Easy Lo Mein

The easiest lo mein you will ever make in 15 min from start to finish. And it’s so much quicker, tastier and healthier than take-out!

Easy Lo Mein - The easiest lo mein you will ever make in 15 min from start to finish. It's so much quicker, tastier and healthier than take-out!

Back when I had a day job, I had this boss who was obsessed with the lo mein from the restaurant across the street. She’d have me order it at least 3 times a week, and I would get so excited because she would always pass along a plate for me to share.

Easy Lo Mein - The easiest lo mein you will ever make in 15 min from start to finish. It's so much quicker, tastier and healthier than take-out!

But since blogging became a full-time gig, I find myself longing for that lo mein almost daily.

Easy Lo Mein - The easiest lo mein you will ever make in 15 min from start to finish. It's so much quicker, tastier and healthier than take-out!

Those long noodles chockfull of all those fresh veggies… How it was always so perfect with a side of potstickers. And general tso’s chicken. And monoglian beef… Sorry. I digress.

Easy Lo Mein - The easiest lo mein you will ever make in 15 min from start to finish. It's so much quicker, tastier and healthier than take-out!

But surely enough, there’s a homemade lo mein version that can be made in just 15 minutes from start to finish with ingredients you already have on hand.

Easy Lo Mein - The easiest lo mein you will ever make in 15 min from start to finish. It's so much quicker, tastier and healthier than take-out!

Best of all, you can clean out the fridge with all kinds of lingering veggies and you can also add in your favorite proteins!

Easy Lo Mein - The easiest lo mein you will ever make in 15 min from start to finish. It's so much quicker, tastier and healthier than take-out!

Plus, this definitely hits the spot when you’re craving Chinese take-out, except this version is a million times quicker and tastier. You can’t beat that!

Easy Lo Mein - The easiest lo mein you will ever make in 15 min from start to finish. It's so much quicker, tastier and healthier than take-out!

Easy Lo Mein

The easiest lo mein you will ever make in 15 min from start to finish. And it’s so much quicker, tastier and healthier than take-out!

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces lo mein egg noodles*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1/2 cup snow peas
  • 3 cups baby spinach

For the sauce

  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce, or more, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha, or more, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, ginger and Sriracha; set aside.
  2. In a large pot of boiling water, cook noodles according to package instructions; drain well.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add garlic, mushrooms, bell pepper and carrot. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in snow peas and spinach until the spinach has wilted, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in egg noodles and soy sauce mixture, and gently toss to combine.
  5. Serve immediately.

*If lo mein egg noodles cannot be found, spaghetti can be substituted.

Adapted from The Woks of Life

Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 305.5 Calories from Fat 65.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.3g 11%
Saturated Fat 1.3g 7%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 47.6mg 16%
Sodium 325.5mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 50.0g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3.6g 14%
Sugars 6.3g
Protein 10.7g 21%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

This is an easy and healthy vegetarian recipe. Each portion contains 2 1/2 servings of veggies!

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.