One-Pot Veggie Yakisoba Recipe (2024)

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One-Pot Veggie Yakisoba Noodles only take 30 minutes to get on your table. Slurpy noodles, savory sauce and tons of veggies make this dish hearty and healthy!

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What the heck is yakisoba? Well, in Japanese “yaki” means “fried” and “soba” means “noodles”. There you have it… fried noodles! To be more specific, these noodles are pan-fried and then tossed with a thick, flavorful sauce.

After a long day of work and managing the blog, the idea of doing a ton of dishes is well… pretty unattractive. One-pot dinners are a lifesaver. This dish has become one of my go-tos when we need something homemade and fast!

Yakisoba Noodles

Yakisoba noodles are extremely similar to ramen noodles (if you can’t find them, ramen noodles can work in their place). Made from wheat, they have a great texture and taste and they add an awesome pop of yellow to this dish (although they don’t contain any eggs). Yakisoba noodles are found pre-cooked in the refrigerated aisle of an Asian supermarket. They are are the easiest to use because they are precooked and ready to go!

Note: Yakisoba is becoming a pretty hot dish. Therefore, most grocery stores are starting to carry yakisoba noodles in the refrigerated section of the produce aisle or Asian aisle. This means you might not have to make the extra trip to the specialty Asian supermarket!

How to Heat Yakisoba Noodles?

If you are working with the pre-cooked Yakisoba noodles (recommended!), all you have to do is follow the instructions on the package. Sometimes yakisoba noodles are stored in packages with water and only need to be drained and tossed in the pan. Other times, yakisoba noodles are vacuum-sealed and need to be revived by placing them in cold water to loosen them up before cooking. Either way, you will not need to fuss with boiling a pot to cook the noodles fresh!

Vegetables to Use in Yakisoba

The options here are limitless! My go-to veggies for yakisoba are cabbage, carrots and broccoli. But, honestly, most veggies would go great in this dish. Use whatever is taking up space in your refrigerator. Other options include:

  • Asparagus
  • Eggplant
  • Zucchini (green or yellow)
  • Peas
  • Snap Peas
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Water chestnuts
  • Bell peppers
  • String Beans
  • Bok Choy
  • Chinese Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Baby corns
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Other Yakisoba Recipes

Can’t live without meat? Here are some other meat-heavy Yakisoba recipes to try out:

  • Chicken Yakisoba – Boneless chicken is sauteed to golden brown and adds a nice protein punch to yakisoba.
  • Beef Yakisoba – Skirt steak is sliced into thin pieces and pan-fried alongside some veggies. Bonus: Skirt steak is typically quite cheap!
  • Shrimp Yakisoba – Although I don’t have a specific recipe, shrimp would be perfectly substituted in either the latter recipes.
  • Tofu Yakisoba – Add some extra vegetable protein by using tofu cubes instead of meat.
    Tofu Tip: Make sure you extract as much liquid from your tofu as possible before pan-frying it. This will help it crisp up nicely. You can do this by wrapping your tofu block in a paper towel on top of a plate. Then, place something heavy on top, like a cast iron skillet. Allow the tofu block to sit under the cast iron skillet for 15-20 minutes. Pat it dry and then cut it into cubes.
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Yakisoba Sauce

Sugar, ketchup, worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and oyster sauce combine to make the perfect yakisoba sauce. The key to great yakisoba sauce is a thick, sugar-y flavor profile and texture. This will stand up to the noodles well and make certain that your dish is not too watery.

Adding the sauce right before the noodles is very important. If you add the sauce too early, it will burn to the sides or the pan and the sugar will turn hard and caramelize.

Other Asian Noodles to Try

  • Spicy Korean Noodles– Better than any take out!
  • Beef Lo Mein – Quick all in one pan dinner!
  • Japchae– a fan favorite, always a hit when we are hosting


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One-Pot Veggie Yakisoba Recipe

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10 servings

Prep Time 20 minutes mins

Cook Time 20 minutes mins

Total Time 40 minutes mins

Recipe contributed by: Natalya Drozhzhin

One-Pot Veggie Yakisoba Noodles only take 30 minutes to get on your table. Slurpy noodles, savory sauce and tons of veggies make this dish hearty and healthy!


  • 1 large sweet bell pepper cut into strips
  • 1/2 lb broccoli cut into bite-size
  • 2 large carrots cut into strips
  • 1/4 small cabbage cut into strips
  • 1 large onion sliced into half ring
  • 16 oz yakisoba noodles
  • 3 tbs oil for cooking vegetables

Yakisoba Sauce


  • In a bowl combine all yakisoba sauce ingredients together, set them aside.

  • Preheat skillet on high heat with a little bit of oil. Individually cook all vegetables and set them aside.

  • Add all vegetables back into the same skillet. Separate noodles according to package instructions. Add noodles to the skillet.

  • Pour sauce over the ingredients and toss to combine everything together.

