Pork Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles

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Pork Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles

Pork Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles

Lo-mein was one of the first recipes I ever posted on this blog. It was a vegetable lo-mein (you can find it here, posted back in July 2013.)

I’ve always loved lo-mein – it’s one of those takeout dishes that’s even better the next morning, cold. It was a post-college hangover staple, for sure.

Now that I’m a mature, 29-year old business woman (a little cheekiness, there), I am stepping my lo-mein game up with this healthier, zucchini noodle version.

Apparently, lo-mein means stirred noodles, like stir-fried noodles. And that’s exactly what these are: stir fried spiralized noodles with pork.

Pork Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles

Now, if you’re vegetarian, substitute in your favorite veg-friendly protein, like edamame, tofu, tempeh, or even some quinoa would work. If you’re just not a pork person (did you know that pork is better than chicken at rebuilding muscle?!), then try shrimp – that’s my personal favorite in lo-mein.

These actually save well in the refrigerator too, you just may want to toss them a bit before serving, and perhaps add a little extra dash of soy sauce for flavor when serving, because the sauce gets thinned out from the moisture released in the zucchini noodles.

If you’re meal-planning and prepping today (good for you! you go Glen Coco!), spiralize all of these veggies in advance, cook the pork, and then cook it the night you’re planning to have it for dinner – it’ll take less than 10 minutes!

Pork Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles

I hope everyone has a wonderful end to their weekend. Today, I’m spending the day with my mother – we’re getting our nails done, having brunch, and going to see The Book of Mormon. I’ve wanted to see the play forever, and I couldn’t ask for a better date!

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 9 points

*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.

Pork Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • For the pork and noodles:
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 boneless pork chops fat trimmed, sliced into 1/4” thick strips
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 ” piece ginger peeled, minced
  • 4 scallion stalks sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 6 ounces sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth low sodium
  • 2 red bell peppers Blade A, noodles trimmed
  • 4 zucchinis Blade D, noodles trimmed
  • 2 large carrots peeled, Blade D, noodles trimmed
  • sesame seeds to garnish
  • For the sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon oyster sauce just substitute with soy sauce if you don’t have oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat the sesame oil over medium-high heat. Once oil is shimmering, add the pork strips, season with salt and pepper and cook until no longer pink on the inside and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. When done, set aside and place the skillet back over medium-high heat.
  • While pork cooks, prepare the sauce: add all of the ingredients into a bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  • To the skillet from the pork, add the garlic, ginger, and white scallion parts and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the mushrooms and broth and cook until soft, 3-5 minutes. Add the bell pepper and carrot cook until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Add the zucchini noodles and toss. Add the sauce and cooked pork and cook for 3 minutes or until the zucchini softens to your preference.
  • Divide into plates and garnish with sesame seeds and green parts of the scallions.

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24 comments

Allison says:
"Book of Mormon"'is phenomenal! It's really sick, which I say as the highest compliment. Ha! I hope you and your mother enjoy it. :-D
Pam says:
This sounds delicious, I'm printing it out to make really soon. Thank You for including the nutrition facts, I appreciate it. I was shopping at Target and saw Inspiralize Everthing on the shelves for sale!!! Congratulations on the success of your cookbook! Have a great time with your Mom and a wonderful week!
Ali Maffucci says:
Thank you so very much, Pam!!
Val says:
Just made this tonight. I love all of your recipes but this is a new fav!
Hillary Gras says:
Did you use 5 tbsp of soy sauce? Or did you have the oyster sauce? Nervous it could be super salty? Thanks!!!
D says:
I used Tarmari sauce and oyster sauce, and ended up adding more of both.
Hillary Gras says:
Thanks!
Lydia says:
Hi tried to print the recipe for pork lo mein but the page is blank - I usually have no problem. Recipe looks good and thought I would make it. Thanks. L
Leslie says:
Ali, I don't see in the instructions where you add the chicken broth.
Kathryn says:
So much yum!! Made this for dinner and we loved it. I made shrimp instead of pork and it was primo! I've been using your spiralizer for a little while now and I still get so excited each time I take it out. spiralizing zucchini is definitely my favorite...I still ooooh and aaaahhhh like a 6 year old as the noodles pile up! haha! Thanks!!
Meaghan says:
This is so fabulous to hear! Thanks, Kathryn!
Melanie says:
I'm a little confused. On the Get Started page, you say that "1) The vegetable cannot be hollow, seeded or have a tough core." but you spiralized bell peppers. Do you cut the top open then?? How does this work?
D says:
inspiralized.com/video-how-to-spiralize-bell-peppers/
Lisa R says:
There was a lot of Inspiralizing to do for this one, so plan ahead. BUT the end result was worth it. I did use leftover pork chops and they worked just fine. This will go on our list of regulars. My husband usually just uses the modifier "okay," but this rated a "good," high praise from him.
Lisa Smith says:
Would this work with Turkey tenderloins instead of pork? I'm following Weight Watchers for now but started to lean towards more inspiralized recipes. 99% fat free turkey have very little points compared to other meats so it would bring this down point wise quite a bit. Any suggestions if I would substitute?
Rose says:
dont want to sound stupid but 'chicken broth' is that just a tin of soup you add?
Nikki Mckenna says:
Hi! Just tried this recipe out....my sauce was really watery and bland. Not what I did wrong....maybe I should have cooked it longer to let it thicken up?? Love all of your ideas, can't wait to try them all!
LisaR says:
This is delicious! I did use ground pork, but that was only because I made a mistake when I was at the grocery store. Nevertheless, it worked. This is definitely going in the "make again" file.
PJ McCarthy says:
I just made this dish, my first attempt at spiralizing. I love this recipe!!!!!
Meaghan says:
Yay! That's awesome! We're so glad you enjoyed it!

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