This meatless pineapple teriyaki yakisoba noodles recipe is a delicious vegetarian meal that is easy to make and uses minimal ingredients too. A sweet and sour noodles dish packed with flavor and ready in minutes, what else can be better?
If you've ever eaten at a Chinese buffet and had the option of watching someone cook foods on a hot griddle after hand-selecting the ingredients, then you know how sometimes you just HAVE to recreate those awesome flavors at home.
About a decade ago (WOW I feel old just saying that)... I was at an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet that has long since closed its doors. I grabbed random sauces, sliced produce, and meats and ended up with an almost perfect yakisoba stir fry in minutes while watching the guy do his thing with two large spatulas.
After trying it, I had to go back for more, but this time I modified it and removed the meat. That one was a winner. And ever since that day, I have been enjoying my homemade recreation of that dish. Today, I'm sharing it with all of you too.
Why This Recipe Works
- It's easy. It's almost as easy as just mixing some stuff together and calling it a day.
- It's filling. Packed with noodles, fruit, and veggies, this dish is very filling and makes several large servings too.
- It's meatless. Whether you're intentionally looking for meatless dinners or not, this recipe can be added to the rotation. You could also add cooked meats to this recipe if desired.
Bell pepper- You can use any color of bell pepper for this recipe, but I like to use green ones.
Yakisoba noodles- For the noodles in this recipe I highly recommend using yakisoba noodles. I usually find them in bulk for cheap at Asian markets.
Teriyaki sauce- Use your favorite teriyaki sauce.
Soy sauce- This will add a nice depth of flavor and salt to the sauce.
Minced garlic- For added flavor and aroma.
Red onion- Sliced red onion will give us a nice sweet crunch.
Pineapple chunks- You can use fresh or canned pineapple, but it will add a nice burst of flavor and sweetness to the dish.
🍽 Equipment Needed
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Check out how to make pineapple teriyaki yakisoba noodles with these simple step-by-step instructions:
Combine the teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, garlic, and pineapple juice in a small bowl and set it aside.
In a large pan over medium high heat, cook the olive oil until simmering.
Add in the sliced green bell peppers and onion. Cook until softened, about 5-10 minutes depending on preference.
Add the pineapple chunks.
Stir in the sauce mixture you made.
Cook another minute to heat through.
Stir in the yakisoba noodles and cook for 3-5 minutes until dish is warmed and coated in sauce.
Serve while warmed.
🍴 Recipe Tips
What's really great about this recipe is that you can easily modify it to your own taste buds.
Want chicken, pork, or beef? Go for it! Since the noodles are already technically cooked, all you need to do is warm everything together. This means you can have dinner ready as soon as you want and can control the crunch of the onions and bell pepper too.
I like to use canned chunked pineapple because it saves me time and effort and already comes with juice, but if you wanted to you can use fresh pineapple instead. But, you'll still need some pineapple juice too.
These leftovers taste good for up to 2-3 days if stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Simply warm again before eating.
More great pasta recipes to try
- Lemon Garlic Butter Pasta
- Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
- Spicy Peanut Butter Ramen
- Creamy Roasted Garlic and Tomato Pasta
Pineapple Teriyaki Yakisoba Noodles
- 1 cup Pineapple chunks ($0.50)
- 1 Green bell pepper, whole, sliced thin ($0.72)
- ½ Red onion, quartered and sliced thin ($0.99)
- ½ cup Teriyaki sauce ($0.75)
- 2 teaspoons Garlic, minced ($0.08)
- 3 Tablespoons Olive oil ($0.36)
- 1 Tablespoon Soy sauce ($0.25)
- ¼ cup Pineapple juice ($0.20)
- 2 pounds Yakisoba noodles ($3.69)
- In a small bowl combine teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, garlic, and pineapple juice, set aside.
- In a large pan over medium high heat, cook the olive oil until simmering.
- Add the green bell pepper and red onion to the pan. Cook and stir for 5-10 minutes until both are softened to your preference.
- Add in the liquid sauce mixture and the pineapple chunks. Cook another minute to warm through.
- Stir in the yakisoba noodles and cook for about 3-5 minutes until warmed and coated in sauce.
- Serve warm.