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Sesame Noodles

These sesame noodles are a go-to for busy weeknights. A hot meal that takes less than 30 minutes to make and the only cooking involved is boiling noodles.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword noodles, take-out
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 549kcal
Author Elizabeth


  • ¼ cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves grated or finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Canola Oil or other neutral oil of your choice
  • Pinch Crushed Red Pepper
  • ¼ cup Green Onions thinly sliced, plus extra for garnish, if desired
  • 16 ounces Noodles we used linguine
  • 1-2 tablespoons Salt for the Pasta Water we used kosher salt
  • Sesame Seeds for garnish optional


Make the sesame sauce

  • Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, sesame oil, chili oil, canola oil, green onions and the crushed red pepper to a jar or medium bowl. Stir the sauce with a fork or small whisk to combine well.

Cook the noodles

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the salt and noodles. Cook to package directions for al dente. Stir them often, especially in the first few minutes.
  • When the noodles are done use a strainer to drain well and return them to the pot right away so they don’t cool.
  • Lower the heat to low and place the pot back over the still-hot burner. Immediately add the prepared sesame sauce and stir constantly for 45 seconds to 1 minute until combined and warmed through.
  • Serve and garnish with extra green onions and sesame seeds if desired.


Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 540mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg