noodles to the pan and mix until everything is fully combined. Add the reserved water to get the mixture to come together and make a sauce.
  5. Serve. Top with green onions and sesame seeds to serve.
sesame noodles on a white plate

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Ramen noodles come in all price points and types. You can do cheap with instant ramen, you can buy just a box of ramen noodles that are a little better quality in the Asian section, or you can buy fresh/frozen noodles at your Asian store. They all work!
  • Add Veggies. Add bell peppers, broccoli, snap peas, mushrooms, or any other stir-fry vegetable you like. Cook them with the garlic and then toss everything together.
  • Add Protein. You can add chicken, pork, shrimp, beef, or even tofu to this mix. It is great if you have leftovers you want to heat up and add.
  • Like it spicy? Add more Sriracha to the mix or if you have chili garlic sauce that works great as well!
  • Mix up the noodles. I obviously used ramen noodles for this, but really any works! You can use linguine, rice noodles, udon noodles….use what you have and like!
sesame noodles in a bowl with chop sticks

What To Serve With Sesame Noodles

You can bulk this up and serve as a main dish, or it makes a great side as well! If you want a complete Asian style take-out meal here are some of my favorites!

Storage

You can store these in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. They are great leftover, so feel free to make extra!

sesame noodles on a white plate

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Sesame Noodles

By Erin
If you love Asian-infused cuisine you will love these Sesame Noodles. So full of flavor and ready in 15 minutes! Perfect for those crazy busy nights
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 6 oz ramen noodles
  • 2 Tablespoons water from cooking ramen
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sriracha, more if you like it spicy
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 3 Tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Instructions 

  • Bring a pot of water to boil and cook the noodles according to the package directions. If you are using instant ramen, be sure to discard the seasoning packet. Save 2 Tablespoons of the cooking water before you drain the noodles.
  • In a skillet add the butter and sesame oil over medium heat. Once the butter is melted add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, until you can start to smell it.
  • Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, sriracha and ginger to the garlic and stir until it comes together and makes a sauce. Remove from the heat.
  • Add the noodles to the pan and mix until everything is fully combined. Add the reserved water to get the mixture to come together and make a sauce.
  • Top with green onions and sesame seeds to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1607mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 357
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6 Comments

  1. These noodles are delicious! I have a ginger sesame chicken recipe that I served with them, and it was gone SO fast.

  2. This is my go-to meal when I don’t feel like cooking. I love that its vegetarian for some family members, but that it goes great with any protein for the rest of us.

  3. This was really good! Made it for dinner last night and I couldn’t stop eating it! So delicious and was done in no time!

  4. Just made your Sesame Noodles for lunch, and oh my goodness, they were so good! The sesame flavor was spot on, and the hint of heat made it just perfect.

  5. I loooooved the flavor in this recipe. Actually, my whole family did. I had to make a double batch!