If you like easy recipes, this is for YOU! These Thai Peanut Noodles can be made in minutes and is so flavorful.
I just love meals that are versatile,
and this is that kind of recipe.
The sauce can be made as spicy or mild as you like, by adjusting the amount of crushed red pepper you add, and if you like it with more of a kick add in some chili oil and heat the sauce up, and smell the spiciness!
This is an all-around perfect meal, add cooked chicken if you like. Enjoy this HOT or COLD, which is why it’s perfect to bring to the beach and enjoy while you are digging your toes into the sand.
You can have a really fun casual dinner party by serving this in those to go Asian containers and pairing it with a set of chopsticks!
Everyone will love it.
Here is the recipe for the THAI PEANUT SAUCE
Now grab a pound of pasta. I prefer spaghetti.
Cook it according to package directions.
If you want to eat this dish hot, heat up some of the Thai Peanut Sauce and toss it onto the freshly cooked pasta, top with some chopped peanuts, diced green onion, and add on some sesame seeds too!
If you want to enjoy it cold, rinse the noodles in cold water until they are completely cool, to speed this up add some ice cubes to the water and let the noodles soak for a few minutes. Drain all the water off the noodles and toss with some Thai Peanut Sauce, then top with the same yummy toppings as when serving it hot, diced green onions, chopped peanuts, and sesame seeds.
Make plenty because this is one dish you will WANT to enjoy LEFTOVER!
This is a really fun tasty version of a pasta salad that is unique. You can make it with elbow pasta for a party and it will get rave reviews!
When the noodles are hot they seem to absorb more sauce than when they are cold. So adjust the amount of sauce you put on them accordingly. I like extra sauce drizzled over the top myself, so I usually serve a small side dish of sauce!
What else should I add to these noodles?
Add more soy sauce if desired, and sriracha for some added spice!
Serve these peanut noodles hot or cold!
Add in vegetables, sliced peppers, onion, asparagus, broccoli, bok choy, eggplant, carrots or your favorite vegetable!
- 7 oz coconut milk
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 pound pasta (spaghetti)
- 3 green onions diced
- 1/2 cup peanuts chopped
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, I love the contrast of black seeds on the pasta
- Blend the first 6 ingredients to make the peanut sauce, use an immersion blender or regular blender to combine and mix smooth.
- Cook pasta according to package directions, toss with sesame oil.
- Add the sauce.
- Top plates of peanut noodles with diced green onion, chopped peanuts, and sesame seeds.
- If you want to serve it cold:
- Rinse noodles in cold water until they are completely cooled, toss with sauce, and add on some diced green onions, chopped peanuts, and sesame seeds when you plate it.
Your photos are mesmerizing, I love this dish!! (sharing and pinning!)
In a restaurant, these are also served with lime. (Adding shrimp is amazing!)
Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers says
Beautiful! I love nothing more than a bowl of noodles and am especially fond of peanut noodles! I love to enjoy them hot for dinner, then cold for lunch the next day. I’ll be trying your version!
Chris Scheuer says
Warm or cold this sounds delightful and I can think of a zillion things to pair it with. I think I could also easily just eat this as a meal!
Tricia @ Saving room for dessert says
I could eat this everyday – love pasta and peanut and peanut sauce – with a little heat!
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says
You have no idea how badly I’m craving a bowlful of these gorgeous noodles right now! They look SO much better than takeout!
Toni | BoulderLocavore says
This sounds simple and fantastic Diane!
Cooking with Munira says
This dish looks grate , i love the photo , and I think the taste was not bad too 🙂
Wendy Williams says
Mmmm, got the recipe printed up and will make it within the week. I love pasta and I love Thai!
Can’t wait to hear how you like it. And now that I’m growing thai basil, I think some of that would be wonderful in there too 🙂
Tasty – but wondering if I missed something…
I made the peanut sauce with chili paste instead of chili flakes – but accounted for volume. There was just not any heat in the recipe. I liked the basic recipe, but will need to do something to increase the heat next time
I haven’t used chili paste in quite some time, but don’t recall it having a lot of heat. If you like things spicy, you can heat up the chili flakes in a tablespoon of oil on the stove or microwave before adding them and that will kick up the heat. The other option is chili oil. I do use chili oil a lot and like the flavor. Be sure your chili flakes are on the fresh side, older seasonings seem to loose their potency. You can certainly add as much as you’d like to make it to your liking. (I have found that when I purchase crushed red pepper, the spiciness can vary too) You could always add in some sriracha also. We keep a jar of crushed red pepper on our table along with the salt and pepper, it’s funny, I’m always filling the crushed red pepper…so adding some on top of the hot noodles works great too.
you must have read my mind, I was just thinking of that peanut noodles and will opt for making it rather than ordering it.
Love it so much, can’t wait to make it and sit and enjoy it.
thank you for such a simple easy recipe. Uncomplicated… I need that.
so nice I just LOVE this recipe
This recipe looks so EASY, I can’t wait to make it.looks so delicious. Thanks so much for always having such great recipes. I love getting your emails.
Peanut noodles are my favorite I can’t wait to make this recipe.