I’ve barely put away the leftovers from today’s Chinese Spaghetti and Meatballs, and I already find myself craving more. Tender pork meatballs are studded with soy sauce, green onions, and carrot, baked, and tossed with easy soy noodles. Such a fun twist on Spaghetti and meatballs .

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Chinese Spaghetti and Meatballs

Currently craving Chinese Spaghetti and Meatballs. This fun twist on spaghetti and meatballs swaps out traditional meatballs for tender, crazy flavorful pork meatballs packed with carrots, nutty sesame seeds, and plenty of soy sauce.  

The meatballs are nestled on top of nutty soy-laced soba noodles, plenty of shredded carrots, onion, and sesame seeds. 

And if I’m craving it after I’ve taste-tested it to perfection, after I’ve eaten it for dinner, and after I’ve eaten it as midnight snack before tucking myself into bed and turning off the light, then you KNOW it’s good.

So here’s the deal. There are a few steps to this. You’re going to dirty up a couple dishes, BUT dinner will be on the table in under 40 minutes, and I think that trumps multiple steps and the dirty dishes. Yes? 

Asian Spaghetti and Meatballs

I have this thing for meatballs (evidenced here, here and here). I also have this thing for Asian noodles.

So I thought, why not combine my love of these two things in the ultimate Asian twist on an Italian classic?!

Rules when it comes to meatballs

  • They must be flavorful.
  • They must be tender and moist.

Here, flavor comes from tons of awesome Asian ingredients like hoisin (which is about fifty million ingredients in of itself), soy sauce, sesame oil and a little bit of ground ginger. Garlic and grated onion aid in flavor as well, but also double up as key components in the tenderness and moistness aspect of my rules.

How to make Chinese Spaghetti with Meatballs

  • Add pork, breadcrumbs, egg yolk, hoisin, soy sauce, sesame oil, ground ginger, sliced green onion, sesame seeds, and garlic cloves (grated on a microplane) to a bowl. Gently mix everything until combined. Use a small ice cream scoop to form the meat into 15 meatballs. Line up on baking sheet and bake until cooked through, about 12-15 minutes. 
  • In another small bowl, whisk soy sauce, hoisin, sesame oil, rice vinegar and chicken stock together. 

  • Bring a large stock pot to a rolling boil. Season with salt. Cook soba noodles according to package directions. Drain. 

  • While noodles cook, heat a large non-stick skillet, to a medium heat. Add remaining 2 teaspoons sesame oil. Once the oil is hot, add carrots and onion. Sauté until carrots are slightly softened and onions are translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Add remaining garlic, cook another minute. 

  • Add cooked soba noodles and sauce. Toss until the noodles have soaked up the sauce. If necessary, use a little bit more chicken stock to loosen the sauce up. Add sriracha if you want some spice! Add remaining green onion and sesame seeds, toss one more time. 

  • Transfer to serving dish and place meatballs on top. Garnish with more green onion and sesame seeds if desired. 

Asian Spaghetti and Meatballs

The wonderful thing about the sauce and noodles, is you don’t need a ton of additional ingredients to complete the recipe. Almost all of the ingredients from the meatballs make an encore appearance in the sauce, with a few additions like rice vinegar for a bit of acid and chicken stock to loosen the sauce up in the final product.

While the meatballs cook, the remaining ingredients (that you already have out!) are whisked together, tossed with cooked soba noodles, some sautéed carrot and onion, plenty of sesame seeds and green onion. When the meatballs are done cooking, they’re scattered about, and it’s ready to go.

Substitutions and Tips and Tricks for Recipe Success

  • Serve the meatballs on their own for an easy and delicious appetizer. Plate them up with a small bowl of sweet and sour sauce or hoisin for dipping. 
  • If you don’t like pork, feel free to swap it out for ground turkey or beef. 
  • Add in whatever veggies you want! Baby carrots, water chestnuts, boy choy, or spinach would be lovely additions. 

Asian Spaghetti and Meatballs

Chinese Spaghetti and Meatballs

I've barely put away the leftovers from today's Chinese Spaghetti and Meatballs, and I already find myself craving more. Tender pork meatballs are studded with soy sauce, green onions, and carrot, baked, and tossed with easy soy noodles. Such a fun twist on Spaghetti and meatballs .

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword spaghetti and meatballs, asian spaghetti and meatballs, chinese spaghetti, asian meatballs, teriayki noodles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 602 kcal
Author Nicole

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp soy sauce, divided
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce, divided
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp sesame oil, divided
  • 5 large garlic cloves, divided
  • 4 green onions, sliced and divided
  • 3 tsp sesame seeds, divided
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup julienned carrots
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 12 oz soba noodles
  • 3 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2-3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2-3 tsp sriracha Optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  2. Add pork, breadcrumbs, egg yolk, 1 tablespoon hoisin, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, ground ginger, 1 tablespoon sliced green onion, 1 teaspoon sesame seeds and 2 grated garlic cloves (grated on a microplane) to a medium bowl. Gently mix everything until combined. Use a small ice cream scoop to form the meat into 15 meatballs. Line up on baking sheet and bake until cooked through, about 12-15 minutes. 

  3. In another small bowl, whisk remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 3 tablespoons hoisin, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, rice vinegar and 1/2 cup chicken stock together. 

  4. Bring a large stock pot to a rolling boil. Season with salt. Cook soba noodles according to package directions. Drain. 

  5. While noodles cook, heat a large non-stick skillet, to a medium heat. Add remaining 2 teaspoons sesame oil. Once the oil is hot, add carrots and onion. Sauté until carrots are slightly softened and onions are translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Add remaining garlic, cook another minute. 

  6. Add cooked soba noodles and sauce. Toss until the noodles have soaked up the sauce. If necessary, use a little bit more chicken stock to loosen the sauce up. Add sriracha if you want some spice! Add remaining green onion and sesame seeds, toss one more time. 

  7. Transfer to serving dish and place meatballs on top. Garnish with more green onion and sesame seeds if desired. 

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Spaghetti and Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 602 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 1548mg67%
Potassium 521mg15%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 4071IU81%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Asian Spaghetti and Meatballs

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