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Top 10 Easy Noodle Recipes For Kids

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Noodles are a staple food in many countries. Commonly made from unleavened wheat dough, which is rolled flat and cut into long strips or strings, noodles are also made from durum wheat, rice, buckwheat, beans, and pulses. Noodles can be dried and stored for future use.

Chow mein, Hakka noodles, aglio e olio pasta, thukpa soup, lo mein, etc. are some delicious noodle preparations that most children enjoy eating. You can make these recipes nutritious by adding several healthy ingredients of your choice.

This post shares some tasty and healthy noodle recipes that you can serve to your child and teen.

10 Easy Noodle Recipes For Children

1. Easy kids chow mein

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It is an easy-to-cook and healthy chow mein recipe for children across ages. With help from you, children can make this recipe to introduce them to the kitchen.

You will need:

  • 200g dried noodles
  • 1 large carrot (grated)
  • 2 spring onions (thinly sliced)
  • ¼ cup grams green beans (thinly sliced)
  • ¼ cup grams cauliflower/broccoli florets
  • ¼ cup corn (boiled)
  • 1 garlic clove (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup meat or tofu (cooked and shredded)
  • 1tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2tbsps honey
  • 3tbsps olive oil
  • Salt, to taste

How to prepare:

  1. Add water, one tablespoon oil, a pinch of salt, and noodles into a stockpot and cook the noodles (al dente) for five to ten minutes on medium heat with occasional stirring.
  2. Simultaneously, prepare the sauce mix by mixing soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, and ketchup into a small bowl and set it aside.
  3. Once noodles look cooked, turn off the heat, drain the water, and rinse the noodles under cold water.
  4. Next, put oil in a frying pan/wok on medium heat and stir-fry garlic for a few seconds.
  5. Then, add carrots, beans, cauliflower, corn, spring onions, meat, or tofu, and stir fry the ingredients for five to seven minutes or until the vegetables turn tender.
  6. Add the sauce and cooked noodles into the pan, turn the flame to high, and stir-fry the noodles for five to seven minutes.
  7. Turn off the flame, transfer them into a serving bowl, and serve immediately.

2. Lunch box noodle salad

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It is an easy-to-prepare, nutritious lunch recipe for school-going children and teens.

You will need:

  • 1 cup buckwheat or bean noodles (cooked and chopped)
  • 1 cup mixed sprouts (cooked)
  • ½ cup julienned carrot
  • ½ cup cucumber wedges (small)
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 2tbsps fish sauce dressing
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2tbsps brown sugar
  • 1tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1tbsp roasted pecan nuts

How to prepare:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss them two to three times until it mixes well. Pack the slad with the salad dressing separately.
  2. Transfer the salad into a serving plate and serve it right away with a glass of chilled mocktail.

3. Chicken noodle casserole

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It is a great early dinner noodle recipe that children can relish with some fresh green salad. and breads.

You will need:

  • 4 chicken breast fillets
  • 375g egg noodles
  • 300 ml sour cream
  • 420g condensed mushroom soup
  • 420g condensed chicken soup
  • 2 cups butter crackers (crumbled)
  • ½ cup melted butter

How to prepare:

  1. Preheat the oven to 356°F (180°C).
  2. Put the chicken breast fillets in a pan, cover them with water, and poach for 15 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Once the fillets turn tender, reduce the flame, remove the fillets from the water, and set them aside to cool.
  4. Now, add noodles in the same water (add more water if needed) and cook until they turn soft.
  5. Next, dice the fillets into small pieces and place them in a baking dish.
  6. Mix sour cream, chicken soup, mushroom soup in a mixing bowl, and set the cream-soup mix aside.
  7. Put the cooked noodles over diced chicken fillets and pour the cream-soup mix over the noodles.
  8. Give a gentle toss to the final mix so that fillet pieces and noodles get coated evenly.
  9. Pour melted butter and crumbled crackers over the chicken-noodle mix, put the dish in the oven, and bake for about 30 minutes.You can add some cheese here for that creamy taste.
  10. After 30 minutes, the top will be golden brown. Remove the dish from the oven, transfer the casserole onto a serving plate, and serve right away.

