These 20-Minute Thai Peanut Noodles are full of veggies, covered in an easy peanut sauce, and topped with a fried egg. The secret to this recipe is in the sauce; it puts this recipe over the top.
This Thai Peanut Noodles recipe serves six and costs just $6.16 to make! That’s only $1.03 per serving! This recipe is restaurant-quality and takes less time to make than to go pick up takeout!
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My husband says he likes his Thai Peanut Noodles like he likes his woman, a little bit nutty and a little bit spicy! Ha! I guess I can admit to being both of those!
We’ve got a super-easy Thai Peanut Noodles recipe for you that is ready in no time. You get the same great taste from your favorite restaurant without the hassle of going to the restaurant.
Twenty minutes is all you need to make this. Chop the veggies while the noodles are cooking, and the heat from the noodles warms the sauce giving you dinner on the table in no time at all.
The best part of this Thai Peanut Noodle recipe is the peanut sauce you make for the noodles. It is seriously, SO good.
What are Thai noodles called?
For a translation of Thai noodles into English, check out this chart below:
|Thai name||Thai script||English name|
|Phat si-io||ผัดซีอิ๊ว||Noodles stir-fried with soy sauce|
|Phat Thai||ผัดไทย||Pad Thai noodles|
|Phat wun sen||ผัดวุ้นเส้น||Stir-fried glass noodles|
What is the best Thai peanut sauce for noodles made of?
Our easy Thai Peanut sauce for noodles uses the following ingredients: lime juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, sriracha, sesame oil, and ginger. There is no cooking involved; you just mix those ingredients to make a fantastic sauce!
What can I do with peanut sauce?
There are a few options for using peanut sauce. You can put it over noodles, use it as a dip, and even use it as a marinade.
How much will this Thai Peanut Noodles cost:
RECIPE COST: $6.16
PRICE PER SERVING: $1.03
To find out more about how we price our recipes, check out Budget Recipes Explained.
- 1 pound linguine – $1.28
- 1 large red bell pepper – $1.28
- 3 green onions – $0.30
- 1 large carrot – $0.14
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter – $1.02
- 1/4 cup hot water – $0
- 2 Tablespoons lime juice – $0.14
- 1/4 cup soy sauce – $0.18
- 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar – $0.06
- 1 Tablespoon Sriracha – $0.02
- 1 Tablespoons sesame oil – $0.30
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar – $0.06
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger – $0.03
- 6 fried eggs – $0.60
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro – $0.24
- 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts – $0.51
How to Make Thai Peanut Noodles Recipe:
STEP ONE: First, cook the pasta as per the package instructions, and drain. While the noodles are cooking, make the rest of the recipe.
STEP TWO: Begin by chopping the veggies. Then, in a large bowl, whisk together all of the sauce ingredients.
STEP THREE: Next, toss the drained pasta with peanut sauce, sliced bell pepper, carrots, and green onions. Toss until well coated.
STEP FOUR: Finally, serve noodles in bowls and top with a fried egg, cilantro, and peanuts.
- pasta pot
- mixing bowl
- frying pan
The Flavor and Recipe Variations:
If you are looking for a healthier version, try substituting the noodles out for zucchini noodles. You can also use whole-grain pasta, yaki-soba noodles, and ramen noodles (the straight kind, not the curly kind).
Another excellent option for changing up the recipe is to add protein. You can add in 2 cups of our shredded chicken, sliced beef, sliced pork, and even shrimp!
How long is this good for:
Serve: You can keep these out for up to 2 hours. After that, they will need to be kept in the refrigerator.
Store: The noodles will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
Freeze: These noodles do not freeze well, we do not recommend freezing them.
How to get the kids involved with this recipe:
Ages 2-3: Let them help put the noodles in a pot of water.
Ages 4-5: Let them help you measure out the ingredients for the sauce and mix it.
Ages 6-8: Let them help prep the ingredients and then add them into the drained pasta. Also, teach them how to fry an egg (remember, low and slow is ideal!).
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Discover why we love getting the kids involved in the kitchen and more tips in our How to Get Kids Involved In Cooking article.
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Thai Peanut Noodles
- pasta pot
- mixing bowl
- frying pan
- 1 pound linguine
- 1 large red bell pepper sliced into thin 2-inch pieces
- 1 large carrot cut into thin matchsticks
- 3 green onions chopped
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup hot water
- 2 Tablespoons lime juice
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Sriracha
- 1 Tablespoons sesame oil
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 6 fried eggs with runny yolks
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- ½ cup dry roasted peanuts chopped
- Cook the pasta as per the package instructions, and drain.
MAKE PEANUT SAUCE:
- Meanwhile, make the rest of the recipe. In a large bowl whisk together all of the sauce ingredients.
- Toss the drained pasta with peanut sauce, sliced bell pepper, carrots, and green onions until well coated.
- Serve noodles in bowls and top with a fried egg, cilantro, and peanuts.
These 20-Minute Thai Peanut Noodles are full of veggies, covered in an easy peanut sauce, and topped with a fried egg. The recipe serves 6 and costs just $6.16 to make!