Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles

by Christin Gillespie

This Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles recipe is easy to make & is ready in 20 minutes or less. Pair your favorite vegetables with noodles, then toss it all in a spicy homemade peanut sauce. Best of all, it’s a vegan meal that is packed with flavor!

White bowl filled with peanut butter noodles with red cabbage, green onions, and carrots in it, sitting on a white marble counter, with chop sticks on the bowl.

There’s no need for take-out when you can put together this colorful and flavorful noodle recipe easily at home. All it takes is 20 minutes from start to finish to enjoy this Thai-inspired vegan dish!

Why You’ll LOVE This Vegan Peanut Butter Noodles Recipe:

  • Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free
  • Tossed in an easy peanut sauce
  • Made with wholesome ingredients
  • The perfect balance of creamy, nutty, and spicy flavors
  • A super quick meal that’s great for lunch and dinner
  • Easily adaptable + any vegetables can be added!

Ingredients for this Vegan Peanut Butter Noodles Recipe

  • Noodles: I love these pad Thai noodles, but you can use a traditional stir fry noodles instead. If you’re having a tough time finding these options, spaghetti or fettuccini is a good replacement!
  • Peanut butter: A creamy peanut butter works best due to its runny consistency. I highly suggest using a creamy peanut butter, made with one ingredient, peanuts! Also, if your nut butter is extra runny, the sauce may require less water.
  • Soy Sauce: If you are following a gluten-free diet, replace with tamari or coconut aminos instead.
  • Maple Syrup: Just a drop of maple syrup adds a subtle sweetness to the sauce.
  • Red Chili Flakes: Red Chili Flakes helps to turn up the heat and flavor in the peanut sauce. Use more or less to your preferred taste.
  • Lime juice: I recommend adding a spritz of fresh lime juice, but store-bought lime juice works, too.
  • Garlic: Fresh minced garlic adds even more flavor to this sauce. Feel free to add more, if desired.
  • Vegetables: What are your favorites? You can use any fresh or frozen vegetables of your choosing! I added green onions, carrots, and red cabbage!
White bowl filled with peanut butter noodles with red cabbage, green onions, and carrots in it, sitting on a white marble counter.

How to make this Spicy Peanut Butter Noodle Recipe

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook noodles according to package instructions. 
  2. Meanwhile, mix the creamy peanut butter, soy sauce, maple syrup, red chili flakes, minced garlic, and water together in a small bowl.
  3. Heat a splash of water in a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat. Add minced garlic, red cabbage, and carrots. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Next, drain the cooked noodles and add to the cooked veggies. Mix together and add the peanut butter sauce, stirring everything together in the skillet.
  5. Divide between 2 bowls & garnish with additional green onions, red cabbage, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds, if desired!
Clear glass bowl filled with spicy peanut butter sauce, on a white marble counter.

Tips for Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles Recipe

  • Always taste and adjust the sauce if needed. Depending on how much noodles you use, you may need a bit more or less sauce. 
  • Don’t overcook the noodles! Thicker rice noodles will be more forgiving when overcooked, but thinner rice noodles tend to get a bit mushy when overcooked. Make sure the noodles are still slightly hard in the center before mixing them into the sauce. 
  • Add any veggies you love to this recipe! Just sauté your veggies in the pot with some garlic and continue with the recipe.

Peanut Butter Noodles Storage Tips

  • These Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop in a pan. 
  • When reheating, add a small splash of water to help loosen up the noodles if they are clumped together.
White bowl filled with peanut butter noodles with red cabbage, green onions, and carrots in it, sitting on a white marble counter, with chop sticks on the bowl.

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White bowl filled with peanut butter noodles with red cabbage, green onions, and carrots in it, sitting on a white marble counter, with chop sticks on the bowl.

Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles

  • Author: Christin Gillespie
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stir-Fry
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles recipe is easy to make & is ready in 20 minutes or less. Pair your favorite vegetables with noodles, then toss it all in a spicy homemade peanut sauce. Best of all, it’s a vegan meal that is packed with flavor!


Ingredients

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Noodles

  • 8oz brown rice noodles
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1/4 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Sesame seeds to top

Spicy Peanut Butter Sauce


Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook noodles according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the creamy peanut butter, soy sauce, maple syrup, red chili flakes, minced garlic, and water together in a small bowl.
  3. Heat a splash of water in a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat. Add minced garlic, red cabbage, and carrots. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Next, drain the cooked noodles and add to the cooked veggies. Mix together and add the peanut butter sauce, stirring everything together in the skillet.
  5. Divide between 2 bowls.
  6. Garnish with additional green onions, red cabbage, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds, if desired.
  7. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Depending on the brand and type of peanut butter you use, you may need to add a bit more water to the sauce to help incorporate the peanut butter. Creamy peanut butter works best.
  • Always taste and adjust the sauce if needed. Depending on how accurately you measure the noodles, you may need a bit more or less sauce.
  • Don’t overcook the noodles! Make sure the noodles are still slightly hard in the center before mixing them into the sauce.
  • Add any veggies you love to this recipe! Just sautee your veggies in the pot with the garlic and then continue with the recipe.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 521kcal
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Sodium: 331mg
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 97g
  • Protein: 13g

Keywords: peanut butter noodles, pad thai, spicy peanut butter noodles, vegan peanut butter noodles

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