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!

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    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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      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).

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      Natalya DrozhzhinNov 3, 2020

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

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    DebbieOct 7, 2020

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

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      Natalya DrozhzhinOct 7, 2020

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

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    KatOct 6, 2020

    Can you substitute with shirataki noodles?

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      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.

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    Navira VathirJan 8, 2020

    Is there a substitute for the oyster sauce?

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      Natalya DrozhzhinJan 8, 2020

      A very similar option would be Hoisin Sauce.

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    Robert BontempoNov 21, 2019

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

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      Natalya DrozhzhinNov 22, 2019

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

One-Pot Veggie Yakisoba Recipe (2024)


What are the ingredients in Costco yakisoba vegetables? ›

INGREDIENTS: 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 ...

What kind of noodles to use for yakisoba? ›

Yakisoba does not use buckwheat soba noodles. Instead, it uses mushi chukamen (蒸し中華麺), which are steamed Chinese-style noodles made from wheat flour, kansui, and water. These noodles have a yellowish color due to the kansui but are not egg noodles.

What is special about yakisoba? ›

Yakisoba's irresistible appeal lay in its perfect balance of flavors, textures, and its humble origins. The true magic, however, lies in the sauce. There are many different recipes, but yakisoba sauce has been refined over generations, and is a perfect blend of sweet, savory, and tangy.

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.

Is Costco vegetable yakisoba vegan? ›

it is actually a vegan product.

What is yakisoba sauce made of? ›

Enter yakisoba sauce – loaded with a delightful blend of soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Brace yourself for a mind-blowing combo of savory, sweet, and tangy flavors! This sauce is like the superhero sidekick of yakisoba noodles.

Do you put mayo on yakisoba? ›

Add Yakisoba noodle to the pan and stir fry well for a few minutes. Pour Yakisoba Sauce over and sauté for another couple of minutes. Set a side. Transfer Yakisoba to a plate and squeeze Mayo as much as you like.

Can I substitute spaghetti for yakisoba noodles? ›

Yakisoba noodles: While fresh yakisoba noodles are ideal, they can be hard to come by. Dried chow mein stir-fry noodles make an excellent substitute. You can also use spaghetti. Remember, if using dried noodles, you'll need about half the amount in weight.

What can I put in my noodles to make them taste better? ›

I'm talking simple sauces and condiments like:
  1. Miso paste.
  2. Chili bean sauce.
  3. Thai curry paste.
  4. Japanese curry powder.
  5. Fish sauce.
  6. Harissa.
  7. Vinegar.
  8. Ponzu.

What veggies to add to ramen? ›

Vegetable Toppings for Ramen
  • thinly sliced carrots.
  • sliced or spiralized zucchini.
  • snow peas or snap peas.
  • baby bok choy.
  • thinly sliced jalapeño.
  • shredded cabbage.
  • pickled vegetables.
  • mushrooms.
May 12, 2022

Is instant yakisoba healthy? ›

In moderation, including instant noodles in your diet likely won't come with any negative health effects. However, they are low in nutrients, so don't use them as a staple in your diet. What's more, frequent consumption is linked to poor diet quality and an increased risk of metabolic syndrome.

What's the difference between yaki soba and yakisoba? ›

'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 is a good substitute for yakisoba sauce? ›

5 Substitutes For Yakisoba Sauce +Recipe
  • Condiments. • 1 tbsp Ketchup. • 1 tbsp Oyster sauce. • 1 tbsp Soy sauce. • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce.
  • Baking & Spices. • 2 tsp Brown sugar. • 1 Salt and pepper.
  • Oils & Vinegars. • 1 tsp White vinegar.

Which noodles to use for yakisoba? ›

Like ramen, yakisoba noodles are made of wheat, water, and kansui which gives it the yellow color and distinct taste. I prefer to use pre-cooked yakisoba noodles, which is the most common. You can find them in the refrigerated section in any Asian food market.

What are the ingredients in Kirkland frozen stir fry vegetables? ›

INGREDIENTS: Broccoli, green beans, sugar snap peas, carrots, red bell peppers, sh*take mushrooms, water chestnuts, baby corn, yellow onions.

What vegetables are in Costco stir fry? ›

  • Broccoli.
  • Sugar Snap Peas.
  • Green Beans.
  • Yellow and Orange Carrots.
  • Mushrooms.
  • Red Bell Peppers.
  • Water Chestnuts.
  • Onions.

What is in Costco veggie side dish? ›

Each Veggie Sides package comes loaded with three different vegetables — aparagus, halved brussels sprouts, and broccolini. Each one comes with a dollop of garlic butter on top to be added to the veggies when they're done cooking.

What is yakisoba costco? ›

Yakisoba. Japanese-style stir fried noodles with crispy vegetables and a savory sauce.


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