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Easy Peanut Spicy Noodles Recipe

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Prep

10 minutes

Cook

10 minutes

Yield

2

This creamy peanut spicy noodles recipe is a great 20-minute lunch or dinner recipe that's flavorful and so easy.

This spicy noodles recipe is such an easy lunch or quick dinner to pull together for dinner. It combines creamy peanut butter with the spice of gochujang, a spicy paste used in Korean cooking. It is loaded with flavors and you’ll want to have this on your regular recipe rotation.

Why you’ll love these spicy noodles:

  • Quick: Make this spicy noodle recipe in just 20-minutes
  • Flavorful: Despite this being such a simple spicy noodle recipe there are so many flavors in it
  • 10-Ingredients: You really only need about 10 simple ingredients to make this recipe
Spicy noodles recipe in serving bowl

Ingredient Notes for Spicy Noodle Recipe:

Mafalda Noodles: A type of ribbon-shaped pasta that is flat and wide with wavy edges. If you can’t find this type of noodle, you can swap it for really anything here, including rice noodles.

Gochujang: A red chili paste that is savory, sweet, and spicy. This fermented condiment is popular in Korean cooking and made from gochu-garu, glutinous rice, meju powder, yeotgireum, and salt.

How to make spicy noodles:

  1. Cook noodles according to package instructions and set aside.
  2. In a heat proof bowl add green onion, cilantro, gochujang and garlic.
  3. In a small frying pan or pot heat 1/4 cup olive oil and once hot, add to the bowl and stir to combine.
  4. To the bowl whisk in peanut butter, soy, sugar and lime juice. Add the noodles directly to the sauce bowl and stir to coat the noodles. Enjoy topped with chopped green onions, cilantro and peanuts.
Close up of spicy noodles

Expert Tips & FAQ:

Can’t find mafalda noodles? Try a thick rice noodle or fettuccine.

Can’t find gochujang? If you can’t find gochujang, you could try sriracha or Thai chili paste.

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Easy Peanut Spicy Noodles Recipe

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This creamy peanut spicy noodles recipe is a great 20-minute lunch or dinner recipe that's flavorful and so easy.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Pasta
Cuisine Asian-Inspired
Servings 2
Calories 567 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 150-200g mafalda noodles
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 1/2 tbsp gochujang
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • juice of half a lime
  • cilantro, green onions and chopped peanuts for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Cook noodles according to package instructions and set aside.
  • In a heat proof bowl add green onion, cilantro, gochujang and garlic.
  • In a small frying pan or pot heat 1/4 cup olive oil and once hot, add to the bowl and stir to combine.
  • To the bowl whisk in peanut butter, soy, sugar and lime juice. Add the noodles directly to the sauce bowl and stir to coat the noodles. Enjoy topped with chopped green onions, cilantro and peanuts.

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Notes

Can’t find mafalda noodles? Try a thick rice noodle or fettuccine.
If you can’t find gochujang, you could try sriracha or thai chili paste.

Nutrition

Calories: 567kcal | Carbohydrates: 78.2g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 7.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 28.5g | Sodium: 793.3mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 13.2g
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