Last Minute Everything Bagel Noodle Bowl Recipe

A perfect one-pot meal. Noodles, tofu, and broccoli boiled in one pot, drained, tossed with splashes of olive oil and ponzu, plus a generous showering of everything bagel seasoning to finish it all off.

Last Minute Everything Bagel Noodle Bowl

One of my resolutions related to this site, post more of my last-minute, on-the-fly recipes. The really no-fuss meals I throw together in five minutes, the ones I usually write off as too simple to share. This is one that fits the bill. Noodles, tofu, and broccoli boiled in one pot, drained, tossed with splashes of olive oil and ponzu, plus a generous showering of everything bagel seasoning to finish it all off. It's so simple, satisfying, and the perfect lazy day one-bowl lunch or dinner.

Last Minute Everything Bagel Noodle Bowl

Last Minute Everything Bagel Noodle Bowl

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Last Minute Everything Bagel Noodle Bowl

8 ounces dried soba noodles
1 medium head of broccoli, cut into florets
12 ounces extra firm tofu, cut into small cubes
2 - 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
a big splash of ponzu sauce, to taste
everything bagel seasoning (or mix of seeds)*

You're going to cook everything in one pot, the trick is the order you add the ingredients. The noodles take the longest, start them first, then add the tofu and broccoli at the very end. Start by brining a large pot of water to a boil. Salt well and add the soba noodles, cook per package instructions, and about a minute before they're finished, add the broccoli and tofu to the pot. Finish cooking, and drain well. Transfer to a large bowl or serving platter, and toss with a 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil, add a nice splash of ponzu, to taste, and season with more salt if needed. Finish with a generous sprinkling of everything bagel seasoning, or seeds, and some peanuts. Enjoy!

Serves 4.

*To make "everything bagel" seasoning: combine white and black sesame seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, some poppy seeds, and a bit of flaky sea sea.

Prep time: 5 minutes - Cook time: 7 minutes

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I was motivated to make this by the photo (as is so often the case :-) and you know what? It was delicious! The only change I made was to cube and bake my tofu (I like my tofu chewy), but otherwise I followed the wonderfully minimalist recipe, and it was so easy, and so good. One word of caution: I bought a bottle of Everything Bagel Seasoning (yes, it exists), and it's salty. So if you buy seasoning instead of making it yourself, add less salt to the dish.

Alene Boyer

    Oh yeah - I've noticed some of the everything bagel seasoning is REALLY salty, and with the TJ version, I definitely ended up bulking it out with a lot of extra seeds. So glad you liked!

    Heidi Swanson

This was on deck this evening as we were heading out to an early concert. It didn't disappoint. The citrus from the Ponzu was a refreshing touch and really the "everything bagel seasoning" was the star here pulling the dish together. Can envision the many different ways this could go ... Pats idea with the hoisin... like it. Heidi once again you hit the mark here ... if we can stay in our kitchens and not take- out ...bonus to our health and pocketbooks :)

HS: Thanks LannY! Hope you enjoyed the concert. :)


Wonderful, thanks so much for the response!


A wonderful and wonderfully easy recipe! I used hoisin sauce instead of ponzu and the results were delightful. I think maybe a garlic-infused olive oil would really top this off nicely, as well. A winner.


I love finding new ways to use everything bagel seasoning! This looks like a perfect weeknight meal (subbing chickpeas for tofu) for the busy semester ahead of me.


Heidi, this is genius — love the staggering of entry of the various ingredients — and so weeknight friendly. Two questions: 1. Do you recommend a brand of Ponzu sauce? 2. I love your site redesign! Though I loved your old layout as well. Did Wayne do your site redesign? I love the fresh look and infinite scroll. If Wayne did not do it, would you mind sharing who did? Thank you!

HS; Hi Ali - I used "From Japan" Yuzu Organic Ponzu for this (but you could also whip up your own. And yes! xo to Wayne for the updated look - we definitely needed to make some changes to improve navigation, page speed, was long overdue :| xx!


Would you please share your pottery sources? I've seen so many beautiful pieces that I don't think I have seen in the shop. Love this easy breezy idea--which would be great with shichimi togarashi too!

HS: Thanks Val - a lot of vintage finds along with favorites (you'll likely recognize) Sarah Kersten, Malinda Reich, Colleen Hennessey...They are all selling direct now, and often have new shapes & glazes! :)


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