Nothing but Noodles
Melanie Ng

Nothing but Noodles

There are so many different delicious noodles in the world. Keep reading for a few of UGA SNAP-Ed’s favorite noodle-filled recipes. 

Many cultures have their own types of noodles. Here at UGA SNAP-Ed, we put our own twist on recipes from different cultures to meet your dietary needs. For example, you might notice that our ramen noodle recipes have less sodium. This is for people who need to watch their salt intake (check out our Where Salt Hides post for more information) 

We also like to add in veggies wherever we can! Vegetables are a great source of nutrition and most of us don’t eat enough of them[1] Veggies can be flavorfuland the fiber in them keeps us feeling full. Full bellies are happy bellies! Here are our top Food Talk noodle recipes: 

Warm Chicken with Pasta and Vegetables 

Two bowls and a skillet of spaghetti noodle dish with pieces of chicken and colorful vegetables

Just thinking about this recipe has us drooling! The chicken and vegetables create a delicious sauce that coats the noodles. It is a protein, veggie, and fiber-rich meal that will keep you satisfied and warm… And it’s a new staff favorite! 

Skillet Spaghetti 

skillet of spaghetti with meat, cheese, and basil surrounded by fresh veggies and a checkered tablecloth

Even the pickiest of kids like this cheesy spaghetti recipe. It is both delicious and quick! It even contains four food groups: grains, vegetables, protein foods, and dairy. It’s a complete meal in one skillet! 

Ramen Pasta Salad 

Colorful bowl of coleslaw sits on top of ramen noodles against a yellow background

We turned an affordable ramen packet into a brand-new flavor! This simple dish is a great side for a hot summer day or your next family gathering. The crunchy coleslaw, tang of the vinegar, and soft cooled noodles have us longing for our next picnic.  

For other ways to eat ramen, reduce your sodium intake, and get in some veggies, check out our blog on 4 Easy Ramen Recipes!  

Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna 

Square of lasagna sits in a white bowl with a wooden fork resting on the side

Slow-cooked noodles and vegetables are soft and perfect for picky eaters. They will think it’s so tasty mixed with cheese! The fiber from the noodles and veggies makes this a healthy version of a family favorite. 

Chicken Noodle Soup 

bowl of veggie filled chicken noodle soup sits on a wooden board surrounded by a napkin, spoon, and veggies.

Looking for healthy comfort foods? This is the perfect, delicious, affordable chicken noodle soup – our staff is just nuts about it. It is full of tender veggies, chewy egg noodles, and flavorful broth! 


We have our forks ready to enjoy some of these delicious noodle dishes! Find all our noodle recipes by going to the Food Talk Recipe page and searching “noodle” in the search box! 


Written by Melanie Ng, PhD Student | Edited by Leslie Davis, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES and the Nutrition Education Team 

Posted: March 11, 2021 

[1] CDC-Fruit and Veggie Consumption