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Spicy Sesame Noodles

These Spicy Sesame Noodles are perfect when you have a craving for Chinese sesame noodles but also want a little kick. They're so easy to make and much healthier than take out! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Keyword sesame noodles, Spicy Sesame Noodles with Tempeh
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 174 kcal
Author Mary Ellen


  • 12 oz spaghetti or linguine (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 package of tempeh
  • 1 TB oil or coconut oil
  • 1 TB tamari
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional but tasty!)
  • 2 TB sesame seeds (I used black but white it fine too)
  • 3 scallions chopped

Spicy Sauce


  1. Cook noodles to package directions.
  2. While noodles are cooking, put tempeh block in a bowl and kind of mash it with a fork until crumbly.
  3. Add oil to large pan. Once heated, add tempeh crumbles and tamari and cook for about 5 minutes until heated and browned.
  4. Add all sauce ingredients to a bowl and stir until smooth.
  5. When noodles are cooked, add them to a large bowl with the sauce. Add in tempeh and mix.
  6. Top with sesame seeds and scallions.

Recipe Notes

* Nutritional info does not include pasta.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Sesame Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Carbohydrates 8.1g3%
Fiber 2.3g10%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 775IU16%
Calcium 72.5mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.