Simple Pork Noodles

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Get ready for a flavor-packed dinner with these spicy pork noodles featuring a tasty gochujang sauce, finely chopped veggies, ground pork, and pappardelle noodles!

Indulge in the spicy goodness of these gochujang pork noodles. They’re not only filling but also bursting with flavor, especially when topped with a quick green onion salad and sesame seeds. Best part? You can whip up this dish in under an hour, making it perfect for any night of the week!

Who doesn’t love a quick dinner fix? These delicious pork noodles are here to save the day, featuring a spicy Korean-inspired sauce made with gochujang, adding a perfect balance of heat and sweetness.

This dish brings together ground pork, ginger, carrot, green onion, and pappardelle noodles for a mouthwatering meal. We love to serve it with a simple green onion salad on top to add a refreshing contrast of temperatures.

Simple Pork Noodles

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 6


For the Green Onion Salad:

  • 3 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • Pinch of salt
  • 7 green onions green part only, cut into thin 2-inch long strips
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds

For the Spicy Pork Noodles:

  • 3 tablespoons gochujang
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil separated
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon salt separated
  • 7 green onions white part only and minced (½ cup)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 medium carrots minced (~¾ cup)
  • 16 oz. pappardelle or tagliatelle
  • 1-1.5 cups starchy pasta water separated
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds


  • Prepare the green onion salad by mixing rice vinegar, honey, grated ginger, and salt in a bowl. Toss in the green onions and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Chill in the refrigerator.
  • In another bowl, whisk together gochujang, tomato paste, rice vinegar, soy sauce, fish sauce, honey, and ginger for the pork noodle sauce. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of sesame oil into the mixture.
  • Cook ground pork in a skillet until almost cooked through. Remove pork and keep drippings.
  • Saute white parts of green onion, garlic, and carrots in sesame oil. Add pork back to the skillet and pour in the gochujang sauce. Mix well and set aside.
  • Cook noodles until al dente. Reserve starchy water.
  • Add starchy water to the skillet, simmer the sauce, and toss in the noodles.
  • Serve noodles topped with sesame seeds and the chilled green onion salad.


  • For a milder version, substitute 1 tablespoon of gochujang sauce with another tablespoon of tomato paste.
  • Pappardelle or tagliatelle noodles work best for this dish.
  • Add warm noodles to the sauce for better mixing.

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