One of my hands down favorite take out foods is Chinese. I love all the flavors, the generous portions of veggies and those egg and spring rolls! My daughter and I could honestly could eat it every day, if only my husband would let us! The thing that I hate is how expensive it can be. If Caitlin and I order soup, Lo Mein and egg rolls, we can spend almost $20, which is just not in our budget. So, the trick is to find yourself a easy vegetable lo mein recipe you can make that is almost as good as the restaurant take out.
Easy Vegetable Lo Mein Recipe
I found a recipe online we liked but I tweaked it a bit to add and leave out a few ingredients. What I came up with was this amazingly flavorful easy vegetable lo mein recipe. Sometimes Caitlin and I will make this with chicken or pork added, but we both prefer the veggie version, which is healthier and in my opinion, tastes better.
The other advantage of this recipe is that it is actually quite easy to make. Once you have made it once and gotten familiar with the process, it takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish, and I like that a lot!
The other thing I love about this recipe is you can make it your own! You can add any vegetable or protein you have in the fridge and use the peanut or the sesame oil for a different flavor. Another reason to love this recipe is because it costs pennies on the dollar when compared to your take out price. When you are trying to feed a family of four on one income, you need to cut corners anywhere you can. I do not like to skimp when it comes to feeding my family, and with this recipe, I don’t have to. At just about $2 a serving, they get a healthy dish bursting with flavor that has them coming back for seconds and sometimes, even thirds.
Easy Vegetable Lo Mein Recipe
- 1 lb hokkien or spaghetti noodles
- 3⁄4 cup chicken broth
- 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons peanut or sesame oil
- 8 scallions, thinly sliced
- 2 carrots, sliced diagonally
- 1⁄2 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1⁄2 lb fresh broccoli
- 1/3 lb fresh sugar snap or snow peas
- 1 red bell, yellow and orange pepper, cut lengthwise
- 1 small onion
- Make your noodles according to the package directions. Drain and keep warm.
- In a small bowl, combine chicken broth, soy sauce, and sugar. Mix well and set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add vegetables to the chicken broth mixture.
- Stir fry 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Toss with the noodles and serve.
What is your favorite Chinese takeout dish?
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysApril 9, 2015 at 9:56 pm
That sounds delicious. I love Asian food, but I have never made it myself,
Laura Funk saysApril 9, 2015 at 10:06 pm
This looks super easy. Chinese food is always a bit intimidating for me to make but man is it so good. Thanks for sharing
Elizabeth @ Being MVP saysApril 9, 2015 at 10:07 pm
Oh I’ve never made this at home before. Looks delicious and healthy!
Pam saysApril 9, 2015 at 10:08 pm
We love lo mein but have never made it at home. This looks really good, I may have to make it soon.
Jessica Harlow saysApril 9, 2015 at 10:11 pm
At just $2.00 a serving, this is a budget friendly meal! I like being able to mix it up with whatever protein or veggies you have in the fridge!
Jennifer saysApril 9, 2015 at 10:15 pm
This looks awesome! I might actually get some veggies into my husband with this recipe!
Milena saysApril 9, 2015 at 10:58 pm
Pinning it! My boys love Asian food and I have a vegetarian in the house!
maria @ closetohome saysApril 9, 2015 at 11:01 pm
That looks so yummy and easy to do. We love to make stir fries but I like the idea of replacing the rice on occasion.
Liz Mays saysApril 10, 2015 at 12:10 am
This is the perfect meal for me, and it’s definitely easy. I’d have to add extra peppers!
Amy saysApril 10, 2015 at 12:46 am
I love Asian dishes so much and never feel like I can recreate them good. This looks so delish and easy enough.
Ashley @irishred02 saysApril 10, 2015 at 12:49 am
I love getting veggie lo mein but I’ve never tried to make it. Pinning this for later
Shauna saysApril 10, 2015 at 1:07 am
You know, I have never tried cooking anything like this, but may have to give it a try. I love Lo Mein. Thanks for sharing.
Allie D. saysApril 10, 2015 at 1:41 am
My absolute favorite Chinese dish is Chicken Lo Mein. Your veggie lo mein looks super delicious! Lo mein dishes are awesome because it is one of the dishes that my daughter will actually eat all her veggies. Definitely trying out this recipe!
Rosey saysApril 10, 2015 at 1:50 am
That’s my kind of recipe right there. I love to have my veggies via lo mein.
