Spicy Pork with Noodles Recipe
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Spicy Pork with Noodles Recipe

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Ginger and red pepper flakes perk up this flavorful pork dish from Ann Van Tassell of Albuquerque, New Mexico. ”I’ve been making this quick pasta dish for years,“ says Ann. ”It’s convenient because the noodles don’t need to be boiled separately.“
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:3 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sliced green onions, divided
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 pound ground pork
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1-1/2 cups water

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 315 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 645 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 lean meat 1-1/2 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, saute 1/4 cup onions and ginger in canola oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add pork; cook until juices run clear. Drain.
  2. Stir in the water chestnuts, soy sauce, sesame oil and pepper flakes. Add noodles and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle with remaining onions. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Spicy Pork with Noodles in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p59

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"We have made this a few times since the magazine came out. We really like it, but add a shredded carrot and about a cup of shredded green cabbage with the green onions in the first step."

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

"What a great combination of flavors!"

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"My family absolutely loves pork and pasta and they think this dish is a keeper. I agree, this is a recipe I want."

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