Chinese One Pot Tomato Noodle Soup

Chinese One Pot Tomato Noodle Soup

You can find variations of tomato noodle soup traditionally in Taiwanese and Chinese home cooking classically combined with egg. This version uses whole peeled tomatoes with shiitake mushrooms and protein packed tofu for the perfect comfort food, one pot meal you can make in under 30 minutes.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, slivered
  • 8 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, with juice, tomatoes quartered
  • 1 (16-ounce) package of medium firm tofu
  • 2 teaspoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 10 cups water
  • 8 ounces dried noodles (Chinese noodles, ramen, or rice noodles)
  • 4 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3/4 teaspoon white pepper (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons chili oil (optional)


    1. In a large non-stick pot, heat oil on medium heat and add ginger and mushrooms. Sauté until fragrant, about 5 minutes.

    2. Add tomatoes and remaining juice and cook until vegetables are softened, about 4 minutes.

    3. Break apart tofu into bite sized pieces, and add to pot along with soy sauce, stirring well.

    4. Turn heat to low. Cover, and allow tofu to marinade in mixture for 5 minutes.

    5. Add water, turn heat to high, and bring to a boil.

    6. Add noodles and cook, covered, over low to medium heat, until noodles are tender.

    7. Turn off heat, and mix in celery, salt, and white pepper, if using.

    8. Divide noodles and soup among bowls, and top with chili oil, if using.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 cups

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 261mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g

Recipe by Sherene Chou, MS, RDN, a Los Angeles-based culinary dietitian focused on building a more equitable and sustainable food system through the intersection of plant-based nutrition, food and social justice.

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