Spicy Peanut Udon Noodles
This creamy and delicious spicy udon noodles recipe with peanut sauce is the perfect comfort food for a fall evening or lunch. Make it your own with whatever veggies you have on hand, and gobble it up for a healthy meal that will leave you satisfied. Seriously, the peanut sauce on these is so dang good I could eat it on its own. You’ll love this recipe!
Why you’ll love these spicy udon noodles with peanut sauce:
- 10-Minute Prep: Prep this recipe in only 10-minutes, this is an easy and quick one for even the busiest people
- Flavorful: The creamy peanut sauce is so flavorful and delicious. Did I mention you can also eat it on anything?
- Versatile: Throw in whatever veggies or noodles you have on hand. I made it with red peppers and udon noodles but you can get creative here!
Udon Noodles: Udon noodles are a thick noodle made from wheat flour, often used in Japanese cuisine. It is known to be a Japanese comfort food and in moderation they provide a healthy dose of of carbs and fiber.
Peanut Sauce: I like a creamy salad so I do add 1/2 cup to this but if you prefer less just adjust as you toss and taste!
Vegetables: Use any vegetables you want in this dish. You can add as many or as little as you’d like it’ll still taste great!
Cilantro: I know not everyone is a fan of cilantro so you can totally omit this. However, if you do like this herb, it adds a fresh flavor to it and I would definitely keep it in.
How do you make spicy udon noodles?
Can a recipe get anymore easier? I think not. This udon noodles recipe you can whip up in 3 easy steps:
1. Cook udon noodles as per package instructions
2. Prepare the peanut sauce (you can find the recipe here and it only takes 5-minutes to make)
3. To a large bowl, toss together the udon noodles, sauce, peppers, and cilantro. Serve as is or with protein of choice.
Expert Tips & FAQ:
Can I use different noodles? Udon noodles are great here but you can use ramen noodles or even pasta! A thicker noodle is encouraged for this udon noodle recipe.
What are udon noodles? Udon noodles are a thick noodle made from wheat flour used primarily in Japanese cuisine.
Storage: Store any leftover sauce in a jar in the fridge for 10 days. The tossed salad will last up to 1 week in a tightly sealed container.
How long will peanut sauce last? Up to 1-week in a tightly sealed container or jar in the fridge.
What else can I use peanut sauce on? Add it to salads, veggies, wraps, or whatever your heart desires. This is a very versatile sauce.
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Spicy Udon Noodles with Peanut Sauce
- 2 packets of Udon Noodles 400G total
- 1 large red pepper finely sliced
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
- 1/2 cup Peanut Sauce
- Cook Udon Noodles as per package instructions.
- Prepare the peanut sauce.
- To a large bowl, toss together the udon noodles, sauce, peppers, and cilantro. Serve as is or with protein of choice.