Stir Fry Pasta + a Le Creuset Giveaway!

Stir Fry Pasta is my new favorite way to dish up a classic meal and ditch the takeout. This healthier pasta is the ideal flavorful weeknight meal the whole family will drool over.

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When you start out a new year, it’s kind of impossible to resist the temptation to hop on the “diet train”… So often I will find myself eating super healthy out of nowhere and then about a week later I’m starving, grumpy and shoveling chips into my mouth by the handful.

Suffice to say I’ve learned my lesson, especially since that one time my friend Jen and I tried the detox from HELL that we could only make it a few days into before realizing that it just wasn’t worth the pain and unhappiness of not enjoying GOOD food.

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I swear I’ve never been so freaking grumpy in my life. The burger I ate when I broke the cleanse is still one of the best I remember eating, like, EVER.

So instead of pushing my body the brink of healthy exhaustion, I am taking all things in moderation and lightening up meals where I can.  

Stir Fry Pasta is the prime example of my favorite lightened up dish of the new year. Instead of loading up my pasta with a heavy meat sauce and all the cheeses, I’m using a healthy and colorful stir fry to enhance my noodles! I modified my favorite stir fry recipe and created this pasta version in its honor.

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Trust me when I say, the magic is in the sauce. There’s so much flavor that gets into the chicken when you marinade it, and then the marinade turns into the sauce for the whole noodle dish to really amplify the savory umami flavor.

I used to make my stir fry in a regular ol’ pan when I was without a wok, but the moment this Le Creuset Stir-Fry Pan entered my life, it’s all I can cook my stir fry dishes with. Not to mention fried rice, simmering meats and anything else you can think of to use it with. The non-stick surface makes it a dream to clean and the entire pan holds in the heat so everything cooks that much faster. Plus it’s lightweight so I don’t have to haul around a giant heavy pan all over my kitchen. With as much cooking as I do, that’s a miracle in my book.

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To start your cooking year off the right way, Le Creuset is giving away one of their killer stir-fry pans to one lucky Cake ‘n Knife winner! They’re also being oh-so generous and adding four dinner plates from the Le Creuset dinnerware collection to bring extra color and vibrancy to your dinner table.

I’ve been obsessed with these plates since they were released. I mean just LOOK at that gorgeous color… The food jumps off the plate!

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Enter the giveaway below the recipe and be sure to pin this killer pasta to cook up next week for dinner!

Disclosure: I received free product from Le Creuset as part of this giveaway and post. As always, all opinions and recipe are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Cake ‘n Knife!

Stir Fry Pasta

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:10 minutes

Total Time:20 minutes

Flavorful stir fry is dished up over pasta to make the most epic weeknight meal ever!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb linguine
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Sesame seeds

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 Tbsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 Tbsp mirin
  • 1 Tbsp hoison sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Sriracha
  • 1/2 Tbsp Chinese Five Spice
  • Garnish: sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together ingredients for sauce. Add chicken to the bowl and marinade for 15 minutes.
  2. In a large pot of boiling water, cook linguine according to instructions on the package. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat Le Creuset Nonstick Stir Fry Pan with 1 tsp olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, remove chicken from marinade (keeping the sauce) and cook in the pan for approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Add vegetables to the pan and cook until fork tender, approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add pasta and sauce, stirring to combine all ingredients. Cook for approximately 2 minutes. Serve immediately and garnish with sesame seeds.

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56 Responses to “Stir Fry Pasta + a Le Creuset Giveaway!”

  1. Linda Szymoniak — January 6, 2017 at 7:17 am (#)

    I have so many recipes I’d make in this wok. I have a wok now, but since it’s the item I use the most in my kitchen, it’s getting very worn and I really need a new one. I’d be thrilled to win this! As for what I’d make, I have several recipes that I love. One is a stir-fry with red cabbage, carrot, yellow beat, edaname, and kale that is just SO healthy – and delicious! I top it with roasted pumpkin seeds and an over-easy egg (to add some protein). It’s the most beautiful recipe I make, too – such beautiful colors.