4. Noodle omelet

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It is one of the best nutrient-dense healthy breakfast recipes for children and teens. Noodles and omelette make a tasty combination.

You will need:

  • ½ cup noodles (cooked)
  • ½ cup dried shiitake mushrooms (sliced)
  • ¼ cup red capsicum (finely sliced)
  • 2 spring onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 baby corn (finely sliced)
  • 1 egg and 1 egg white (beaten together)
  • 1tbsp coriander (chopped)
  • 2tbsps oyster sauce
  • ½ tsp peanut oil
  • ½ tsp sesame oil

How to prepare:

  1. Heat peanut oil in a frying pan and stir-fry spring onion, baby corn, mushroom, capsicum, and oyster sauce on medium heat until veggies turn tender.
  2. Once done, lower the flame, and transfer the vegetables into a bowl.
  3. Next, wipe the pan clean, heat sesame seed oil on medium heat, and add the egg mixture into the pan in swirling motion to ensure it spreads evenly.
  4. As the egg starts to set, add noodles and vegetables on one side such that the other half flips over to cover it.
  5. Sprinkle coriander on top and let the egg cook for two to three minutes.
  6. Transfer it onto a serving plate, sprinkle some parsley, with a slice of toasted garlic bread and serve with a cup of warm milk.

5. Chicken noodle soup

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It is a soulful and nutritious dinner recipe suitable for children across ages. It can be cooked with various vegetables like carrots, mushrooms, celery, broccoli, green beans, and corn kernels.

You will need:

  • 150g whole grain noodles (broken)
  • 400g skinless chicken breast (finely sliced)
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 50g spinach leaves (chopped)
  • 2 white parts of leeks (finely sliced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 2tsps ginger (grated)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups water
  • Salt, to taste

How to prepare:

  1. Add the stock, water, bay leaves, cloves, garlic, ginger, and leeks in a stockpot and let the mix boil on medium heat.
  2. As the mix comes to a boil, reduce the heat, and let the mixture simmer for ten minutes.
  3. After ten minutes, add the chicken, vegetables if any and noodles into the pan, and let simmer for an additional eight minutes or until the noodles get soft.
  4. Add the spinach leaves and salt just two to three minutes before the soup is done.
  5. Switch off the flame, remove the bay leaves, and add the soup into a soup bowl.
  6. Serve immediately with baked sweet potato chips or breast sticks/rolls.

6. Two-minute style noodles

It is an easy-to-prepare and soulful noodle recipe, suitable to serve in lunch or early dinner.

You will need:

  • 50g shirataki noodles
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • ½ cup carrot (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup corn (boiled)
  • ½ cup green bell pepper (finely sliced)
  • 1tbsp parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1tsp herb mix
  • 4 cups water
  • Salt, to taste

How to prepare:

  1. Add all the ingredients (except parsley and herb mix) in a frying pan and let the mixture simmer over low heat for five to seven minutes or until the vegetables turn tender and noodles turn soft. You can even add a lean protein such as cooked chicken or prawns to enhance the nutrition and flavors.
  2. Once done, switch off the flame, transfer the noodles to a bowl, sprinkle parsley and herb mix, and serve right away.

7. Chicken noodle salad

It is yet another lip-smacking, healthy noodle salad recipe for children and teens.

