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dish with lo mein noodles with cabbage, peas and peppers

Lo Mein Recipe

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian


A great side dish for a take out at home meal, this Lo Mein Recipe is simple, fast and full of flavor. And it’s very adaptable to what you have on hand!



  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup snow peas, halved on a diagonal
  • 1 cup shredded Napa cabbage
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and cut into matchstick sized pieces
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced on a diagonal
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 8 oz lo mein noodles or thin spaghetti noodles, cooked to al dente
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil


  1. Heat a wok or a large skillet over high heat. When the pan is hot, add the oil.
  2. Immediately add the snow peas, cabbage, red bell pepper and green onions. Cook for 5 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the ginger and the garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.
  3. Add the cooked noodles and toss to combine.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar and sesame oil. Add the sauce to the pan and toss until the noodles are coated.
  5. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes:

Thin spaghetti noodles can be substituted for the lo mein noodles if you can’t find them.

This recipe has been updated since it was first published. The original recipe used 16 oz of noodles, and did not have the cabbage, sugar, or oyster sauce. The sesame oil was also cut down to 1 teaspoon.

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should be used as a general guide.


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 155
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 1364 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Cholesterol: 11 mg

Keywords: lo mein, take out, chinese noodles, noodles