These spicy noodles are loaded with chili-garlic flavor, quickly stir fried in a vibrant, fiery Asian style sauce, so quick and easy to make! Ready in 10 minutes!
Quick and Easy Spicy Noodles Recipe
We're cooking up a big bowl of Spicy Noodles, my friends! Would you care to join me?
Spicy noodles are always on the menu in the Chili Pepper Madness kitchen. It's a perfect comfort food, incredibly quick and easy to whip together at a moment's notice with simple pantry ingredients.
There is no need to hit up the grocery store to buy pre-packaged "spicy noodles" that don't deliver that true spicy experience you're looking for. Spicy noodles are so much better homemade! You can spice these up as much as you want to.
All you need are noodles and a few spicy condiments that I regularly keep on hand. It's so easy, you'll have it on the table in about 15 minutes or so, and you can really spice it up as much as you want to.
You can enjoy your spicy noodles by themselves, or you can very easily toss in any of your favorite vegetables and/or proteins to round out the dish.
Consider this a base recipe, one you can really make your own with lots of potential additions, even though it's absolutely delicious exactly as it is.
Okay, enough talking!
Let's talk about how to make spicy noodles, shall we?
Spicy Noodles Ingredients
- SPICY NOODLES SAUCE
- Soy Sauce. Adds a wonderful umami to the sauce, as well as saltiness.
- Gochujang. Gochujang is a fermented Korean chili paste that offers HUGE flavor. You'll find a variety ranging from mild to hot. I prefer HOT.
- Sriracha. You can also use your favorite hot sauce.
- Chili-Garlic Sauce. I like my homemade chili-garlic sauce, though you can use your favorite brand.
- Chili Crisp. You must use this! Try my homemade chili crisp recipe and you'll always need it in the kitchen forever more. It's that good.
- Sesame Oil.
- Rice Wine Vinegar.
- Salt and Pepper. To taste, if desired.
- FOR THE SPICY NOODLES
- Dried Egg Noodles. You can use fresh, though you'll need to adjust your cooking time.
- Olive Oil. For stir frying.
- Spicy Chili Peppers. I’m using serrano and bird’s eye, though use your favorites for your own heat and flavor preference.
- FOR GARNISH. Red pepper flakes, extra chili crisp, fresh chopped herbs, chopped roasted peanuts, chopped green onion, sesame seeds.
How to Make Spicy Noodles - the Recipe Method
Make the Spicy Noodles Sauce. Whisk together the spicy noodles sauce ingredients and set the sauce aside.
You can easily make this spicy noodle sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for at least a week for easy cooking.
Cook the Noodles. Bring water to a boil in a large pot and boil the noodles per the packaging directions until done, about 4-5 minutes. Drain and set into a lightly oiled bowl.
Stir Fry the Chilies. Heat the oil in a wok or large pan over medium heat and add the chili peppers. Cook for 5 minutes to soften.
Feel free to add in other vegetables or chili peppers at this point as well to round out your dish.
Stir Fry the Noodles. Add the noodles and stir fry for 1 minute.
Add in the Sauce. Stir in the spicy noodles sauce and toss to evenly coat. Sauce up those noodles, my friends!
Get Ready for Hot and Spicy Noodles! Transfer to bowls. Garnish and serve.
Boom! Done! Your hot and spicy noodles are ready to serve. So easy to make, right? We've definitely upped the "spicy" factor here, just for you, just the way I like it.
Recipe Tips & Notes
- Add Vegetables and Proteins. You can really customize this recipe by adding in your favorite vegetables like carrots, broccoli, cabbage, mushrooms, bok choy, zucchini and others. You can also add in proteins like chicken, pork, shrimp, tofu, or anything you prefer. Feel free to add your favorites!
- Consider the Spicy Noodle Sauce a starter sauce. You can easily adjust it with any of your favorite sweet or spicy additions, like hot sauce, red chili flakes and powders, chili sauce, chili pastes, chili oil, sambals, brown sugar, honey, and more.
- This recipe works with just about any of your favorite noodles. I love egg noodles for this dish, but try ramen noodles, rice noodles, or angel hair pasta.
Storage & Leftovers
Spicy noodles will last 3-5 days in the refrigerator in a sealed container. You can serve it cold, or gently warm in a pan or in the microwave.
It is not ideal for freezing.
Spicy Noodles Too Spicy?
You can dial back on the heat by using a milder Korean gochujang and cutting back on the spicy elements - sriracha, chili-garlic sauce, hot peppers. You can also serve your spicy noodles with a dairy product, which helps to combat the heat.
That's it, my friends. I hope you enjoy my spicy noodles recipe. Let me know if you make it. I'd love to hear how it turned out for you, and how you made yours extra spicy!
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Spicy Noodles Recipe
SPICY NOODLES SAUCE
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons gochujang I use HOT
- 1 tablespoon sriracha or more to taste
- 1 tablespoon chili-garlic sauce
- 1 tablespoon chili crisp
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
FOR THE SPICY NOODLES
- 12 ounces dried egg noodles
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2-3 spicy chili peppers I’m using serrano and bird’s eye – use your favorites
- Chili flakes, extra chili crisp, fresh chopped herbs, chopped roasted peanuts, chopped green onion
- Whisk together the spicy noodles sauce ingredients and set the sauce aside.
- Boil the noodles in hot water per the packaging directions until done, about 4-5 minutes. Drain and set into a lightly oiled bowl.
- Heat the oil in a wok or large pan and add the chili peppers. Cook for 5 minutes to soften.
- Add the noodles and stir fry for 1 minute.
- Stir in the spicy noodles sauce and toss to evenly coat.
- Transfer to bowls. Garnish and serve.
NOTE: This recipe was updated on 8/23/23 to include new information. It was originally published on 8/22/22.