Easy Shrimp Lo Mein Recipe – on the table in 30 minutes!


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This easy shrimp lo mein recipe can be on your table in 30 minutes and is a great way to incorporate a lot of healthy veggies into your diet. Be sure to add this recipe to your meal plan! You will love it.

Easy Shrimp Lo Mein Recipe - on the table in 30 minutes

Shrimp Lo Mein Recipe

I’ve been in a cooking rut lately – cooking the same ole recipes I always cook. I’m  so glad it’s March and am hopeful that my February blahs will leave with the month. Fortunately, I’ve got a great friend who is not in a rut and she always tells me when she comes up with something I won’t want to miss. This shrimp lo mein recipe is her creation and it is fantastic – a great way to use up any straggling veggies you happen to have in your fridge. Not only is it easy to make, but it helps prevent food waste too! So, make this today, ok?

prep the ingredients for the shrimp lo mein recipe

I also love this recipe because it’s so easy to prep ahead to save a ton of time during busy evenings. It’s possible to cut all of the veggies ahead of time and store in the fridge. You can even cook the noodles earlier in the day and reheat under warm water. I have learned all of these cooking hacks from my friend Robin. If we lived in the same area, we’d easily be sister wives. I get so much more accomplished when she’s around!

stir fry veggies for shrimp lo mein

By the way, for even quicker veggie prep, be sure to use a julienne cutter – they make quick work out of match-sticking the carrots! Yes, another tip I have learned from Robin. 🙂

stir fry noodles and sauce

I really like the shrimp in this recipe, but you could substitute any type of protein you’d prefer – chicken, pork, or beef; or tofu would probably also be delicious if you’re a vegetarian. You can also omit the protein and enjoy a lovely veggie stir-fry for Meatless Monday!

Yield: 6

Easy Shrimp Lo Mein Recipe - on the table in 30 minutes!

Easy Shrimp Lo Mein Recipe - on the table in 30 minutes!

A quick and healthy meal that can be on your plate in 30 minutes. This shrimp lo mein is a great way to sneak in a bunch of delicious veggies.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


For the shrimp

For the stir fry

  • 3-4 TBS sesame oil
  • 1 bunch chopped green onions, whites and greens separated
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2TBS fresh ginger, grated
  • 6 cups cabbage, chopped (both Nappa Cabbage & Bok Choy are wonderful in this dish!)
  • 3 carrots, julienned or cut into matchsticks
  • 6 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 sweet pepper, julienned or cut into matchsticks

For the sauce

  • 6 TBS [b]organic Tamari Sauce[/b]
  • 2 TBS sugar or honey
  • 1 TBS organic sesame oil
  • 1 TBS fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Sriracha to taste


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Combine sauce ingredients and whisk well. Set aside.
  3. Prepare all veggies - it's fine to mix the stir fry veggies, but keep the green onions separate.
  4. Add more sesame oil and stir fry all the veggies, the garlic, ginger, and green onion whites until cooked through - batch cook if necessary and rmove veggies to a big bowl.
  5. Finally, stir fry the cooked noodles with the sauce quicky, mix everything together and serve!
  6. Garnish with green onions, as desired and ENJOY!

Did you make this recipe?

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This recipe satisfies my cravings for healthier Chinese food. I hope you like it too!

Homemade Shrimp Lo Mein - on the table in 30 minutes. A great way to encourage your family to eat more healthy veggies

About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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  1. I’m glad I read this early! I’m driving into town (40 minutes one way) to meet a friend for lunch. I’m going to run into the grocery store and pick up the ingredients I don’t have. I’ve been in a cooking rut but you just gave me the cure! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This looks really good and so easy. My kids love ordering lo mein whenever we do take out. I’ve printed this off and look forward to making it very soon.

  3. I love Chinese food, but I’ve never tried making lo mein before. This looks delicious! I’m definitely adding it to our dinner rotation. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This recipe looks so good. My fiance and I love chinese food. We eat it as often as we can. I will be rying this one at home

  5. I haven’t tried this yet, but I know I’ll love it!! Chinese food is one of my favorites, and your recipe is over the top with all of the healthy veggies!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. You’re welcome, Elizabeth!! I hope you love it. Enjoy and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. <3

    1. Oh gosh! Thanks for pointing that out. I’ll update, but you can cook the shrimp in the beginning and set aside until the end. 🙂

  6. You didn’t update the recipe to tell us what to do with the shrimp.
    I assume we should sauté them in the sesame oil with garlic and ginger, then mix them in when we combine the rest of the ingredients at the end.