  • Lower heat to medium and let everything simmer for 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

One-Pot Veggie Yakisoba Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 243 Calories from Fat 63

% Daily Value*

Fat 7g11%

Saturated Fat 3g15%

Sodium 1338mg56%

Potassium 316mg9%

Carbohydrates 39g13%

Fiber 3g12%

Sugar 7g8%

Protein 7g14%

Vitamin A 3054IU61%

Vitamin C 31mg38%

Calcium 62mg6%

Iron 3mg17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Posted November 13, 2019

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.

  1. One-Pot Veggie Yakisoba Recipe (11)

    Beverly C RisseJun 1, 2023

    I haven't made the recipe, but I'm interested. Why is it necessary to saute each vegetable separately?

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      Natalya DrozhzhinJun 2, 2023

      Hi Beverly, I find that it tastes best this way. You are welcome to combine some of the veggies when cooking though, such as carrots & bell peppers. Hope you give this recipe a try and love it!

  2. One-Pot Veggie Yakisoba Recipe (13)

    ShelleyMar 18, 2023

    This was fabulous! I doubled the sauce and served with shrimp grilled in the air fryer. So good!

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      Natalya DrozhzhinMar 19, 2023

      Hi Shelley, I am thrilled that the recipe was a success. Thank you for sharing your feedback. Enjoy!!

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    ROSEFeb 20, 2022

    S'il y a de sauce huitre cela ne peu pas être un plat végétarien
    et la Sauce Worcestershire contient de l'anchois donc ....

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      Natalya DrozhzhinFeb 21, 2022

      Hello, Rose. You can absolutely substitute with vegetarian or vegan versions of Oyster or Worcestershire sauce. Annies is one brand that makes vegan Worcestershire, and Lee Kum Kee makes a vegetarian oyster sauce. Hope this helps!

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    DonnaOct 31, 2021

    Hi there, I can't find yakisoba noodles, or lo mein noodles anywhere. I really want to try this recipe but can't find the noodles. It's driving me crazy!!

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      Jill KellerFeb 14, 2023

      I just purchased from Amazon. My local grocery store doesn't carry them.

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      Natalya DrozhzhinNov 1, 2021

      Hey Donna, you can also use spaghetti noodles. Most grocery stores should have yakisoba in a fridge section. Enjoy

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    LeahMar 13, 2021

    Could you substitute fish sauce for oyster sauce?

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      Natalya DrozhzhinMar 13, 2021

      Hey Leah, It would change the flavor but I think it should work. Enjoy

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        LeahMar 18, 2021

        This was good. I used hoisin instead of oyster sauce as suggested in a previous question. And I used vegetables on hand (carrots, celery, onion, scallion, and broccoli) and I also added some extra firm silken tofu (which I ordinarily hate) in that I soaked in a little soy sauce and sautéed in sesame oil.

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          Natalya DrozhzhinMar 19, 2021

          Leah, thank you for taking the time to comment your feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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    SharyllNov 3, 2020

    Great recipe! I added Hoisin sauce and rotisserie chicken and bought a giant sized bag of frozen stir fry veggies from Costco which cut down chopping time (Kirkland brand).

    1. One-Pot Veggie Yakisoba Recipe (25)

      Natalya DrozhzhinNov 3, 2020

      That is a genius way to use a rotisserie chicken; I am glad you enjoyed the recipe.

  7. One-Pot Veggie Yakisoba Recipe (26)

    DebbieOct 7, 2020

    Very yummy. A bit time consuming with the chopping and cooking veggies. Makes a lot!

    1. One-Pot Veggie Yakisoba Recipe (27)

      Natalya DrozhzhinOct 7, 2020

      Yes, this recipe takes a bit of prep beforehand, but I hope you loved the results.

  8. One-Pot Veggie Yakisoba Recipe (28)

    KatOct 6, 2020

    Can you substitute with shirataki noodles?

    1. One-Pot Veggie Yakisoba Recipe (29)

      Natalya DrozhzhinOct 6, 2020

      Hey Kat, I haven't tried but if you like their flavor, I am sure you can. Just cook according to package instructions.

  9. One-Pot Veggie Yakisoba Recipe (30)

    Navira VathirJan 8, 2020

    Is there a substitute for the oyster sauce?

    1. One-Pot Veggie Yakisoba Recipe (31)

      Natalya DrozhzhinJan 8, 2020

      A very similar option would be Hoisin Sauce.

  10. One-Pot Veggie Yakisoba Recipe (32)

    Robert BontempoNov 21, 2019

    Tried this was great added my own touch to it by using hamberger also tried this with pork yummmm.

    1. One-Pot Veggie Yakisoba Recipe (33)

      Natalya DrozhzhinNov 22, 2019

      Robert, thank you for sharing your feedback. I am so happy you loved it.

