easy Thai Peanut Noodles recipe

This Thai Peanut Noodles recipe 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 coat it with the luscious peanut sauce. This recipe is both fast and easy, with few ingredients. It's also oh so fun to eat!

Do you love Asian recipes? Try my easy Thai Curry or Indian Curry Chicken recipes.

delicious, easy homemade peanut noodles you can make in less than 30 minutes with pantry ingredients!

These noodles are full of so much creamy flavor with that homemade 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.

Ingredients for Peanut Noodles:

  • Sesame seeds.
  • Peanuts.
  • Peanut butter. Natural peanut butter tastes delicious in this, if you have it.
  • Noodles (linguine is best). If you need gluten-free, rice noodles work great.
  • Sesame or peanut oil
  • Soy Sauce. I prefer to use low sodium soy sauce to keep my salt to a minimum. And, for those that need gluten-free, use coconut aminos

How to make peanut noodles:

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions but just slightly al dente. Drain, set aside.
  • In a pan on medium-high heat toast sesame seeds and peanuts.
  • Add sesame oil to the pan.
  • Add the soy sauce, and whisk peanut butter in. Stir.
  • When the peanut butter mixture is melted, add in the hot noodles a bit at a time until you get the perfect noodle to sauce ratio!
  • Serve with green onions and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Add-ins to this Peanut Noodle Recipe:

  • Chicken breast. Add chopped chicken breast to take this to a complete meal.
  • Shrimp
  • Bell peppers. Red bell peppers, especially, are super yummy in this dish.
  • Mushrooms (one of my personal faves)
  • Bean sprouts. Similar to fresh vegetables, bean sprouts add texture and crunch.
  • Green Beans. Add the fresh green beans to the spicy peanut sauce for added texture and nutrition.
  • Fish sauce. Add a little bit of fish sauce adds depth of flavor in this dish, if you have some on hand.

Or all of the above :).

Notes:

  • 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.
  • If you find the sauce to thick use a bit of water or chicken broth to thin it out.

delicious, easy homemade peanut noodles you can make in less than 30 minutes with pantry ingredients!

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 chunky 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, Thai noodles, or even rice noodles will be equally delicious. 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 like spicy food, add some chili pepper, red pepper flakes, or red curry paste to the peanut butter sauce. Also, a bit of minced fresh ginger adds a nice kick!

delicious, easy homemade peanut noodles you can make in less than 30 minutes with pantry ingredients!

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!

Thai Peanut Noodles

Nellie
A delicious recipe for homemade peanut noodles the whole family will love!
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 478 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup peanuts
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ½ pound uncooked noodles (linguine is best)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sesame or peanut oil
  • soy sauce to taste

Instructions
 

  • 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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Nutrition

Calories: 478kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 17gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 81mgPotassium: 387mgFiber: 6gSugar: 3gCalcium: 211mgIron: 4mg
Keyword noodles, peanut
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