Peanut Noodles: Easy Asian Supper

Erin S. | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Peanut noodles are an easy pasta dish with tons of flavor. Perfect for any night of the week.

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January is all about healthy eating, right? Everyone is trying to keep up their resolutions by going to the gym and eating a little better. I am all for it, but I am not willing to sacrifice flavor with my food. If it doesn’t taste good, I just won’t keep it up. If we are being honest here, there are only so many days I can have carrot sticks for a snack or salad for dinner.

That is why I am in love with these Asian noodles. They have veggies, low calorie shrimp, and tons of flavor from the peanut sauce. Peanut butter and shrimp have lots of protein. If you use a whole grain pasta you have fiber from that, and the veggies. So you have all sorts of good for you, and it tastes like you are eating take-out. Plus, it is ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta. Seriously, you can’t get a much quicker weeknight meal.

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My husband absolutely loves these peanut noodles. He requests them pretty much every week. I sometimes switch up the protein and use chicken.  I have been meaning to try pork tenderloin as well, I just haven’t yet. The veggies can be switched up to your liking as well. If you want to add cucumber or broccoli, go right ahead! My husband doesn’t like cilantro, so I leave it out, but I think that would make a great addition as well.

We all need dinners we can make in 20 minutes, and this is one of those. Keep the sauce recipe handy, and change up what you throw in. It couldn't get much easier. You may as well call this Monday Night Peanut Noodles, because even on a terrible Monday, it's even easier than waiting for the delivery guy.

Need more easy dinners for busy weeknights? We love Erin's rosemary garlic chicken thighs recipe and her beef taco skillet recipe too.

    4 Servings


For the Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the Noodles:
  • 1 pound jumbo raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 10 ounces pasta, like whole grain spaghetti
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup carrot, shredded
  • 1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted salted peanuts, chopped


  1. Bring water to boil, and cook the pasta as directed on the box. 
  2. To prepare the sauce mix all of the ingredients in a liquid measuring cups.  Whisk or use a fork to mix until smooth. 
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Spray with non-stick spray.  Add shrimp, and sauté for about 3 minutes on each side, or until done. 
  4. In a large bowl combine sauce, cooked shrimp, cooked pasta, bell pepper, carrots, and green onions.  Toss until combined.  Garnish with chopped peanuts. 
  5. Serve immediately.  


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Source: Adapted from Cooking Light
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Erin is passionate about quick and easy dinners that lead to family togetherness on her blog, Dinners, Dishes & Desserts. How could we not ask her to share that passion as an Easy Dinner fanatic?

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