Easy Stir Fry

Easy Stir Fry at The Happy Housewife

Stir fry is an easy way to use up all those leftover vegetables you have sitting in the bottom drawer of your fridge. Usually the night before shopping I have a hodge podge of vegetables that alone would not serve our family, but mixed together make a great frugal and nutritious dish.

The recipe is below, although tonight I added red onion and did not use any yellow pepper.

Easy Stir Fry


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons mince garlic
  • Vegetables of your choosing, we use
  • celery (2 stalks chopped)
  • squash (sliced or shredded)
  • green beens
  • yellow pepper (sliced)
  • shredded or chopped carrots
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cooked and chopped chicken breast (optional)
  • Japanese Style Chow Mein noodles
  • Soy Sauce
  • Adobo seasoning


  1. Coat frying pan with olive oil. On medium heat saute' garlic and onions.
  2. After 2 to 3 minutes add green beans, celery, pepper and squash.
  3. In 2 to 3 more minutes add carrots and chicken. Add enough soy sauce that all the vegetables are coated with sauce.
  4. Add cabbage and cook another 2 to 4 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with Adobo seasoning.
  6. Add noodles last and cook until heated.
  7. Serve immediately.

Courses Main Dish


This meal takes under 30 minutes to prepare, and even less time if you chop the veggies during lunch prep earlier in the day. Even my pickiest eater ate this, although we did bribe him a little.

Olive oil, onions, and garlic

Easy Stir Fry at The Happy Housewife


Adding the veggies

Easy Stir Fry at The Happy Housewife


This meal cost under $1.50 for eight people since everything except the noodles and soy sauce were purchased for another meal.


For more kitchen tips visit Tammy’s Recipes and for more frugal ideas visit Mary.


  1. Yum!!! That looks super tasty!

  2. Wow yours looks so pretty! I need to try this. We make ours with rice. We will have to hold eachother accountable for our photo overload! At least you have a plan!

  3. opps the second half of the comment was for another blogger with almost the same name….so sorry!!!! But perhaps you have an overload of photos to deal with too!

  4. Great frugal meal that looks delicious! Mmm – this must smell wonderful!


  5. That makes my tummy rubble ! Looks soooooooo good !

    Aren’t stir fry’s great for getting all the loose ends into a meal. My hubby is great at this. I love it when he comes behind me and whips up a meal that I don’t invision. [0=

    Ohhh, I got my Anti-Procrastinaion Post up now. A little slow I guess.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    in Him<

  6. Don’t you just love stir fry? I do!! I even have a homemade seasoning recipe for it (on my blog). This looks wonderful…. hmmm…. maybe that’s what we’ll have for dinner tonight….

    Have a lovely week!

  7. I love this!!! Thank you for the tip!!! My family loves stir fry. We even have a wok. I cannot begin to tell you how many veggies I threw out last week!! Ugh!!

    Now I know exactly what to do with them. This also helps out with the menu planning!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. That’s gorgeous! And a nice alternative to slipping those odds and ends into a casserole.

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