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Lo Mein

Way better than takeout
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: lo mein, noodles
Servings: 6
Calories: 276kcal


  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 lb lo mein noodles or spaghetti prepared, see notes
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced, crimini preferred
  • 1 small carrot julienned
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 2-3 cup spinach baby spinach preferred
  • green onions thinly sliced, to finish, as needed


  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the soy sauces, sesame oil, sugar and ground ginger. Set aside.
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  • Heat the oil over medium heat and add the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally until slighly golden.
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  • Turn up the heat to medium high and add the mushrooms, cooking and tossing occasionally, until soft.
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  • Add the carrots and snow peas and toss for 1-2 minutes, until tender crisp.
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  • Mix in the noodles, spinach, and sauce. Toss until well combined. Taste and season with salt, if desired. Sprinkle on the green onions and enjoy immediately.
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Cook the lo mein or spaghetti according to the package. If you are using precooked lo mein noodles, loosen gently under hot tap water. Drain well.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 47.7g | Protein: 10.9g | Fat: 4.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 2.9g