Chewy, bright, and oh-so-fresh, these Asian-inspired noodle bowl recipes are the ultimate weeknight feast.
From udon and rice noodles to Ramen packets, there’s no limit to how versatile and tasty these noodle bowls are.
Once you have the noodles ready to go, it’s just a matter of finding the right veggies, proteins, and broths to go along with them.
And whether you like chicken, beef, or tofu, there’s a dinner here for you.
So get that pot of water boiling because it’s time to check out some fantastic noodle bowl recipes.
Seriously, each one is better than the last!
25 Easy Noodle Bowls To Slurp For Dinner Tonight
Think of this Vietnamese-style noodle bowl like pho without broth.
It utilizes the same delicate rice noodles, chicken, and tons of flavorful add-ons. I’m talking peanuts, chicken, lime, carrots, and jalapeños!
The best part of these tasty and filling bowls is the sweet and slightly vinegary dressing that brings all the bright flavors together. Yum!
There’s nothing better than a steaming bowl of homemade ramen.
And while the ingredients on this list may require a trip to the Asian market, trust me, it’s worth it!
Plus, unlike other noodle bowls, this recipe calls for cheap, readily available ramen packets, making your life a little easier.
When the broth comes together, get inventive with toppings.
My all-time favorite ramen topping is a soft-boiled egg because it imparts creamy umami flavors with little effort.
These miso salmon soba noodle bowls look like something from a fancy restaurant, but they’re beyond easy to recreate!
The miso salmon glaze imparts slightly sweet and umami flavors to the tender salmon fillet. It’s perfect for the chewy soba noodles.
Add some bright and creamy avocado and pickled radishes, and you’ve got one stunning dish ready in just 30 minutes!
Noodle bowls are often full of meats and veggies with an intensely flavorful broth. But this coconut curry noodle bowl is light, refreshing, and wonderfully creamy!
Featuring ramen noodles with chicken, shrimp, and fresh herbs in a light coconut curry sauce, it’s to die for.
This recipe is an excellent option for summer. But it’s filling enough for winter too.
Dump that bottle of store-bought teriyaki and make this homemade sauce instead.
It’s super straightforward and perfect for anyone with allergies or intolerances.
Toss the chicken in the teriyaki sauce, pair it with noodles, and serve!
Vegetarian sesame soba noodles are bright, light and don’t shy away from bold flavors.
In addition to the noodles, you’ll incorporate edamame (for protein), radishes, lemon, snap peas, avocado, and fresh mint.
With a simple homemade sesame dressing, all these fresh flavors bind into a scrummy noodle bowl that’s pretty addictive.
7. Curry Udon
Forget that boring old stew and try these meaty curry udon bowls. They’re hearty, bone-warming, and fully loaded with goodness.
The udon base utilizes dashi and saki for rich Japanese-inspired flavors. They bring so much to the onion, tender pork loin, and udon noodles.
Not in the mood for hot soup? You can also serve this dish cold! Just replace the cooked veggies with raw veggies.
Japchae is Korea’s take on a Japanese stir-fry. This recipe differs slightly, though, because it uses Korean glass noodles (aka Japchae).
Made with potato starch, they’re slightly sweeter than your average noodle.
That said, they’re just as chewy and absorb sauces like a dream!
Pad See Ew is a Thai stir-fry that really celebrates noodles. Though it’s full of yummy extras, all other ingredients take a backseat.
You’ll want wide rice noodles to pick up the rich flavors in this dish.
10. Beef Lo Mein
Give your local Chinese takeout joint a break and make this scrumptious beef lo mein at home!
Beef lo mein is lightning fast and pretty budget-friendly too. Better yet, making it yourself means you can tinker with ingredients.
So feel free to add some extra veggies!
If you love garlic as much as I do, you’ll want to try these garlic beef noodle bowls.
Infused with four cloves of garlic (though, let’s be honest, I use at least six!), that intense flavor coats every inch of the chewy udon noodles.
Meanwhile, the beef is luxuriously tender and rich.
These Asian noodle bowls host a boatload of ingredients, but I bet you’ll find most in your pantry right now.
It calls for bright Asian seasonings like chili garlic, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and sesame.
