Spicy Noodles Recipe (2024)

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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!

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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?

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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Got any questions? Ask away! I’m happy to help. If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

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Spicy Noodles Recipe

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!

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Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: chili crisp, egg noodles, gochujang, sriracha

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes minutes

Calories: 192kcal

Author: Mike Hultquist

Servings: 6

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5 from 11 votes

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Ingredients

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

FOR GARNISH

  • Chili flakes, extra chili crisp, fresh chopped herbs, chopped roasted peanuts, chopped green onion

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

You can easily customize this dish by adding any vegetables or proteins you wish, or enjoy it on its own.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 629mgPotassium: 39mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 26IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg

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Did You Enjoy This Recipe?I love hearing how you like it and how you made it your own. Leave a comment below and tag @ChiliPepperMadness on social media.

NOTE: This recipe was updated on 8/23/23 to include new information. It was originally published on 8/22/22.

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  1. Kent says

    Spicy Noodles Recipe (11)
    Made last night with a couple of Fresnos and Serranos. Wasn’t hot enough so I slathered in homemade Ghost pepper sauce, delicious. Paid for it this morning but worth it.

    Reply

    • Mike Hultquist says

      There you go, Kent! Spice it up! Glad you enjoyed it.

      Reply

  2. Becky says

    Spicy Noodles Recipe (12)
    Hey, Mike and Patty.
    I made these noodles tonight and it was so yummy! I will make it hotter next time. I just used two jalapenos. I think a bit too conservative. I added onions and red pepper. So, so delicious. I served it with grilled chicken thighs. I also made your candied jalapenos today and am anxiously awaiting the day we can eat them! Thank you for all the great recipes!

    • Mike Hultquist says

      Glad you enjoyed it, Becky! Yes! Yeah, up the heat! Haha, thanks!

      Reply

  3. Sylvester says

    Spicy Noodles Recipe (13)
    Hello Mike OUTSTANDING this was Great added Jumbo Pink shrimp on top along with green onions.

    Reply

    • Mike Hultquist says

      Nice! Glad you enjoyed it, Sylvester! I love this with shrimp. Cheers!

      Reply

  4. Premlata Vazirani says

    Spicy Noodles Recipe (14)
    I love spicy food. I just get so carried away by your recipes. Yo be honest, I haven’t made any, but got the chili garlic crisp and use it in my cooking, add to dips etc.

    People who don’t spicy food, they don’t know what they are missing. Just making your spicy noodles be the east start.

    Reply

    • Mike Hultquist says

      Thanks, Premlata. Yep, gotta have it spicy! I love it!

      Reply

  5. Josie Magistro says

    Hi Mike!

    Could you please tell me the cholesterol content in this dish if you know it? Per serving please.

    Thank you!

    Reply

    • Mike Hultquist says

      Hi, Josie. Sorry, my nutritional calculator doesn't estimate cholesterol. You'll have to look at the individual ingredients you're using. Sorry about that.

      Reply

  6. Charles Pascual says

    Spicy Noodles Recipe (15)
    Nice dish - straight-forward recipe. Made mine with wide rice noodles 'cause that's what I had. I used a red chile and a jalapeño (seeded, of course) in deference to my spouse. Also added chicken. Otherwise, followed your recipe as written. We'll make this again. Thanks, Mike.

    Reply

    • Mike Hultquist says

      Nice!! Glad you enjoyed it, Charles! I usually have to mild things down a bit for my wife as well.

      Reply

  7. Hugh Prosser says

    Spicy Noodles Recipe (16)
    Mike, I enjoy all of your recipes, keep them coming !!

    Hugh

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    • Mike Hultquist says

      Thanks so much, Hugh! I definitely will! I love it!

      Reply

  8. Pamela Maxfield says

    Spicy Noodles Recipe (17)
    Just made it and added in left over pork roast came out very well thanks

    Reply

    • Mike H. says

      Great! Thank you.

      Reply

  9. C. Robinson says

    Spicy Noodles Recipe (18)
    The recipe lists sesame oil as an ingredient. Is that toasted sesame oil or untoasted? Thanks.

    Reply

    • Mike Hultquist says

      I usually use toasted sesame oil.

      Reply

  10. Sangeeta says

    Spicy Noodles Recipe (19)
    Hi Mike, cannot wait to try your Spicy Noodles! Just wanted to ask - which chili crisp do you use? I have these amazing crisps called 'Drama Queen' and I buy a lot of them on our annual trip to Thailand.

    Reply

    • Mike Hultquist says

      Sangeeta, I use my homemade chili crisp recipe here, though your favorite will work: https://www.chilipeppermadness.com/recipes/chili-crisp/

      Reply

  11. Patrice says

    Spicy Noodles Recipe (20)
    Hi Mike: This recipe looks delicious! I plan to use buckwheat noodles to increase nutritional value and fiber and cannot wait to try it! BTW, I love your site! Thanks, Patrice

    Reply

    • Mike Hultquist says

      Nice! Thanks, Patrice!

      Reply

  12. Robert says

    Boom! Done!
    Digging this one Mike. Thanks a lot.

    Reply

    • Pieter says

      Spicy Noodles Recipe (21)
      Mike 5 star for the spicy noddle's really enjoyed recipe saved

      Reply

      • Mike Hultquist says

        Excellent! Thanks, Pieter!

        Reply

Spicy Noodles Recipe (2024)

FAQs

How do you make spicy noodles better? ›

Honey – maple syrup or agave would also help sweeten the noodles. Sriracha – Sambal oelek would also work here. Minced garlic – freshly minced garlic has the best flavor, but jarred minced garlic can be used in a pinch. Green onions – substitute for chives or scallions instead.

