Published Oct 28th
Prep 20m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 35m
Servings 4 servings Calories 455.6

A quick, low-meat, low-cost yet delicious meal. I came up with this while living in Japan where meat is very expensive. This is a very forgiving recipe and I’ve made many substitutions over the years, such as garlic instead of onion, cabbage instead of napa, and even made omissions when low on ingredients and every time it turns out fine.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ pound bacon, sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 (7 ounce) packages fresh udon noodles
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 4 cups napa cabbage, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Put bacon and onion in a large covered skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir until onions are translucent and bacon is still soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. 2 Cut each package of udon into quarters; add to the skillet. Cook and stir until noodles absorb bacon grease and fall away from each other, about 5 minutes.
  3. 3 Stir broccoli and napa cabbage into the skillet; sprinkle sesame seeds and black pepper on top. Cover the skillet and reduce heat to medium; cook, scraping and folding with a wooden spatula a few times, until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 455.6
  • Carbohydrate 68.8 g
  • Cholesterol 20.4 mg
  • Fat 11.7 g
  • Fiber 4.4 g
  • Protein 17.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.9 g
  • Sodium 1049.4 mg
  • Sugar 4 g

Chef's Notes

I cut the udon noodles into quarters while still in their packs for ease; Add tomatoes if desired.


  1. Quick and easy one skillet meal. I added carrots for color. I was pretty tasty. Will definately cook this again.
  2. I used dehydrated udon and just boiled it before adding to the pot with vegetables. It came out very tasty-very simple but a good meal

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