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These 25-minute vegetable stir-fry noodles are incredibly easy to make with the most delicious homemade stir-fry sauce and colorful vegetables. Enjoy them as a side dish or pair them with your favorite protein for a complete meal.

Close up of the finished dish in a white bowl.
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Dinner doesn’t get much easier, faster, or tastier than this Vegetable Stir Fry Noodles dish. No need for fancy ingredients — just use what you have in your refrigerator, pantry, or freezer. I like to keep a stash of stir fry veggies for those days when a speedy, family-approved meal is a must.

And if you’ve got this homemade stir fry sauce ready, toss it with the noodles; if not, it only takes 5 minutes to put together. This sauce has all the classic flavors you want in a stir fry – savory, slightly sweet and umami flavor.  

Looking for more quick and easy noodle recipes your family will love? Try these Crunchy Asian Soba Noodles, this Kid-Friendly Japchae, Tofu Pad Thai, or this Instant Pot Chicken and Noodles.

Ingredients

All the ingredients for the stir fry sauce laid out on a white background.

I am highlighting just the ones that need further explanation. The complete list is in the recipe card below.

  • Noodles – there are a world of noodle choices – udon, rice noodles, lo mein, ramen, egg noodles, or classic spaghetti. Gluten allergy? Soba or rice noodles are great options.
  • Stir Fry Sauce – While you can certainly use a store-bought sauce, this homemade stir fry sauce is so easy and flavorful. It is the perfect blend of sweet, savory and tangy.
  • Vegetables – I like frozen vegetables because they’re budget-friendly and convenient but feel free to use whatever you like. Frozen vegetables maintain their nutritional value since the freezing process locks in peak freshness, ensuring you don’t miss out on essential vitamins and nutrients.

Substitutions

  • Gluten Allergy? – Soba noodles or rice noodles are naturally gluten free. For a gluten-free homemade stir fry sauce, swap the soy sauce with coconut aminos, liquid aminos, or tamari.
  • Noodles – The decision rests on your preference—be it udon noodles, rice noodles, lo mein noodles, ramen noodles, egg noodles, or classic spaghetti, along with numerous other options.
  • Spicy – Enhance the heat by incorporating crushed red pepper, sriracha, or garlic chili paste according to your taste preferences.
  • Garnish – Elevate the dish with sesame seeds, sliced green onions, or scallions for an extra layer of flavor and texture.
  • Vegetables – Feel free to utilize whatever veggies you have available. Mix and match bell peppers, onions, carrots, bean sprouts, bok choy, mushrooms, broccoli, snow peas, green beans, asparagus, and countless others for a variety of flavorful combinations.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Vegetables in a skillet.

Step 1: Cook the stir fry noodles according to package instructions. Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the mixed vegetables to the skillet. Stir-fry for 5-7 minutes until they are slightly tender but still crisp. Or cover if you desire a soft texture for your little one.

Vegetables underneath noodles in a skillet.

Step 2: Add the cooked and drained noodles to the skillet with the vegetables. Toss everything together.

Sauce being poured over noodles and vegetables in a skillet.

Step 3: Pour the sauce over the noodles and vegetables. Toss everything to ensure an even coating.

Vegetable stir fry noodles with sesame seeds in a white bowl.

Step 4: Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds if desired.

Tips for Success

  • Ensure all ingredients are prepped before starting this quick-to-make dish because it comes together quickly.
  • Avoid overcrowding the pan to maintain that ideal stir-fry texture; however, if you prefer softer veggies for young ones, consider covering the pan for a bit of steaming.

Serving Suggestions

A toddler's deconstructed dinner plate.

When it comes to the noodles, pick your favorite — udon, rice noodles, lo mein, or ramen noodles to name a few.  To make it a full meal, throw in your preferred protein —whether it’s tofu, chicken, beef, or shrimp.

If your little one finds mixed foods a bit tricky (which is totally normal!), you can try serving the components separately, alongside a small portion of the mixed dish, to help them get used to it.

Here are more kid-friendly dinner recipes to try!

Equipment

First, you can absolutely make delicious stir fry noodles in your deep pan, like you see here so don’t feel like you have to invest in yet another kitchen tool.

However, if you enjoy stir-frys, there’s a unique charm to cooking in a wok.

The intense heat speeds up the cooking process, and the continuous stirring not only enhances the distinct flavor but also quickens the cooking of ingredients. The result is a dish that stands out – full of flavor with that unmistakable wok-charred touch.

Storage

Transfer leftovers into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. While you can freeze in a freezer-safe container or resealable plastic bag for up to 3 months, I do not recommend it.

Recipe FAQs

What kind of noodles are good for stir fry?

Choose your favorite noodles, such as udon noodles, rice noodles, soba noodles, ramen noodles, lo mein noodles, egg noodles or even spaghetti along with many other options.

How can I make this dish gluten-free?

Opt for gluten-free noodles like soba or rice noodles. Substitute soy sauce in the stir fry sauce with coconut aminos, liquid aminos, or tamari.

Are frozen vegetables as nutritious as fresh ones?

Yes, the freezing process locks in nutrients at peak freshness. Using frozen veggies is a convenient and still nutritious option.

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5 from 3 votes

Vegetable Stir Fry Noodles

These 25-minute vegetable stir-fry noodles are incredibly easy to make with the most delicious homemade stir-fry sauce and colorful vegetables.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
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Ingredients 

  • 8 ounces stir fry noodles (udon, rice noodles, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4 cups frozen mixed vegetables (bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, snap peas, etc)
  • 1/4 cup stir fry sauce

Instructions 

  • Cook the stir fry noodles according to package instructions.
  • Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the mixed vegetables to the skillet. Stir-fry for 5-7 minutes until they are slightly tender but still crisp. Or cover if you desire a soft texture for your little one.
  • Add the cooked and drained noodles to the skillet with the vegetables. Toss everything together.
  • Pour the sauce over the noodles and vegetables. Toss everything to ensure an even coating. Allow the noodles and vegetables to simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds if desired.Serve your vegetable stir fry noodles hot. Feel free to customize by adding tofu, shrimp, or chicken for extra protein

Notes

  • Ensure all ingredients are prepped before starting this quick-to-make dish because it comes together quickly.
  • Avoid overcrowding the pan to maintain that ideal stir-fry texture; however, if you prefer softer veggies for young ones, consider covering the pan for a bit of steaming.
  • Enhance the heat by incorporating crushed red pepper, sriracha, or garlic chili paste according to your taste preferences.
  • For a gluten-free homemade stir fry sauce, swap the soy sauce with coconut aminos, liquid aminos, or tamari.

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 9242IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg
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About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

24 Comments

  1. I’ve been eating soba a lot this summer as my kids started to enjoy them (they didn’t like it last year… never know how their taste buds evolve!). Your spicy soba noodles look so delicious! I again started craving for soba, and this time drooling over your recipe…

  2. You’ll do great, Min! Your Spicy Soba Noodles sound so fantastic! Pinning this 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends! I hope you’ll join us again – the new party starts tomorrow {Tuesday} at 7 am Eastern time!

  3. Another great dish from you! Pinning and I am sharing it tomorrow on my FB page.
    Thanks for linking up at WIW!

  4. This looks incredible! Pinning! Thanks for sharing it at Work it Wednesday this week… hope to see you back:)

  5. Don’t get burned out, Min. Hang in there!
    I am literally drooling over here with this dish! My oldest would love for me to make this up the next time he comes for dinner on the weekend! Pinning!