One-Pot Veggie Yakisoba Recipe (2024)


How to cut vegetables for yakisoba? ›

Cooking Tips for Vegetable Yakisoba

Therefore, I recommend cutting ingredients into thin strips in general, except for the cabbage, which is always a square shape for yakisoba. Think about the cooking order of the vegetables. The key is to cook the vegetables without overcooking or undercooking them.

What are the healthiest noodles for yakisoba? ›

Here are some tips for making yakisoba healthier: Use whole-grain noodles: Look for whole-grain noodles made from brown rice or buckwheat instead of regular wheat noodles to increase the fiber content of the dish.

What kind of noodles are used for yakisoba? ›

Yakisoba (Japanese: 焼きそば, [jakiꜜsoba], transl. 'fried noodle'), is a Japanese noodle stir-fried dish. Usually, soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour, but soba in yakisoba are Chinese-style noodles (chuuka soba) made from wheat flour, typically flavored with a condiment similar to Worcestershire sauce.

What are the ingredients in Costco yakisoba noodles? ›

Cooked Yakisoba Noodles (Water, Wheat Flour, Cornstarch, Salt), Cabbage, Soy Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Salt), Soybean Oil, Carrots, Broccoli, Chinese Pea Pods, Sugar, Water Chestnuts, Contains Less than 2% of: Edamame Soybeans, Shiitake Mushrooms, Asparagus, Red Bell Peppers, Water, Cornstarch, Salt, Sesame Oil, Garlic ...

What are the four cuts for vegetables? ›

Basic Vegetable Cuts
  • Julienne.
  • Batonette.
  • Dice.
  • Slice.

Which is the healthiest noodles in the world? ›

6 Healthy Noodles You Should Be Eating, According to a Dietitian
  • Whole-Wheat Pasta.
  • Chickpea Pasta.
  • Veggie Noodles.
  • Red Lentil Pasta.
  • Soba Noodles.
  • White Pasta.
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Can I substitute ramen noodles for yakisoba noodles? ›

Ramen noodles are the most similar to yakisoba noodles and are a great substitute. If you can find fresh ramen, use that, or even fresh chow mein; otherwise instant/dried ramen noodles are super easy to find at your local grocery store.

Can diabetics eat soba noodles? ›

Buckwheat has a lower glycemic index (GI) than some other carbohydrate-rich foods, meaning that it may affect your blood sugar less. This may especially be of benefit if you have blood sugar concerns or diabetes ( 11 , 12 , 13 ).

What is yakisoba sauce made of? ›

What is Yakisoba Sauce Made Of? Yakisoba sauce is a sweet, savory, and tangy mix of soy sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings. Some yakisoba sauce recipes include oyster sauce, which has a more rich umami flavor. I also added sriracha to my yakisoba sauce because I like things a little spicy!

What goes well with yakisoba? ›

  • Miso Soup. Miso soup is the ultimate Japanese appetizer! ...
  • Gyoza (Japanese Dumplings) Gyoza is another classic Japanese snack food staple! ...
  • Edamame. This recipe might be the easiest on the list! ...
  • Tempura Batter. ...
  • Onigiri (Rice Balls) ...
  • Tsukemono (Japanese Pickles) ...
  • Wakame (Seaweed Salad) ...
  • Hiyayakko (Chilled Tofu)
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Can you put egg in yakisoba? ›

Run the Fortune Yaki-Soba under warm water to separate the noodles then add them to the pan. Add the seasoning sauce base packets and 1 1/4 cup water. Saute until most of the water has evaporated or been absorbed. Crack the eggs into the pan, cover for about 1 minute or until they are set to your liking.

Which is healthier yakisoba or udon? ›

Which is Healthier, Udon or Soba? With its wholegrain like appearance and buckwheat heavy base, Soba is the healthier choice when it comes to your Asian noodle game. This is because buckwheat is lower in carbohydrates and lower in calories so it's a good choice for those trying to cut back.

What is the difference between soba and yakisoba? ›

However, the noodles used for yakisoba are Chinese noodles, which are different from the buckwheat noodles used for Japanese soba. Another dish to look out for when dining at a Japanese restaurant is Gomoku Yakisoba (五目焼きそば), which includes “Yakisoba” in its name but is different from classic yakisoba.

How many calories are in vegetable yakisoba noodles? ›

Ajinomoto Vegetable Yakisoba Stir Fried Noodles (0.5 pack) contains 36g total carbs, 32g net carbs, 5g fat, 6g protein, and 220 calories.

How do you cut vegetables Japanese style? ›

Rangiri ("Random Shape").

It's when you rotate and cut the vegetable. The shape of the pieces will be random, but the size remains the same. It's resulted in more surface, so it makes cooking faster and absorbs more seasonings. Cut diagonally, rotating the vegetable by a quarter between the cuts.

What is the best way to cut vegetables? ›

Julienne Cut

This method is often used for cutting carrots, celery, and other firm vegetables. To julienne vegetables, the cook first cuts them into small pieces, then uses a knife to create long, thin strips. The strips can be of any size, but they are typically around two inches long and one-eighth of an inch wide.


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