Easy Asian-inspired Noodles

A super quick + easy gluten-free and vegetarian dinner or side dish. One pan, 15 minutes and you have a simple, savory and crowd-pleasing bowl of gluten-free noodles!

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Easy Asian-inspired Noodles

A 15 Minute Gluten-Free Dinner!

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This may be one of the easiest and yummiest dinners everrrr.

One pan, 15 minutes, and dinner is served.

Gluten-Free noodles, frozen edamame, shredded carrots, watercress (substitute spinach or bok choy) & sesame seeds all tossed in a 3-ingredient dressing… simple, cozy and delish!

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And all you need is:

your favorite gluten-free spaghetti or noodle (we used Barilla gluten-free spaghetti. Click here to see what other pasta brands we like)

frozen shelled edamame

shredded carrots

watercress (or spinach or bok choy)

green onions

toasted sesame seeds

gluten-free tamari or soy sauce

rice wine vinegar

and sesame oil.

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A quick note on watercress. It is not a green I normally eat which is why I love it so much in this dish!

It has a peppery almost spicy taste to it but wilted and mixed with the asian dressing it’s a perfect pairing and unbelievably delicious!

Some of my grocery stores sell it in a bunch, others loose. If you can’t find it, feel free to substitute spinach or another green — I have been loving it with bok choy lately.

Back to the Easy Asian inspired Noodles….

Easy Asian inspired Noodles gluten-free dinner recipe

It comes together super quickly and in one pan!

The edamame and carrots cook up with the pasta. (see note below, if using bok choy or a similar hearty green, I also cook it with the pasta)

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Then, after reserving some pasta water, everything is drained into a colander than tossed back into the cooking pot where all the other ingredients are mixed in.

When the watercress wilts, it is ready to be served!

A quick update.… when using a hardy green such as bok choy which has been my go to lately, cook the bok choy with the pasta at the same time as the edamame and carrots. Then just toss with the sauce, green onions, sesame seeds and serve!


Either way, it is super quick, easy and delicious!

And it tastes great warm or room temperature.

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Hope you love it as much as we do!

This recipe was adapted from Vegetarian Times Magazine.

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Easy Asian-inspired Noodles

These Asian-inspired Noodles are a super quick,easy and delicious gluten-free dish. It requires only one pan and 15 minutes.. that's it! And it's packed with flavor.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Sides, Lunch, Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword: easy gluten-free dinner recipe, 30 minute meal, 30 minute gluten-free dinner, 15 minute gluten-free dinner, asian-inspired noodles, gluten-free noodles
Servings: 2 -4 servings
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family



  • 1/4 cup gluten-free low-sodium tamari or soy sauce (note: not all tamari is gluten-free so look for gluten-free tamari)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil


  • 1 12 oz package gluten-free spaghetti or other noodles
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen shelled edamame
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 small bunch watercress, coarsely chopped or approximately 3-4 cups bagged watercress (some stores sell it in bags, others loose) substitute bok choy* or spinach
  • 1/2 cup green parts of green onions, chopped, add more to taste and add a few white parts to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds add more to taste



  • Whisk together soy sauce, vinegar and sesame oil in small bowl or liquid measuring cup. Set aside.


  • Bring large pot of water to boil. Add noodles, and cook 5 minutes less than minimum recommended cooking time on package. (Do not drain yet, see step 2)
  • Add edamame and carrots to boiling water*, and continue cooking until noodles are tender. *If using bok choy or a similarly hardy green, add the bok choy at this time too. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. (If package says noodles cook in 5 minutes, add all ingredients at once.) Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water, then drain into a colander.
  • Return entire mixture to the cooking pot. Stir in watercress or spinach*, green onions, sesame seeds and dressing, and stir while watercress wilts. While stirring, add reserved pasta water as needed to get desired consistency. *if using bok choy, you'll only be adding the sauce, green onions and sesame seeds at this point.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Enjoy!
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