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 the Asian foods that I try, and 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 because it 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. Since this is something you still have to do before preparing the meal, 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.

Step by Step

Start by cooking the noodles according to the directions, then drain them and set aside. I wasn’t able to find lo mein noodles, so I used some spaghetti noodles, and it worked well.

While the noodles are cooking, set a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil until it’s heated. Add the garlic and onion to the pan and saute for about two minutes.

Savory and Scrumptious Vegetable Lo Mein in 20 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. Finally, add the mushrooms and saute. Personally, I can’t stand mushrooms, so I didn’t use them when I made the recipe.

Savory and Scrumptious Vegetable Lo Mein in 20 Minutes

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients: soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and ground ginger. Pour this over the vegetables and stir to cover.

Savory and Scrumptious Vegetable Lo Mein in 20 Minutes

Finally, add the noodles to the skillet and stir until the noodles and vegetables are all covered with the sauce and serve warm.

Savory and Scrumptious Vegetable Lo Mein in 20 Minutes

Scoop onto plates and serve warm!

Savory and Scrumptious Vegetable Lo Mein in 20 Minutes

Recipe

Savory and Scrumptious Vegetable Lo Mein in 20 Minutes

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 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: lo mein, soy sauce, vegetable
Servings: 4 servings
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 8 oz lo mein egg noodles (or spaghetti noodles)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 2 cups broccoli (chopped)
  • 1 green bell pepper (julienned)
  • 1 carrot (julienned)
  • 2 cups mushrooms (sliced)
Sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (or more, to taste)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp ground ginger

Instructions

  • Boil noodles according to package directions, then drain and set aside
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat 
  • Add garlic and onion to the pan and saute for 2 minutes
  • Add broccoli, bell pepper, and carrots and saute for another 4 minutes
  • Add mushrooms and saute for 2 minutes
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk sauce ingredients together
  • Pour the sauce over the vegetables and stir
  • Add the cooked noodles to the pan and stir to coat with the sauce and mix in vegetables
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Nutrition Facts
Vegetable Lo Mein
Amount Per Serving
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Sodium 705mg 29%
Potassium 456mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 58.8%
Vitamin C 83.5%
Calcium 3.8%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Savory and Scrumptious Vegetable Lo Mein in 20 Minutes
Savory and Scrumptious Vegetable Lo Mein in 20 Minutes
Savory and Scrumptious Vegetable Lo Mein in 20 Minutes
Savory and Scrumptious Vegetable Lo Mein in 20 Minutes

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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