You will need:

  • 100g whole wheat noodles pack
  • 400g chicken tenders
  • 1 cup carrot (thinly sliced)
  • 1 celery stalk (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cucumber (sliced)
  • 1 red capsicum (thinly sliced)
  • 2tbsps dry roasted peanuts (chopped)
  • Oil spray

For dressing:

  • 1 spring onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup rice vinegar (optional)
  • 2tsps brown sugar
  • 2tsps sesame oil

How to prepare:

  1. Put all the ingredients for the dressing in a jar and shake them well to make the dressing mix.
  2. Place the chicken tenders in a mixing bowl, coat them with half of the dressing mix, and set aside for 30 minutes.
  3. After 30 minutes, cook the noodles as per the instructions given on the pack.
  4. Put a frying pan on low to medium heat and spray the oil on it.
  5. As the oil warms, put chicken tenders and cook them on each side for two to three minutes.
  6. Add the remaining dressing, vegetables, and noodles into the pan and let everything cook for an additional three to four minutes or until the veggies turn slightly tender.
  7. Once done, switch off the flame, transfer the noodle salad in a serving bowl and garnish with peanut chunks/basil/mint/cilantro. Serve immediately for best taste. You can also cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate it.

8. Asian chicken noodles

It is a protein-rich, flavorsome recipe to bring some change to your child’s daily meals.

You will need:

  • 375g rice noodles
  • ½ cup shredded BBQ chicken
  • ⅓ cup chicken stock
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 garlic clove (finely sliced)
  • 1tsp ginger (chopped)
  • 2tbsps soy sauce
  • 3tbsps hoisin sauce
  • 2tbsps sesame oil

How to prepare:

  1. Cook the noodles tender, drain excess water, and set aside the cooked noodles. Use your hands to separate the noodles.
  2. Put a frying pan on medium heat, add oil, and fry garlic and ginger for about 20 seconds.
  3. Next, add eggs and cook them for two to three minutes.
  4. After three minutes, turn heat to high, add the noodles and stock, and cook for two minutes.
  5. Add broccoli, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, chicken, and toss the noodles gently two to three times.
  6. Transfer the noodles to a bowl and serve with a glass of fresh lemonade or fruit punch.

9. Noodle and veggie stir-fry

It is an irresistibly flavorful and colorful noodle recipe that is best served in lunch or early dinner.

You will need:

  • buckwheat soba noodles
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 zucchini (diced)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach (chopped)
  • ¼ cup chives (diced)
  • 3tsps soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 1tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1tsp canola oil
  • 2tsps sesame oil

How to prepare:

  1. Cook the noodles tender, drain the excess water and set aside.
  2. Put a saucepan over medium-high heat, add canola oil, and saute garlic for two to three minutes.
  3. Add peppers, zucchini, spinach, and chives into the pan and cook them for about five minutes or until the veggies turn soft.
  4. Add sesame oil and soy sauce to the veggie mix and cook everything for another two to three minutes.
  5. Add noodles to the mixture and toss thoroughly to mix everything well.
  6. Transfer noodles to a serving plate, sprinkle sesame seeds, spring onions finely chopped and serve immediately.

10. One-pot creamy vegan noodles

It is a deliciously nutritious noodle recipe made with plant-based ingredients.

You will need:

  • 1 pack pre-cooked stir-fry noodles
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 1 shallot (diced)
  • 1 bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 zucchini (diced)
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms (diced)
  • 2tbsps soy sauce
  • 2tbsps tahini paste
  • 1tbsp sesame seeds and ¼ cup green onions (for garnish)
  • 1tbsp peanut oil

How to prepare:

  1. Heat peanut oil in a thick bottom skillet or wok on medium heat and saute onions and shallots.
  2. Once onions and shallots turn light brown, add bell peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, and stir-fry on high heat until the veggies turn slightly light brown.
  3. Add noodles, soy sauce, and tahini paste to the veggie mix and toss thoroughly two to three times.
  4. Switch off the flame, transfer the noodles to a plate, garnish with green onions and sesame seeds, and serve right away.

Noodles can be a part of your child’s well-balanced diet. Remember to select noodles made of different healthy ingredients. Add plenty of vegetables, lean meat protein, nuts, seeds, and herbs to intensify the recipe’s nutritional value. This helps to add several micronutrients for your kids’ good health and proper growth.You can keep experimenting with ingredients to make a recipe healthier, tastier, and wholesome.

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