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{Slow Cooker} Vegetable Lo Mein Noodles

This vegetable lo mein makes an easy slow cooker meal that is flavorful and versatile.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword asian noodles slow cooker, slow cooker asian vegetarian, vegetarian chinese noodles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 528 kcal

Ingredients

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce see notes
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce can substitute with gluten free tamari or coconut aminos
  • 2 teaspoons honey can substitute with agave
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce can substitute with gluten free tamari or coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon mirin or Chinese cooking wine Shaoxing or dry Sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes optional
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 1 14-ounce package extra firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup snow peas trimmed
  • 1/2 cup frozen edamame
  • 2 cups fresh lo mein noodles or cooked spaghetti noodles (use gluten-free if necessary)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch + 3 tablespoons cold water
  • sesame seeds optional; for garnish

Instructions

  1. Spray inside of slow cooker with non-stick coating spray.

  2. Whisk together all the ingredient for the sauce in the slow cooker. Add minced ginger and garlic. Add the entire block of tofu to the bottom of the slow cooker. Cook on low for 1-2 hours or high for 1 hour flipping halfway through.

  3. Meanwhile, prepare noodles according to package directions, set aside.

  4. Transfer tofu to flat surface and cut into cubes. Add tofu and remaining vegetables to slow cooker, cover and cook for 1 hour on high.

  5. 30 minutes before serving, add noodles into slow cooker. To thicken the sauce, whisk together cornstarch and water in a small bowl and stir into slow cooker. Allow sauce to cook and thicken on high for 30 minutes. Give everything a good stir to combine and coat with sauce.

  6. Serve hot and garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Make sure hoisin sauce is vegetarian safe otherwise substitute with an equal amount of peanut butter and miso paste, or a homemade hoisin sauce recipe.

Nutrition Facts
{Slow Cooker} Vegetable Lo Mein Noodles
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/4 recipe))
Calories 528 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sodium 1056mg 44%
Potassium 287mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 106g 35%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 10g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 78.7%
Vitamin C 67%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.