Garlicky Schezwan Pasta

Garlicky Schezwan Pasta

Sweet-and-sour pasta with a hint of distinct Chinese flavor and beautiful garlic aroma, this dish makes for a yummy lunch option. You can make it with ready-made Schezwan sauce or a home-made one. Using a good quality ready-made one brings the total preparation time of this pasta under 15 minutes!


  • Elbow Pasta or Macaroni                                              1 cup
  • Onion, sliced long and thin                                          1 medium
  • Garlic, finely chopped                                                  3 – 4 cloves
  • Schezwan Sauce                                                          2 tablespoons
  • Sugar                                                                          1 – 2 teaspoons
  • Salt                                                                             To Taste
  • Olive oil                                                                       2 teaspoons
  • Oregano (optional)                                                       To sprinkle on top


  1. Boil the pasta to desired softness. Then drain it and rinse with cold water. Keep aside.
  2. In a shallow frying pan on medium heat, pour the olive oil.
  3. When the oil heats up, add the chopped garlic. Stir-fry it until you can smell the aroma.
  4. Now add the sliced onion. Stir-fry until it becomes translucent.
  5. Add salt to taste and stir. Then add the schezwan sauce. Stir to mix everything.
  6. Now add the sugar to give the pasta a little sweetness. Lower the flame and let the mixture cook till the sugar dissolves completely. Stir occasionally.

Note: The sugar is added to balance the spiciness of the schezwan sauce. You can use a little sweet tomato ketchup instead of it. It will make the pasta tastier and tangier.

  1. Using clean hands toss the pasta to separate it (usually it tends to stick together when it cools down after boiling).
  2. Add the pasta to the frying pan with the sauce. Toss to coat the pasta with the sauce evenly.
  3. Turn off the flame after about a minute.
  4. Transfer the pasta into a serving dish and sprinkle oregano on top. Serve immediately.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 1 – 2

Leave a Reply