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Perfectly spiced Garlic Noodles are flavored with a simple savory sauce. They are no fuss, but packed with flavor!!

Garlic noodles is a filling Asian dish all on it’s own, or you can pair it with a few side dishes, like crispy Cream Cheese Wontons and Asian Ramen Salad.

Garlic noodles topped with parmesan and green onions in a white bowl

Asian Garlic Noodles

It’s no secret I LOVE Asian food! The flavors, the smells – all of it. I’m always looking to add new dinner recipes to the mix, and I have great one for you!

Garlic Noodles starts with a simple sauce that is FULL of flavor! It’s easy to whip up and the spice level is completely adjustable. 

All you really need to do is whip up the sauce, cook the pasta, and stir it all together! I top mine with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese (may not be authentic, but it’s yummy), and a few diced green onions. 

Whether you enjoy it as the main dish or a side dish, it’s a super quick and easy recipe and is sure to be a crowd pleaser with the whole family.

Ingredients for garlic noodles recipe on a wood cutting board

How to Make Garlic Noodles

SAUCE. Make sauce by combining soy sauce, oyster sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sesame oil, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.

PASTA. Boil spaghetti noodles according to package instructions. Drain water.

MIX. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for about 1 minutes. Add secret sauce and mix. Lastly, add noodles and toss to coat.

SEASON + SERVE. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes and green onions and serve immediately.

Drained spaghetti noodles in a colander to make Asian garlic noodles

Variations

Add your favorite protein, such as shrimp, grilled chicken, beef, or tofu directly to the noodles. You can also serve the noodles as a side to a protein main dish. Some favorites include:

Add sauteed veggies: You can make this dish even more flavorful and hearty by adding some sauteed veggies. Heat a little oil in a pan and add the veggies to the skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Some vegetables that you may wish to use include:

  • Mushrooms
  • Bell Peppers
  • Zucchinis
  • Carrots
How to make garlic noodles by adding sauce to noodles in a skillet.

FAQ

Can you use different pastas? If you don’t have spaghetti noodles, you can use any similarly shaped pasta such as bucatini, linguine, fettuccine, or angel hair. You can also use ramen noodles.

How to store? Store leftover pasta in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. 

How to reheat? Reheat in the microwave or on the stove top. Since the pasta will continue to absorb some moisture you can add a bit of melted butter to help revive it.

Asian garlic noodles served in a white bowl with parmesan and green onion.

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5 from 6 votes

Garlic Noodles Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Perfectly spiced Garlic Noodles are flavored with a simple savory sauce. They are no fuss, but packed with flavor!!
Servings: 4
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 17 minutes

Ingredients 

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce, low-sodium
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • pinch cayenne pepper

Noodles:

  • 12 ounces spaghetti noodles
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 5 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, finely shredded
  • pinch red pepper flakes, optional
  • green onions, chopped (optional)

Instructions 

  • Make sauce by combining soy sauce, oyster sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sesame oil, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Cook spaghetti noodles according to package instructions. Drain water.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for about 1 minutes. Add secret sauce and mix.
  • Add noodles and toss to coat. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes and green onions and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 611kcal, Carbohydrates: 70g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 1476mg, Potassium: 342mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 813IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 203mg, Iron: 2mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
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  1. 5 stars
    These are really easy to make are very good. I did have leftovers, which did not reheat well so I recommend trying not to make more than what you plan to eat.

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!