Garlic Scallion Noodles in an orange bowl with a blue napkin
Garlic Scallion Noodles in an orange bowl with a blue napkin

Garlic Scallion Noodles

Perfectly cooked noodles are coated in a sweet, buttery Asian sauce and tossed with scallions prior to serving.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Garlic Scallion Noodles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 169kcal


  • 8 ounces spaghetti cooked according to package
  • 4 scallions whites and green parts separated
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 4 large garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce


  • [mv_schema_meta name="cook aromatics"]Add the butter to a large skillet over medium heat and cook until melted and bubbly. Add the white parts of the scallion and the garlic. Stir fry for 12 minutes being careful not to burn the garlic. [mv_img id="26786"]
    making the butter sauce
  • [mv_schema_meta name="make the sauce"]Add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, and brown sugar to the butter mixture in the skillet and stir well to mix. [mv_img id="26787"]
  • [mv_schema_meta name="toss in noodles"]Add the noodles and toss well evenly distribute the sauce on the noodles. Sprinkle with the green parts of the scallion to garnish. [mv_img id="26788"]



Tips and Substitutions

  • Break the spaghetti noodles in half before cooking them. This will eliminate long strands that is hard for the kids to handle.
  • Swap out the spaghetti noodles for ramen noodles or lo mein noodles.
  • If you want to reduce the sodium in this recipe, use Coconut Aminos in place of Soy Sauce. 
  • Substitute 1 shallot for the green onion. 
  • Add 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger along with the garlic in step
  • If you want to reduce the amount of sugar, either cut it down to 1 tablespoon or substitute a brown sugar substitute.
  • Add shrimp or chicken to the noodles for a complete meal. Fry the protein first in 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, with salt, pepper (to taste), and one tablespoon of soy sauce. Add back to the noodles just prior to serving.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 249mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Lisa May 14, 2009 at 12:08 am - Reply

    Looks really good and quick. We are on the same page as I made pasta yesterday for Presto Pasta Nights.

  2. Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" May 14, 2009 at 12:43 am - Reply

    Looks great I’ll have to give it a *twirl*! 😉

  3. Delectable Dining May 14, 2009 at 1:16 am - Reply

    This looks like a wonderful side dish! I love garlic on pasta!

  4. Patsyk May 14, 2009 at 2:06 am - Reply

    That’s my kind of pasta dish! thanks for joining in on Presto Pasta Night’s this week!

  5. Barbara Bakes May 14, 2009 at 3:07 am - Reply

    I love noodles. These sound great!

  6. Katie's blog May 14, 2009 at 3:32 am - Reply

    I love Presto Pasta! Glad you are entering and your dish looks great! I love garlic and noodles!

  7. noble pig May 14, 2009 at 4:09 am - Reply

    Oh that does sound like it would hit the spot!

  8. Cristine May 14, 2009 at 4:20 am - Reply

    Sounds delicious!

  9. Marthe May 14, 2009 at 5:42 am - Reply


  10. cindy May 14, 2009 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    I’m always looking for sides, esp. quick dishes. This looks delish! Thanks!

  11. Creative One May 14, 2009 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    The pasta looks delicious. A great side dish.

  12. Katy ~ May 14, 2009 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    I love pasta! This looks very good!

  13. Marthe May 14, 2009 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Looks delicious, now I’m craving garlic pasta! Do you think I could omit the oyster sauce? I don’t have any at the moment….

  14. Liesl May 14, 2009 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    This sounds really easy and looks delicious!! My husband LOVE pasta dishes!!! (and anything with garlic!) So this recipe will definitely be tried in my house…and soon!

  15. teresa May 14, 2009 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    I am completely intrigued by these noodles, this looks wonderful!

  16. Pam May 14, 2009 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Oh Shelby – these look delicious. I’ll be trying them soon. YUM.

  17. Mari at Once Upon a Plate May 14, 2009 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Yummie S! Thanks for seeking out this recipe and sharing it with us.

    Running my “virtual” tongue over the ingredients, I know everyone at my house would love it! I must make it soon, and will be thinking of you. xo~m.

  18. Ingrid May 15, 2009 at 1:46 am - Reply

    Mmmm, looks good! I’ve always enjoyed pasta but prefer it without a “red” sauce so this recipe is right up my alley!

  19. Olga May 15, 2009 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    How interesting that the recipe lists brown sugar…but I guess it’s to balance the saltines?

    Looks very simple and delicious.

  20. The Food Hunter May 15, 2009 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    this looks really good. and so easy.

  21. pigpigscorner May 16, 2009 at 8:27 am - Reply

    I love cooking with brown sugar! Sounds really delicious!

  22. Ruth Daniels May 21, 2009 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Sounds fantastic and looks incredible. Great photo.

    Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights and I do hope you plan on joining in the weekly fun often.

  23. gaga May 23, 2009 at 4:36 am - Reply

    I just tried this at a potluck not that long ago and looooved it. I’m so glad you shared this recipe, I’m definitely going to have to try this!

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