I have been cooking a lot of pasta dishes in my electric wok this summer since it is big enough to combine a lot of vegetables, meat, and pasta in one huge batch for my family. I either cook fresh pasta or use leftover pasta to make these dishes as either a main dish or a side dish depending on how much pasta I am using. It is very versatile and can be made into an Asian dish or an Italian Dish depending on the sauce, meat, and veggies you use.
I stir fry all the meat and veggies, then add the pasta and heat through combining everything.
For the Italian version I usually use zucchini and/or yellow squash, onion, peppers, mushrooms, and black olives with leftover or fresh chicken, sliced up beef, Italian style sausage, or bacon and lots of freshly grated parmesan or pecarino cheese. For the sauce I either use an Italian Salad dressing or make a carbonera style sauce with beaten eggs and some of the reserved pasta water.
For the Asian version I usually use an assortment of veggies that may include any combination of carrots, celery, onion, mushrooms, bean sprouts, baby corn, water chestmuts, cabbage, zucchini, yellow squash, peppers and green onions with either fresh or leftover chicken or sliced pork or beef. For the sauce I use a Korean Barbecue sauce, a stir fry sauce, or and Asian Salad dressing.
Most of the time I use spaghetti noodles, but sometimes I use soba or rice noodles. My family absolutely loves this! I like it too, since I can get everything prepped a little at a time during the day and then it takes me less than 10 minutes to throw it all together. when it is time for dinner.
It is a great way to use up leftover meat and poultry too! Sometimes I marinate the meat or poultry in the sauce I use for the dish, and sometimes I don’t, depending on what seasonings were used on the meat or poultry the first time around.
It is a great way to stretch food dollars and to use up fresh vegetables grown in your garden. I was amazed at how many vegetables my family loves cooked this way, that they otherwise would not eat.