Brussels Sprouts and Noodle Stir-Fry with Cilantro and Almonds


No need to seek out specialized noodles. This homemade stir fry recipe calls for spaghetti! Coat the pasta, plus plenty of Brussels sprouts and other vitamin-rich veggies, with a simple stir-fry sauce for an Asian-inspired dinner side dish.

Brussels Sprouts and Noodle Stir-Fry with Cilantro and Almonds
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
30 mins
3/4 cup each


  • 3 ounce dried whole wheat thin spaghetti

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 12 ounce Brussels sprouts, trimmed and thinly sliced or shredded

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ½ cup reduced-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • ½ cup shredded carrot (1 medium)

  • cup snipped fresh cilantro

  • 3 tablespoon slivered almonds, toasted


  1. Break spaghetti into 1-inch pieces. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Return spaghetti to hot pan; cover and keep warm.

  2. Pour oil into a large skillet; heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add Brussels sprouts, ginger, and crushed red pepper; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add broth and soy sauce. Cook about 2 minutes more or until liquid is almost evaporated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

  3. Stir in cooked spaghetti, carrot, and cilantro. Before serving, sprinkle with almonds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
5g Fat
15g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 115
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 196mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 37.8mg 189%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 275mg 6%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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