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

4.41 from 5 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

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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Notes

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

Nutrition

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. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

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

  8. 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!!

  9. 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!!

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

  13. 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!!

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