Simple Szechuan Noodles is an easy to make, flavorful and delicious main dish which can be prepared and on the table in about 20 minutes!
Simple Szechuan Noodles is an easy to make, flavorful and delicious main dish which can be prepared and on the table in about 20 minutes!

Today I want to share a scrumptious recipe that is not only delicious, but really easy to prepare! I found the original recipe in a library book I had checked out and thought it sounded really good. After making only a couple simple changes, my husband and I tried the recipe and thought it was fabulous!

The recipe makes 6 decent-sized portions (or 4 large servings if you want a ton of noodles!), and can be easily cut in half OR doubled to feed less or more people. Simple Szechuan noodles can be easily prepared in about 20 minutes, which makes it a wonderful “busy night” dinner. There is a small amount of finely diced ham in the meal, but if you are a vegetarian, simply omit it, and you will still enjoy this flavor-packed dish!

The recipe is fairly simple in that it basically involves 3 steps: 1) cook noodles, 2) cook sauce while noodles cook, and 3) combine the two, heat and serve! It is really that easy to make simple Szechuan noodles, which are not too spicy at all (in case you’re wondering!). Here’s how to make this recipe:

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Cook The Noodles

Cook fettucine noodles until tender, in a large saucepan full of boiling water, according to the instructions on the box. This generally takes 12-14 minutes. While the noodles are cooking, prepare the Szechuan sauce, so it will be ready once the noodles are done.

Noodles are cooked in boiling water until tender.

Prepare Szechuan Sauce While The Noodles Cook

NOTE: **When I photographed this recipe, I cut the recipe in half, so my photos reflect the reduced amount!** 

While the pasta cooks, you have time to make the simple Szechuan sauce. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tablespoon oil over MEDIUM heat until hot, but not smoking. Add the chopped green onions, and stir-fry them in the hot oil for about 1 minute, stirring as they cook.

Turn the heat down to LOW. Add the minced ham, chopped peanuts, sesame seeds, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, ketchup, sesame oil, chili flakes and Tabasco sauce to the skillet. Stir to combine these ingredients and let them simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring often. After they’ve cooked, add the chopped celery, stir to combine, and let it continue to cook for 1-2 minutes.

Chopped green onions are stir-fried in oil in a large skillet.Sesame seeds are added to the Szechuan sauce in a large skillet.Chopped celery is added to the Szechuan sauce and cooked before noodles are added.

Time To Put This Dish Together!

When the noodles are finished cooking (tender to the bite), drain them. Put them back into the pan and toss them with the remaining 1 Tablespoon of oil. Add the noodles to the skillet of Szechuan sauce. Use tongs to mix and combine the sauce fully with the noodles. Heat the simple Szechuan noodles through on low heat for 1-2 minutes, tossing often until fully heated through.

Hot drained pasta is added to the Szechuan sauce, creating simple Szechuan noodles.

Serve The Simple Szechuan Noodles

As soon as the noodles are heated through, you are ready to serve this delicious dish! Place portions onto serving plates or into bowls, making sure to spoon up the sauce onto the noodles. Garnish each serving with additional chopped peanuts, sesame seeds and chopped green onions, if desired. Serve immediately while noodles are hot and yummy!

A white bowl, full of simple Szechuan noodles, which are ready to eat.Simple Szechuan Noodles are served, topped with peanuts, green onions and sesame seeds.

I hope you have the chance to make these yummy, simple Szechuan noodles! They are filled with flavor, but not too spicy at all. I’m confident you will love not only the taste, but just how easy this recipe is to make! Thank you for stopping by, and I invite you to come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a great day!

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Recipe adapted from: The cookbook “Country Living Made Easy”, page 344, published by Firefly Books, 2013

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Simple Szechuan Noodles
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

Simple Szechuan Noodles is an easy to make, flavorful and delicious main dish which can be prepared and on the table in about 20 minutes!

Category: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: simple Szechuan noodles
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 447 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fettucine pasta or Chinese noodles
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil divided use
  • 4 green onions (white and green parts) chopped
  • ½ cup minced cooked ham
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts dry roasted or salted
  • cup sesame seeds
  • cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • teaspoon sesame oil
  • teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 2 shakes Tabasco sauce or other hot sauce
  • cup chopped celery
OPTIONAL GARNISH: sprinkle with additional chopped peanuts, sesame seeds and chopped green onions
    Instructions
    1. Cook pasta in boiling water until tender in large saucepan, according to instructions on box (usually 12-14 minutes).

    2. While pasta cooks, make Szechuan sauce. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tablespoon oil over medium heat until hot, but not smoking. Add green onions; stir-fry them in oil for 1 minute, stirring often. Turn heat to Low. Add ham, peanuts, sesame seeds, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, ketchup, sesame oil, chili flakes and Tabasco sauce. Stir to combine; simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring often. Add celery; stir to combine; cook for another minute or so.

    3. When noodles are done (tender to the bite), drain them. Put drained noodles back into pan; toss with remaining 1 Tablespoon oil. Add noodles to Szechuan sauce; use tongs to fully mix/combine sauce with noodles. Heat on low heat for 1-2 minutes, tossing often until heated through.

    4. Transfer noodles and sauce to serving dish(es). Optional-Garnish each portion with peanuts, sesame seeds and green onions, if desired. Serve immediately.

    Nutrition Facts
    Simple Szechuan Noodles
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/6 of total))
    Calories 447 Calories from Fat 144
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 16g25%
    Saturated Fat 3g19%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Cholesterol 69mg23%
    Sodium 721mg31%
    Potassium 361mg10%
    Carbohydrates 62g21%
    Fiber 5g21%
    Sugar 5g6%
    Protein 16g32%
    Vitamin A 216IU4%
    Vitamin C 2mg2%
    Calcium 125mg13%
    Iron 3mg17%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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