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Quick and Easy Spicy Peanut Noodles

June 20, 2020

Ditch the take out menu and make these spicy peanut noodles right at home! This easy dinner couldn’t be simpler to make! 

Delicious Asian flavors are my go-to for weeknight dinners in a pinch. The recipes are always quick and completely addicting! Dinner is on your table in under 30 minutes!

These quick and easy spicy peanut noodles are great served hot or cold! I love the crunchy texture that the red cabbage brings to the dish, and the spice of the peanut sauce. Sprinkle some black sesame seeds on top for an easy weeknight dinner!

How do you make quick and easy spicy peanut noodles?

This whole recipe only takes 15 minutes! Chop all of your ingredients and while the noodles are boiling, make the spicy peanut sauce! This dish can be vegetarian, or you can throw some chicken in there for those people in your family that need a little extra protein! Leftover rotisserie chicken is perfect for these spicy peanut noodles.


spicy peanut noodle ingredients separated in bowls

Start by making the sauce in a blender. Simply combine the following and blend until smooth:

1/2 cup peanut butter ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 tablespoons Soy sauce⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 tablespoon Sriracha (you can add more or less according to preference)
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 tablespoons brown sugar⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4 cloves garlic, minced⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
3/4 cup water

What kind of noodles should I use?

Spaghetti noodles were used this time because it’s what I had in my pantry, but rice noodles are great, or any other pasta noodles! Zoodles or chickpea pasta would also be a great choice for those looking to watch their carb intake!

Can I make these spicy peanut noodles ahead of time?

This is a great dish for meal prep! I love throwing whatever leftover veggies I have in the fridge in the bowl to pack in some extra nutrients. Once prepped, this dish will stay good in the fridge for 5 days. The sauce tends to dry up as it sits, so if you like it saucy like I do, add the noodles to a pan with a splash of water, broth, or soy sauce and heat until warm. If you’re using a microwave, add a couple of tablespoons of water and reheat for 2 minutes.

What kind of veggies can I add to this dish?

I threw in red cabbage and shredded carrot for some beautiful color and nutrients, but you can add the following and it will be just as delicious!

Sugar snap peas

Edamame

Broccoli

Tofu

Asparagus

The possibilities are endless!

spicy peanut noodles in bowl with chopsticks
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Quick and Easy Spicy Peanut Noodles

  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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For the sauce:

1/2 cup peanut butter ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 tablespoons Soy sauce⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 tablespoon Sriracha ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 tablespoons brown sugar⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4 cloves garlic, minced⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
3/4 cup water

12 oz spaghetti

1/2 cup red cabbage, chopped

1/2 cup shredded carrots

1 bunch cilantro, chopped

1 chicken breast, cooked and chopped (optional)

2 tablespoons black sesame seeds

Instructions

Boil a pot of water for the spaghetti and cook noodles until al dente, about 8 minutes.   Drain and cool noodles.

Chop all the veggies and set aside.

Make the sauce by combining all sauce ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.  Top with black sesame seeds and additional cilantro.

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3 Comments

  • Reply Trudy Laduzinsky June 24, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    This was super quick Easy and most importantly, DELICIOUS! I could drink this straw as a cocktail!

  • Reply Trudy Laduzinsky June 24, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    Ugh, I meant to say I could drink this “sauce” as a cocktail!

  • Reply Allison September 20, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    YUM! This has the perfect amount of spice!

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