Szechuan Style Noodles with Turkey

This delicious Szechuan Style Noodles with Turkey recipe is one of the easiest noodle recipes you will ever make. One of my favorites!

Szechuan Style Noodles with Turkey

Not too long ago I bought a case of Rice Noodles to make some Pad Thai. I wanted to try something different with them so made this Szechuan Style Noodles with Turkey recipe.

box of pad thai rice noodles

What I love about cooking with Rice Noodles is that they only take 3 minutes or so to cook in boiling water. A third of the time that regular pasta takes to make and they are healthier for you.

sesame oil
Sesame Oil

I must tell you ahead of time that this noodle dish is a little on the spicy side. the heat comes mostly from the crushed red pepper flakes and the fresh ginger.

But like many other dishes like this one, you can control the heat by adjusting the amount of red pepper flakes and ginger you add.

shallots, sesame oil and other ingredients in skillet
Shallots in Sesame Oil

Given a choice I like to use ground turkey as much as possible as it’s healthier for you than ground beef but you can easily substitute if you want.

Like I always say, use what you got! the only thing I would recommend is using the leanest ground beef you can get your hands on. And make sure you drain as much of the fat as possible.

Szechuan Style Noodles with Turkey

If you don’t shallots on hand, you can substitute for some sweet onions or even some red onions without affecting the overall taste of this delicious rice noodle dish. In a pinch, you could probably even use some green onions.

Szechuan Style Noodles with Turkey

If you don’t have any Sesame Oil on hand you can substitute for one of the following oils: Olive Oil, Canola Oil or even some Avocado Oil.

Just keep in mind that Sesame Oil has a distinct flavor so substituting will change the flavor of this dish.

Szechuan Style Noodles with Turkey

You will need the following ingredients to make this Szechuan Style Noodles with Turkey recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Pad Thai Rice Noodles, Sesame Oil, Scallions, Fresh Ginger, Garlic Cloves, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Lean Ground Turkey, Low Sodium Soy Sauce, Rice Wine Vinegar, Low Sodium Chicken Broth and Fresh Cilantro.

  1. In a skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the scallions, ginger, garlic, and pepper flakes. Cook, stirring constantly until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add the ground turkey to the skillet. Cook until the meat is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  3. While the turkey is cooking, Place the noodles in a medium bowl, and cover with boiling water. Let stand until noodles soften, about 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  4. To the skillet, stir in the soy sauce, vinegar, and chicken broth. Add the rice noodles and toss to combine.
  5. Optionally garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.

Printable Recipe Card

Szechuan Style Noodles with Turkey

Szechuan Style Noodles with Turkey

This delicious Szechuan Style Noodles with Turkey recipe is one of the easiest noodle recipes you will ever make. One of my favorites!
4.37 from 11 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time13 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 470 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz Pad Thai Rice Noodles
  • 4 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 3 Scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tsp Fresh Ginger
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 1 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, or to taste
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • 2 Tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro, chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the scallions, ginger, garlic, and pepper flakes. Cook, stirring constantly until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the ground turkey to the skillet. Cook until the meat is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  • While the turkey is cooking, Place noodles in a medium bowl, cover with boiling water. Let stand until noodles soften, about 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • To the skillet, stir in the soy sauce, vinegar, and chicken broth. Add the rice noodles and toss to combine.
  • Optionally garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 470kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 30gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 675mgPotassium: 416mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 273IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. Reshell says:

    SOO delicious and super yummy! Was fun to make… & my 4yr old kept asking for more!! Thank you for sharing & we didn’t change anything- wait yes; we used reg. Soy sauce & reg. Chicken broth!!! AWESOME!! Whoop whoop!

  2. susan says:

    We love this dish and have already made it 3 times in as many weeks. We have used ground chicken as well as ground turkey and it did not alter the taste. It’s delicious and easy to make.