Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles

4 servings


5 minutes

active time

15 minutes

total time


16 ounces brown rice noodles

3 large cloves garlic or 4-5 small

1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger

1 tablespoon oil

2/3 cup creamy peanut butter

4 tablespoons low sodium tamari or soy sauce

1/3-1 cup hot water (hot water mixes with peanut butter more easily than cold)

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1-2 tablespoons sriracha

1-2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (can omit for less spice)

Optional: 2 tsp chili garlic sauce


boil water

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook noodles according to package instructions.

saute garlic

Finely mince the garlic and add to a saute pan with 1 tbsp of oil. Any oil will work here, I used olive.


Saute over low heat for about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Add in the grated ginger and saute for 1 more minute.

add all sauce

Remove from heat and add in all remaining sauce ingredients (start with 1/3 cup of water) and whisk together until smooth, adding more water as needed to reach your desired consistency.

add water

How much you need will depend on the brand of peanut butter you used as well as your personal preference.


Taste and add more soy sauce, sriracha, or any other seasonings as desired. I usually add more soy sauce because I like it saltier.

combine sauce with pasta

Add about 1/2 of the sauce to cooked pasta and mix together. I intentionally made extra sauce in case you want to add some chicken, tofu, veggies etc.


I don't recommend adding all of the sauce at once because it may be too much depending on your preference, so start with 1/2 and add more depending on your needs. I usually end up adding all of it because I like it saucey, but up to you!


Serve with crushed peanuts, scallions, red pepper flakes and enjoy! Delicious alongside veggies and protein of choice.


Serving Size

1 bowl


465 kcal

Total Fat

16.5 g

Saturated Fat


Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat






Total Carbohydrate

59 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

4 g


8.6 g

4 servings


5 minutes

active time

15 minutes

total time
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