Mama to 5 BLessings saysApril 10, 2015 at 2:17 am
That looks really great! Love the chunkiness of the veggies!
Jenn saysApril 10, 2015 at 2:34 am
I havvvvee to make this! It looks so easy to do too, those are my favorite recipes!
Amber Edwards saysApril 10, 2015 at 2:42 am
Oh the husband absolutely loves Lo mein! But I never knew how to cook it before. He will love this recipe!
Trisha saysApril 10, 2015 at 2:45 am
I’ve never attempted to make my own lo mein but your looks delicious and the recipe sounds easy enough to make! I’ll have to give it a try! You can’t beat 10 minutes of prep and 10 minutes of cooking!
Courtney saysApril 10, 2015 at 2:48 am
This looks absolutely delicious. The vegetables are so fresh and colorful. Looks way better than the mushy takeout junk.
Heather saysApril 10, 2015 at 2:59 am
Oh cool! Yes I absolutely love those spring rolls! Can’t get enough! I recently made lo mein noodles, it was pretty good. This looks good as well.
Lorane saysApril 10, 2015 at 3:49 am
I love Lo Mein and this Dish looks so Delicious .. anything with Broccoli and I’m game
Laura (Lauras Little House Tips) saysApril 10, 2015 at 3:50 am
Yum! I love Chinese Food and like you could it eat it daily. I love the ingredients in your recipe. I shared and pinned it 🙂 Thank you so much 🙂
Carol Bryant saysApril 10, 2015 at 4:34 am
I had Chinese take out tonight and this looks like a fun yummy home alternative to that. TY!
AJ @ NutriFitMama saysApril 10, 2015 at 12:46 am
That sounds really good. I LOVE Mongolian Beef 🙂
becca saysApril 10, 2015 at 2:07 am
I enjoy a good meal of lo mein. Will try this tomorrow .
Jenny Temcio saysApril 10, 2015 at 7:11 am
That looks delicious! Any vegetable dish is a friend of mine!
Jennifer aka Baby Making Mama saysApril 10, 2015 at 8:18 am
Ok that looks so delicious! If I give this a try maybe I can get my husband to stop going to Panda Express. haha!
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos saysApril 10, 2015 at 12:10 pm
Mmmmm, my kind of recipe! I love the chunky vegetables, then they still have some crunch.
Jeanette saysApril 10, 2015 at 12:46 pm
I have been craving Chinese food! This is exactly what I want. This look so good!! I love when there is a little crunch to the veggies yet!
Patty saysApril 10, 2015 at 1:28 pm
I love lo mien. It’s one of those great meals that can be a fantastic vehicle for leftovers kind of like fried rice.
KatyRose saysApril 10, 2015 at 2:13 pm
I might just be really hungry right now but this looks seriously amazing and mouth-watering! Love how you used so many colorful veggies to really make a statement with the meal. – Katy
Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations saysApril 10, 2015 at 2:43 pm
I will have to send this to my Dad. He loves lo-mein. Thanks!
Mistee Dawn saysApril 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm
This looks so yummy and so easy to make. My husband would love this. Thanks for the recipe.
Krystal saysApril 10, 2015 at 10:13 pm
Sounds like a really good dish. My husband CRAVES chinese food! It’s his fave!
Mistee Dawn saysApril 10, 2015 at 6:36 pm
My husband would love this. I might have to make it for him this weekend. Thanks for the recipe!
Sarah Marturano saysApril 11, 2015 at 4:04 am
Your pictures are really good and this dish looks scrumptious! My favorite Chinese take-out is Shrimp Fried Rice!
Christine saysApril 11, 2015 at 5:01 am
Oh my gosh I love lo mein. This sounds so easy!
Megan saysApril 12, 2015 at 7:48 pm
My daughter will love this healthier version of her favorite Chinese dinner,thanks for sharing!
mycraftingworld saysJanuary 10, 2017 at 6:59 am
I love Chinese food. I have found it hard to cook because it usually called for spices I do not have. I can make this. Thank you for the recipe.
Rita C. Donnell saysAugust 17, 2018 at 1:16 pm
Hy Kelly.. Your easy vegetable lo mein recipe help me a lot to make delicious dish. My family member are satisfied to take the dish. Thanks a lot for your presentation kelly.
Meghan Jones saysJanuary 3, 2019 at 9:55 am
vegetable lo mein recipe is my favorite recipe. I like it very much. Vegetable always helps to reduce the extra weight. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.