Vegetable Chow Mein Recipe

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4.7 from 3 reviews

Better than takeout vegetable chow mein recipe that’s earthy, savory and ready in just 20 minutes!


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon dried red chilies ((optional))
  • 6 ounce dried chow mein noodles or egg noodles
  • 1 carrot (cut into thin strips (julienned))
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 7 shiitake mushrooms (cut into strips)
  • 4 scallions (cut into thin strips)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Bring a pot of water to boil.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, add all the ingredients for the sauce and stir until sugar has melted.
  3. In a large pan or wok over high heat, add vegetable oil, garlic and dried chilies and cook for one minute. Add the remaining vegetables and cook for 7 minutes, until tender but still a little crunchy.
  4. Boil noodles according to directions on the package (usually about 2-3 minutes). Drain, rinse under cold water and drain well.
  5. Add noodles to the pan, lower the heat to medium and cook for a minute.
  6. Add sauce, sesame seeds and stir well until all the noodles are coated.
  7. Turn the off the heat, drizzle sesame oil and serve immediately.


This Vegetable Chow Mein Recipe Is:

Cholesterol free
High in pantothenic acid
High in selenium
High in vitamin A

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