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Korean Sesame Noodles with Roasted Broccolini

Korean Sesame Noodles with Roasted Broccolini

Korean sesame noodles is a big on flavor dish that will definitely pep up any dinner rotation. I’ve always loved any sesame noodles recipe because it is quick and easy and very tasty.  For this recipe, I decided to add a special ingredient to the mix called gochujang which is a Korean chili paste.  Now I am not one for buying special items for a dish and usually prefer to make my own blends but this paste is extremely versatile (great on veggies and meats) and it is made with such unusual ingredients that I just wouldn’t have on hand.  It is really worth the purchase and if your grocery store’s Asian section doesn’t have it, you can buy it online and plan the meal around that!

This dish 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. It 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!



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Korean Sesame Noodles with Roasted Broccolini

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 16 mins
Servings: 4 people


  • 12 ounces ​1 box of thin spaghetti, Cooked And Drained
  • For pasta sauce:
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 4 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Pure Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp of gochujang chili paste
  • 4 Tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 4 whole Green Onions
  • Sliced Thin​ optional as a garnish​
  • For Broccolini:
  • 2 heads of Broccolini cleaned and about 2 inches of the ends removed if you can’t find this then 1 head of broccoli will be fine
  • 1 tsp of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil;;a pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp of gochujang chili paste


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, add all of the ingredients for the broccolini sauce (gochujang, olive oil, salt and rice wine vinegaand mix well.
  • Place your broccolini in the bowl and toss it around in the sauce making sure to coat it all. Now place your broccolini on a baking sheet and 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 pasta sauce except for the green onions.
  • Mix well. 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.
  • When ready, reserve 1 cup of your pasta water and drain your pasta. Add it to your bowl with the sauce and toss well. If it looks dry, add some pasta water and toss again.
  • Remove the broccolini from the oven. Scoop out your pasta into individual bowls and place the broccolini on top of the pasta.
  • With a spoon, scoop up remaining sauce from your large bowl and drizzle that over your broccolini and pasta. If using green onions for a garnish add them. Enjoy!

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