Simple Noodle Stir-fry

A comforting, home-style stir-fried noodle dish that is a favorite on repeat. The secret lies in using turkey drippings and gelatin leftover from roasting a turkey. These quick and easy noodles are irresistibly delicious and not easy to stop eating!

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes – Cooking Time: 10 minutes – Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1.5-2 cups julienned vegetables of your choice (read notes)
  • 2 green onions julienned, white and green parts separated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Handful rehydrated black fungus, roughly chopped (optional)
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 16 oz. noodles
  • Pinch of maple syrup (optional)
  • Spoon of turkey gelatin/juices (or similar drippings)
  • 8 ounces minced lean meat (turkey, chicken)
  • oil


Step 1
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Lower the noodles and stir gently to prevent clumping. Cook until the noodles are about 70% done. Remove the noodles from the pot, rince them with cold water, drain, and set aside.

Step 2
Heat a skillet with oil over medium heat. Add minced meat, garlic, and the white parts of the green onions. Cook until the meat is fully cooked.

Step 3
Stir in cooked noodles, vegetables, and the green parts of the green onions.

Step 4
Pour in soy sauce, maple syrup, and the turkey juices or gelatin. Toss everything together until the noodles and vegetables are thoroughly coated with the sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

Step 5
Remove from heat and serve hot.


  • Vegetables: Opt for sturdy vegetables that retain their crunch in a stir-fry, such as carrots and bell peppers. For red onions, slice them into larger pieces to preserve their crisp texture during cooking. Use approximately 1.5-2 cups of vegetables, depending on your preference.
  • Turkey gelatin: The incredibly flavorful turkey drippings – with the fat removed – are obtained from a roasted turkey seasoned with salt and pepper. Typically reserved for Thanksgiving gravy, these juices can be frozen for future uses.
  • Meat mince: Hand-minced lean turkey or chicken meat makes this dish wholesome and healthy.
  • Noodles: Use your preferred noodles, whether homemade, udon noodles, or flat, wheat noodles.
  • Black fungus (optional): To rehydrate dried black fungus, place black fungus in a bowl and pour over boiling water. Cover the bowl to retain heat and allow the fungus to soak until it expands, about 1 hour.

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