  2. erica — January 6, 2017 at 7:19 am (#)

    Love, love, love making stir fry at home! so quick and easy! this looks delicious :D

  3. Karen Giasson — January 6, 2017 at 7:37 am (#)

    I enjoy a good healthy soup, especially in the winter. My daughter and I love making all kinds of different soups.

  4. Jillian Too — January 6, 2017 at 8:45 am (#)

    We’ve been fighting off colds so I’ve been focused on healthy soups like squash apple soup.  I’d like to make more healthy one pot pasta dishes like a tomato basil pasta.

  5. Lisa S. — January 6, 2017 at 8:53 am (#)

    I love to saute zucchini, cherry tomatoes, cannellini beans, and kale with Mrs.Dash, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. It’s so good!!! I serve it over brown rice :)

  6. grace — January 6, 2017 at 9:14 am (#)

    i want to make more grain salads, but first, i must train myself to like them! :)

  7. Liz S. — January 6, 2017 at 9:21 am (#)

    The healthy meal that I would you make to start off 2017 on the right foot is a vegetable stir fry with almond butter sauce.

  8. Kate — January 6, 2017 at 10:27 am (#)

    I would use this for so many things!

  9. Kate L. — January 6, 2017 at 10:46 am (#)

    We’ve been making salads with thinly sliced roasted potatoes, roasted cherry tomatoes w/ slices of broiled steak on top. So yummy!

  10. Mary Quinn — January 6, 2017 at 11:04 am (#)

    I would start out trying to find more vegetable recipes to try. I hate vegetables.

  11. Janice B — January 6, 2017 at 11:13 am (#)

    I’d love to try making cauliflower fried “rice”!

  12. elizabeth miller — January 6, 2017 at 11:14 am (#)

    I would make a pan of chicken, zuchini, squash, carrots, and wheat noodles.

  13. Denise — January 6, 2017 at 11:18 am (#)

    I would make just about anything with lots of veggies in it. Stir fries are a great way to get more veggies into your diet. Tasty, too!

  14. Steve Weber — January 6, 2017 at 2:21 pm (#)

    I make Vegetti noodles and serve fresh prawns on top.

  15. Jen — January 6, 2017 at 2:52 pm (#)

    I’d make my favorite quinoa fried “rice”!

  16. carol clark — January 6, 2017 at 3:02 pm (#)

    id make some fish and veggies

  17. Emily Endrizzi — January 6, 2017 at 3:49 pm (#)

    I would make salmon and sweet potatoes. 

  18. Margot C — January 6, 2017 at 4:41 pm (#)

    Well, I already did – vegan black eyed peas made with olive oil & kale with rice.

  19. Jennifer S. — January 6, 2017 at 4:45 pm (#)

    There’s a roma tomato, garlic and white wine sauce that I love but haven’t made in a while. Add a side of grilled asparagus or broccoli and I’d be happy. I should see if my sweetie wants that tonight…!!!

  20. David — January 6, 2017 at 4:51 pm (#)

    I like the stir fry you made, but I would want a little meat. I think I would make something similar, but add some turkey or chicken to it.

  21. Rebecca — January 6, 2017 at 5:22 pm (#)

    I love making my unstuffed cabbage casserole!

  22. Tom — January 6, 2017 at 5:28 pm (#)

    My wife and I made a delicious quinoa-edamame salad. Can’t wait to make it again!

  23. Jeanna Massman — January 6, 2017 at 9:15 pm (#)

    I would make a delicious chicken with vegetables, whole wheat pasta dish.

  24. Brenda Haines — January 7, 2017 at 8:09 am (#)

    A prawn stir fry sounds perfect. Thanks for the chance!

  25. karen r — January 7, 2017 at 9:18 am (#)

    I’ve been making hearty but healthy soups for the new year

  26. Christine Ries — January 7, 2017 at 9:49 am (#)

    I love soups at this time of year—healthy ingredients, protein filled.
    I also love spiralizing zucchini and skipping normal pasta for “spaghetti meals”

  27. Kristen Brooks — January 7, 2017 at 12:02 pm (#)

    I have been making a lot of soups!

