Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sweet and Sour Noodle Bowls

Sweet and Sour Noodle Bowls are an easy weeknight dinner that everyone loves! get the recipe at
Sweet, sour, and a little spicy, these noodle bowls are a lightning fast dinner that the whole family is sure to enjoy.

Guess what? I have a great new cookbook to tell you about today! Good Fast Eats is the answer to "what's for dinner?" when you only have a few minutes to cook and you don't want to trash your kitchen. My friend Amy Flanigan, creator of BellyFull, has written the cookbook that every busy mom will want to have in her kitchen through the school year.

I made these Sweet and Sour Noodle Bowls for dinner this week and I'm looking forward to trying the Creamy Spaghetti with Sausage and Spinach and the Italian Stuffed Zucchini too. My younger sons enjoyed this soup exactly as written below, my older son and husband added a good drizzle of additional Sriracha on top of their bowls and declared it perfect.

I was thrilled to find these gluten free ramen noodles in Costco the other day. I'd heard really great things about them. So, when I saw this recipe in the book, it was a given that I'd make this soup first! I'm happy to tell you that the gluten free ramen noodles are fantastic and my gluten-free son (who used to adore ramen noodles) is ecstatic to have them back in his life.

Sweet and Sour Noodle Bowls are a quick and easy dinner that everyone loves! get the recipe at

COOK'S NOTE: When cooking gluten free pastas, it helps to stir the noodles frequently throughout the cooking process. The gluten free noodles aren't as curly as traditional ramen noodles, but the taste and texture is excellent. I'm really quite impressed with these ramen noodles.

I have a family of meat eaters, so I took Amy's recommendation and added meat to our bowls. Pork, beef, chicken, pretty much any protein will work in this recipe. I'll probably swirl a few eggs into the soup next time as well.

Sweet and Sour Noodle Bowls
recipe lightly adapted from Good Fast Eats
Yield: 4-5 servings
(printable recipe)

4 packages (3-ounce each) ramen noodles, flavor packets discarded
6 cups chicken stock
3/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce
1/4 cup granulated sugar or Swerve Sweetener
1-inch section of fresh ginger, minced or 1 tablespoon ginger paste
Optional: 2-3 cups cooked and chopped chicken
1/2 cup very thinly sliced cucumber
1/2 cup thinly shaved or shredded carrot
2 green onions, sliced very thin
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Optional: additional Sriracha hot sauce for topping

Cook the ramen noodles according to the package instructions. Drain in a colander and rinse well with cold water.

Combine chicken stock, vinegar, hot sauce, sugar, and ginger in the empty pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for a minute or two. Remove from the heat and stir in the noodles, add chicken if desired.

Scoop into bowls and top with cucumber, carrot, onions, and parsley. Drizzle with additional Sriracha, if desired. Enjoy!

Sweet and Sour Noodle Bowls are a lightning fast dinner that the whole family is sure to enjoy!


  1. This looks INCREDIBLE! I am DYING to try Amy's other dinner recipes, too. I always need new ideas for weeknight meals! We get SO busy and I don't have time for a lot of mess.

  2. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Bigger thanks for sharing about the GF ramen!! Good to know

  3. Made these noodle bowls over the weekend and we loved them! I added chunks of pre-cooked rotisserie chicken. Was a tad spicy, so probably will reduce the Sriracha sauce next time.

  4. I'll have to try this, I bet the kick of Sriracha makes it tasty!