11 Top-Rated Lo Mein Recipes Ready in About 30 Minutes
In Chinese cuisine, lo mein means to toss or stir soft noodles into a flavorful umami-rich sauce with stir-fried beef, pork, shellfish, tofu, or veggies. From easy chicken lo mein dishes to shrimp lo mein with broccoli, we've compiled our best lo mein recipes that can be cooked in under half an hour for the ultimate fast food solution to dinner!
Lo Mein Noodles
See how to make this tasty lo mein noodle dish with veggies and a ginger and honey teriyaki sauce. "I added Sriracha to the sauce for spice and garlic for extra flavor," says home cook Alicia. "All in all it was a fantastic dish and I will be making this often!"
Shrimp Lo Mein
"I will never order Shrimp Lo Mein out again, this recipe was even better than take-out!" says Allrecipes Allstar Ms Chef Esh. "I used celery, carrots, and water chestnuts! Fantastic!" Add any type of quick cooking veggies you like — try mushrooms, snow peas, or broccoli.
Beef Lo Mein
Thin slices of flank steak are stir-fried with veggies and noodles, then tossed with soy sauce, brown sugar, oyster sauce, and chile paste for a truly tasty beef lo mein dish. "This is a simply amazing recipe to make!" says Sam Zimmerman. "I absolutely loved it and so did the rest of my family."
Easy Ground Turkey Lo Mein
It takes no time to make this tasty lo mein noodle dish for a fuss-free tasty midweek meal. "Very easy to make, and a delicious use for lean ground turkey. It was saucy and tasty!" says alexa129. If you can't find lo mein, you can substitute linguine or spaghetti.
Shrimp Lo Mein with Broccoli
Who needs Chinese takeout when you can rustle up this saucy shrimp lo mein dish with broccoli, onion, and mushrooms for a deliciously easy dinnertime meal that's ready in just over 30 minutes! Garnish the dish with sesame seeds for added crunch if you like.
Thai Peanut Chicken Lo Mein
Recipe creator Tonja says, "Kids love this, and we always get rave reviews and requests for the recipe." You can add additional vegetables as desired (broccoli, snow peas, etc.), though if you add significant amounts of veggies, you may need to increase the amount of peanut sauce.
Pork Lo Mein
Thin slices of stir-fried pork tenderloin, mushrooms, red bell pepper, garlic, and ginger are tossed with soft noodles and a soy-sesame lo mein sauce. "This was a breeze to prepare," says Paula. "I used a little hot chili sesame oil for a slight tickle. We loved it!"
Ground Beef Lo Mein
Recipe creator lutzflcat got rave reviews for this lo mein recipe, which she makes with an array of vegetables and ground beef for an easy, inexpensive meal. She says: "You can make the sauce in advance and refrigerate, which makes this even more suitable for a quick weeknight dinner."
Chicken Lo Mein
Tender pieces of chicken, shiitake mushrooms, green onions, and noodles are tossed in a homemade ginger, garlic, and soy lo mein sauce. Leftovers taste great served cold as a noodle salad the next day. Linguine pasta works well but try using Chinese noodles for a more authentic dish.
Fast and Easy Tofu Lo Mein
A super easy and super tasty lo mein dish in which cubes of tofu are pan fried until golden brown and tossed with frozen stir-fry vegetables and Asian-flavored ramen noodles. To make this dish vegan, choose vegan ramen noodle options, such as soy sauce and chili.
Vegetable Lo Mein Delight
A colorful Chinese lo mein dish packed with celery, mushrooms, red bell peppers, bean sprouts, and snow peas. "My whole family loved this even the veggie haters," says reviewer Mich. "The mushrooms make it seem like there is meat so no complaints from my meat eaters either!"