szechuan beef pasta

This recipe for Szechuan Beef Pasta is so easy yet healthy and delicious! It’s a great way to make a gourmet meal out of simple ground beef or turkey.


szechuan beef pasta recipe

Today I’m sharing one of my family’s favorite dishes…szechuan beef pasta. I’ve been making this szechuan beef dish for years and we never get bored from enjoying it too much (is it even possible to tire of Szechuan Beef??). In fact, if too many days go by and I haven’t made it, requests for it inevitably start rolling in from family and even friends. It’s become such a part of our weekly family life that when it doesn’t appear we all really miss it. What I love most about this particular szechuan beef dish is that it’s fast and easy, has so much flavor and it’s something different to do with ground beef from the typical casserole, tacos, etc.

One of my longtime readers, Wendi H. from Seattle, WA, has raved about this dish since forever. She frequently posts about it on Facebook and often makes funny Szechuan Beef references on my personal Facebook posts (we became Facebook friends through Szechuan Beef, haha)! She’s made this dish for her family once a week since first trying it several years ago and they’ve never tired of it, either!

It tends to be a bit sweet so you might want to start with a bit less hoisin sauce and increase to your taste. The same goes for the crushed red pepper; start with less and add more if you prefer it more spicy. I’ve made it with ground turkey, too, and even served it over rice – both versions are fantastic (although pasta is definitely better). Use whole wheat pasta and turkey in place of beef and you’ll have the healthiest Szechuan Beef around!


  1. says

    This looks great. I am still trying to find a gluten free hoisin sauce. I love working with it but can't eat it the way it is. Great recipe!

    • says

      Hi Rhonda! I usually just serve a salad with an asian dressing. Here's a quick dressing I like to make: 3 oz rice vinegar, an ounce of soy sauce, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, a couple teaspoons sugar and a finely minced garlic clove. I put it over my favorite lettuce and add whatever I have on hand: bean sprouts, red pepper, a few peanuts, carrots, etc. Or"naked" with just the lettuce. :-)

  2. says

    Never thought of making szechuan beef with pasta, what a great idea! Looks delectable.

    Have a great time with your parents and Happy Easter!

  3. Bruce says

    Never thought of making szechuan beef with pasta, what a great idea! Looks delectable.
    Have a great time with your parents and Happy Easter!

  4. says

    I was looking for something easy to make and stumbled on your website. This dish was easy and tasted fantastic! I can't wait to try some more of your recipes.

  5. Wendi says

    This was AMAZING !!! My 5yo told me…. MOM, this dinner was DELICIOUS…. make sure and make it again !!” woo hooo (do note: only gave one shake of the pepper flakes).

    • says

      That is so awesome, Wendi!! Thanks so much for letting me know that – you made my night! I do less pepper flakes when I’m making it for the kids, too. I figure I can always add more to mine later ;-)

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