Peanut Noodles

These Peanut Noodles are covered in a flavorful peanut sauce for a unique dish that will have your family begging for more. 

We eat pretty traditional food around here. Nothing too crazy. I love down home cooking and so those are the recipes I lean towards. These are Peanut Noodles. Before you go running the other direction, hear me out. These noodles are like nothing I’ve had before. It’s regular spaghetti covered in an Asian inspired peanut sauce. My kids were playing with their friends as I prepared this and they stopped playing at least five times to say, “What is that good smell?” “What are you cooking?”

These Peanut Noodles are covered in a flavorful peanut sauce for a unique dish that will have your family begging for more. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI do realize that this is the third recipe with peanut butter in it in the last week and a half that I’ve shared with you . I’m sorry. Especially if you are allergic to nuts, then I’m really sorry. I just have this thing with peanut butter. I can’t get enough of it. Remember when my sister was trying to get pregnant via in vitro and the doctor told her to eat as many calories and she could…so she ate an entire jar of peanut butter every week? Yeah. I was sooo jealous. That’s pretty much my dream. I came close to being the Peanut Butter Queen when I ate this entire Peanut Butter “Cheese” Ball by myself. These Peanut Noodles are covered in a flavorful peanut sauce for a unique dish that will have your family begging for more. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comThere’s just enough sauce for the noodles. If you love your noodles drowning in sauce, you might want to double the sauce. These Peanut Noodles are covered in a flavorful peanut sauce for a unique dish that will have your family begging for more. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comDon’t knock ’em til you try them.


Peanut Noodles
Serves: 4 servings
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced (white parts only - reserve green parts for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger (see Note)
  • ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter (use crunchy if you want nuts in it)
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  1. Cook spaghetti in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain.
  2. While noodles are cooking, prepare the sauce. In a small skillet, heat sesame oil over low heat Add the onions (white parts only) and cook until tender. Add the ginger and cook for about 1 minute.
  3. Increase the heat to medium and stir in the peanut butter, soy sauce, water, vinegar, sugar, and pepper. Stir until combined. Remove from heat.
  4. Toss spaghetti with sauce and garnish with sliced green onions and peanuts if desired.
*Fresh ginger can be frozen until ready to use. I don't use a lot of ginger so this is a trick I use often.

Source: Allrecipes

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Christy is the voice behind The Girl Who Who Ate Everything! She is no stranger to making meals that kids and adults will love. She grew up in Mesa, Arizona as the youngest of ten kids. She can always be found in her kitchen with music playing and cooking with her kids. She published her first cookbook in 2014. She loves party food that gets the conversations going!

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  1. Thanks for sharing! This looks really easy and sounds like it would be good. We don’t like ginger though, so I’d omit it. I would think it would still turn out pretty well though.

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Honestly I’m not a ginger fan at all. It’s very subtle and I feel like you would be missing something if you left it out.

  2. Can’t go wrong with classic peanut noodles! These are a great weeknight treat!

  3. I have a very similar recipe to this and I love love love it. So much spicy peanut butter goodness! Try topping it with extra peanuts. The crunch is amazing.

  4. I love making my own “take-out” at home too. It is so much healthier and not to mention; cheaper!!
    This is delicious and I would very much enjoy these noodles. Catherine


    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      I used regular old JIF. I’m sure you could use whatever you want thought since you’re melting it down.

  6. This recipe really sounds good to me because it has peanut butter in it.
    Oh and pasta–l love pasta.

  7. I love noodles—especially with anything on it that resembles peanut sauce. Peanut sauce craze hit me late in in life—but strong. So I am liking this recipe.

  8. This looks amazing! I love the combination of peanut with ginger and green onions

  9. Sounds pretty easy to prepare and with few products, but so delicious!

  10. I make something similar quite often, but with more veggies in it. Our kids LOVE it. Yum, yum.

  11. Looove peanut noodles. Love this simple version. Asian and Mexican are always dishes I have a hard time keeping simple because there are so many delicious add-ins. Bring on the cilantro.

  12. Never apologize for posting about peanut butter! 😉 Especially when it includes noodles.

  13. I have been following your blog for a couple of months now and have made several recipes. I have loved them all! These noodles are AMAZING… my husband and I couldn’t get enough of them! I somehow just saw on here that you have a cookbook out and I am purchasing it immediately! Thanks for all of the delicious recipes 🙂

  14. Very very good!!!! I added frozen peas and carrots. I tasted as I cooked. This is a keeper! I didn’t even miss meat with this dish. yum.

  15. Wow! It tastes awesome and it was so easy to make. I used regular soy sauce, cos I couldn´t find low sodium (living in Germany), next time I am going to use a little less, cos it´s a bit too salty. And I used crunchy peanut purree(store bought).

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. Can this dish be prepared and then eat cold? I’d love to take something like this on a picnic

  17. One of my absolute favorite dishes is peanut butter noodles. I have them at least once a week 🙂

  18. This recipe is fabulous! The perfect ratio of noodles to sauce!

  19. Yum. Made this tonight. Doubled the sauce. Husband and I really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  20. I made this recipe tonight and the only thing I did different was half the noodles for 2 people while making the full recipe for the sauce and I added cubed chicken breast. It was SO SO SO good!! Not to mention super easy and fast. Definitely keeping this recipe! 🙂