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Chow Mein Recipe

Make amazing Chow Mein in 15 minutes! These noodles are highly adaptable and you can make them sweet or spicy, however, you like! Love this recipe.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Chow Mein, Chow Mein Noodles, Chow Mein Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 128kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


  • 4 packages ramen noodles* or yakisoba noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 10 oz shredded cabbage
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger or grate in a little fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil


  • Cook ramen noodles in boiling water until chewy and *just* cooked. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sauté onion, cabbage, salt, pepper, ginger together until tender.
  • Toss together with cooked noodles, sugar, garlic, soy sauce, and sesame oil until heated through.
  • Serve hot.


*You are welcome to use fresh ramen or yakisoba noodles in place of the cheap ramen.


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 844mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.8mg