Pioneer Woman's Simple Sesame Noodles

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

I served this with grilled Garlic Peppercorn steak (McCormick Grillmates) and raw cucumber. The coolness of the cucumber was so refreshing with these spicy dishes! We used 1 tsp of the hot chili oil. Note that there is no error in the recipe, as one reviewer states. If you look at the blog post about Simple Sesame Noodles on Pioneer Woman's website, it does indeed say pure sesame oil, with a photo of the pure sesame oil bottle.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together first 8 ingredients.
  2. Cook the noodles as directed on package and drain.
  3. Mix together sauce and warm noodles, making sure that all the noodles get well covered (or saute noodles with sauce in a skillet on medium heat).
  4. Serve topped with green onions.


Most Helpful

There is an error in the recipe compared to Pioneer Woman's website. She indicates a dark, or Chinese or Asian sesame seed oil which is not the same as 'pure sesame oil". It's a much more highly flavored oil, and if you make the recipe without it you get such a difference.
I made this recipe 1/2 a dozen times for my large family, doubling it. We love the recipe as is, with the exception of eliminating the chili peppers, because my children are young. It gets 5* here! To make it a main dish, we add steamed broccoli and leftover sliced grilled chicken breast.

Chef Freckles July 28, 2010

Myself and my 14 year old son love these noodles. I use buckwheat asian noodles. Instead of canola oil, I use extra virgin olive oil. I add julienned carrots, broccoli, and marinated chicken in an asian marinade consisting of: soy sauce, garlic, honey, ginger, & sesame oil. I always double the noodles and still I never seem to make enough before my son devours it. Definitely a favorite.

Michelle H. September 26, 2016

Good, if a little less flavourful than I'd like. I'd like to try adding some oyster sauce and making it with chow mein noodles.

alienbabe February 11, 2014

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