How to make a spicy cup of noodles? ›

The Heat Factor

If you're looking for even SPICIER ramen, add in hotter peppers with the minced garlic and ginger, extra chili flakes, and also more of the hot stuff, like gochujang. Try it with these Japanese "Japones Peppers". Nice heat!

What makes spicy noodles spicy? ›

From chili oil to sambal to hot peppers, there are so many ways to add heat to a dish. One of our favorite ways to make spicy ramen is by using Korean ingredients like gochujang and kimchi.

How do you handle 2x spicy noodles? ›

  1. Add more water/broth. ( i.e. dilute it)
  2. Add some fat.
  3. Add milk (Be careful; some types of ramen goes with milk e.g. curry ramen. Other's don't) Coconut milk works also.
  4. Add egg (uncooked works better)
  5. Add more noodles.
  6. Add acid (vinegar, lemon juice). Wait for it to work.
  7. Cool it.
  8. Add more toppings (non-spicy)
Dec 4, 2021

How to make noodles more delicious? ›

  1. How do I make plain noodles taste better?
  2. Cook your noodles and drain. Return to pot.
  3. Add garlic salt/powder to taste and a good dollop of butter. ...
  4. Beat up a couple of eggs as you would for scrambled eggs. ...
  5. Pour in eggs and gently mix through, heat until just cooked.
  6. Garnish with chopped spring onion and chives.
Dec 6, 2019

How to make noodles spicy without hot sauce? ›

Chili flakes, chili oil, or chili crunch will add the perfect amount of heat to ramen noodles. If using chili flakes, make sure to gently simmer the flakes in hot oil to coax out their spice. These leads to more dimensional flavor.

How to spice ramen noodles? ›

Spices like white pepper, sichuan pepper, or chile flakes to the finished dish, or try adding a cinnamon stick, star anise, and coriander seeds to the simmering broth (remove 'em before serving!) Fats like toasted sesame oil, chile oil, or an animal fat (pork, chicken, or duck are all awesome)

Can I add hot sauce to ramen? ›

Remember, you can always add more hot sauce, but you can't take it out once it's in your broth. A good rule of thumb is to start with one teaspoon for a bowl of ramen and add more if needed.

What makes ramen spicy? ›

10 Ingredients to Spice Up Your Ramen
  1. Sriracha. For those looking to add a different kind of kick in the form of heat, Sriracha is your option! ...
  2. Peanut Butter. ...
  3. Dried Seaweed. ...
  4. Furikake. ...
  5. Kimchi. ...
  6. Miso Paste. ...
  7. Soy Sauce. ...
  8. Eggs.
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Can I add milk to ramen? ›

Drain away water. Return noodles to sauce pan. Add butter, milk and contents of seasoning packet. If your tastes desire, you may not use all of the seasoning packet.

What tastes good in spicy noodles? ›

Serve with fresh green onion, cilantro and more red pepper flakes to taste! Be sure to taste before adding more red pepper since these can get super spicy very quickly if you aren't careful!

What cools down spicy noodles? ›

Add dairy.

Dairy is great at counteracting spiciness and can add a nice cooling effect. You can add milk, sour cream, or even a dollop of plain yogurt over each serving, but beware of adding and then cooking the dairy over higher heat, as it may curdle.

How to put cheese in ramen? ›

American cheese is one of the easiest foods you can add to your ramen. All you have to do is put a slice of it over the top of your bowl. If you do this when the noodles and broth are still piping hot, the cheese will melt right over your food. If you want, you can even blend the cheese into your broth.

Which ramen is not spicy? ›

Ottogi Jin Ramen Instant Noodles, Mild, 120g, Pack of 5

Similar to the Nongshim gourmet spicy ramen, Jim ramen is a milder version making it the perfect choice for non-spice lovers.

Which ramen is less spicy? ›

Samyang - Buldak Light Hot Chicken flavor Ramen (Non-fried- 40% Less spicy - 28% Less Calories)

How do you jazz up spicy ramen? ›

Spices like white pepper, sichuan pepper, or chile flakes to the finished dish, or try adding a cinnamon stick, star anise, and coriander seeds to the simmering broth (remove 'em before serving!) Fats like toasted sesame oil, chile oil, or an animal fat (pork, chicken, or duck are all awesome)

How do you make hot and spicy ramen better? ›

Some of the most popular spices used to flavor ramen noodles are chili powder, sriracha sauce, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and curry powder. You can also add minced fresh chili peppers or chopped scallions for a little extra kick.

How do you spice up packaged noodles? ›

Let's dive in and look at some of the popular options.
  1. Switch up Your Broth. The first thing is to change up your broth. ...
  2. Add an Egg. ...
  3. Toss in Some Veggies. ...
  4. Stir in Togarashi Chili Pepper or Chili Oil. ...
  5. Add a Splash of Soy Sauce. ...
  6. Add Some Peanut Butter. ...
  7. Peruse Your Spice Cabinet. ...
  8. Butter and Brown Sugar.

How do you make instant spicy ramen better? ›

10 Ingredients to Spice Up Your Ramen
  1. Sriracha. For those looking to add a different kind of kick in the form of heat, Sriracha is your option! ...
  2. Peanut Butter. ...
  3. Dried Seaweed. ...
  4. Furikake. ...
  5. Kimchi. ...
  6. Miso Paste. ...
  7. Soy Sauce. ...
  8. Eggs.
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