Udon is a thick, long noodle that originates from Japan. While most traditional udon noodle dishes contain meat, there are plenty of ways to enjoy udon noodles while living a plant-based lifestyle.
There are many different types of udon noodle dishes, including:
- Stir fry
- Chilled salads
- …And more!
So next time you’re craving something yummy, give one of these easy vegan udon noodles recipes a try.
Tofu is one of the most popular protein sources for vegans. If you’re fond of this soy-based Japanese ingredient, you will probably enjoy this udon recipe by This Savory Vegan.
These udon noodles have black pepper tofu, spinach, onions, carrots, and celery all mixed into a delicious umami sauce.
Stir-fried noodles have a reputation for being super oily. So if you’re trying to cut fats out of your diet, this udon noodle recipe by Brand New Vegan may be perfect for you!
These vegan yaki udon noodles have a sweet and spicy sauce. Veggies like mushrooms, cabbage, carrots, and onions add some flavor and color to this dish. Best of all, this recipe is completely animal-product-free.
Lazy Cat Kitchen’s yaki udon can make an easy and satisfying vegan dinner. It has a sweet and savory sauce that coats the noodles and veggies, bringing all of the ingredients together in this super tasty dish.
Mushrooms, broccoli, bok choy, bell peppers, carrots, and onions are the key components of this vegan yaki udon recipe. If you’d like, you can customize it with some of your other favorite vegetables, too.
This delicious udon noodle soup by The Spruce Eats is a great meal for a chilly day. Its warm broth and thick noodles will leave you feeling warm and satisfied!
Seasoned broccoli, green onions, cilantro, and peanuts combine with udon noodles and broth for a yummy, nutritious recipe.
Don’t let the name fool you—these beefy yaki udon noodles are completely vegan! Thank You Berry Much provides a deliciously satisfying meal with this udon noodle recipe.
Seitan “beef,” broccolini, sesame sauce, and onions combine with udon noodles for a super flavorful fish. So if you love beef noodles but want to cut out animal products, this recipe makes a great substitute.
Here’s another recipe for vegans who love stir-fried noodles! Simple Vegan Blog provides an easy way to turn udon noodles into a wonderful main course.
Onions, carrots, and bell peppers are the main veggies in this dish, but you can add some of your other favorites as well. The sauce for this stir fry recipe consists of ginger, soy sauce, and olive oil.
Any vegans craving a quick and nutritious meal will find it in this recipe by The Simple Veganista. It’s a super yummy way to enjoy these Japanese noodles.
Bean sprouts, zucchini, and many other veggies make this udon noodle bowl a filling main course. You can enjoy it on its own, or serve it with a Japanese side dish such as tempura or okonomiyaki.
This yaki udon recipe by Short Girl Tall Order can make a great meal next time you’re yearning for stir-fried noodles. The sauce coating these noodles has a sweet yet salty flavor that’ll satisfy your cravings.
Fried cabbage, red peppers, carrots, and snow peas make this yaki udon recipe as pretty as it is delicious!
In under fifteen minutes, you can have this quick and easy udon noodle recipe on your table. Choosing Chia provides a simple yet efficient way to prepare this traditional Japanese meal.
These noodles have a smooth, soy-based sauce that brings all of the flavors together. The chewy mushrooms and bok choy give it a healthy yet earthy taste, too.
Vegan Bell’s peanut sauce udon noodles are creamy, satisfying, and great for feeding a whole family. Best of all, you can prepare them in around twenty minutes, so they’re a great last-minute vegan dinner idea.
The peanut sauce in this recipe consists of peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, maple syrup, and a couple of different seasonings. There are plenty of veggies, too, so it’s super nutritious.
For an easy dinner in a pinch, try this recipe by We Are So Vegan! These cabbage udon noodles can be ready to enjoy in around ten minutes.
This recipe has a sweet and savory sauce, lots of fried cabbage, and even some sauteed cashews for a little extra crunch and protein.
If you enjoyed the peanut sauce udon noodles recipe we covered earlier, you’ll probably like this recipe as well. The Cheap Lazy Vegan provides an easy dinner recipe that you can prepare in the microwave.
