Quick One-Pot Veggie Lo Mein

A frozen veggie medley of choice, some lo mein egg noodles, and simple homemade sauce are the key components in this quick one-pot veggie lo mein recipe.

Day 2 of 6 days of Asian inspired takeout favorites

If I have it my way, every time I get Chinese takeout, I’ll always add a side order of lo mein. There’s just something so comforting about lo mein. I don’t care what kind it is, be it house special, pork, chicken or veggie, I’m ordering it. I figured I couldn’t do this series without including one of my absolute favorite sides and I’m so glad I did. This recipe is actually too easy to be called a recipe but we’ll just go with it. Not only is this veggie lo mein quick, easy and delicious but it’s one-pot—yeah, no separate boiling needed!

Lo mein noodles are pretty thin and package instructions usually say to cook for about 4 minutes to get them tender. I figured since I was making a sauce for the lo mein anyway, why not just cook the noodles in the same pan as the veggies and sauce! Well, my friends, my quick thinking and creativity paid off this time. The lo mein noodles cooked up in about 5 minutes and I didn’t even have to dirty another pan—genius! Do I have you interested in what it takes to make this quick one-pot veggie lo mein? Ok—let’s get into it.

Ingredients you’ll need for my quick one-pot veggie lo mein:

Frozen Vegetable stir fry medley

Salt + Pepper

Garlic Powder + Onion Powder

Red Chili Flakes

Soy sauce

Chicken stock

Honey

Lo Mein noodles

How to make my quick one-pot veggie lo mein:

  1. In a wok, add the frozen veggies and cook for 2 minutes or until veggies are thawed out and begin to cook.
  2. Next, season the veggies with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Add soy sauce, chicken stock and honey then mix well.
  3. Add in lo mein noodles (brake into thirds depending on side of pan) and mix well.
  4. Continue to mix until the noodles begin to soften (about 1 minute).
  5. Allow the noodles to cook for about 5 minutes, stirring everything together occasionally, ensuring the sauce is not evaporating and nothing is sticking to the pan.
  6. Sauce should begin to thicken and get richer as veggies and noodles soften.
  7. Once noodles are cooked to your liking, turn off the heat and serve.
  8. Top with siracha or duck sauce to taste.

Tools you’ll need:

Wok

Common questions:

Do I have to cook this in a wok?

No, any nonstick skillet will work. Get something wide so that the noodles have plenty of space to cook down.

Can I add meat to the lo mein?

Of course! Cook the meat separately and then add it once the lo mein is done and incorporate.

Can I cook this in the instant pot?

Yes! This would come together in about 4 minutes in the instant pot. Just add all the ingredients, set to high pressure and quick release, and stir well. Depending on the consistency of the sauce you might need to add some cornstarch to thicken it to your liking.

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If you make this easy lo mein recipe, be sure to tag me at @asiliglamcooks on Instagram so that I can re-post it.

Quick One Pot Veggie Lo Mein

A frozen veggie medley of choice, some lo mein egg noodles, and simple homemade sauce are the key components in this quick one-pot veggie lo mein recipe.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Lo Mein noodles
  • 16 oz Frozen Vegetable stir fry medley
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepepr Chili Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 cup Chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • Salt + Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a wok, add the frozen veggies and cook for 2 minutes or until veggies are thawed out and begin to cook.
  • Next, season the veggies with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes. Add soy sauce, chicken stock and honey then mix well.
  • Add in lo mein noodles (break into thirds depending on side of pan) and mix well.
  • Continue to mix until the noodles begin to soften (about 1 minute).
  • Allow the noodles to cook for about 5 minutes, stirring everything together occasionally, ensuring the sauce is not evaporating and nothing is sticking to the pan.
  • Sauce should begin to thicken and get richer as veggies and noodles soften.
  •  Once noodles are cooked to your liking, turn off the heat and serve.
  • Top with siracha or duck sauce to taste.

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