You can skip the takeout with these quick and easy spicy pork noodles! This 15-minute recipe is full of flavor, protein, and vegetables, making it a great dish for a healthy weeknight dinner.
If you like spicy food, you’re going to love this recipe! These pork noodles bring the heat, and you can make them as spicy as you like. The combination of chili paste, soy sauce, and honey makes a simple sauce that is packed full of flavor. Plus, you can use any type of noodle that you enjoy – from ramen to instant noodles – making it an incredibly versatile recipe that is ready in a pinch.
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But I think the best part about this recipe is that it’s (gasp!) good for you. Yup, you heard it here first. The combination of lean pork, noodles, and vegetables, creates a balanced meal complete with protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and healthy fats without skimping on flavor. So if you enjoy a spicy meal, I highly suggest giving these spicy pork noodles a try.
Ingredients for Spicy Pork Noodles
You’ll need the following ingredients to make these pork noodles:
- Noodles: You can use rice noodles or ramen noodles for this dish.
- Pork: The recipe calls for pork chops, but you can use pork loin or ground pork if you prefer.
- Snow Peas: To add some greens veggies and brightness, snap peas also work.
- Carrots: To add some fiber, color, and crunch.
- Garlic: To create a base of flavor.
- Green Onion: For cooking and finishing.
- Oil: A combination of olive oil and sesame oil for flavor.
- Soy Sauce: For seasoning.
- Chili Paste: To spice things up, chili garlic sauce, gochujang, sambal, and sriracha all work well.
- Honey: To balance the heat.
Although the recipe calls for snow peas and carrots you can use any vegetable you like; baby bok choy, bell peppers, broccoli, mushrooms, spinach, and green beans would all work well. Not to mention, frozen veggies work just as well as fresh, and you could easily use a bag of frozen stir-fry vegetables to keep things simple.
Make it Gluten-Free: Swap the soy sauce for gluten-free tamari or coconut aminos.
Make it Low-Sodium: Use low-sodium soy sauce.
How to Make Spicy Pork Noodles
These 15-minute noodles are super easy to make, here’s what you’ll do:
- Cook the noodles. Begin by cooking the noodles as per the package directions.
- Fry the pork. Cook the sliced pork with onion and garlic in a pan with oil until golden.
- Add the veggies. Add the snow peas and carrots and cook until tender.
- Make the sauce. Cover the pork and veggies with soy sauce, chili paste, and honey and toss to combine.
- Add the noodles. Add the cooked noodles to the pan with the pork and veggies.
- Toss, toss, toss. Toss the noodles in the pan until well coated.
- Serve and enjoy! Season with green onion and additional chili paste to taste.
These pork noodles also make a great meal prep idea as they keep well in the fridge and freezer and are simple to reheat, check out the storage and reheating instructions below.
Red’s Nutrition Tip
Many people consider soy sauce an “unhealthy” ingredient, but it is truly anything but. Soy sauce is a fragrant seasoning that is full of antioxidants and can be included as part of a healthy diet (1). Unless you have an allergy or intolerance, there is no need to avoid soy sauce. If you are concerned about the sodium content, opt for a low-sodium soy sauce instead.
Storage + Reheating
To Refrigerate: Allow the noodles to cool completely, then transfer them to an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 4 days.
To Freeze: Place the cooled pork noodles in an airtight container and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To Reheat: To reheat the noodles on the stovetop, add the thawed pork noodles to a pan with two tablespoons of water (this helps to rehydrate the noodles) and cook on medium heat, tossing the noodles frequently, until warmed through. To reheat the noodles in the microwave, place the noodles in a microwave-safe container with 2 tablespoons of water and heat for 1-minute increments, tossing the noodles in between, for a total of 2-3 minutes.
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Spicy Pork Noodles
Ready in 15 minutes, these spicy pork noodles are the perfect dish for a healthy weeknight dinner, and they make great leftovers too.
- Prep Time: 5 Minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stovetop
- 10 ounces rice noodles
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 pound pork chops, thinly sliced
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups snow peas, thinly sliced
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons chili paste, plus more to taste
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add rice noodles and cook as per package directions until tender.
- When the noodles have 5 minutes of cooking remaining, prepare the pork. In a large pan on medium-high heat, warm the olive oil and sesame oil. Add green onion (white parts only) and garlic and cook for 1 minute until tender.
- Add the sliced pork to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, flipping it to cook on both sides, until lightly browned and mostly cooked through, then add snap peas and carrots, toss to combine with the pork, and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
- Add the soy sauce, chili paste, and honey to the pan, and toss it with the pork and vegetables until everything is well coated. (Feel free to add more chili paste if you like things spicy.) Once everything is well coated, turn down the heat to low.
- When the rice noodles are cooked, strain them, and then transfer them to the pan, gently tossing them in the pork until well coated. Drizzle with rice vinegar and toss again. Then taste and adjust the seasoning with soy sauce and/or chili paste as desired.
- Serve the pork noodles immediately with a garnish of sliced green onion. Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 544 calories
- Sugar: 12 grams
- Fat: 11 grams
- Carbohydrates: 75 grams
- Fiber: 5 grams
- Protein: 34 grams
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