Lo mein noodles and fresh veggies are tossed with a homemade General Tso sauce in this easy Vegetarian General Tso Stir Fry recipe, made in just 25 minutes!

Chinese Noodles and General Tso Sauce

I’m a huge fan of General Tso sauce, it’s slightly sweet, spicy and so flavorful! I first introduced my recipe for General Tso’s sauce in this Gluten Free General Tso’s Chicken recipe. Ever since it landed on the blog in 2015, it’s been a huge hit!

I’ve since used the sauce to make General Tso’s Cauliflower, General Tso’s Chicken Wings and General Tso’s Shrimp and Broccoli. You can actually double, or triple, the sauce ingredients in this recipe. Keep the extra sauce on hand to make more chicken, noodle stir fry or cauliflower throughout the week. The sauce will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.

In this recipe for General Tso Stir Fry, I’ve combined the general tso’s sauce we all know and love with some of my favorite veggies and lo mein noodles.  This is a twist on General Tso’s chicken you’re not going to want to miss! It’s also perfect for those who love the flavor of General Tso sauce but are looking for a vegetarian recipe.

Easy General Tso Recipe

Step by step instructions

  1. Whisk all of the ingredients for the general tso’s sauce in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the lo mein noodles and cook according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  3. Add the sesame oil to a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add broccoli, carrots, red bell pepper and mushrooms, stir fry for 3-4 minutes. 
  4. Add the General Tso’s sauce to the skillet with the vegetables and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  5.  Add the cooked noodles and toss everything together.
  6. Remove from the heat and top with green onions and sesame seeds for serving
Vegetables and Noodles with General Tso Sauce

Frequently asked questions

  • Is General Tso sauce spicy? Because of the chilis in the sauce, General Tso sauce tends to be on the spicier side, but can be easily made less spicy by adding less chilis to the sauce.
  • Is General Tso sauce vegan? It can easily be made vegan by substituting the honey in the recipe with agave nectar or maple syrup.

Pantry items used to make this recipe

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General Tso’s Veggie Noodle Stir Fry

Lo mein noodles and fresh veggies are tossed with a homemade General Tso sauce in this easy Vegetarian General Tso Stir Fry recipe, made in just 25 minutes!

Ingredients

General Tso’s Sauce

  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp fresh garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • ½ tsp chinese five spice
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Stir Fry

  • 10 oz Lo Mein Noodles, or Spaghetti Noodles, if Lo Mein can’t be found
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • ¼ cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Whisk all of the ingredients for the general tso’s sauce in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the lo mein and cook according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  • Add the sesame oil to a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add the broccoli, carrots, red bell pepper and mushrooms, stir fry 3-4 minutes. 
  • Add the sauce and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  •  Add the cooked noodles and toss together.
  • Remove from the heat and top with green onions and sesame seeds for serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 366kcal (18%)Carbohydrates 69g (23%)Protein 10g (20%)Fat 7g (11%)Saturated Fat 1g (5%)Sodium 1153mg (48%)Potassium 348mg (10%)Fiber 4g (16%)Sugar 12g (13%)Vitamin A 6281mg (126%)Vitamin C 51mg (62%)Calcium 40mg (4%)Iron 1mg (6%)
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