Easy Thai Noodles With Peanut Sauce is a spicy Thai noodle dish. I made it with sweet and spicy peanut sauce. This super quick noodle recipe calls for colorful veggies, peanut butter, and soy sauce. Such an easy every day dish! Better than a restaurant take-out!
Why make Spicy Thai Noodles
- To begin with, these delicious Thai Noodles recipe is a great weeknight dinner! I used regular ingredients and made it super easy!
- You will love the simple, but authentic spicy Thai sauce. It’s spicy, yet sweet. Those two go hand in hand together. Besides, you won’t have to hunt for too many unfamiliar ingredients. Soy sauce, peanut butter and chili sauce. That’s it!
- I also love the toppings in this classic Thai noodle recipe. Chopped peanuts, sesame seeds and scallions! They taste lovely together. I promise.
- How about using regular linguine here? If you are not sure about rice noodles, use long ribbon pasta that you are familiar with! I did. Of course, you can also make it with ramen noodles, rice noodles, or even gluten free pasta. But I love how versatile this easy noodle recipe is!
- Last but not least, this easy dinner recipe brings perfect amount of spice. But not overwhelming at all.
Do I need to use a wok to make Thai noodles?
By the way, do you see that I didn’t use a wok? Look at the pictures above. I used a carbon steel pan instead. I love the fact that you can use a regular pan to make this amazing Thai noodle recipe.
This easy vegetarian noodle recipe tastes like stir fried noodles. Except, there is no need to fry any noodles! The spicy sauce does all the work. Together with soy sauce and peanut butter. If desired, you can add pork, ground beef, chicken, or shrimp. I most likely will. In my next Thai noodles recipe.
What kind of chili sauce should I use?
The best option to use in this Thai noodles recipe is Sriracha Chili Sauce – it’s that thick sriracha sauce packed with heat that comes in a plastic red bottle. You can squeeze it straight out of the bottle. The most popular sauce is the Huy Fong variety.
Keep in mind that sriracha sauce is different from tabasco or any other hot sauce. It is much thicker with a strong hint of garlic and sugar.
Can you substituted Sriracha Chili sauce with sweet chili sauce? Unfortunately, sriracha and sweet chili sauce are two different things. Where sriracha packs an element of heat, sweet chili sauce is dominated with a sweet garlic taste.
Soy sauce substitute options
There are two very good options available to substitute for soy sauce: Tamari sauce or coconut aminos.
Variations for Thai Noodles recipe
- Besides peanuts, you can also use ¼ c water chestnuts, sliced.
- Serve Thai Noodles with fresh mung bean sprouts on the side.
- If you like it spicy, use ½ tablespoon Chili sauce.
So perfect for weeknight dinner!
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- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 1 lb. linguine, (or ramen, spaghetti, fettuccini)
- 3 cloves garlic, (chopped)
- 1 bell pepper, (red, julienned)
- 1 carrot, (julienned)
- ⅓ cup soy sauce, (or Tamari, or Coconut Aminos)
- 1 tablespoon honey, (or agave syrup, or brown sugar)
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon Chili sauce
- ⅓ cup peanuts, (chopped)
- ¼ cup green onions, (sliced)
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- Boil pasta or noodles according to box directions. Then drain.
- While the pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together soy sauce, agave syrup, peanut butter and chili sauce until fully combined. Set aside.
- Preheat oil in a large skillet. Add bell pepper, carrots and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
- Add drained pasta and sauce into the skillet and mix until fully combined.
- Top with chopped peanuts, cilantro, green onions and sesame seeds.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only. This information comes from online calculators. Although whatsinthepan.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.
I loved this recipe and so did my family! Thank you so much.
I enjoyed this recipe. I wanted to try something different from the usual meals I make and have been trying to make Thai food for a long time now. I’ve done horribly with other recipes trying to emulate the Thai food I loved while in Thailand. I’ve learned it will never be the same, but this was at least good rather then trying other recipes and not being satisfied. I recommend this meal! Only thing I did different was use spaghetti since that’s what I had in the house.
So glad you found this recipe and enjoyed it with spaghetti! You are right – it’s close, but of course not the same to real.
This was delicious! And so easy. Highly recommend, and will make again!
Do you use regular chili sauce or the Thai sweet chili sauce?
I used regular chili sauce.
I did everything according to the recipe, however I used long life noodles, tenderloin marinated in soy, ginger and Chinese 5 spice. I used a wok and also added peas to the mix and roasted the chopped peanuts. I would like next time to tweak the sauce a bit, a little to much peanut butter , it really clung to the noodles, just need it a little less sticky so maybe some citrus or something. It was our first ever with a sauce like this, great recipe all around.
I’m glad it worked out! Peanut butter does have a strong taste to it, so I can see why you would want to use less.
You can substitute dry PEanut butter, called PB. Works beautifully
Hey there, I was wondering if I could include like a some orange juice to the sauce? Would that be good?
Orange juice would add a nice citrus flavor and acidity. I would do it.
By now I made it already three times (found the recipe three weeks ago). I exchanged some ingredients, I dropped the chicken and exchanged the honey for marple syrup, as I am vegan. I also took tahini instead of peanut butter because we didnt had peanut butter and tahini is full with calcium, because of the sesame seeds. So its good for my growing kid.
I tried with rice and also with udon noodles… Sooooo amazing. And the first time I took totally the same veggies. Today I took carrots, garlic, spring onions, red chillies, red onions, long green beans, brokkoli, and soy sprouts. It was soooo good!
Thabk you for that amazing recipe wherech is extrem flexible alsi for vegans and vegetarians!
Hi Sam! I’m so glad you found the recipe so versatile! I love tahini as well and think it’s such a nice substitute with all the health benefits as you said.
Kristina Velis says
Janet Grossman says
Why is oil divided? Maybe it’s me but I don’t see anything but using it in one step.otherwise good.
It shouldn’t be divided – I corrected it. Thank you Janet.
Very easy to make. I put extra peanuts for protein (I’m vegeterian).
I often add cashews to this.