15 Minute Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles

Starving but don’t have time to cook?! This spicy peanut butter noodle recipe is just for you. It’s vegan, gluten free, easy to whip up, and packed with delicious peanut flavor.

Spicy peanut butter noodles make the best easy vegan dinner recipe. They're healthy, gluten free

  • 16 ounces brown rice noodles
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter (ideally low salt)*
  • 3–4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce or tamari*
  • 1/4 cup water or chicken/veggie broth for more flavor
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1–2 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Optional: 2 tsp chili garlic sauce and or 1/2 tsp ground ginger

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook noodles according to package instructions.
  2. Finely mince the garlic and add to a saute pan with 1 tbsp of oil. Any oil will work here, I used olive.
  3. Saute over low heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Add in all remaining sauce ingredients and whisk together until smooth.
  5. Add about 1/2 of the sauce to cooked pasta and mix together. I intentionally made extra sauce in case you want to add some chicken, tofu, veggies etc. I don’t recommend adding all of the sauce at once because it’ll likely be too much, so start with 1/2 and add more depending on your preference.
  6. serve with crushed peanuts, scallions, red pepper flakes and enjoy!

  • The peanut sauce can get too salty very easily if you’re not careful! I recommend using unsalted peanut butter and low sodium soy sauce so the salt isn’t overpowering.
  • Peanut noodles can be eaten hot or cold. Add in some freshly chopped veggies for a cold noodle salad, or serve alongside some steamed broccoli and grilled chicken for an easy weeknight meal.
  • Once prepared, this recipe will store in the fridge for 5 days. The sauce tends to dry up as it sits, so if you want to get it saucey again, add the noodles to a pan with a splash of water, broth, or soy sauce and heat until warm.


Serving Size: 1 bowl | Calories: 465 | Sugar: 4g | Fat: 16.5g | Carbohydrates: 59g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 8.6g