9 easy noodle recipes

These nine quick and easy noodle recipes will delight your kids. Prepare for a lot of slurping.

By Today's Parent
9 easy noodle recipes

Eggy Pad Thai

Don’t order takeout! Homemade pad Thai is a snap to make. This recipe calls for eggs and tofu, but feel free to add chicken or shrimp, too. Get the recipe: Eggy Pad Thai

bowl of pad thai with chopsticksPhoto: Erik Putz

Tofu Noodle Stir-Fry

The sauce for this delicious stir-fry is easy to put together with ingredients you’ve probably got in the cupboard. Feel free to swap the vegetables for whatever you have on hand (or whatever your kids will eat this week). Get the recipe: Tofu Noodle Stir-Fry

bowl of tofu stir-fry


Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce

If there are allergies in your family, swap the peanut butter for soy nut, almond or sesame seed butter. Also, hot tip: Adding shredded raw vegetables at the end saves on cooking time and appeals to kids who prefer their veggies on the crunchy side. Get the recipe: Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce

plate with noodles and tofuPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Chinese Dan Dan Noodles

Make restaurant-quality Dan Dan noodles easily with this simple and delicious recipe. If you don’t have noodles on hand, try using spaghetti instead. Get the recipe: Chinese Dan Dan Noodles

bowl of noodles with ground pork, shredded carrot, green onion and peanutsPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Cold Sesame Soba Noodle Dish

Here’s a slurpy dish the kids will gobble up. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour and are worthy of a try. Try kicking this dish up a notch by adding grilled shrimp or leftover shredded chicken or beef. Get the recipe: Cold Sesame Soba Noodle Dish

plate of soba noodle salad with peppersPhoto: Erik Putz


Thai Beef Salad

Fresh and flavourful, this hearty but healthy salad is quick to make and delicious enough that kids and adults alike will want seconds. Get the recipe: Thai Beef Salad

plate of noodle and beef saladPhoto: Ryan Szulc

Soupy Asian Noodles

Get kids cooking with this easy recipe. They can cut tofu with a butter knife and dump the broth into the stockpot. Get the recipe: Soupy Asian Noodles

pot filled with noodle soup and tofuPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Baby Bok Choy and Noodles

This savoury noodle dish is perfect hot or cold, and it’s a great way to introduce bok choy to your kids (if they aren’t already fans). Get the recipe: Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Baby Bok Choy and Noodles

plate of noodles with chop sticksPhoto: Andrew Grinton


Vegetarian Pho

Pho (pronounced fuh) is a fun family project. Everyone can customize their own slurpy bowl. Get the recipe: Vegetarian Pho

bowl of pho with chopsticksPhoto: Andrew Grinton

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This article was originally published on Sep 30, 2018

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