Shortcut Sesame Butter Noodles

One of my favorite back-pocket recipes! Packaged noodles for ease, butter for creaminess, honey for sweetness, and sesame oil for depth. Just tangly slips of joy!

Cook the noodles.

My favorite are the Momofoku spicy soy noodles which I buy at Target, but there are lots of similar varieties out there. We are cooking them basically as directed – boiling noodles and adding sauce.

A package of Momofuku noodles next to a pot of water.


Cooked noodles in a pot of water.


Add sauce packet.

Boop! Here comes the sauce packet.

Adding sauce to a pot on the stove.


Add butter, sesame oil, and honey.

Now comes the extras that make it really magical. I never measure it – just a knob of butter, a drizzle of honey, and a drizzle of sesame oil. Then toss it up with tongs and add a bit of water if it gets too sticky.

Noodles, sauce, and butter in a pot.

Tossing noodles with sauce in a pan.


You’re done! Yum!

Top with chili crisp, sesame seeds, or some kind of spicy sprinkle, plus some green onions… AMAZING little quick lunch, dinner, or snack.

Sesame butter noodles in a bowl.

Quick Tip!

I love to serve these noodles with something fresh and crunchy, or add a little bit of protein when I have time. For crunch, this Napa Chicken Salad or Roasted Peanut Kale Crunch Salad are perfection. Or, you can even add some of this Air Fryer Chicken!