  28. Cindy A. — January 7, 2017 at 1:02 pm (#)

    Salmon! I could eat salmon every single day.

  29. rust — January 7, 2017 at 4:36 pm (#)

    I would make a chicken curry with fresh ginger, cinnamon, coconut milk, peppers, and lots of fresh seasonings.

  30. Rana Durham — January 7, 2017 at 7:37 pm (#)

    i would make a vegan sweet potato pulled sandwich with cauliflower tots.

  31. Michael Braley — January 7, 2017 at 10:11 pm (#)

    A steak and mushroom stir fry I like.

  32. Tina W — January 8, 2017 at 2:37 am (#)

    I would make a warm quinoa and sauteed kale salad.

  33. greentopiaries — January 8, 2017 at 3:14 am (#)

    I would like to make a great Mushroom and Herb Omelet. THanks for the chance!

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  35. Heather — January 8, 2017 at 11:32 am (#)

    Salmon with beets or brussels sprouts, or both! Lots of color, please.

  36. Melissa Storms — January 8, 2017 at 12:14 pm (#)

    I am searching for a healthier paella recipe. I remember seeing one years ago that used Butter Buds and sounded good.

  37. Ashley C — January 8, 2017 at 12:52 pm (#)

    I’d like to make a healthy shrimp and pasta dish!

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  38. Susan Christy — January 8, 2017 at 4:54 pm (#)

    Vegetable soup sounds good!

  39. Carolsue — January 8, 2017 at 5:43 pm (#)

    I would make Honey Sesame Tofu

  40. Tiffany Johnson — January 8, 2017 at 5:52 pm (#)

    I would love to use that frying pan to make a salmon stirfry with veggies galore and rice with a very mild miso broth.

  41. Elena — January 8, 2017 at 6:12 pm (#)

    I would make zucchini noodles with ground turkey and tomatoes

  42. manda — January 9, 2017 at 7:53 am (#)

    I plan to eat less meat (not exactly a meal plan).

  43. Whitney — January 9, 2017 at 8:28 am (#)

    Haha, stirfry is king in my world. Veggies, chicken, and an egg cracked on top? Perfection.

  44. Chely frantzen — January 9, 2017 at 1:59 pm (#)

    I would love to make vegetable fajitas because it’s healthy and delicious 

  45. Elle — January 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm (#)

    I would make pan cooked salmon and steamed veggies.

  46. Casey H — January 10, 2017 at 8:56 am (#)

    “Fried Rice” with quinoa and veggies in a honey and light soy sauce.

  47. Isabel — January 10, 2017 at 11:01 am (#)

    This sounds delish I just lost my first 6 pounds thirty to go and am loving the inspiration a wok sounds like a great idea !

  48. Jeanna — January 10, 2017 at 2:33 pm (#)

    I would love to make veggetti zucchini pasta!

  49. Karen D — January 11, 2017 at 6:57 am (#)

    I always make a vegetarian Hoppin’ John with collard greens, too

  50. Vera K — January 12, 2017 at 5:31 am (#)

    I would make some kind of a veggie stir-fry.

  51. Laura — January 12, 2017 at 5:44 am (#)

    Stir fry is always a favorite at my house!

  52. amber — January 12, 2017 at 5:42 pm (#)

    this one, and also a lot more egg scrambles

  53. Tyneisha — January 12, 2017 at 9:01 pm (#)

    I would like a light broccoli beef meal! This looks amazing!

  54. Heather S — January 13, 2017 at 8:22 am (#)

    Salmon, wild rice and a green salad…YUM! Happy New Year!

  55. Karrie — January 13, 2017 at 7:21 pm (#)

    Beef Terayaki stir fry

  56. Jeffrey — January 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm (#)

    I’d like to make zoodle spaghetti with turkey meatballs!

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