Chinese Noodle Casserole

Chinese Noodle Casserole
Chinese Noodle Casserole

If you like Chinese food, but don't feel like ordering in takeout, try this recipe for Chinese Noodle Casserole. This tasty main dish casserole recipe has all the classic flavors of Chinese food: ginger, sesame oil, and Chinese rice wine. You may just find that whipping up this Chinese casserole is easier than rifling through that drawer of takeout menus! This easy casserole is a complete meal because it is made with plenty of vegetables. Celery, carrots, bell peppers, water chestnuts, and green onions give this meal that classic Chinese flavor you crave. The rich, soy-based sauce is sweet, savory, and gingery all at once. The sauce isn't as heavy as some typical sauces on Chinese food, so this noodle casserole recipe is loaded with flavor, but isn't weighed down by sauce. Feel free to add cooked chicken to this Chinese Noodle Casserole, for a fun variation on this delicious Chinese-inspired casserole.

Yields6 servings

Preparation Time20 min

Cooking Time40 min


  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 pound Chinese noodles
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Chinese rice wine (mirin) or dry sherry
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup beef stock or broth
  • 1 green bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 can water chesnuts, drained
  • green onions, sliced for garnish


  1. Add the carrots, celery, and a teaspoon of water to a bowl and microwave for 2 minutes.

  2. Cook the noodles according to package directions, drain, and place into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

  3. Place the soy sauce, Chinese rice wine, brown sugar, sesame oil, water, and ginger into a sauce pan. Bring to a boil.

  4. Combine the beef stock/broth and cornstarch and mix well.

  5. Add to the other sauce ingredients in the sauce pan. Bring to a boil and cook until sauce has thickened. Take off the heat.

  6. Combine the carrots, celery, peppers, and water chestnuts and add to the noodles.

  7. Pour the sauce over the vegetables and noodles, stir to combine.

  8. Bake covered in a 375 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Garnish with green onions.

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Awful! Simply awful. It was bland and a waste of perfectly good vegetables. And if all those who posted comments here without actually making the recipe had, in fact, made it and tried to eat it, they would agree.

This casserole was okay! I liked it except for the fact that it didn't have much flavor to it. I'd probably add more spices or something the next time around.

This was actually pretty good! It definitely tastes different without a heavy sauce, but I actually really like the lightened up versions of recipes, so I was really pleased with this one.

I really liked this casserole recipe. I didn't think the sauce was too sweet - it definitely had that Chinese-food flavor I was craving!

Terrible tassing recipe. My honey ate it out of respect for me

I could not eat this, it was that overwhelmingly disgusting... despite all the great vegetables, and ginger, which I love. And I love soy sauce, and the sweet and salty or sweet and sour flavors of Chinese cooking. But the sauce in this casserole was so overpowering with its overload of salty soy sauce and cup of sugar that I could barely taste any of the vegetables, or even the ginger, which I used lots more of than the recipe called for. Seriously, the ginger might as well have been entirely absent, so heavily masked was its flavor. This was a frustrating waste of good food.

A CUP of sugar? What recipe did you follow? No wonder you didn't like it.

It would be nice to be able get this recipe

iwish i could see it too thats what made me mad and it looks so good if anyone can see itcan you post it

Just looks yummy, my family is crazy for noodle recipes. will cook it soon. Thanks rmfarmgirl

looks yummy!

Great flavor and sever many people, I cooked it for a dinner a party I had and everyone wanted the receipe.

This would make a great casserole for our dinner table!

This really looks good and since my son and I like chinese this should be a plus all around.

Cannot wait to try this! Thanks so much for the post!

looks great. too bad I can't eat carbs.

I love Chinese food and this dish looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe. I'll definitely try making it.

Sounds like a great recipe.

I would love to try this delicious casserole.

I would love to try this delicious casserole.

this looks so good. I will have to try it soon.

I love that it has cashews and water chestnuts. I would probably add in some shrimp.

looking forward to trying this dish!

I love this recipe and by adding a variety of veggies, this dish can be different every time

I can't wait to try the Chinese Noodle Casserole. It looks yummy

I can't wait to try this.

This looks terrific, and I plan to try it this weekend.

This looks and sounds delicious - love how colorful it is!

I can't wait to try this. I so love Chinese food.

This looks amazing! I can wait to try it with the family #HolidayFamilyMeals

This looks really good - Thanks for sharing can't wait to try this.

It looks really yummy. Can't wait to try it.

looks really good hope when i make it it tastes as good as when i order it out

I am not crazy about Chinese cooking, but my sister likes it. I tried this casserole for her.

This looks like a great recipe! Anyone know how it would be if you added some chicken to it?

this recipe looks delicious..cant wait to try it

This recipe is one of my family's favorites and we make it quite often I recommend you try it

My daughter loves anything Asian, so this would be a recipe to try!

This looks yummy and for the most part very little kid friendly (if you pick out the veggies! LOL). I may have to try this next week!

It sounds easy, but I probably would not make it.

This is a simple weeknight dish! Love it!

I love how simple the recipe is and the variety of flavors! Personally I might leave out the water chestnuts simply because I'm not a huge fan of them! Otherwise I think this sounds superb!


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