Thai Peanut Sesame Noodles

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Thai Peanut Sesame Noodles is an asian favorite that combines creamy peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic all mixed with linguine noodles tossed in this amazingly sweet and savory sauce. 

Thai peanut sesame noodles in a bowl with peanuts and onions garnished over top.

Thai Peanut Sesame Noodles

I love anything chinese and thai food and that is apparent on my blog. When people ask me what my favorite recipes are on the blog, it is definitely the better than take out chinese recipes. These are recipes that I make over and over again. And when you repeat recipes as a food blogger, you know that they are good.

This Thai peanut sesame noodle recipe is just it! It is light, fresh and so much flavor. I can’t get enough to it. I love the flavor combination with the sesame noodles and Thai peanut sauce. It is simple to make and only takes minutes to prepare and cook. This is perfect for a quick dinner in on a busy week night.

I couldn’t believe how amazing these noodles turned out. I devoured them! So simple and so flavorful! The combination of the flavors in the sauce coated the noodles and gave this dish such an awesome taste. My picky eater even gobbled them down and asked for seconds. This is such a simple meal that our family will be making again and again. We might try adding beef or chicken next time too!

Thai peanut sesame noodles in a bowl with peanut halves garnished with scallops and sesame seeds.

Thai Peanut Sesame Noodle Ingredients:

Thai peanut sesame noodles are a simple dish that has fantastic flavor and will become a family favorite!

  • Linguine Noodles: These are a wider noodle and best for thick, rich sauces that can hold the sauce on each noodle while also having a
  • Sesame Seeds: Great for garnish and added texture.
  • Green onions: This too is for a garnish as well as flavoring and

Cooked linguine in a glass bowl.

Peanut Sesame Noodle Sauce Ingredients:

  • Peanut Butter: Thick and creamy peanut butter is smooth and silky that helps bind the sauce and the noodles together.
  • Soy sauce: Add this asian favorite that brings out a salty and classic flavoring to the sauce.
  • Sesame Oil: A unique flavoring that is just the perfect touch to this peanut sesame noodle sauce.
  • Chicken Broth: Has an added flavoring of chicken and brings the sauce smooth and tasty!
  • Minced Garlic: Always a favorite to me!
  • Ginger: Fresh ginger is best and can be shredded easily.
  • Sriracha Chili Sauce: Add a little spice to your noodles.

Thai peanut sesame noodles cooked in a pan with tongs grabbing it out of the pan.

How to make Peanut Sesame Noodles:

  1. Cook noodles: Cook the noodles in a large pot according to package directions.
  2. Whisk together sauce ingredients: While the noodles are cooking, in a medium sauce pan whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, ½ cup chicken broth, minced garlic, ginger, and sriracha chili sauce. Cook over medium heat until smooth. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. Drain and combine together: Drain the noodles and toss in the peanut sesame sauce. Serve immediately.

How to Customize your Noodles:

  • Protein: Chicken, steak or shrimp is always a great choice to have
  • Vegetables: Add in all your favorite raw vegetables that you love. Slice vegetables evenly to cook quickly. Carrots, snow peas, celery or bell peppers are great vegetable to try.
  • Gluten Free: If you are gluten intolerant I have heard that Tamari is a great substitute for the soy sauce and linguine. You can also use zucchini spirals or cauliflower rice for more choices.
  • Peanut Free: This is a great way to add in your favorite nut butter. Stick with a creamy and smooth nut butter for best results and leaving this nut free for those allergic or prefer not to have the peanut taste.
  • Spicy: You can never go wrong with a little spice. Heat just enhances and turns up a recipe to the next level. Red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper or paprika are also great seasonings for a little extra spice.

Thai peanut sesame noodles in a bowl with scallops and sesame seeds as garnish.

