13 Must-Try Udon Recipes For a Quick Meal

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Satisfy those udon cravings! You will love these flavorful 13 Japanese Udon Recipes. From hot soups to refreshing cold dishes, there are many ways to enjoy these chewy noodles!

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Enjoy this collection of delicious udon dishes for a quick lunch or a busy weeknight dinner. Whether you prefer a delicious bowl of soup or a flavorful stir-fry, I’m sure you will discover your favorite among these delightful options!

    This recipe is for you if:
  • You love Japanese udon noodles.
  • You are looking for easy udon recipes.
  • You want to learn how to cook udon noodles.

Let’s get started!

1. Vegetable Yaki Udon (Vegan)

Yakiudon noodles on a blue plate. Ingredients are carrots, green peppers, tuna and bonito.

This Yaki Udon recipe is a great dinner idea for busy weekdays. It’s so easy and delicious, and you can make it in under 15 minutes from start to finish!

Make This Recipe: Vegetable Yaki Udon

2. Miso Udon Carbonara (Vegetarian)

Udon carbonara served in a plate.

If you’re feeling like some light yet satisfying comfort food today, try this Miso Udon Carbonara! Thick chewy udon noodles are perfectly paired with creamy carbonara sauce.

Make This Recipe: Miso Udon Carbonara

3. Kake Udon (Japanese Udon Noodle Soup)

Kake udon served in a bowl.

Enjoy a comforting bowl of Kake Udon and delight in the harmony between its chewy udon noodles and flavorful dashi soup. Learn how to make this easy and simple yet satisfying noodle dish!

Make This Recipe: Kake Udon

4. Curry Udon Recipe

Curry udon served in a bowl.

Fill your cravings with this delicious and easy-to-follow Curry Udon recipe! Enjoy an inviting combination of chewy noodles in a flavorful curry soup.

Make This Recipe: Curry Udon

5. Vegan Udon Soup

Vegan udon soup served in a bowl.

Are you craving a heartwarming Vegan Udon Soup? This recipe offers you umami-rich kombu dashi stock with chewy udon noodles, the perfect comfort dish for cold days!

Make This Recipe: Vegan Udon Soup

6. Vegetarian Udon Soup

Vegetarian udon soup served in a bowl.

Savor this steaming bowl of Vegetarian Udon Soup. This recipe features chewy udon noodles and umami-rich kombu broth, perfect for a quick and wholesome meal!

Make This Recipe: Vegetarian Udon Soup

7. Tanuki Udon Soup

Tanuki udon soup served in a bowl.

Treat yourself to the heartwarming Tanuki Udon soup—a cozy, satisfying Japanese noodle dish that guarantees a delightful meal experience!

Make This Recipe: Tanuki Udon Soup

8. Kitsune Udon Soup

Kitsune udon soup served in a bowl.

Savor the deliciousness with a bowl of Kitsune Udon! This simple yet satisfying Japanese noodle soup has a taste you’ll love.

Make This Recipe: Kitsune Udon Soup

9. Miso Udon Soup (Vegetarian)

Miso udon soup in a large pot.

Get ready to savor the heartwarming Miso Udon Soup! This dish combines the rich miso paste with those delightfully chewy udon noodles. It’s a perfect comfort food for cold days!

Make This Recipe: Miso Udon Soup

10. Cold Udon Noodles with Summer Vegetables

Cold udon noodles with summer vegetables.

Summer is best for cold udon noodles. Just top the boiled udon with fresh summer vegetables and pour flavorful noodle soup. It’s a simple and easy recipe.

Make This Recipe: Cold Udon Noodles with Summer Vegetables

11. Chilled Natto Udon Noodle Bowl

Natto egg udon noodles.

Natto, udon noodles, and egg are all combined in this delicious bowl to make a wholesome meal. If you’re interested in natto recipes, try the easy-to-follow Natto udon noodle bowl for an appetizing taste of something new!

Make This Recipe: Chilled Natto Udon Noodle Bowl

12. Zaru Udon (Japanese Cold Udon Noodles)

Zaru udon noodles served with dipping sauce.

Zaru udon is a perfect way to cool off and refresh for any season or as a break from heavy meals. Learn how to make this classic Japanese noodle dish!

Make This Recipe: Zaru Udon (Japanese Cold Udon Noodles)

13. Bukkake Udon

Bukkake udon served in a bowl.

Bukkake Udon is a Japanese noodle dish with savory broth and various toppings. Try this easy dish if you’re in the mood for something tasty yet light!

Make This Recipe: Bukkake Udon

A Comprehensive Guide for Udon Noodles

udon noodles with chopsticks.

Learn more about udon noodles by exploring beginner’s guides such as What are Japanese udon noodles and articles discussing the differences in Japanese noodles, like Soba vs. Udon: What is the Difference in Japanese Noodles and 3 Popular Japanese Noodles Explained: Ramen, Udon, and Soba.

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Vegan udon soup with chopsticks.

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Chef JA Cooks is a Japanese food blog that shares simple and healthy Japanese home cooking recipes, including vegan and vegetarian. From traditional Japanese recipes to modern recipes with step-by-step instructions.

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13 Must-Try Udon Recipes For a Quick Meal

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Juri Austin
Satisfy those udon cravings! You will love these flavorful Japanese udon noodle recipes. From hot soups to refreshing cold dishes, there are many ways to enjoy these chewy noodles!

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Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: udon noodles
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