Mix all that with fresh herbs, tender shrimp, and rice noodles, and dinner is ready!
If you’re short on time, these quick and easy shrimp teriyaki bowls are the ultimate last-minute dinner.
Featuring pre-packaged ramen noodles with store-bought teriyaki sauce, fresh veggies, and shrimp, this bowl is ready in just 30 minutes.
I head to my local Vietnamese restaurant for a bowl of pho at least once a week. And I always order their spring rolls.
But I never knew you could make an entire meal out of them!
Thanks to this recipe, you’ll have all the bright, crunchy goodness of traditional spring rolls without all that tedious rolling.
With tender pieces of shrimp, fresh herbs, and cold rice noodles, it’s a light and bright summer dish that comes together in a snap.
Butternut squash Mei Fun is a fun dish that has it all. I’m talking umami flavors, a tasty sauce, and just the right amount of sweetness from the squash.
It’s a terrific pescatarian noodle bowl that’s incredibly filling. Better still, you can customize it however you like.
Add broccoli, spinach, or carrots if you want more veggies. Or, if you need more protein, throw in some scrambled eggs and tofu.
There are no wrong answers!
It doesn’t get much quicker than these 15-minute sesame noodle bowls.
While they make a great dinner, they’re my go-to for easy meal prepping! That way, I can enjoy them for lunch the entire week.
Perfectly seasoned chicken and noodles with fresh crunchy veggies that come together in a jiffy? What are you waiting for?
Odds are you have a brick of ramen noodles somewhere in your pantry. If you do, you’re halfway to a delicious dinner!
Fried with tons of fresh veggies in a delicious homemade stir-fry sauce, this one is entirely vegetarian.
Of course, you can always add some as steak or chicken if you like.
I love anything with kimchi in the mix!
And while it’s typically the backup singer for the main act, it takes center stage in this stunning kimchi noodle soup.
The broth is out of this world, imparting plenty of well-fermented spicy goodness, honey, and sesame oil.
It’s the perfect base for fresh toppings. Go for scallions, mushrooms, eggs, mung beans, and, of course, more kimchi.
Beware: this recipe is pretty spicy!
Niku udon is similar to ramen, but it’s so much easier to make at home!
It pairs tender cuts of beef in a rich udon broth that comes together in a flash.
Top it with simple additions such as scallions, narutomaki, or Japanese parsley, and you’re good to go.
If you have trouble finding vegan wontons, why not make your own at home using plant-based “meat” and tofu?
Along with a rich broth and hearty veggies, those wontons are drool-worthy.
One bowl will leave you stuffed!
How sensational do those thick and chewy udon noodles look? They’re so scrummy with all that sauce coating them.
Ready in just 15 minutes, this is the kind of dish I make when I’m tired (or feeling lazy!).
Rather than ground meat, I prefer to add leftover chicken or tofu. But it’s up to you what protein you go for.
I know these look busy, but there’s less going on here than you think.
The broth calls for just five ingredients, and the main dish is a quick mix of noodles, mushrooms, peas, carrots, and peppers.
As for the toppings, I highly recommend following the recipe. They add spice, crunch, and a pop of freshness you’ll love.
This recipe incorporates a lot of heat from the chili crisp oil and kimchi sauce. But it walks a fine line between spicy and blowing your head off.
The blend of peanut butter, soy sauce, and garlic help to mute any overpowering spicy notes, making it a delightful balance of sweet and heat.
Pair it with fresh veggies, and you have the ultimate vegetarian dinner.
If this teriyaki beef and broccoli noodle bowl doesn’t make your mouth water, nothing will!
Every bite perfectly balances beef, noodles, and broccoli. And it all simmers in a rich teriyaki sauce with just a touch of heat from red chili pepper flakes.
Seriously, you’ll never look at Chinese takeout the same way again.
Think of this easy chicken miso ramen as Japan’s take on chicken noodle soup.
Miso contains gut-friendly probiotics, which boost digestion and promote heart health. So this dish isn’t just flavorful, it’s surprisingly healthy too.
Sautéed chicken with a rich miso broth and crunchy toppings is the perfect ramen dish for a cold day. Enjoy!
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