Pasta is always an easy, frugal meal for families. 15 Minute Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce is a delicious family recipe that the whole family will love! This recipe for 15 minute noodles with spicy peanut sauce is good with any noodles you may have in the pantry. Perfect if you are in a hurry and don’t have time to spend in the kitchen.
If you are a meat lover, feel free to add some sliced chicken or pork to the meal. What I like about this recipe is how versatile it is, you can easily make any types of changes you want to this recipe and it will still taste amazing. Apart from this recipe taking only 15 minutes it is also vegan and gluten free!
How To Make 15 Minute Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles
- 16 oz. brown rice noodles
- 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter (low/no salt)
- 1/3-1 cup hot water
- 3 large cloves garlic
- 4 tbsp low sodium (tamari or soy sauce)
- 1-2 tbsp sriracha
- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
- 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- Optional: 2 tsp chili garlic sauce
Start by cooking the noodles in a large pot of water by following the package directions.
Meanwhile, finely mince the garlic and add to a saute pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil.
Now, sauté the mixture over low heat for approximately 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant.
Then add in the grated ginger and sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes.
Next, remove from heat and add all the sauce ingredients to the saucepan. Start with 1/3 cup water. Whisk until smooth while adding more water if necessary to reach your desired consistency. The brand of peanut butter used and your personal preference will determine how much you need.
If desired, add more sriracha, soy sauce, or season to taste.
After that, mix about 1/2 of the sauce with the pasta. In case you wish to add chicken, tofu, vegetables, etc., make some additional sauce. You don’t need to add all the sauce at once. It may be too thick depending on your taste. So, start with half and then increase as needed. If you like it saucy I recommend adding all of it.
Finally, serve crushed peanuts, scallions, red pepper flakes. If desired, add your favorite vegetable or the any meat of your choice.