Thai Peanut Sesame Noodles

5 from 3 votes
Thai Peanut Sesame Noodles is an asian favorite that combines creamy peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic all mixed with linguine noodles tossed in this amazingly sweet and savory sauce. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 4 People


  • 3 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha chili sauce
  • 8 oz linguine noodles
  • sesame seeds for garnish
  • green onions for garnish


  • Cook the noodles in a large pot according to package directions.
  • While the noodles are cooking, in a medium sauce pan whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, ½ cup chicken broth, minced garlic, ginger, and sriracha chili sauce. Cook over medium heat until smooth. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Drain the noodles and toss in the peanut sesame sauce. Serve immediately.



Updated on February 3, 2020
Original Post Published on September 8, 2014


Serves: 4

Calories302kcal (15%)Carbohydrates46g (15%)Protein12g (24%)Fat8g (12%)Saturated Fat2g (10%)Sodium947mg (39%)Potassium256mg (7%)Fiber3g (12%)Sugar3g (3%)Vitamin C3mg (4%)Calcium20mg (2%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian American, Chinese, Thai
Keyword peanut noodles, peanut sauce noodles, sesame noodles
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Oh my gosh, seriously killing me! I haven’t had Asin food (or carbs hardly, for that matter!) in weeeeeeeeeks!! I’m dying over this. I know it’s going to be a favorite around here!

  2. We thought the sauce needs to be doubled. Used fresh, diced ginger instead of ground. Added the sesame oil after heating. Left out the siracha sauce for our whimpy kid, but added crushed red peppers at the table; it needed the siracha. Topped with green onions, sesame seeds, and chopped peanuts. Would be really good with shrimp or shredded chicken added to it.

  3. This was amazing! I doubled the sauce recipe and used fresh ginger, tamari (in place of regular soy sauce), and natural peanut butter. Because the natural peanut butter is unsweetened, I added about 2 tablespoons raw honey to the mix (and a little extra peanut butter… tamari is really salty!). Topped with green onion and crushed peanuts and served over flat rice noodles. Sooooo good!

  4. Yummy, Made this for dinner and everyone approved, well except for my son who said it was too spicy, so next time I will do half the sriracha. I was asked to make it again this week but to add shrimp, so I will try that and report back.

  5. hi, I do want to make this but can you use crunchy peanut butter and what alternative to the chilli sauce is there as I can’t get the one mentioned here in Scotland, also is veg broth the same as veg stock x

    1. I always use crunchy peanut butter. Yes, veg broth works as stock. It’s usually called broth when you buy it.

  6. I’ve made this a few times and this is one of my favorite recipes on taste alone. The fact that is it both simple and fast is just an amazing added bonus. It’s also really good with about 1 Tablespoon of chili oil in the sauce and extra sriracha on top, if you like spicy food. 🙂

  7. I have one word for this recipe: YUUUUUMMMMMMM!!!! 🙂

    I doubled the recipe as I was feeding six. I ended up having to make another batch because everyone loved it. I used Simply Jif peanut butter, and the fresh garlic and ginger that comes in convenient squeeze tubes. I also used less garlic and ginger than called for because some of my family is sensitive to strong flavors like those. I could taste them but they weren’t overpowering.

    If you don’t have linguine noodles, fettucini will work fine, or even regular spaghetti.

    Topped with chopped fresh green onion, dry roasted peanuts (no salt) and sesame seeds, my family gobbled this up. And now they’re laying around like beached whales, because this fabulously tasty sauce is quite rich! A little goes a long way, so don’t overload your plate! 🙂

  8. Made this tonight and it was a hit!!! I substituted vegetable broth because I’m a vegetarian and used brown rice noodles. Kids loved it- thanks!!!

  9. Hi, thanks for the great recipe! I tried it tonight and the only changes I made were using veggie broth and only a 1/2 tsp of sriracha (I’m a wimp from Minnesota). I’m sitting down to a bowl of it right now and it’s so tasty! My wife hates peanut sauce (the first time I made it she actually asked me if I was mad at her and that’s why I put peanut butter in the stir fry sauce!) , so I made it on a night when she’s gone. It only took me about 15 minutes from start to finish. Yum!

