Easy Shrimp Lo Mein

Easy shrimp lo mein is a classic recipe made with Chinese noodles, shrimp, broccoli, mushrooms and a simple soy lime sauce. This is a healthier version of your favorite Chinese takeout that you can make at home in only 30 minutes!

Easy Shrimp Lo Mein noodles in a skillet with the broccoli ready to serve.

Easy meals that come together in a skillet are the best kind of meals. This savory meal comes together in 30 minutes!

This dish was inspired by a classic lo mein dish and incorporates some of my favorite flavors. We add shrimp because its a quality protein that cooks quickly and easily.

Simply saute the vegetables and shrimp in a skillet before adding the slightly sweet lo mein sauce. Stir in the cooked lo mein noodles and enjoy a homemade version of a classic dish.

What is Lo Mein?

Lo mein is a Chinese dish made with egg noodles. The noodles are completely cooked before adding them to other ingredients like chicken, pork, vegetables and sauce. The lo mein noodles are lightly mixed and tossed after the other ingredients are cooked.

Lo mein noodles are different than chow mein noodles which are typically fried.

Making Shrimp Lo Mein

Lo mein comes together easily, with a few easy steps to combine the vegetables, shrimp, sauce and noodles.

Step by step photos of making shrimp lo mein by sautéing the vegatbles and shrimp in a skillet before adding the cooked lo mein noodles and sauce.
  1. Cook the noodles according to package instructions. Drain the noodles.
  2. While the noodles are cooking, whisk together the sauce by combining the soy sauce, lime juice, honey, ginger, garlic and sesame oil.
  3. Stir fry vegetables in a wok or skillet. Add the shrimp and cook until pink.
  4. Add the sauce and cooked noodles to the stir fried vegetables and shrimp. Toss to coat. That’s it!

You can garnish with sesame seeds and fresh cilantro, as desired.

Cooked shrimp lo mein in a skillet ready for serving.

Recipe Tips

  • Use different vegetables. Omit or add different veggies depending on your preference or what you have on hand. Red bell pepper, cauliflower, baby bok choy, carrots, baby corn, napa cabbage, snow peas, snap peas and water chestnuts are good options.
  • Use different type of meat. You can use chicken or beef instead of shrimp. However, chicken and beef take much longer to cooker, so you will need to saute the chicken or beef in a skillet until it’s cooked through before preparing the remaining stir fry ingredients.
  • Add more toppings like chopped peanuts, fresh bean sprouts, cilantro or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.


Save the leftovers! Lo mein tastes great as leftovers. Simply store the leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat prior to serving.


What kind of noodles should I use for lo mein?

Lo mein is made with Chinese egg noodles. Fresh egg noodles are best for lo mein, but you can use either fresh or dried egg noodles. The noodles are softened in boiling water before adding to the dish.

If you find chow mein noodles, you can use those as well. We used wide lo mein noodles for this recipe, but any classic Chinese egg noodles work great. You can use spaghetti noodles in a pinch, but it won’t be the same as using real Chinese lo mein noodles.

Where to buy lo mein noodles?

Lo mein noodles add authentic flavor to this dish. Look for Chinese noodles in your supermarket. Or visit your local Asian speciality store to find them.

Shrimp lo mein served in two bowls on a white counertop with chopsticks on the side.

Try making some of your favorite Asian inspired recipes at home. If you love this homemade lo mein recipe, try other stir fry recipes. Feel free to add your favorite noodles to these dishes instead of serving them with rice.

Other Stir Fry Recipes

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shrimp lo mein in a skillet

Shrimp Lo Mein

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
A classic recipe made with Chinese noodles, shrimp, broccoli, mushrooms and a simple soy lime sauce!
5 from 5 votes


  • 8 ounces lo mein noodles
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce, or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger, (from 2-inch piece), divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced and divided
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
  • 4 ounces mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
  • 12 ounces broccoli florets
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro , loosely packed


  • Cook noodles according to package directions; drain.
  • Whisk soy sauce, lime juice, honey, 1 teaspoon ginger, one clove minced garlic, and 1 tablespoon sesame oil.
  • Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add onion and mushrooms and stir fry 2 to 2 minutes until browned. Add broccoli and cook, stirring, until bright green, 2 to 3 minutes. Add scallions and remaining ginger and garlic; cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add shrimp to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add soy sauce mixture and noodles and toss to coat.
  • Garnish with sesame and fresh cilantro, as desired. Enjoy!


  • Use your favorite kind of lo mein noodles. We used wide lo mein noodles for this recipe, but any kind will work. 
  • Substitute mushrooms or any of the vegetables for another none of your favorite vegetables. 


Calories: 429kcal, Carbohydrates: 56g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 286mg, Sodium: 1618mg, Potassium: 561mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 755IU, Vitamin C: 87mg, Calcium: 260mg, Iron: 4mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Author: Ashley C.
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12 comments on “Easy Shrimp Lo Mein”

  1. This is my usual takeout order, but nothing beats homemade! This recipe was delicious, and I will be making it again very soon!

  2. This turned out even better than take out! I really enjoyed how easy it was to put together and my family asked for seconds!

  3. Loved how easy this was to make. I tripled the recipe and served 6. There wasn’t a piece left. Everyone said they couldn’t stop eating it bc it was that good! 

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