Szechuan Noodles (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

These Paleo, Whole30 + Keto Szechuan noodles for an easy weeknight dinner with ground beef and fresh veggies. This 30 minute meal feels like takeout, but it is way healthier!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 339 kcal
Author Justin + Erica Winn | Real Simple Good


For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds (plus more for topping)
  • 1 tsp red curry paste
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (plus more for topping)

For the rest:

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef (or sub chicken or pork)
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 4 baby bok choy, quartered lengthwise
  • 4 green onions, sliced into 1 inch pieces (plus more for topping)
  • 2-3 zucchini, spiralized into thick noodles


  1. Whisk sauce ingredients in a small bowl or jar and set aside. Prep garlic and onions as noted. 

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add sesame oil. Once hot, add onion and cook until it starts to soften, about 3-4 minutes. 

  3. Add garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant. 

  4. Add ground beef, break up and cook, stirring occasionally until browned, about 7-8 minutes. 

  5. While beef is cooking, prep bok choy and zucchini as noted. 

  6. Once beef is done, add sauce, green onion, bok choy and zucchini to pan. Stir to coat everything in sauce and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes until noodles and bok choy begin to soften. 

  7. Remove from heat and serve. Top with extra green onion, sesame seeds and red pepper flakes as desired. 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet and do not include optional toppings for this recipe. See our full nutrition information disclosure here. 

Nutrition Facts
Szechuan Noodles (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 18g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.