Veggie Lo Mein brings unbelievable food to your table in under 30 minutes. Love slurpy, noodle-y goodness? This quick and easy meal is sure to please.
If you haven’t already tried our beef lo mein dish, it’s a meat-lover’s dream.
Veggie Lo Mein isn’t just for vegetarians. It’s a great, light weekday lunch or quick dinner. The kicker? You can pack a TON of fresh produce in this dish and your kids won’t even notice. Yes, it’s that good…
From egg noodles to soba noodles and beyond, here at Momsdish, we love Asian noodle dishes. Some of our favorites include Korean Japchae and my Simple Yakisoba Noodles.
What is Lo Mein?
If you haven’t tried lo mein before, you are probably wondering what exactly it is. In short, lo mein is a stir-fried noodle dish that hails from the street food scene in China. Long, soft noodles are tossed with a savory and sweet sauce and either beef or chicken and a ton of veggies. The end result is a bowl of slurpy deliciousness!
How To Make Veggie Lo Mein
Ingredients for Veggie Lo Mein
Here, I will provide the basic ingredients for my Veggie Lo Mein. Feel free to bulk up the recipe with more veggies. You can add some fresh ginger, cabbage, bok choy, baby corn, mushrooms or even jalapeños to spruce things up. Here are the components I can’t live without:
- Lo Mein Noodles: Most grocery stores will carry lo mein noodles in the Asian aisle. You can find these wheat and egg based noodles dried or fresh. If you get lucky, you will find fresh lo mein noodles in the refrigerated section (sometimes in the produce aisle, sometimes in the Asian aisle).
- Broccoli: There’s just something about the way that the broccoli sucks up the flavors of the lo mein sauce. There’s a reason this veggie is a staple in Chinese cooking!
- Bell Peppers: Sweet, red bell peppers not only add a wonderful flavor to this dish, they also add a great pop of color.
- Onion: Use yellow or white for this dish.
- Carrots: You can shred carrots yourself or buy them pre-cut “julienne style”. These thin pieces stir fry much better than thick chunks.
- Garlic: It may be tempting to use garlic powder — but refrain! The fresh stuff is a must in Chinese cooking.
- Lo Mein Sauce: This sauce may taste complex, but it is actually super easy to make. Using just a few Chinese staples, you can make this a restaurant-quality dish.
Tips For the Best Veggie Lo Mein
- Layering is Key. It might be tempting to dump all of your ingredients in the pan at one time. But, in order for this dish to cook evenly, you need to cook all the veggies separately.
- Opt for Sesame Oil. It might feel natural for you to reach for olive oil when you are getting ready to stir fry. Try using sesame oil instead to add a wonderfully nutty flavor to your dish.
- Garnish it Up. Chop up some fresh green onions and sprinkle them on top right before serving.
How to Make Lo Mein Sauce?
My version only requires brown sugar, broth and soy sauce. You simply whisk all the components together and, just like that, you have a perfectly sweet and savory sauce.
A Few Other Asian Dishes to Try
- Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken – If this already isn’t one of your favorite Chinese takeout dishes, get prepared to fall in love with this tangy chicken.
- Egg Noodle Soup – A simple egg drop soup warms the soul. This is one of my favorite comfort foods.
- Korean Air Fryer Pork Ribs – These savory morsels come out tender and juicy in just a matter of minutes.
- 1/4 cup vegetable broth
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 8 oz lo mein noodles (cooked according to package instrucitons)
- 1 large carrot julienne
- 1 cup broccoli chopped
- 1 large red bell pepper sliced
- 1 medium onion sliced
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp oil for frying
- In a bowl combine together broth, brown sugar, sesame oil and soy sauce. Whisk until everything comes together. Set aside.
- In a preheated skillet with oil, fry carrots until golden brown. Remove and set aside. Repeat this with onions, broccoli and bell peppers. Cooking veggies separately creates the best flavors.
