Saucy gochujang noodles are a big on flavor dish that will definitely liven up any dinner rotation. This is a Korean inspired take on sesame noodles and it is really delicious. These spicy and saucy noodles are quick to make, easy and very tasty. This gochujang noodles recipe is the perfect dish for anyone who loves spicy food.
About these gochujang noodles
For this recipe, the main ingredient is a gochujang sauce which is made from a Korean chili paste. This store bought sauce is the spice in the sauce you make for the recipe.
When you buy gochujang sauce at the grocery store, it has gochujang paste and a few extra ingredients (namely spices added). If you can, try to find gochujang sauce made in Korea since it will be spicier and more authentic in flavor.
I am not one for buying special items for a dish and usually prefer to make my own blends but this Korean chili paste is extremely versatile.
It is great on veggies and meats and it is made with such unusual ingredients that I just wouldn't have them on hand.
Gochujang is really worth the purchase and if your grocery store's Asian section or International section doesn't have it, you can buy it online and plan the meal around that! We even make a delicious gochujang mayo with it.
- Soy sauce
- Olive oil. For the broccolini.
- Green onion. You can also use chives.
- Rice wine vinegar
- Sesame oil
- Broccolini. You can use any veggies you have on hand or just skip them all together and just make the noodles.
- Corn starch. This ingredients is optional but I like to mix a little into the sauce to help the sauce stick to the pasta.
I usually have most of these ingredients in my house already making this a really easy recipe to prepare during the weeknight.
How To Make Gochujang Sauce
Making the gochujang sauce for these saucy gochujang noodles could not be any easier. The only ingredient that needs prep is the garlic which you mince up finely.
Once you have done that, you add the garlic and all of the other ingredients to a large bowl and mix it well.
Very simple. This dish takes just minutes to make.
How to make Gochujang Noodles
To make these gochujang noodles, you will start by making the gochujang sauce which consists of soy sauce, sesame oil, gochujang sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic and corn starch (if you are using it).
Just mix it all together then set aside. The next step is cooking the spaghetti until al dente and draining it.
Once the pasta is cooked, you add that to the bowl of gochujang sauce and toss well. Now you add the green onions and roasted tenderstem broccoli (broccolini) to the bowl and toss lightly again.
This is one of my favorite meals with broccolini. As I mentioned before though, you can totally make these Korean noodles without it.
It is amazing both ways.
Tips for making these Easy Gochujang Noodles:
While this gochujang noodles recipe calls for broccolini, you can easily substitute broccoli florets instead. I am just a huge fan of broccolini because I can basically use all of it, including the stems and I love the taste.
You can also just make these saucy Korean inspired noodles on their own. Do what you love or have time to make.
This means I do not have to fuss with cutting off florets and discarding the broccoli stems. It is a totally up to you and what you have available!
This gochujang noodles recipes is great as a meal prep item because it stores well as leftovers and reheats beautifully. It is also a favorite around here because it is a quick weeknight meal.
Gochujang noodles is a great way to change up your cooking routine and try a new spice blend. Trust me and give this a try because it is so amazing!
How to use gochujang sauce
Gochujang sauce is great in recipes like these saucy noodles but it can be used for so many other recipe.
You can can add it to mayonnaise for a spicy mayo. I love adding it to my roasted miso broccolini for a little heat.
It also goes really well added to Asian pork meatballs. Get creative! This is such a wonderful and delicious sauce.
Drink Pairing Ideas
If you are looking for ideas of what to serve with these Korean noodles, here are some ideas:
For more Asian inspired recipes:
- Peanut Butter Ramen Noodles
- Asian Chicken Salad
- Vegetable Fried Rice
- Asian Pork Meatballs
- Chinese Chicken and Green Beans
- Chinese Pepper Steak
- Easy Korean Beef
- Crunchy Asian Salad
- Asian Pasta Salad
- Asian Brussels Sprouts
- Indian Vegetable Curry
Saucy Gochujang Noodles with Broccolini
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- 12 ounces Spaghetti
The Sauce for your pasta
- ¼ cup Soy Sauce plus 2 tbsp
- 4 cloves Garlic minced
- ¼ cup Green Onions chopped
- 2 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
- 3 tablespoon Pure Sesame Oil
- 2 tablespoon of gochujang chili paste
- 1 teaspoon Corn starch optional
- 2 Bunches of Broccolini cleaned and about 2 inches of the ends removed
- a pinch of kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
- Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, add all of the ingredients for the broccolini rub and mix well.2 Bunches of Broccolini, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, a pinch of kosher salt
- Place your broccolini on a baking sheet drizzle with olive oil and salt and massage the ingredients all over the broccolini.
- Bake for about 10-15 minutes until it is cooked and begins to caramelize.
- Next, in a large bowl, add all of your ingredients for the sauce that is going to go over your pasta, except for the green onions. Mix well.¼ cup Soy Sauce, 4 cloves Garlic, 2 tablespoon Rice Vinegar, 2 tablespoon of gochujang chili paste, 3 tablespoon Pure Sesame Oil
- If using corn starch to thicken sauce, take 2 tbsps of the sauce you just mixed and add that to a small cup. Add corn starch and mix well until it forms a slurry.Now add the slurry back into the bowl with the gochujang sauce and mix until combined.1 teaspoon Corn starch
- When your pot of water comes to a boil, salt it and add your pasta and cook according to the manufacturers instructions for al dente, usually 4-5 minutes.12 ounces Spaghetti
- Drain pasta and add it to the bowl with the gochujang sauce.
- Toss well.
- Add green onions.
- Remove the broccolini from the oven and add that on top of the noodles.¼ cup Green Onions
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
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