Get ready for some sensational slurping because October 6th is National Noodle Day! If there’s a food more versatile than noodles, we don’t know what it is. There’s a type of noodles for everyone – regular noodles, gluten-free noodles, high-protein noodles, grain-free noodles, rice noodles, bean noodles, vegetable noodles – there are oodles of noodles! There is also an endless number of ways to cook with noodles. They can be boiled, fried, put into soups, salads, or covered with a delicious, flavorful sauce.
How much do we love noodles? Let us count the ways! Take a look at these 21 Pasta Dishes that are Dairy-Free and Delicious, these Amazing Vegan Noodle Dishes, 20 Sensational Slurpable Noodle Dishes, 10 Fresh Veggie Noodle Dishes for Spring, and 15 Veggie Noodle Dishes You’ll Love. Then keep counting because we have 20 more noodle dishes that will have you happily slurping and smiling. That’s our kind of multi-tasking!
1. Creamy Sweet Potato Noodles With Ginger Tempeh
This colorful and veggie-centric bowl of Creamy Sweet Potato Noodles With Ginger Tempeh by Jess Hoffman is the perfect, healthy comfort food! Sweet potatoes are spiralized into tender, vibrant noodles then tossed in a creamy, savory sauce made from coconut milk, soy sauce, and Sriracha and finally served with a side of crispy kale and garlic-ginger tempeh.
2. Shyoyo Ramen
Have you ever had a fantastic bowl of ramen? When it comes to this awesome bowl of noodles, there are three kinds: shio ramen which is seasoned with salt, miso ramen which is seasoned with miso, and shoyu ramen, which is seasoned with tamari, shoyu, or soy sauce. Zsu Dever‘s Shyoyo Ramen with tofu and veggie sausages is a must-make for any ramen fan.
3. Sesame Soy Tofu Noodle Bowl
Transforming tofu from bland to amazing is all about flavoring – and this Sesame Soy Tofu Noodle Bowl by Christa Clark has succeeded! Tofu is marinated in a sauce made of tahini, lime, soy and hot sauce, and then tossed with vermicelli noodles. Along with some roasted peppers and sautéed red onions, this dish is full of delicious flavor combinations.
4. Japchae: Korean Sweet Potato Noodles With Tofu
Japchae is a Korean dish made up of stir-fried sweet potato noodles in soy sauce and sesame oil. In Lan Pham Wilson‘s Japchae recipe, sweet potato noodles are cooked with zucchini, carrots, other vegetables, and mushrooms in a splash of soy or tamari for umami flavor. This is a quick dish and the vegetables are easily rotated based on what you have available in your refrigerator.
5. Grilled Pineapple and Vegetables Rice Noodle Bowl
Made with grilled pineapple, zucchini, and red peppers then quickly stir-fried with mushrooms, edamame, rice noodles, and a sweet-spicy sauce, this Grilled Pineapple and Vegetables Rice Noodle Bowl by Rini Desai is a quick and utterly delicious dinner. The combination of grilling and sautéeing brings out the best in each of the vegetables, while the sauce is easily customized to your level of desired spiciness or sweetness. Those caramelized bits of pineapple, combined with the spice in the sauce knock this dish out of the ballpark.
6. Indo-Chinese Hakka Noodles With Vegetables
These Indo-Chinese Hakka Noodles With Vegetables by Pavani Nandula are the perfect example of Indo-Chinese food – a fusion cuisine that combines the flavors of India and China. The main component of the noodles is the spicy sauce made with garlic, ginger, chili sauce, and tomato paste. The other usual Chinese ingredients like soy sauce and vinegar also make an appearance here. Serve with a medley of veggies and tofu for a tasty, substantial meal.
7. Buffalo Cauliflower With Sweet Potato Noodles
Spice things up with this Buffalo Cauliflower With Sweet Potato Noodles by Alissandra Maffucci. The buffalo pasta sauce is so delicious, it’s otherworldly! The cauliflower softens in the oven and soaks up the spicy flavors in the sauce. Then the cauliflower sits on a bed of sweet potato noodles with more decadent sauce. Yum!
8. Bami: Javanese Sweet Soy Noodles
Kristen Genton‘s Bami or Javanese Sweet Soy Noodles is a classic dish in Indonesia and Suriname. It consists of bami, a type of Indonesian egg noodle, that’s stir-fried in garlic, onion, brown sugar, soy sauce, and chicken bouillon. This entirely plant-based version uses vegan chicken bouillon and thin spaghetti stands in for egg noodles. It’s a simple, no-frills dish that will keep you full and that you can throw together on any given day.
9. Soybean Noodles in Peanut Butter Spinach Sauce
This dish of Soybean Noodles in Peanut Butter Spinach Sauce by Ida Hemmingsson-Holl is perfect for those nights where you want a delicious and filling meal but want to spend less than ten minutes in the kitchen. The soybean noodles cook within minutes and then you simply have to toss them in the savory peanut butter spinach sauce. For a tangy finish, squeeze some lime juice right on before serving.
