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30 Non-Boring Recipes to Make With Noodles


When you think “noodles,” there’s probably a specific recipe or collection of recipes that comes to mind. But noodles are a pantry heavy-hitter precisely because they can be used in so many different ways. Add them to a soup, sub rice out for them in a stir fry or curry, toss them in any number of endless sauces, the possibilities go on and on. That versatility made them an A+ candidate for, you guessed it, our non-boring recipe series.

If comfort food is what you need, look no further than these 30 recipes. They’re cozy and soothing, yet more interesting than your same old bowl of noodles.


1. Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup


2. Sesame Noodles


3. Instant Pot Thai-Inspired Coconut Lime Chicken Soup with Noodles


4. Lemony Linguine with Zucchini Noodles


5. Beef Stroganoff with Roasted Mushrooms


6. Butternut Squash Lasagna with Mushrooms and Sage


7. Ricotta Pasta with Peas and Leeks


8. Broccoli Pesto Mac and Cheese


9. Ponzu Soba Noodles


10. Creamy Garlic Pasta with Seared Scallops


11. Casarecce Pasta with Braised Cabbage, Bacon, and Caramelized Onions


12. Vegan Coconut Curry Soup


13. Roasted Vegetable Pasta Bake


14. Turkey Noodle Casserole


15. Lobster Mac and Cheese


16. Cold Soba Noodles with Tahini Sauce


17. Skillet Vegetable Lasagna


18. Grilled Salmon on Thai-Inspired Pesto Noodles


19. One-Pot Seafood Alfredo

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20. Penne Alla Vodka


21. Vegan Asparagus Carbonara


22. Kung Pao Noodles


23. Vegan Mushroom Bolognese


24. Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta


25. 20-Minute Spicy Udon Noodles


26. Broccoli Soup with Coconut, Coriander, and Noodles


27. Soba Noodles with Bok Choy and Garlicky Miso-Tahini Sauce


28. 25-Minute Thai-Inspired Black Pepper Chicken and Garlic Noodles


29. Pici Cacio e Pepe


30. Sesame Noodles with Chicken and Asparagus