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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.

Close up of spicy noodles

❤️ Why You’ll Love 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 only need about 10 simple ingredients to make this recipe

🍲 Ingredients

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.

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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.

Spicy noodles recipe in serving bowl

👩‍🍳 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. In 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.


🗒 Substitutions

  • Mafalda Noodles: Try rice noodles or fettuccine instead
  • Gochujang: Try sriracha or Thai chili paste
  • Peanut Butter: You can use almond or cashew butter instead
  • Soy Sauce: Use coconut aminos if you prefer


🗒 Other noodle recipes you’ll love

👝 How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.

🤔 Common Questions

What pairs well with peanut noodles?

Peanut sauce is so creamy and delicious. You can eat it with things like a dip for rice paper rolls, with seafood like shrimp, tempura and even with fresh vegetables.

What does peanut sauce taste like?

Peanut sauce has that nutty peanut flavor combined with things like ginger, lime, soy sauce and garlic to give it that sweet, salty, but savory flavor.

Easy Peanut Spicy Noodles Recipe

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

Ingredients
  

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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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SJ

5 stars
I love this recipe. Really creamy and delicious. Very quick and easy to make. I substituted the pasta with brown rice noodles and it worked really well.

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