What to make with Udon Noodles: 17 delicious recipes

Learn what to make with udon noodles in this collection of 17 amazing recipes. From flavorful soups to unique stir-fries; you will find a great new way to use up your packages of noodles.

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Udon Noodle Recipes

Udon Noodles are a Japanese pasta that is made of wheat flour. It has a lovely chewy texture that makes this noodle is perfect for broth-based dishes and stir-fry recipes.

They can be round or flat and are a bit thicker than soba noodles. You can make fresh udon noodles, or pick up a pack of dried noodles from the store.

These dishes make fantastic weeknight dinners or lovely special dinners. I love that they pair so well with a variety of proteins. So if you have skinless chicken thighs, ground beef, or even tofu, you can use these chewy wheat noodles.

If this is the first time you are cooking with these different noodles, you may have to hit up an Asian market. Check out the list of ingredients below that are found in several of the recipes we found.

We searched the internet for some of the tastiest recipes so you don’t have to. So grab a pack or two out of your pantry and skip the Chinese restaurant takeout.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out these delicious wonton wrapper recipes.

Each of these recipes using Japanese noodles will tell you:

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • The amount of noodles you will need.
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)
  • Equipment needed. (Pressure cooker, Crockpot, etc.)

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What to make with udon noodles

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Ingredients that work well with these popular Japanese noodles:

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more ideas to make. If you already have ingredients that create amazing Asian flavors, you are ahead of the game.

  • Sesame Oil, Vegetable Oil, or Canola Oil
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Hoisin Sauce or Oyster Sauce
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Dark Soy Sauce
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Mirin
  • Green Onion
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Bell Peppers
  • Extra Vegetables
  • Leafy Greens

What can I make with Udon Noodles?

We want to help people find fun new recipes for the ingredients they already have.

Each idea gives you some important information, so you can choose the recipe that is best for your family.

Check out the websites that created each recipe to use their tips and the full recipe.

Note: pantry ingredients include dry ingredient pantry staples like all-purpose flour, brown sugar, corn starch, salt, black pepper, spices, etc. Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish. If you are making gluten-free recipes, it may include things like almond flour and other common gluten-free pantry items.

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