Mmmm, is there anything better than an easy AND quick peanut butter stir fry with noodles? If you know that there is actually nothing better then you are in the right place. If you don't know what I am talking about, then please for your own sake keep reading and make this ASAP! A good Asian inspired recipe with veggies and noodles and peanut in the mix is always a go to for any tired weeknight. The best part? You can use fettuccine, spaghetti, egg noodles, ramen noodles, or rice noodles. Whatever you have in your pantry- hence "pantry peanut butter stir fry noodles."
Peanut Stir Fry Sauce
Peanut butter is stir fry sauce is one of life's simple pleasures. If you are allergic to nuts feel free to substitute some Tahini instead for that similar (not exactly the same) nutty flavor that is still delicious.
Our basic peanut stir fry sauce consists of:
- Soy Sauce (tamari if you are gluten free)
- Garlic Powder
- Rice Vinegar (or white vinegar- whatever is on hand)
- Honey (maple syrup works just fine if you are vegan)
- Lemon juice
- Peanut Butter (creamy or crunchy- again whatever you like best and have on hand)
All of these AMAZING delicious ingredients come together in a simple, customizable stir fry to make an oober yummy meal that is even better than take out.
You can use crunchy or creamy peanut butter depending on what you like better. Both work great.
Asian stir fry noodles
Like I said above, you can use whatever type of long noodle you like best. The only ones that may be weird are things like penne or rotini or any other short noodles like that. Let's be clear- it would still taste amazing, but wouldn't feel right texture wise. Get your slurp on with these noodles.
Noodles that are great for Asian recipes:
- Egg Noodles
- Ramen Noodles
- Rice Noodles
Always just follow the directions for cooking that particular type of noodle and then add to the stir fry. Super simple.
Stir Fry Veggies
Any veggies that you have on hand in the fridge or the freezer will work in this recipe. We love using a large variety of veggies in our stir fry. The best part about this is the versatility, which is why we have this meal a lot when it's almost time to go grocery shopping again.
Best vegetables to put in stir fry:
- Onions and Peppers
- Water Chestnuts
- Green Beans
- English Peas
- Snap Peas
- Chopped Kale
- Green Onions
- Brussels Sprouts
You can always add things like chicken, shrimp, tofu... etc. That's the beauty of this super versatile pantry meal!
Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
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- 10-12 oz Long Spaghetti Noodles
- 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
- ⅓ cup Soy Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Rice Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Honey
- ½ of a Lemon
- 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter
- 3 cups of your favorite veggies
- Chicken, Pork, Shrimp, Tofu etc if you want any
- Cook your pasta according to the directions on the box/bag and rinse in cold water when done.
- Prep your veggies (and protein if you are adding it) cutting them into bite sized pieces.
- Cook the veggies in the sesame oil on medium heat for about 5-7 minutes. (make sure your meat is cooked through if you add it)
- Whisk together your soy sauce, garlic powder, vinegar, honey, and peanut butter in a separate container.
- Pour the sauce in with the veggies and cook over medium- low heat for another 2-3 minutes.
- Add in your noodles, toss all together and let it cook in the sauces for about 3 or 4 minutes.
- Turn the heat off, squeeze half a lemon over the stir fry and serve. Enjoy!
Add some red chili flakes if you like it more spicy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1204Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 1031mgCarbohydrates: 216gFiber: 12gSugar: 11gProtein: 50g
Nutritional information is not always 100% accurate.