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5 Quick Weeknight Meals Starring Udon Noodles

Udon is the ultimate comfort noodle: pleasantly toothsome and plump. Slurp these thick, wheat-flour noodles in soup, add them to stir-fry, or toss in a salad for a quick weeknight meal. Find them fresh, frozen, or dried in the Asian foods section of most supermarkets.

1. Peanut Butter Noodles

"Excellent, quick recipe! Added some chicken, carrots, bean sprouts, and green beans, and it reminded me of the Thai chicken from The Cheesecake Factory," says VIRGINIA ADDIS.

Peanut Butter Noodles

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2. Udon Noodle Soup

"I love udon noodles," says Diana71. "It's perfect with all the vegetables, and I also added tofu. I wish I had snow peas on hand!

Udon Noodle Soup

Photo by Diana71

3. Japanese Nabeyaki Udon Soup

This one-pot meal is Japanese-style comfort food that stars udon noodles, chicken, tofu, and colorful vegetables. There's something for everyone.

Japanese Nabeyaki Udon Soup

Photo by Dave

4. Asian Steak and Noodle Bowl

"A delicious combination of Asian flavors infused in lean meat, vegetables, and Japanese noodles," says Chrissy. "So comforting, you won't even know this was low-fat!"

Asian Steak and Noodle Bowl

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

5. Sesame Udon Noodles

"The dressing is very good. You can easily adjust the veggies to suit your tastes," says Jillian.

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