There are oodles of noodles out there, and practically everyone has one type or another in their pantry. And why wouldn’t you? They’re quick to cook and they are a fantastic blank canvas for an assortment of flavours. Whether you love soba, rice, udon or spaghetti, we have a delicious selection of recipes that will suit whatever moodle (noodle mood) you’re in. And what’s even better than that is these recipes are all ready in 30 minutes or less. Putting dinner on the table has never been easier or more satisfying.
20 noodle recipes you can have on the table in 30 minutes
Spicy Asian Chicken Noodle SoupThis will do a good job of chasing away the sniffles any time of the year. Think of it as a souped up (see what we did there?) version of your Grandmother's soul-soothing chicken soup. Belly rubs not included.
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Spaghetti Aglio e OlioSay the name of this recipe three times fast! We couldn't either. No one is going to care about the pronunciation once they are slurping through a plate of these garlic, olive oil and Parmesan-laden noodles. And yeah, it takes only 17 minutes to prepare. Yes, 17.
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Hoisin Chicken Udon NoodlesFresh (or dry) udon noodles to the rescue! Tossed with Sriracha and hoisin, these thick noodles have all the three S's: sweet, salty and spicy. They're perfectly portable for a work lunch as well, so double the recipe if you can.
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Korean Jap Chae NoodleEver wonder what Dang Myung noodles are? They're made from sweet potato starch (vegan, gluten-free AND paleo-approved) and form the base of this very popular Korean dish. Blogger Jaden's quick step-by-step video makes it a snap to put together.
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Beef StroganoffTake a step back, way back in time. Before the ramen craze, there was the classic comfort food craze of Beef Stroganoff in the '50s. Blogger Ali lightens up the dish with Greek yogurt and less butter, but no one needs to know that. Shhhhh.
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One Pot Mango Chili-Chicken NoodlesBlogger Ashley's two-year-old gave this dinner two thumbs up, so you know it has to be good. The secret is seeking out the mango-chili marinade that she uses to marinate the chicken and toss the noodles. Then, you're set.
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Garlic Mushroom Pasta“Sometimes, the simplest of recipes are truly the best!" writes blogger Julia. We could not agree more. How can you go wrong with pasta smothered (Julia's word) in butter and Parmesan cheese? In our books, you can't.
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One Pot SpaghettiHave you caught the one-pot recipe bug yet? This will lead you in the right direction. It's made with pantry staples you probably already have on hand, so no need to run out to the store for any extras.
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Easy Homemade RamenThrow away those ramen seasoning packets. Blogger Chung-Ah promises you won't need them because her simple take on this popular dish is loaded with flavour. Healthy and quick? Put it on the menu for the week.
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Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini NoodlesDon't worry Paleo and no-carb folks, we've got you covered. This pasta fave is given a refreshing new take thanks to the power of a spiralizer. However, if you don't have one, a mandolin or a vegetable peeler will do.
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Garlic Shrimp PastaWell, for those who can't do without their authentic carb-loaded pasta, this one is for you. The time saver is using frozen shrimp and veggies, so your prep is halfway done. Crisp lemon juice and fresh parsley add a lively note to the finished dish.
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Salmon and Soba Noodle Salad with Wasabi DressingIf you're a fan of sashimi, this salad has your name written all over it. The vibrant green edamame and coral salmon liven up the soba noodles and pair perfectly with the soy-wasabi-sesame oil dressing.
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Thai Peanut NoodlesLove our 18 Ways to Eat Peanut Butter for Dinner round-up? Then you'll love these noodles. The sauce comes together as the noodles are cooking, so you're ready to dish it up in no time. Leftover chicken or shrimp make great additions.
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30-Minute Sriracha Chicken & Broccoli Lo MeinThis honestly looks like restaurant-quality take out. And it's like two recipes in one! The chicken and broccoli would taste great over rice as well, but we are tempted to recreate the perfection of these noodles just because of how tempting that image looks. Hmmmm…
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Spicy Pumpkin and Butternut RamenOne ramen recipe is not enough! We love that this version gets a hit of sweetness with pumpkin puree in the broth, upping both the colour and flavour. If kids can't stand the heat, omit the chilli and add some more coconut milk – winner!
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Linguine and Clam SauceNo need to stress about what to prepare for last-minute guests. In a half hour, this elegant pasta dish will be on the table tasting like you spent the whole day giving it some special TLC.
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Egg Noodles with VegetablesDried Chinese mushrooms are the secret flavour booster in this dish. To really profile their taste, add some of the water they soaked in to the noodles with a little bit of corn flour to thicken up the sauce. Boom! Delicious.
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Spaghetti with Tuna, Lemon and DillThe only cooking involved is getting the spaghetti done al dente. This is the perfect dish to make if you're having a casual gathering of friends. Get the pasta going as your guests are sipping cocktails, then toss everything together and serve it up family-style.
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Ginger Garlic Parsnip NoodlesThis recipe is a Paleo-lover's dream. If you're not a fan of parsnips, you can swap it up for veggie noodles that you prefer like zucchini or carrot. The noodles are great on their own, but you can also use them as a base for a steak, fish or chicken.
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Steak Fajita Noodle BowlThis recipe takes a whole five minutes extra to put together, but it's worth it. Made in one pan, these noodles are an awesome way to switch up Mexican night from the regular tacos. And it's less clean up as well.
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