Gochujang Noodles with Bacon and Scallions

With a few simple ingredients from the pantry and fridge, you can have a plate of this mouthwatering Gochujang Noodles with Bacon and Scallions dish. Make this simple noodle recipe in 30 minutes or less!

I have a few dishes that I regularly make that are pretty much a spin-off of a base recipe and this is one of them. Similar to my Spicy Soy Garlic Butter Noodles with Beef, this gochujang noodle dish uses kitchen staples. I almost always have bacon hanging out in the freezer and is a quick-cooking source of protein. I love making this quick noodle dish with pork belly as well but since bacon is easier to find, we’re going with bacon for this post.

A plate of gochujang noodles with scallions and bacon with a pair of chopsticks on the plate.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • If you’re speedy at prep work, you can make this gochujang noodle dish in 15 minutes. Seriously, get the water boiling, then while the water boils/noodle cooks, start cutting and sautéing everything. The noodles are al dente at 10 minutes so once ready, you quickly add it to your pan and you’re done! Easy peasy, lemon squeezey. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner!
  • This recipe is loaded with flavours. You’ve got the gochujang, the bacon, the soy sauce mingling together to make a flavour party in your pan.
  • It’s an easy recipe that pretty much anyone can make, no matter your cooking skill.

What You’ll Need

Overhead view of ingredients needed to make gochujang noodles with bacon and scallions.
  • noodles of choice — I use spaghetti noodles but if you’re in a rush, instant noodles pretty much cook in 3 minutes.
  • bacon
  • green onions — scallions and green onions are the same thing.
  • yellow onion
  • salt
  • garlic
  • gochujang
  • soy sauce
  • dark soy sauce — this is optional but it gives your noodles a nice colour

How To Make This Gochujang Noodle Recipe

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and add in your pasta when ready. Cooking until al dente (see your pasta container for instructions). When done, set aside and reserve half a cup of pasta water.
  • While the pasta is cooking, add the bacon to your pan on medium high heat. Let the bacon cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often.
  • To the pan, add in the green onions and sliced onions. Salt and stir for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add in the gochujang and the soy sauces. Stir to combine.
  • Add in a splash of pasta water and then the noodles.
  • Stir to combine and to coat the pasta with the sauce. Top with some slice scallions if desired before serving.
Close up of a pan of gochujang noodles with scallions and bacon.

Tips

  • You can use frozen green onions for this. Just add it straight from frozen! (Here’s how to freeze green onions if you’re curious)
  • If you’d like your noodles to be a little more silky smooth, add in a little more of the reserved pasta water.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.
  • Skip the bacon entirely and make it vegetarian with some mushrooms or chickpeas instead.
  • I use this pot from Zwilling to easily drain my pasta with and it automatically reserves some pasta water for me so that I won’t accidentally pour it down the drain!
Close up of a plate of gochujang noodles with bacon and scallions.

Make Ahead Tips

  • Meal prep: store the bacon gochujang noodles in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.
  • Freezer: allow the gochujang bacon noodles to cool before transferring it into an airtight container before storing them in the freezer. Thaw in the fridge the day before and reheat in the microwave or stovetop.
A meal prep container with gochujang noodles.
A plate of gochujang noodles with bacon and scallions.

Gochujang Noodles with Bacon and Scallions

With a few simple ingredients from the pantry and fridge, you can have a plate of this mouthwatering Gochujang Noodles with Bacon and Scallions. Make this simple noodle recipe in 30 minutes or less!

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Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 25 mins

Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 oz spaghetti, or noodles of choice
  • 5 strips bacon, cut into ½ inches
  • 4 stalks green onions, sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp garlic
  • 2 tbsp gochujang
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce, optional

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and add in your pasta when ready. Cooking until al dente (see your pasta container for instructions). When done, set aside and reserve half a cup of pasta water.

  • While the pasta is cooking, add the bacon to your pan on medium high heat. Let the bacon cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often.

  • To the pan, add in the green onions and sliced onions. Salt and stir for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

  • Add in the gochujang and the soy sauces. Stir to combine.

  • Add in a splash of pasta water and then the noodles.

  • Stir to combine and to coat the pasta with the sauce. Top with some slice scallions if desired before serving.

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Nutrition

Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 731mg | Potassium: 373mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg

Authour: Carmy

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Asian

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