Perfect Peanut Noodle Recipe

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In search of a quick, savory, and satisfying meal that packs a flavorful punch? This recipe takes a classic approach to peanut noodles, incorporating a creamy, spicy, and umami-rich sauce that clings to every strand. Let’s dive in!


  • 2 servings of your preferred noodles
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of grated ginger
  • 2 clove garlic, minced


  • Cook your chosen noodles to al dente following the package instructions. Once cooked, drain them while reserving about 1/3 cup of the cooking water for later. 
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, toasted sesame oil, chili flakes or oil, grated ginger, and minced garlic. 
  • Gradually stir in the reserved noodle water, a little at a time, until the sauce reaches a creamy consistency that can easily coat the noodles.
  • Add the cooked and drained noodles to the bowl with the sauce. Toss everything together until the noodles are evenly coated with the peanut sauce. 
  • Transfer the peanut noodles to serving dishes and sprinkle with a handful of crushed roasted peanuts.