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Make Your Own Takeout: Pork Lo Mein

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Dinner is on the table in minutes with this easy Pork Lo Mein. It uses leftover pork and vegetables that you probably already have on hand.

Plated Pork Lo Mein

Do you love Chinese takeout? I know we do in my house, but I also love to make my own “takeout” at home.

It doesn’t have to take a lot of time and you can control the quality of the ingredients you use and the amount of sodium that you add. 

This pork lo mein it a great dish to make your own takeout when you have leftover pork. It uses simple ingredients and really takes no time at all to prepare.

Ingredients used in pork lo mein

Plus, it tastes amazing!  It’s got just enough sesame oil in it to give it a slightly nutty flavor and the soy sauce adds just the right amount of saltiness.

For a little heat, serve with sriracha or your favorite hot sauce for drizzling.

And no worries, if you don’t have any pork on hand leftover chicken or turkey will also work beautifully in this recipe.

I used lo mein noodles in this recipe, but spaghetti noodles will also work just fine. In fact, if you’re making spaghetti for another recipe, make extra for this recipe later.

Pork lo mein cooking in the wok

Once the lo mein noodles or spaghetti are done cooking, toss them with a little bit of oil so that they don’t stick together before you add them to the wok.

If you’re cooking the noodles ahead of time to use later, store in the refrigerator after you’ve tossed them with the oil, until you’re ready to use them.

After you’ve cooked the noodles and chopped the veggies, the lo mein takes less than 10 minutes to stir fry. This makes it perfect for a busy weeknight meal.

Plated Pork Lo Mein

Tips and tricks for making pork lo mein

  • Either lo mein noodles or spaghetti will work for this recipe
  • To prevent the noodles from sticking together, it’s a good idea to toss them with a little oil when they’re done cooking.
  • The cooked noodles can be stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to make the dish.
  • If you don’t have leftover pork on hand, cooked chicken or turkey can be substituted.
  • To save time, purchase shredded carrots from the grocery store.
  • If you don’t have ginger paste, you can use grated fresh ginger.

If you want more Asian inspired recipes, try these:


Plated Pork Lo Mein

Yield: 6

Pork Lo Mein

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sweet red chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked pork, shredded or sliced
  • 1 (12 oz) package lo mein noodles (or spaghetti), cooked according to package directions
  • 3 to 4 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, defrosted
  • sriracha for serving, if desired


    1. Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in wok or large skillet over high heat.
    2. Add red pepper, carrots, green onion, garlic and ginger.
    3. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
    4. Stir in sweet red chili sauce.
    5. Add pork and stir fry for 2-3 minute, until pork is heated through.
    6. Add remaining vegetable oil to wok.
    7. Add lo mein noodles and sesame oil. Stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes, until noodles are hot and well coated with oil.
    8. Add soy sauce to taste, tossing to coat mixture.
    9. Serve immediately with more soy sauce and sriracha, if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 1193mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 20g






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