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Spicy Sesame Noodles on black plate with chopsticks

Spicy Sesame Noodle Recipe

Pasta with a light zesty sauce that takes less than 15 minutes to take! A simple recipe using pantry ingredients that tastes 100 times better than take out.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword sesame pasta, Vegetarian Pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
9 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 252kcal
Author Deb Clark
Cost $8


  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 bunch green onions cilantro would be an excellent substitution
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Better Than Bouillon Chicken or Vegetarian Seasoning Base
  • 1-2 tbsp chili sauce
  • 1 tsp honey one heaping teaspoon
  • 1/2 to 1 cup pasta water


  • Cook the pasta according to package directions to just al dente, drain well. Reserving one cup of pasta water.
  • While the pasta is cooking, thinly slice the green onions, both the greens and whites.
  • Gather the ingredients, measure and add them to a bowl. Add all of the ingredients except the onions and sesame seeds.
  • Pour the sauce into pasta mixing well with thongs. Add in half of the sliced onions and sesame seeds and about 1/2 cup of pasta water. Continue tossing and mixing the pasta will be glossy.
  • Top with remaining sliced onions and sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy!


Add-ins and Substitutions
  • vegetables and greens- stir fried vegetables like bok choy, snow peas, carrots, green beans, bok choy, spinach, broccoli and cabbage.
  • tofu or peanuts are a great vegetable option for additional protein.
  • shrimp, chicken, beef or pork - leftover cooked meats are delicious in this recipe.Cooked separately and tossed with the hot noodles is delicious. Stir fried with vegetables is perfect as well.
  • make the sauce creamy - an addition of peanut butter or tahini to the sauce will make it creamy and delicious.
  • spice it up - with chili garlic sauce or sriracha


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 437mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg