Spicy Peanut Noodles

Spicy Peanut Noodles

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1998

When you can't get out to get take-out, make these easy favorites yourself with what's in the pantry.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 12 ounces whole-wheat pasta
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 4 sliced scallions
  • 4 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste
  • Sliced cucumber, for garnish


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  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water until just tender, according to package directions. Whisk peanut butter with boiling water in a bowl until smooth. Stir in scallions, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, sugar and cayenne. Toss with hot pasta. Garnish with cucumber. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 348 calories; 12.0 g fat(2.0 g sat); 8.0 g fiber; 49.0 g carbohydrates; 14.0 g protein; 39.0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 3.0 g sugars; 0.0 g added sugars; 115.0 IU vitamin A; 2.0 mg vitamin C; 34.0 mg calcium; 3.0 mg iron; 433 mg sodium; 172.0 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 high-fat meat

Reviews 3

June 04, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Yummy, fast and easy, and tastes pretty authentic to me.
August 04, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This is the best tasting peanut noodle dish. Favorite at our parties every time!!!
January 17, 2010
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By: Beth
This was really fast and delicious! I used buckwheat Soba noodles and I also threw in some chopped peanuts for additional crunch. I will be making this again very soon.