Korean Gochujang Spaghetti Recipe


If you’re a fan of spicy and bold flavors, then you’re in for a treat with this gochujang pasta recipe. Gochujang, a fermented Korean chili paste, adds a unique kick to this classic Italian dish. The combination of gochujang’s heat and umami flavors creates a satisfying and addictive pasta dish that will leave you wanting more. Whether you’re new to gochujang or a seasoned fan, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your kitchen.


To make this flavorful gochujang pasta, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of pasta (spaghetti or penne work great)
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets
  • 1 cup of cooked chicken, shredded (optional for added protein)
  • 2 tablespoons of gochujang paste
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped green onions and sesame seeds for garnish


Follow these simple steps to create your gochujang pasta:

  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and chopped onion, and sauté until fragrant and translucent.

  3. Add the sliced red bell pepper, mushrooms, and broccoli florets to the skillet. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

  4. If using cooked chicken, add it to the skillet and cook until heated through.

  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the gochujang paste, soy sauce, honey, and heavy cream.

  6. Pour the gochujang sauce over the cooked vegetables and chicken in the skillet. Stir well to coat everything evenly.

  7. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss until the pasta is well coated with the sauce.

  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and continue to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until everything is heated through.

  9. Remove from heat and garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.

  10. Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious gochujang pasta!


Q: Can I make this recipe vegetarian?
A: Absolutely! Simply omit the chicken and use vegetable broth or water instead of chicken broth in the sauce.

Q: Is gochujang spicy?
A: Yes, gochujang is a spicy condiment made from red chili peppers. The level of heat can vary depending on the brand, so adjust the amount used in the recipe according to your desired spice level.

Q: Can I use a different type of pasta?
A: While spaghetti or penne are commonly used for this recipe, feel free to use any type of pasta you prefer or have on hand.

Q: Where can I find gochujang paste?
A: Gochujang paste can be found in most Asian grocery stores or in the international aisle of larger supermarkets. It is also available online.

Q: How long does this pasta stay fresh?
A: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet or microwave before serving.

Now that you have the recipe and answers to your questions, it’s time to put on your apron and get cooking. Enjoy the delicious flavors of gochujang pasta and let your taste buds experience the perfect balance of spicy and savory!

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