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Asian Pork and Noodle Soup

Asian Pork and Spinach Soup is a great way to celebrate the Lunar New Year or just for a fast and flavorful weeknight meal. It’s totally AIP/Paleo and can easily be made in less than 30 minutes. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), and paleo diets.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Asian
Servings: 4
Calories: 362kcal
Author: Beth Chen


  • 1 pound Ground Pork
  • 2 Garlic Cloves finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 tablespoon Molasses
  • 1 teaspoon Fish Sauce
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 bunch Baby Spinach about 2 cups or 2.5 ounces
  • 4 Scallions thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces Sweet Potato Glass Noodles


  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add pork, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and molasses then cook, stirring and breaking up with a spoon, until browned and cooked through, 5-8 minutes.
  • Add the ground cloves, cinnamon stick, broth and fish sauce then bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until flavors meld, 8–10 minutes.
  • Add noodles, scallions and cook, stirring occasionally, until the noodles are cooked, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and add the spinach then stir to combine.
  • Season the soup with salt, to taste.
  • Divide noodles among bowls and ladle soup over.


Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1046mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg