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20 Minute Stir Fried Honey Ginger Sesame Noodles…best for nights when you’re craving a saucy, salty, noodle, but want something homemade…and quick. Noodles stir fried in a sweet and spicy, ginger garlic sauce with lots of stir fried vegetables and toasted sesame cashews. These quick vegetable-filled noodle bowls can be made and ready in just about 20 minutes. Not only is this a healthy (vegan) noodle bowl, it’s also delicious…and extra saucy too. Just the way all noodles should be.

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Well, happy Thursday day guys! Not sure about you all, but this week is both flying by and going so slow. Busy days, but also long days, which makes me very much ready for a quick-cooking weeknight dinner…and then the weekend!

Enter these, saucy, quick, and easy noodles…inspired by Asher, but fancied up a bit (in a good way)!

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The Idea

Nothing about this recipe requires rocket science by any means. It’s a very simple recipe, but also one of those recipes that everyone finds really damn delicious. It’s the combination of a salty soy sauce and sweet honey…so good!

Asher LOVES noodles. Just like my mom really. Anything buttery, salty, and filled with carbs is right up her alley.

But ramen noodles tossed in a bit of soy sauce? Oh my gosh, that is her real favorite. If I made that for her daily, she’d be a pretty happy gal. I too had a craving for noodles, so I thought, why not just make Asher’s favorite recipe, but do it up ever so slightly.

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The Details

I always start by making the cashews, which are totally optional. But I do love the crunch and added texture they bring. I roast them in the oven, then toss them with soy sauce, honey, sriracha, and sesame seeds. They come out a little sweet, spicy and salty.

Warning, they are definitely a bit addicting. You may just want to double the recipe and save some for later!

While the nuts bake, I do literally everything else so that by the time they’re done cooking, the noodles are ready for eating.

For the sauce, it’s a simple mix of soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, and peanut butter or tahini. I like to add molasses for a little tang and sweetness that you’d usually find in a hoisin-style sauce.

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Next, boil the noodles. You can really use any kind of noodle, but a good ramen noodle is my favorite. If you’re gluten-free, use your favorite rice noodles (or try these gluten-free ramen noodles). Make the recipe work for you! Drain the noodles, then start stir-frying the vegetables. I like to use a mix of vegetables. Broccoli, snap peas, peppers, and spinach are my favorites! Throw in lots of ginger, then pour in the sauce and simmer a bit until the sauce thickens.

Now grab those noodles and toss them right into that sauce. Add a couple of spoonfuls of chili garlic oil and stir fry until the sauce coats the noodles. Then remove everything from the heat and serve it up!

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It’s best to serve these right off the stove as the noodles soak up the sauce pretty quickly! That’s not to say that leftovers aren’t great, because they are. But the noodles are BEST right off the stove.

Perfect for busy spring and summer weeknights. When it’s hot out and you’re looking for a quick and healthy dinner…this is your dish!

Hoping you guys love this one as much as I do. I’m already excited to make this again tonight!

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Looking for other quick noodle recipes? Try these:

30 Minute Creamy Turmeric Chicken and Noodles

Saucy Garlic Butter Shrimp with Coconut Milk and Rice Noodles

Dan Dan Noodles

Lastly, if you make these 20 Minute Stir Fried Honey Ginger Sesame Noodles be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

20 Minute Stir Fried Honey Ginger Sesame Noodles

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 376 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Spread the cashews out on the baking sheet and bake 5 minutes. Add the sriracha, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 2 teaspoons honey, and the sesame seeds. Toss to combine. Bake another 5 minutes, until toasted.
    2. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to package directions, drain.
    3. To make the sauce. In a jar, whisk together 1/2 cup soy sauce. 3 tablespoons honey, the rice vinegar, peanut butter, molasses, and a big pinch of black pepper.
    4. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the vegetables and stir-fry until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the ginger, cook another minute, then pour in the sauce and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in the noodles and chili garlic oil. Toss to combine, cooking another 3-5 minutes until the sauce coats the noodles.
    5. Serve the noodles topped with cashews and green onions.
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  1. 5 stars
    Another winner! We didn’t have garlic chili oil so I mixed some olive oil, minced garlic and red pepper chili paste together. Aside from forgetting that 20 minutes to Tieghan is like minimum 35-40 for us normal folk, this was pretty simple to make. LOL. Do be careful when roasting those nuts, though, as they burn easily! Also, I think 3 or 4 times the amount of nuts is more appropriate for the amount of pasta involved. Overall, husband and I both enjoyed it and it reheated much better than we expected! 🙂

    1. Hey Joni,
      Wonderful!! Thank you so much for making the recipe, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed!! Have the best week:) xxT

  2. Hello, could I use Hoisin sauce if I don’t have molasses? Or do you think it’s that big of a difference that I should stick with molasses instead? Thanks!

    1. Hey Erin,
      Hoisin would work well for you too! I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you, let me know if you give it a try! xT

  3. Tieghan, this was amazing! Really delicious and versatile if you want to add protein, other veggies, etc. Just finished dinner and we’re still talking about it. 🙂
    Thanks for the wonderful recipes. xoxo

  4. 5 stars
    Another great recipe! I had to use ground chili paste with some minced garlic to sub for garlic chili oil It was terrific but will definitely get the chili oil since you say it’s so important to the recipe.

    1. Hi Hilary,
      Wonderful!! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was a winner! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I used yakisoba noodles. My store had fresh made noodles! We pan seared some sliced steak to go with it. I also added a little of the noodle pasta water to my sauce because I wanted the meat to simmer in it before mixing in the noodles. This recipe was so good.

    I also didn’t have chili oil so I just added some chili garlic paste to my sauce mixture. I only made these substitutions based on what I had today.

    1. Hey Christina,
      Happy Friday!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad to hear it was a winner:) ?xx

  6. Hi Tieghan,

    Could I use chilli oil in substitute for garlic chilli oil? Or are they essentially the same thing? Love all of your recipes btw and can’t wait to try out more!

    1. Hey there,
      You could do that and just add some garlic to the chili oil. Let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it!! xTieghan

  7. Hi Tieghan!! I’m gonna make this one night next week. Question, what’s a good substitute for the garlic chili oil?

    1. Hey Molly,
      The garlic chili oil really makes this sauce so you will want to use that here:) Please let me know if I can help in any other way! xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    Delicious!!! My whole family loved this recipe. It was super easy and so full of flavor! This will definitely be in our regular rotation for dinner.

  9. 5 stars
    Wow, I’m so glad I randomly selected to cook this today, amazing! I used tahini instead of peanut butter because I find peanut butter overwhelming in Asian recipes. That was a game changer! Thank you so much for this suggestion. I also added some chicken which I cooked before the veggies. The cashews were amazing. Since our nearest Asian restaurant is over 30 minutes away, this was great at satisfying my takeout craving.

  10. 5 stars
    This was delightful. I specifically used the sauce recipe, maple syrup instead of honey and halved the peanut butter, put it in a noodle stir fry I already had going. We loved it, better than take-out any day. I love learning something that can be a staple! Thanks, Teighan!

  11. Hi there! Excited to try this, but I don’t have easy access to molasses. Should I just use maple syrup?


    1. Hey Nora,
      Sure, maple syrup or brown sugar will work well for you. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

    1. Hi Courtney,
      Wonderful!! I am so so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed. Thanks a bunch for making it! xT