These noodles have a creamy, nutty sauce and plenty of frozen veggies. You can top them with some sesame seeds to add a little texture and flavor, too.
The Food Takes Flight provides a satisfying vegan course for your next Asian-inspired meal. The garlicky, spicy flavor of these udon noodles is pretty hard to beat.
Mushrooms, seasoned tofu, and a savory soy sauce make this recipe extra filling and flavorful. These noodles would taste great topped with some chopped scallions and sesame seeds, too.
Chili oil gives this udon noodle recipe a little bit of heat. It’s great to enjoy on its own or with a side of vegan egg rolls.
Green veggies, radishes, and chopped tofu combine with udon noodles and spicy sauce in this recipe. If you like your noodles extra hot, you can top them with some extra chili oil and pepper flakes!
If you need a soup that’ll warm you up and clear out your sinuses, this spicy udon noodle soup is the way to go.
Sriracha is the source of this soup’s delicious hot and tasty flavor. It also has enoki mushrooms, shredded nori, carrots, napa cabbage, onions, and a little bit of garlic.
If you’re feeling under the weather, these ginger miso udon noodles may help perk you up. They have a warm, savory broth and lots of colorful, nutritious veggies.
The five-spice tofu provides a lot of texture and protein to this dish, too. Other ingredients include bok choy, carrots, and coriander!
A huge selection of ingredients go into this recipe by Emilie Eats, but preparing it is pretty simple. Even the most amateur vegan chefs can master this one!
Instant udon noodles are the key to this incredibly easy recipe. With lots of veggies and protein-packed tofu, these drunken noodles are nothing short of a complete meal.
Despite the name, this recipe by Just One Cookbook is vegetarian and vegan-friendly. Preparing it is fairly simple, and the result is a tasty meal for both meat eaters and vegans alike.
These noodles have a savory dashi broth, minced mushrooms, and crispy seasoned eggplant. It tastes great with some firm tofu and bok choy on top, too.
If you enjoy cream of mushroom soup, consider giving this mushroom udon soup recipe a try. The creamy, flavorful broth and udon noodles make for a super filling meal.
The key to this recipe’s creamy vegan broth is coconut milk. If you’d like, you can top it with some chili oil for a little bit of spice.
Udon noodles, mushrooms, and cabbage combine in this recipe to make an incredibly tasty vegan dish. It also has some fried tofu and scallions as a garnish.
This soup by Serious Eats uses several types of mushrooms such as morel and wood ear. So if you’re a big-time mushroom lover, this is the perfect soup for you.
Those who enjoy spicy curries may want to try this udon noodle dish by WoonHeng. It’s fairly easy to prepare, and you can have it ready in under half an hour.
This recipe has udon noodles, shiitake mushrooms, king oyster mushrooms, and onions coated in a savory curry sauce. Be sure to top it with some sliced scallions for a more tasty and colorful meal!
If you’re seeking the perfect meal for a hot summer day, look no further than these tanuki udon noodles by Okonomi Kitchen. They come in chilled broth and include plenty of seasonal vegetables.
Grape tomatoes, edamame beans, seaweed, cucumbers, and tomatoes make this udon dish super tasty and nutritious. It also has a topping of tempura flakes and toasted sesame seeds to add some crispy texture.
In Japan, kitsune udon is a very popular way to enjoy udon noodles. And when you use this easy recipe, you can enjoy it completely free of animal products!
This kitsune udon includes a savory broth and a topping of Japanese citrus, scallions, and a spice mix called shichimi togarashi. It also has inari age, which is a deep-fried slice of tofu.
If you enjoy Korean and Japanese food, you’ll probably love this udon noodle recipe by Sharon Palmer. It can make an easy dinner in roughly twenty minutes!
This tasty recipe combines udon noodles, kimchi (a spicy, pickled Korean cabbage), cubed tofu, and plenty of veggies. It also includes coconut milk for a creamy broth.
Are you trying to get your kids to eat more vegetables? This easy recipe by Cadry’s Kitchen can make a great dinner for your picky kids.