10. Spicy Peanut Udon Noodle Bowl
This Spicy Peanut Udon Noodle Bowl by Maria Koutsogiannis has summer vibes all the way. Spicy udon noodles, creamy peanut sauce-covered zucchini noodles, marinated figs, a topping of fresh vegetables, and of course — avocado. This dish is nutty, citrusy, and will fill you up without making you feel weighed down. Enjoy!
11. Rainbow Pad Thai
This Rainbow Pad Thai by Caroline Ginolfi is as delicious as it is pleasing to the eye. Warm rice noodles and julienned strips of carrot, broccoli, red pepper, are studded with mango pieces and then drizzled with a citrusy, spicy sauce. Colorful, hearty, and flavorful!
12. Spicy Kale Pesto with Zucchini Noodles
Kale pesto is a perfect way to enjoy pesto in the colder months. This Spicy Kale Pesto with Zucchini Noodles by Julie West is a green treat you’ll love to eat. With some diced avocado (more green), you have a meal that’s pretty to look at, easy to make, and satisfying for your tummy.
13. Raw Curry Zoodles
How does a brimming bowl full of fresh zucchini noodles doused in a creamy cashew curry sauce sound? No stovetop, no oven, no cooking. In just 10 minutes, these Raw Curry Zoodles by Jordan and Clark Cordgo from the fridge to your plate. Doesn’t get better than that.
14. Peanut and Daikon Radish Noodle Salad
This warm Peanut and Daikon Radish Noodle Salad by Rachel Hanawalt is so good. It’s a pad Thai-inspired salad made from spiralized daikon radish noodles instead of rice noodles. It’s sweet, spicy, savory, crunchy, and full of bright flavor from the raw vegetables. Daikon radish is spiralized and then tossed in a creamy peanut dressing and stir-fried baby corn, edamame, and bell peppers. It’s the perfect option for a light lunch or picnic option.
15. Shiitake Mushroom Pho
Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup that is delicious and extremely easy to veganize! While traditionally made with beef or chicken, pho, as this recipe for Shiitake Mushroom Pho by Cruelty Free Family proves, can also be made with meaty mushrooms. Add some ginger, freshly cracked pepper, mint, garlic, and cinnamon, and you have a beautiful, fragrant, and filling dish you will find yourself making over and over again.
16. Thai Green Curry Tofu Ramen With Kimchi
This delicious noodle bowl of Thai Green Curry Tofu Ramen With Kimchi by Florian Nouh is made with just six ingredients in three easy steps. It’s a bowl full of flavor and amazing texture. With red cabbage, kimchi, marinated tofu, and creamy Thai green curry sauce, it’s an easy meal that can be thrown together in no time. It is savory, crunchy, flavorful, satisfying, colorful, easy, and so delicious.
17. Hot and Sour Thai Noodles
This cold Thai-inspired Hot and Sour Noodle Salad by Jordan and Clark Cordgo makes a bright and healthy side dish or a dinner for a small family. It’s all about the combination of textures and flavors — there’s tangy lime, crisp vegetables, salty tamari, zesty cilantro, crunchy peanuts, and chili peppers for heat. These noodles will be your new go-to. Take it to work for lunch, take it to cookouts, make it for your family. Trust us – you’ll knock their socks off with this one.
18. Sesame Ginger Noodles
If you’re looking for a quick 15-minute dinner tonight look no further! Jess Hoffman‘s Sesame Ginger Noodles with bok choy will be your new favorite go-to dish. These sesame ginger noodles are bursting with bold ginger flavor and loaded with veggie goodness from the bok choy. If you don’t have any bok choy available, you can feel free to use broccoli or even any other green vegetable you have in your refrigerator.
19. Green Coconut Curry Veggie Bowls With Zucchini Noodles
These easy vegan and paleo-friendly Green Coconut Curry Veggie Bowls by Taylor Kiser are made with pineapple, spring veggies, zucchini noodles, and a creamy green coconut curry sauce! Perfect for Meatless Monday and low in calories! A bowl of straight-up spicy sweet deliciousness being delivered right to your veggie-munchin’ mouth today!
20. Maple Soy Soba Stir-Fry
This Maple Soy Soba Noodle Stir-Fry by Jess Hoffman makes the perfect one-pan meal for a busy night! It’s made with soba noodles, which are made from buckwheat. So even if you’re gluten-free, you can still enjoy a big bowl of savory and sweet stir-fry noodles. It’s easy to make and it will keep in the refrigerator for a few days, so prepare yourself for some seriously delicious leftovers — if they make it past the first day.
These amazing noodle bowls are so delicious, so slurpable, so sensational, you’ll want to eat noodles every single day. And that’s totally doable because we have so many awesome noodle recipes. Are you as obsessed with noodles as we are? Get out The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Noodles! for all some awesome articles about noodles!
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