Once my boys tasted Japanese Teriyaki Noodles, they forgot about their favorite boxed after school snack of Mac and Cheese and this became a family favorite. It’s commonly served with sautéed veggies or in a noodle bowl with chicken or steak.
I use my favorite 10 minute Homemade Teriyaki Sauce that can be made in the Instant Pot or on the stove top and if truth be told I love to freeze the leftovers in ice cube trays that are perfect when sautéing up vegetables for an easy side dish. But let's get back to the noodles because they are the star of this show!
Ramen noodles are always a huge hit with kids and teens and my boys are no different but trust me when I tell you to step it up a notch and use a spaghetti or linguini noodle, or your favorite noodle for this recipe. It's so much better.
In the recipe card at the bottom of the post, I've included all the written directions for you on a printable recipe card. With simple ingredients Teriyaki Noodles make a great addition to any Asian-inspired dishes.
Ingredients Needed for Teriyaki Noodles
Pasta. Noodles! Any type of noodle, Spaghetti Noodles, Linguini Noodles, Gluten-Free Noodles, Udon Noodles, Rice Noodles, Stir Fry Noodles, Whole Wheat Spaghetti, and even vegetable noodles are a great choice too.
Teriyaki Sauce. Make from scratch in just minutes or use your favorite bottled sauce.
Seasonings. Salt, Pepper, Ground Ginger, Olive Oil
Garnish. Seasame Seeds, Green Onions, Slivered Carrots
Optional Additions. Broccoli Florets, Cauliflower, Bell Peppers, Snow Peas, Water Chestnuts, Sprouts, Carrots, Zucchini, Mushrooms and other crunchy vegetables.
How to make Teriyaki Noodles
In the time it takes to make a box of Mac and Cheese, you can make this fresh Teriyaki Noodle. Trust me, you don't need package instructions so let's begin.
Start by cooking the noodle of choice in a large pot of boiling water. Throw in a pinch of salt to the water or step up your game and use broth to boil the noodles. Noodles will be infused with great additional flavor as it cooks in the liquid.
Cooked noodles can be rinsed and drained then set the noodles aside.
Adding Teriyaki Sauce
In a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat, heat up a few tablespoons of extra virgin Olive Oil. Allow the oil to heat up before adding the al dente spaghetti noodles or linguini noodles.
You can substitute Vegetable Oil for Olive oil if you prefer. But I do love how Olive Oil heats up and flavors the noodles. Just saying.
Adding the noodles will give you a large sizzle and pillow of steam. This is normal as the excess water on the pasta hits the oil and causes a reaction. Don't worry.
It's time to add Teriyaki Sauce. Of course we LOVE to make my Teriyaki Sauce recipe but feel free to use your favorite bottled sweet Teriyaki Sauce for this recipe.
Toss the noodles with the sauce and allow it all to come together. Let this cook for a few minutes to allow the Teriyaki Sauce to caramelize up a bit and infuse in the pasta.
Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and of course some ground ginger too.
This is where you can be creative and add some of your favorite extra ingredients for an easy dinner recipe.
Broccoli Florets, green onions, red bell pepper or even snow peas and other fresh vegetables are ideal with a bowl of Teriyaki Noodles. And in a pinch use Frozen Vegetables too.
Make sure to add additional homemade sauce when cooking the ingredients all together.
Garnish with Green Onions, Sesame Seeds and slivered carrots and even hot sauce.
How to Serve Teriyaki Noodles
As mentioned my boys love to enjoy Teriyaki Noodles as an after school snack. It's a simple recipe that is a great side dish for favorite dinners. Load Teriyaki Noodle Bowl s with protein like chicken breast, steak, pork or fish.
Serve as a Meal
Looking for Teriyaki Chicken or Teriyaki Steak recipes? Just hop on over to those recipes for more detailed directions when adding protein to main dish recipes. they are both delicious options and always great to serve with tasty teriyaki noodles.
Some may refer to Teriyaki Noodles as Japanese Noodles. Sadly I've never traveled to Japan which is a beautiful country I'd love to visit someday. So I can't tell you that these are the same or similar.
What I can share is that this version of Teriyaki Noodles is a family favorite. We've shared this recipe thousands of times and the reviews speak for themselves. It's quick and easy to make and all ages come back for more.
Easy recipes are my speciality full of flavor and fun to eat. So next time grab your noodles of choice and add some savory flavors and try this noodle recipe with the step-by-step instructions below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Teriyaki is like a sweet and sour sauce that leans more to the sweet and tangy side. Think Soy Sauce mixed with honey. It's just good!
Made of Soy Sauce, Ginger, Brown Sugar, and Sake but can also be made without sake. You can use a Rice Vinegar or Mirin. Honey can also be substituted for a sweetener.
Traditionally, a sauce used for cooking, Teriyaki Sauce in America is also used as a dipping sauce. Used to prepare Beef, Chicken, Pork, and Fish. It's also delicious over rice.
Teriyaki is a cooking technique used in Japanese dishes
Teriyaki Sauce is considered vegan. The recipe includes Soy Sauce, Ginger, Sugar and Sweet Vinegar or Sake
Serve Teriyaki Noodles along side many dishes including Teriyaki Beef, Chicken or Pork. As well as Hibatchi menu items.
More Quick and Easy Teriyaki Recipes
- Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki
- Japanese Rice Bowl
- Sweet and Sour Chicken
- Cashew Chicken
- 30 Minute Beef Teriyaki
- Instant Pot Mongolian Beef
- Easy Teriyaki Sauce Recipe
- 1 pkg noodles - Spaghetti or Linguine
- 2 Tbls olive oil
- ½ Cup Teriyaki Sauce
- ¼ teaspoon Ginger
- 1 bunch Green Onions - *Optional
- ½ teaspoon Sesame Seeds - *Optional
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
- Cook noodles according to directions. Rinse and drain.
- In large frying pan over medium/high heat - heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil.
- When hot, add rinsed and drained noodles. Stir.
- Add Teriyaki Sauce and stir. Cook for 2-4 minutes.
- Sprinkle Ginger over top and stir.
- Serve with chopped green onions, sesame seeds, and carrot slivers. (optional)
- 1 Cup water
- ¼ Cup Soy Sauce
- 4 Tbls Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbls Honey *Heaping
- ½ tsp Ginger
- 1 clove garlic
- ¼ cup water
- 2 Tbls Corn Starch
All nutrition values are approximate and calculated by a plugin and are provided as a courtesy. Adding or subtracting ingredients will change the nutritional value.