- Add all vegetables back to the skillet. Press garlic into the vegetables and toss everything together.
- Add lo mein noodles and sauce. Toss together and let lo mein cook for 3-5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and serve right away.
I don't really like lo mein, but my family does, so I oblige.
I made this with chickpea pasta, added bok choy and scrambled egg. It's delicious. The sauce makes it. So yeah, I don't like lo mein, but I love this recipe.
Hi Stacey, I am thrilled that you found a recipe that you and your family love so much. Thank you for sharing your process and feedback. Enjoy!
I made last night, it was so simple and delicious. I added some leftover pork tenderloin, only used 2T aminos (instead of soy sauce) and 3 garlic, chicken broth, along with carrots, onions and peppers, and leftover spaghetti. Can't wait to make again, better than takeout.
Hi Nani, It sounds like it turned out delicious! Thank you for sharing your process and feedback. Enjoy!
I made this tonight and my family was very happy with how it turned out. I omitted the sesame oil from the sauce due to food allergies and used low sodium soy sauce. I added bok choy and snow pea pods prior to adding the lo mein. So delicious!!
Hi Arlene, I am so glad to hear that the recipe was a success! Sounds like it turned out amazing!! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Enjoy!
This was so delicious and so easy!! We added tofu to it for our protein. Will make it again!!
Hi Britt, I love that you put your own spin on this recipe! Thank you for sharing your feedback. Enjoy!!
Absolutely delicious! All 3 of my kids enjoyed it and asked for seconds. I loved how quick and easy it is to make! Thank you!
Hi Dana, I am so overjoyed to hear that your kiddos loved and approved of this recipe! Thank you for sharing your feedback. Enjoy!
A fantastic basic recipe for us just dipping our toe into Asian-inspired dishes. We doubled the recipe, added a touch more broth, subbed cabbage for broccoli, and added a tablespoon of hoisin. It was FANTASTIC!
Hi Kat, I am thrilled that you found a recipe you loved and that it was a success Thank you for sharing your process, enjoy!!
This was wonderful! We loved it so much! I cooked the broccoli in the microwave for a couple minutes and used green onion instead of yellow. I used 14 ounces of noodles and doubled the sauce! Perfect recipe!
Hi Crissy, I am so glad to hear that the recipe was a success! Thank you for sharing your process. Enjoy!
I would like to make ahead of time for a party tomorrow. What is the best way to reheat?
Hi Melissa, you can re-heat it on a skillet with a little bit of oil, otherwise I would recommend that you prep all of the ingredients and sauce ahead of time and cook it fresh before the party for best results. The cooking part doesn't take up a lot of time at all. I hope this helps. Have a wonderful day!
Made this tonight and it was fabulous! Was a hit with the family also. Thanks for sharing your recipe ❤️
Hi Vickie, I am thrilled that the recipe was a success! Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. Enjoy!
This recipe is outstanding! I added 3 eggs and 1/4 head of cabbage (only add in the last two minutes of cooking). I replaced shallots for regular onion and rice noodles for lo mein noodles. I served with crushed peanuts on top. This recipe has the potential for many variations. I've been looking for a great lo mein recipe for months, and this is it! Excellent! Thank you for sharing.
Patty, you are way ahead of me and I love love your version. I love rice noodles and the combo you shared sounds incredible, almost like Thai influence. I need to try your version asap! Thank you for sharing.
This was delicious! I used chicken broth, added chicken and made 1.5x the sauce. Tasted so fresh and flavorful!
Hi Mary! I am so delighted the recipe was a success! The added chicken and sauce sounds super tasty! Thank you for sharing, enjoy!
My granddaughter is eating this right now and loves it!!!
Kim, thats so awesome! Happy to hear that she loves it. 🙂
This was a really great recipe. The video was most helpful and it tasted great. Thsnks
Hi Deb, I am so delighted to hear that you loved this recipe! Thank you for the feedback, Enjoy!
This isn't a veggie lo mein.