  10. This recipe became an instant favorite of mine. I, too, doubled the sauce recipe, as I like lots’o’sauce. I have been having a difficult time finding dry roasted peanuts, but I find that adding extra sesame seeds gives the noodles a nice texture. The sauce is so flavorful that I enjoy the noodles on their own, but I want to try simmering chicken in the sauce and adding it to the noodles at some point.

  11. Made this tonight exactly as written…well I didn’t have linguini so I used the buccatini I had here, but otherwise the same. Got a runny nose and felt some heat in the back of my throat from the Sriracha but it was super yummy and will definitely make it again. In fact with hubby out town for a couple days I might make it again tomorrow!

  12. Very good but WOW, too salty! Next time I’ll either do water instead of chicken broth or low sodium soy sauce.

  13. I’m making this dish tonight for dinner, and I noticed, when you look at the picture it shows peanuts on top. then in the recipe it says nothing about peanuts? When do the peanuts come into the recipe.


  14. Made it last night, only I added 3 tablespoons honey and it was fantastic. A little touch of sweet to start and then the heat came in after a few bites. It was addicting, couldn’t put it down

  15. I made this last night and it was a success! I’m not the best cook but this recipe is fool proof! If you are making it for more than one person then I would double the recipe right away.
    The only change I made was using udon noodles instead of the ones used in this recipe. Really yummy!!

  16. I need to make this for 14 people in take out chinese containers for an appetizer. How much sauce would I need? TIA.

  17. Great recipe. Family loved it! I did dbl the recipe and added a tsp of hoisin sauce, though.
    Will be making these noodles again soon.

  18. I plan to try this using Beyond Sausage Sweet Italian. There are a few vegans and vegetarian in my family and Beyond Sausage in marvelous so omnivores would not know it’s not meat.

  19. This peanut Thai dish has become a regular in our household! We love it!!! I couldn’t get my sauce to thicken up so I added a little cornstarch/water combo and it was perfect! We also like to add chicken and shelled edamame. Awesome recipe, thank you!!

  20. Absolutely DELICIOUS!! And so easy. Made a fantastic hot dinner tonight and will make a great cold lunch for work tomorrow. Love it with extra sriracha sauce–the sugar in the peanut butter counters the sour in the sriracha perfectly. Thank you!!

  21. This recipe was very salty, even tried cutting down the low sodium soy sauce, and used low sodium bouillon.

  22. can I substitute sweet chill sauce in place of sriracha sauce as my wife cant handle hot chilli sauce

  23. Made it tonight and loved it. I used Sambal instead of Siracha and added chopped snow peas and chicken. Was a little salty but will try low sodium chx broth and soy sauce.

  24. This sounds amazing! I want to try it in this week’s meal plan … but where is the “print button?”
    I am not seeing one. Gah! Thanks.

  25. Your recipe looks Yummy! I am a Chinese food lover. Yesterday, I tried your Thai Peanut Sesame Noodles recipe for dinner and everyone in my family loved it. Keep on sharing such amazing recipes with us.

  26. 5 stars
    These were delicious! I added an extra 2 tsp. sesame oil and 1 tsp. hoisin sauce with only 1/2 tsp. Sriracha. I love how customizable the recipe is. Thanks very much.

  27. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! Like many others, the first time I made this I found it quite salty. This will vary depending on what type of soy sauce is used. If using regular dark full sodium soy sauce, I simply added 2 Tbsp. of Brown Sugar and simmer a couple of minutes and that balanced it out. Add frozen Asian Veggie Mix (will require added simmer time to reduce the sauce from the added water from the frozen veggies), or sautéed Bok Choy in garlic, Delicious!

  28. 5 stars
    I love this simple sauce! I used low sodium soy sauce and low sodium chicken broth. It is so good! 5 stars!

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