Cashews and nutritional yeast are the key components of this dish’s cheesy sauce. It also has a topping of roasted brussels sprouts! While it strays pretty far from how they normally prepare udon noodles in Japan, it’s still nothing short of a truly yummy recipe.
In this recipe, Eat Figs Not Pigs provides a vegan twist on a Korean favorite. These gochujang udon noodles have the perfect blend of cheesy and spicy goodness!
This recipe uses a spicy, homemade gochujang sauce and a mix of vegan mozzarella and cheddar cheese. You can top it with some green onions, sesame seeds, and toasted garlic if you’d like a little garnish.
This spicy, colorful variation of udon noodles will make a satisfying meal for the whole family. It’s a great last-minute dinner idea that you can make in just thirty minutes!
Fried tofu, cabbage, eggplant, carrots, and a handful of other vegetables make this a beautiful and nutritious dish. You can top these udon noodles with some sesame seeds for a little extra flavor and texture.
Do you want a spicy twist to your fried noodle dinner? Try this easy recipe by Ai Made it For You! You can have these massaman yaki udon noodles on your dinner table in just fifteen minutes.
One key ingredient of this recipe is jackfruit, which is an Asian fruit with a meat-like texture. These noodles also have onions, carrots, cabbage, a savory soy sauce, and a topping of sesame seeds.
Need a refreshing side dish or main course for a hot summer day? Punch Fork’s Thai cucumber salad with udon noodles is worth a try.
This recipe includes udon noodles, shallots, cucumbers, and bell peppers tossed in a light vinegar dressing. Consider bringing this dish to your next summertime potluck!
Here’s another quick and easy udon noodle recipe! It’s the perfect dinner for busy weeknights, especially if you’re trying to get a lot of veggies in your diet.
This recipe includes broccoli, bell peppers, snap peas, and carrots mixed with udon noodles and a savory soy sauce. Not only is this dish delicious and healthy, but it will look beautiful on your plate.
These udon noodles by Eat Smarter are a great way to fit more veggies into your diet. More importantly, they’re super easy to prepare—you can have them ready in about half an hour.
They have broccoli, carrots, scallions, and even a little bit of garlic. The cashews and mung bean sprouts add a little bit of protein and fiber, too.
This recipe by Le Petit Eats is yet another great idea for a summertime meal. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner and can work well as a main course or a side dish.
Udon noodles, cucumbers, radish, corn, and a light vinegar dressing combine for a super tasty meal. Top these noodles with cilantro leaves for a fresh and tangy twist!
This udon noodle salad by The Vegan Atlas could make a refreshing lunch! It uses veggies that don’t require any cooking, so it’s a pretty quick and easy meal.
Udon noodles, fresh veggies such as baby corn and snow peas, and a light vinegar-based dressing are the main components of this vegan meal. You could even top it with some nuts for extra texture!
Miso is vegan by nature, which makes it an essential component of plant-based Japanese cooking. So if you’re a fan of this ingredient, this udon miso soup by Connoisseurus Veg will exceed your expectations.
Aside from the udon noodles and miso broth, this recipe uses shiitake mushrooms, napa cabbage, edamame beans, and more. Overall, it’s a super delicious and vegan-friendly meal for chilly weather.
If you’re craving udon noodle soup but need something appropriate for summertime, this recipe by Chef JA Cooks may be just what you need. It’s a filling meal that requires very little effort, so it’s perfect for beginner vegan chefs.
Udon noodles topped with tomatoes, okra, shredded shiso, fried tofu, and a mentsuyu sauce make this a super tasty recipe. This would taste delicious with some vegan tempura on the side!
Easy Vegan Udon Noodles Recipes, Final Thoughts
Udon noodles are incredibly versatile, so if you need a creative idea for your next vegan dinner, you’ll want to give one of these options a try.
Whether you go for a light and refreshing salad or a warm and hearty soup, these easy vegan udon noodles recipes will satisfy everyone!
If you’re craving more vegan-friendly Japanese dishes, consider checking out our list of easy vegan ramen recipes.