Fun Noodle and Pork Veggie Bowl

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

The combination of Asian flavours in this one bowl meal will quickly become a favourite that can be enjoyed relaxing at home with the family.


  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 1 small pork tenderloin (about 12 oz/340 g), thinly sliced into strips
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1 pkg (227 g) sliced mushrooms
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) hot pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) sodium reduced soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) rice vinegar
  • 4 oz (125 g) spaghetti pasta, cooked (1/4 of a pkg)
  • 2 cups (500 mL) hot vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

How to Prepare:

In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium high heat and saute pork with salt and pepper for 3 minutes or until browned; remove to a plate.

Return skillet to heat and add mushrooms, onions, garlic, ginger and hot pepper flakes, if using. Cook, stirring for about 5 minutes or until softened. Return pork to skillet. Stir in carrot, red pepper, soy sauce and vinegar.

Divide spaghetti among 4 bowls and top with pork mixture. Pour hot broth over top and sprinkle with cilantro, if using.

Tip: Cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water, drain well and drizzle with a touch of canola oil. Place in resealable bag and refrigerate until ready to use or for up to 2 days.

Older Kids’ Tasks: slice onions, red pepper and mince garlic and ginger cooking at the stove

Younger Kids’ Tasks: measure out ingredients and grate carrot dividing spaghetti among the bowls