Garlic Noodles Recipe

garlic noodle recipe with wonton noodles

This easy garlic noodles recipe is super rich and buttery, and is a punch in the mouth of garlic and onion. We use wonton noodles here so it’s kinda an asian garlic noodle vibe, but it’s great with just about any kind of noodle or pasta.

Each year my family and some friends gets together for an event called ‘crab massacre’. At one of these gatherings, a friend prepped an amazing mound of garlic noodles which we weren’t expecting at all. We were hooked and now can’t do any seafood boil without whipping up garlic noodles to go with it.

Our boils are typically Dungeness crab, crawfish or shrimp, but when we run out of seafood, these garlic noodles are so flavorful that I love em with sides of boiled veggies or whatever leftovers are in the fridge.

Noodles

nests of wonton noodles

This recipe works well with any kind of pasta or noodles, like fettuccine, angel hair, or spaghetti. This would be excellent with homemade pasta too. I love this with wonton noodles for its softer, silkier texture–the same silky texture of the dumplings in my wonton soup recipe! The noodles you pick heavily affect the outcome of this dish, but on the other hand so many will work well so it’s really up to you.

I’ve been making a lot of fresh pasta with the gf for other recipes (surprisingly simple), which would work perfectly here too. Recipe coming up soon, but yeah no problem at all with store bought dried pasta or wonton noodles.

Garlic noodle sauce

portioned out ingredients for garlic noodle sauce

My favorite kinda sauce recipe: throw it into a bowl and mix. Super simple to prepare ahead of time, and easy to store until you’re ready to use. For our recent seafood boil hosted at a friend’s place, this is exactly what we did to avoid transporting any tools, bottles, or cutting boards.

Don’t do what I did: you absolutely should not bust out four mini prep bowls for the sauce. Dump into one big bowl and give it a mix.

Aromatics

sliced scallions and pressed garlic on a cutting board

This bowl of scallions has quite a bit more than you need for the 8 oz of noodles, but I wanted to just have more on hand to make these as we eat it. Lately, I’ve been keeping a container of sliced scallions and pressed garlic in the fridge, ready to go. Also a jar of pressed garlic in some neutral cooking oil like canola or grapeseed.

These are great to have on the ready to add aromatics to a quick saute of veggies, browning up a little with butter before cracking some eggs into the pan, adding to meat, rice, etc.

sautéing garlic and green onions in a pan

And yesss your kitchen is going to smell amazing as these cook down and release their aroma. If you want more of that pungent raw garlic and onion flavor you can saute it less here.

buttery, super garlicky garlic noodles

buttery, super garlicky garlic noodles

Garlic Noodles (w/ Wonton Noodles)

Super easy and garlicky noodles that I love making with wonton noodles. Of course any kind of pasta would work with this too. An excellent dish to eat on its own, but great when paired with simple seafoods too.
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Author: Huy
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

One Noodle Selection

  • 8 oz wonton noodles OR
  • 8 oz dried fettuccine / spaghetti / angel hair OR
  • 8 oz homemade pasta my recipe!

Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • salt to taste

Aromatics

  • 3 Tbsp salted butter
  • 3/4 bunch green onions (scallions) thinly sliced
  • 12 cloves garlic pressed or minced

Instructions

  • Boil noodles according to package instructions, until desired doneness is reached (we will not cook it more later), drain, then set aside. Prepare the below steps while the water boils though!
  • Add all sauce ingredients into a medium prep bowl and mix to combine
  • Slice scallions thinly and mince garlic or use a garlic press.
  • Melt butter in a large pan (brown it a little if desired) over medium-high heat, then add 75% of your green onions, and all of the garlic. Saute until fragrant and garlic is slightly browned.
  • Lower heat to medium, add sauce ingredients and stir to combine. Add noodles, mix to coat and warm up slightly. Taste, and add a few extra pinches of salt to taste if needed.
  • Garnish served plates with the remaining raw, sliced green onion and eat!
Course: Dinner
Keyword: garlic, noodles, pasta

Notes

10/25/19: Modded this recipe a bit to add more green onion and more garlic. It's pretty hard to overdo it on these fronts. You can even add another clove or two of pressed raw garlic per serving for an extra kick!
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