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Spicy Sesame Udon Noodles

Dairy-Free  |  Published on Feb 19, 2019  |  Last modified on Nov 9, 2019

udon noodles tossed in sesame dressing in a white bowl

Spicy Sesame Udon Noodles are tossed in a flavorful sesame dressing, crisp slices of bell peppers, vibrant steamed broccoli and carrots. It’s an easy to make, vegetarian weeknight dinner recipe that is deliciously savory and satisfying.

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I am sharing a recipe that I make very often with Cameron and I figured if we love these Spicy Sesame Udon Noodles so much then you all will too!

What are udon noodles?

Udon noodles are thick wheat noodles that are soft, chewy, and neutral in flavor so they go well with strong & flavorful sauces, like this spicy sesame sauce.

Fresh or dried udon? I personally prefer buying the fresh udon noodles. Dried udon is still good, but the texture is more dense. Dried is also flatter than the fresh noodles and the fresh are more fat and bouncy and more delicate than the dried.

How to cook udon noodles:

Cook the udon noodles in well-salted boiling water until just tender (about 3 minutes for fresh, 8 minutes for dried). Drain the noodles and rinse them briefly under cold water before tossing with the sesame dressing.

Why rinse the udon noodles? Rinsing the udon noodles stops the cooking and also removes some of the surface starch, preventing them from sticking together.

This Spicy Sesame Udon Noodle dish is:

  • Well balanced in flavor
  • Vegetarian but can easily be paired with shrimp, tofu, chicken or steak!
  • Yummy warm or chilled
  • Tossed in great flavors such as garlic, ginger, sesame oil and red pepper chili flakes
  • Even better than take out!

What to serve Spicy Sesame Udon Noodles with?

Spicy Sesame noodles are delicious served on their own and they make a great quick and healthy weeknight dinner. 20 minutes tops to make!

If you want to serve the noodles with a protein try:

  • Shrimp
  • Tofu
  • Steak
  • Grilled chicken
  • Or just add more veggies – bulk it up by adding mushrooms, edamame and snap peas.

If you like this recipe I am sure you will love my Spicy Kung Pao Pasta that is also delicious served warm or cold. Or try my Thai Peanut Sauce with Ramen Noodles and Shrimp!

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udon noodles being eating from a white bowl with chopsticks

Spicy Sesame Udon Noodles

These udon noodles take only 20 minutes to make and are tossed in a spicy sesame dressing that adds a flavorful punch to these thick and chewy noodles.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Author: Tawnie Kroll


  • 2, 7.75 oz. packages of fresh Udon Noodles
  • 2 cups steamed broccoli
  • 3-4 carrots, large, julienned
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • pepper to taste

For the sesame dressing:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp. chili-garlic paste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed through garlic press
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp. red pepper chili flakes
  • 1 tsp. hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced


  •  Whisk all ingredients for the dressing together in a mason jar or bowl and set aside. 
  • Boil water in a medium saucepan for udon noodles and cook according to package directions (fresh is about 3 minutes). Once done, drain, rinse and set side. 
  • In a frying pan over medium heat, pour 1 Tbsp. of the sesame sauce into the pan with the carrots and bell peppers and saute for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. While that is cooking, steam the broccoli in the microwave for 5 minutes. 
  • Gently toss together the cooked udon noodles with the veggies and pour the sauce on top and mix. Top with additional sesame seeds before serving. 
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Serve with chicken, shrimp or your favorite protein. Tofu is a great option as well!


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  1. I’ve used this recipe for udon noodles several times now. It’s absolutely incredible. If I could give it ten stars I would. Thank you so much!

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