3-Ingredient peanut sauce noodles

Budget Bites: 3-Ingredient Peanut Sauce Noodles

Broke till payday? No worries when you know how to make peanut noodles with a simple sauce using peanut butter and soy sauce. Only three ingredients! What a fantastic, quick anytime meal—kid-friendly, too.

Homemade Asian Peanut Sauce Noodles with Cilantro and Lime

Ingredients:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Soy Sauce
  • Noodles

Instructions:

  1. Cook the pasta
  2. Make the sauce
  3. Pour the sauce over cooked pasta
  4. Enjoy (yum!)

 

3-Ingredient peanut sauce noodles
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5 from 2 votes

3-Ingredient Peanut Sauce Noodles

Broke till payday? No worries when you know how to make peanut noodles with a simple sauce using peanut butter and soy sauce, poured over noodles. Only three ingredients! What a fantastic, quick meal for anytime—kid-friendly, too.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time11 minutes
Course: Anytime
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4
Calories: 315kcal
Author: Mary Hunt

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter smooth or crunchy (whatever you have on hand)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or Tamari is a good substitute
  • 1/4 cup water (reserved from pasta)
  • 8 oz. pasta like angel hair, spaghetti, fettuccine, linguini or any shape you have available

Instructions

Pasta:

  • Cook the pasta until al dente or according to package instructions.
  • Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of pasta water

Sauce:

  • Place equal amounts of peanut butter, soy sauce, and pasta water in sauce pan. Heat over medium heat while stirring and until completely incorporated and hot.
  • Pour sauce over cooked, drained pasta. Toss to mix.
  • Plate and optionally, garnish as desired with what you have on hand (peanuts, cilantro, lime). Serving it with steamed frozen broccoli (just a suggestion). Enjoy!

Notes

1. This recipe multiples well—use equal parts peanut butter, soy sauce, and water for the sauce and the amount of noodles desired.
2. While spaghetti, fettuccine, or linguine are ideal, any pasta shape will do.
3. Make Stir Fried Peanut Sauce Noodles: Cook the noodles and make the sauce (add red pepper flakes if you dare!) Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet or wok. Add garlic and onion, stir for 30 seonds. Add chicken, shrimp or protein you have on hand. Stir. Add carrot and or cabbage and cook until it starts to wilt. Add cooked noodles, bean sprouts (if you have them) and the prepared sauce. Toss for a couple of minutes or until noodles are well coated. This is not exact science, but a way to upscale! 
4. Another idea: Noodles + peanut butter + Sriracha basically feels like poor man's Pad Thai. Even better if you have an egg to put in.

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 883mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

 

 

 

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4 replies
  1. Jennifer says:

    5 stars
    You mention in the notes:
    4. Another idea: Noodles + peanut butter + Sriracha basically feels like poor man’s Pad Thai. Even better if you have an egg to put in.

    What are the quantities for the PB & Sriracha?

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    • Mary Hunt says:

      To taste! One option is to replace the PB with Sriracha. But that eliminates the peanut flavor. It’s totally up to you! Making the sauce then adding a squirt or two of Srirach seems like a fine option. Again, if you like Sriracha, add according to your preferred amount of heat.

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  2. Anita says:

    Yum. We like this with a squirt or two of Sriracha or other hot chili sauce. Throw in some greens – like kale ribbons or spinach leaves – if possible.

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