This recipe for Thai Peanut Noodles is creamy, salty, and simple to make. In fact, it takes less than 30 minutes. You only need enough time to cook your noodles and get your peanut butter nice and melted.This recipe is both fast and easy, with few ingredients. It's also oh so fun to eat!
These noodles are full of so much creamy flavor with that peanut sauce that you'll be reaching for this recipe again and again. In fact, I use this as a base recipe and change it up with different meats and veggies.
Add-ins to this Peanut Noodle Recipe:
- chicken or pork
- broccoli or cauliflower
- steamed squash or zucchini
- mushrooms (one of my personal faves)
- bean sprouts
Or all of the above :).
Note: The steamer bags of veggies that you grab in the freezer department of the grocery store are perfect for throwing into these noodles. Still keeps the time under 30 minutes and adds additional nutrition.
These noodles are delicious wrapped up in a lettuce wrap, as well!
Should I use creamy or crunchy peanut butter?
Whether you use creamy or crunchy peanut butter for this recipe doesn't matter, it's based on your personal preference. If you prefer to have crunchier sauce, go for the crunchy peanut butter! If you want to go all out, you might even consider trying this recipe for homemade peanut butter. Homemade peanut butter in your homemade Asian peanut noodles? I just can't. Too awesome!
What kind of noodles are best?
Though this recipe calls for fettuccine noodles, spaghetti, angel hair, or even rice noodles will still work deliciously. It's entirely based on personal preference of your family. Basically, whatever everyone eats is what you make.
How can I punch up the spice?
If you'd like your dish a little spicier, add some chili pepper or red curry paste to the peanut butter sauce. Also, a bit of minced fresh ginger adds a nice kick!
You will love how little time and effort this recipe takes to make and your family will love the warm, comforting flavor of this dish. In fact, you'll need to show your kids how to make this...it's that easy!
Asian Peanut Noodles
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup peanuts
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 pound uncooked noodles (linguine is best)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame or peanut oil
- soy sauce to taste
- Cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain, set aside.
- In a pan on medium-high heat toast sesame seeds and peanuts.
- Add 2 tab sesame oil.
- Stir in soy sauce, and peanut butter. Stir.
- When melted, add in noodles a bit at a time until you get the perfect noodle to sauce ratio!
- serve with green onions and sliced cucumber on top! yum!
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