I love when Pioneer Woman puts the word “simple” in the recipes, because they really are simple! Simple in every way possible, and that also means simple, easy, and accessible ingredients! I love you PW!
These sesame noodles are so good! Very light and refreshing in my opinion…kinda doesn’t make sense right because the main suspects in this dish are carbs and oil lol. But somehow, everything just blends together perfectly and doesn’t make you feel yucky.
For the sesame dressing, you’ll need: soy sauce, sesame oil, canola oil (I switched this for healthier grape seed oil), chili oil, rice vinegar, sugar, and lots of garlic cloves. Whisk everything together and you will get the most delicious sesame dressing ever!
I also threw in lots of red pepper flakes for extra spice because for some odd reason my chili oil was not spicy at all! For noodles, you can use any kind that you have available. Usually I would recommend using an Asian noodle for flavors like this, but good ‘ol spaghetti works really well. I used the Trader Joe’s brand for spaghetti and it was super delicious! If you there is a Trader Joe’s near you, I highly suggest you try it with the Trader Joe’s spaghetti (it’s the 99¢ one) because the their noodles are a bit thicker and a have good chew to it.
This is the type of dish were you really need to taste and adjust to your liking because I added a lot of chili oil and tons of red pepper flakes! I was aiming to achieve spice that I felt was lacking but also retain that toasty sesame flavor.
I love these noodles!! These are served best when at room temp. For leftovers, these are so good out of the fridge (my fave) or piping hot out of the microwave (bf’s fave). PW’s sesame noodles are now on my list of go-to easy no-fuss meals, right along side my all-time fave ginger scallion noodles.
Do you have an easy noodle recipe that you always gravitate towards? Please do share because I would love to try your favorite noodles!
Be on the lookout for my final dish of my three part date night series featuring lemon ginger chicken from Snixy Kitchen :)
Until next time, have a wonderful day! xoxo, kat
Simple Sesame Noodles (from Pioneer Woman)
- 12 ounces, spaghetti noodles, cooked And drained
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 3 teaspoon hot chili oil
- 4 tablespoons grape seed oil
- 3 whole green onions, sliced thin
- red pepper flakes (optional)
- Whisk all ingredients (except noodles and green onions) together in a bowl.
- Taste and adjust ingredients as needed.
- Pour sauce over warm noodles and toss to coat.
- Sprinkle with green onions and toss.