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Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Easy recipe that taste great hot or cold and can be made spicy or mild
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Mains & Sides
Servings: 8 1 cup servings


  • 1 16 ounce package whole wheat pasta
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1 bag frozen vegetables such as broccoli or snow peas
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic or ginger
  • green onions, cilantro, or lime optional garnish
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds optional


  • Cook pasta using package directions. Make sauce and veggies while pasta cooks.
  • In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter and warm water. Stir into a smooth, thin sauce.
  • Add soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar. Mix until sugar dissolves. If using, stir in garlic, ginger or red pepper flakes.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add thawed frozen veggies and ½ cup water. Steam in microwave for 3-5 minutes. Drain any excess water.
  • Pour peanut sauce and steamed veggies over cooked, drained pasta. Toss to combine. Serve warm or cold.


  • Did you know that whole wheat pasta makes you feel full longer?
  • Frozen vegetables will add extra nutrition and flavor to this dish.
  • For extra flavor, add ½ teaspoon minced garlic or minced ginger to peanut sauce. Or you can garnish with rinsed and chopped green onions, cilantro or lime wedges.
  • For a more complete meal, add extra leftover veggies, sliced cooked chicken breast, firm tofu, or chopped peanuts.

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