Savory and Scrumptious Vegetable Lo Mein in 20 Minutes

A quick and easy recipe, this vegetable lo mein can be made in about 20 minutes. It's a great meatless option for busy weeknights. 

The last year or so, I have started branching out more on Asian food. It’s left me craving it so often! Maybe it’s the salty flavor. Maybe it’s knowing I’m eating the vegetables in it since I’m so bad about that in general. Whatever it is, the Chinese Buffet and a local sushi restaurant have been my choices recently. When I came across this recipe for a quick and easy vegetable lo mein, I knew we had to try it!

And I’m so glad we gave it a try. The recipe lived up to my expectations and satisfied my craving, at least for the week!! The original recipe says only 15 minutes, but that counts on the ingredients list including the vegetables already cut. I added this time to the prep time for the recipe. Either way, this meal is quick and perfect for those busy weeknights that you still want a decent meal on the table.

I have used a few different types of noodles in this. The best has been udon noodles. But I have a hard time finding those sometimes. If you can’t find those, egg noodles are the next best. And when all that fails, I’ve made it with spaghetti noodles in a pinch. I like the thickness of the udon noodles the best.

You can also vary the vegetables to your liking. Justin would prefer this with mushrooms. I would like it with water chestnuts. But neither of us likes the other’s choice, so we keep both out. Just don’t add any meat or it is no longer Vegetable Lo Mein!

Step by Step

Prepare the vegetables by slicing and chopping as needed.

Pour the olive oil into a large skillet over medium-high. Add the garlic and onion to the pan and saute for about two minutes.

Then add the broccoli, bell pepper, and carrots and saute for another 4 minutes. You can use any bell pepper, depending on which flavor you like the best. We used green pepper. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients: soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and ground ginger.

Add the uncooked udon noodles to the pan. Stir-fry for about 5 minutes. The noodles should start to soften.

Pour the sauce over the vegetables and stir to cover. Serve warm.

Recipe

Vegetable Lo Mein

A quick and easy recipe, this vegetable lo mein can be made in about 20 minutes. It’s a great meatless option for busy weeknights. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: lo mein, soy sauce, vegetable
Servings: 4 cups
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 7.1 oz udon noodles
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 2 cups broccoli (chopped)
  • 1 green bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1 carrot (sliced)
Sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp ground ginger

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat 
  • Add the garlic and onion to the pan and saute for 2 minutes
  • Add broccoli, bell pepper, and carrots and saute for another 4 minutes
  • Add the uncooked udon noodles and stir-fry for 5 minutes, until the noodles are soft
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk the sauce ingredients together
  • Pour the sauce over the vegetables and noodles and stir to cover
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Nutrition Facts
Vegetable Lo Mein
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 1135mg47%
Potassium 304mg9%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 2941IU59%
Vitamin C 68mg82%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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14 thoughts on “Savory and Scrumptious Vegetable Lo Mein in 20 Minutes”

  1. My whole family loves Lo Mein but I am still the only one who can’t use chopsticks. Thanks for sharing and you know I am going to try the recipe.

  2. That looks AMAZING! If you add red or yellow peppers it would add an extra color to the meal. A lot of people eat visually before they eat with taste ♡

  3. I like that you mentioned spaghetti noodles. As that’s my biggest struggle I like a certain type of noodle and not all so I hate trying new noodles recipes and not being able to use my favorites! Because of that I might have to whip this up!

  4. I absolutely loved this recipe. It was so simple after a long days work and even my kids were excited to try it. I paired it with some crab rangoon in my air fryer. Definitely, recommend it.

  5. Gaaaah Lo Mein is one of my faves! That and ramen… Been craving it for a few weeks now and thankfully my mom makes them from time to time:) This recipe looks good!

  6. I love recipes that don’t involve an oven, because we don’t have one. This is awesome! Although I am not much of a foreign food fan, I would like to give this one a try! Thanks for posting it! 🙂

  7. Lo-mein is always the go-to take-out option for my family but it can get costly and the excess ingredients definitely take their toll on our bodies. Love that this is a healthier, quicker option- just might have to try it out for dinner tonight!

  8. I love the recipes you share. All of them so doable and so tempting to even look at. Thanks so much. Time and again.. I come back to your site and pick up these recipes

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