Asparagus and Shiitake Mushroom Noodle Bowl

Asparagus and Shiitake Mushroom Noodle Bowl

Published March 13, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 6
Total Time: 30 min

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 15 min


No matter the cuisine, noodle soups are always comforting. This dish is great served as a soup but you can also reduce the broth by half and serve as a pasta dish. Try adding some grilled chicken, pork, or tofu for a more robust meal.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 bowl
Calories per serving: 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.4g 10%
Saturated Fat 2.1g 10%
Sodium 697mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 30.4g 10%
Protein 7.7g 11%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 lb. udon or soba noodles
  • 1 (32 oz.) container low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 lb. shiitake or button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. thin asparagus, halved and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Step by Step:

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Set aside, keeping warm.
  2. Bring chicken broth and soy sauce to a simmer in a large saucepan.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté sliced mushrooms in oil until browned, about 5 minutes. Add asparagus and broth mixture. Cook 2 minutes or until asparagus is tender.
  4. Divide pasta between serving bowls. Ladle 1 cup broth into bowl and top with asparagus and mushrooms. Drizzle with sesame oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.