Hey there! What do you qualify as Veggie Lo Mein?
Made for last nights dinner! Fabulous! Used green beans cut on the diagonal, white mushrooms sliced thin, green onions cut on the diagonal and the rest of the veggies in the recipe. Also used vegetable oil to fry. Next time will add some kind of meat or shrimp.
That sounds so good, C.J! If you loved this recipe, you will surely love our shrimp or beef lo mein recipes on the blog! https://momsdish.com/shrimp-l… and https://momsdish.com/recipe/4…
Cooked this is for 8 people with 2 or 3 ounces per person, which is pretty small serving unless for children. Most pasta/rice is 4 oz or more.
Hey Jk- that is a fair point, this recipe is probably more suited for 4-6 people, not 8. We will have to review the serving sizes. Thanks for the feedback!
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Thank you! 😀
This recipe is so authentic!! I doubled the sauce and didn’t have lo mein noodles but had Italian bucatelli pasta and it was so delicious! Thanks for sharing this 5 star recipe
I did the same my kids loved it my daughter actually didn’t pick out the vegetables on this recipe and want to use chop sticks again lol
Sue, this is so great to hear. Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback!
Made it tonight for dinner and it really good just have to to make extra sauce
Hello, Kay! I'm thrilled you enjoyed these noodles- and yes, some people do prefer them extra saucy and double it right away! 🙂
Does doubling the sauce intend that we have to double the vegetable broth, brown sugar, sesame oil, and soy sauce?
Hey Julie, you can double the sauce if you want to make it extra "saucy" or double all the ingredients. Its hard to mess up this recipe.
Are the noodles included in the caloric information?
Hi Amberly, they should be! The calorie count does seem on the low end though, sometimes the nutrition value calculators are a bit tricky though and the info isn't exact. I wish I could be of more help!
So delicious! I followed previous recommendations of doubling the sauce and we used frozen vegetables instead of fresh. It turned out fine! Definitely will be making again!
Glad you enjoyed it, Emily! Can't go wrong with doubling the sauce. If you loved this recipe and eat meat, check out the beef lo mein- it's also SO delicious.
Absolutely the best! Thank you!
You're welcome, Sandra! So glad you loved it.
Great recipe!!! My family throughly enjoyed !!!
Amazing - so happy to hear that Krystal. It's one of our favs for Meatless Monday. 🙂
This is now one of my go to recipes. We just love it, sauce makes it great. I have also added chicken or shrimp (I know it is veggie lo mein). I have to print another copy as my other one is very greasy now!
Hi Cathy - Yay! So happy you like it. You can definitely add in your fav protein and veggies, making it so versatile. Appreciate the feedback.
Turn out very good! I added a little browning sauce for extra flavor and to darken it a little more.
Thanks, Keya! I'm glad you enjoyed it and modified to taste. Thanks for commenting!
Made this, it's good but get tired of all the junk that comes up on your site.
Hi Bonita, thank you for the feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe. You're welcome to "jump to recipe" in the future or print out the recipe card for convenience.
This recipe is really good! I just added more soy sauce to taste! ❤️
Thank you, Nicole, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
very nice recipe Thank you!
Hi Summer - Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
This was delicious! I made this dish tonight for my husband and I. I read some of the comments that mentioned to double the sauce which I did and added my own veggies: carrots, mushrooms, green onion, yellow onion, red and green bell peppers and a few red pepper flakes and this was so good! thanks again!
Did you double the veggi broth as well?
Hi Aisha - So glad you and your hubby enjoyed the dish! I love that you made it your own. Happy New Year and thanks for sharing!
This recipe was so good that one of my picky eaters, liked it. I really enjoyed it, I almost just ate it by itself but I unfortunately had to share. I will be adding this to my meal prep for my meatless meals.
Hi Brandy - That's awesome to hear! I love making this dish for Meatless Mondays for my kids too. They love noodles and I'm always successful at sneaking the veggies in. Happy New Year and thanks for the kind words!