Creamy Peanut Thai Noodles

Creamy peanut Thai noodles is a quick and delicious dinner that’s perfect for busy weeknights. Noodles are tossed in a quick peanut sauce along with our favorite veggies; carrots, peppers and cabbage. 

If your family is like mine, finding a dish everyone loves can be a challenge but everyone always agrees on homemade takeout from Mongolian beef to Bang Bang Shrimp and this super quick noodle dish!

A bowl of thai peanut noodles with fresh limes.

What’s In Thai Noodles?

  • Sauce: An easy Thai-flavored peanut butter cream sauce with a hint of heat and lots of flavor. You can make it as spicy (or mild) as you like.
  • Noodles: Linguine or spaghetti work well in this recipe (whole wheat noodles work too). You can also use rice noodles if you prefer.
  • Veggies: Julienned or shredded veggies are great in this dish. Use whatever you have on hand.
  • Toppings: My favorite part! Lime juice, peanuts, cilantro and green onions all add a big punch of flavor!

Ingredients for thai peanut noodles arranged on a working surface.

Tips For Making Peanut Thai Noodles

  • Once you start cooking this recipe comes togehter FAST! Prep all ingredients before getting started.
  • Add leftover oven baked chicken breasts or shrimp to this recipe.
  • If the sauce is too thick, just add a little pasta water or chicken broth to thin it out.
  • The sauce does thicken up a bit when it sits on the pasta, so it’s best to serve this dish right after tossing the pasta and sauce together.
  • The amount of salt you’ll ultimately need in this dish will be greatly affected by the soy sauce you use. I use a low sodium soy sauce.

2 process shots of thai peanut noodles being made in a saucepan.

My Favorite Thai Peanut Noodle Toppings

If you’re looking for some quick and easy toppings for these Thai peanut noodles, try some of these:

  • meat: chicken, shrimp, beef, or pork
  • peanuts
  • cilantro
  • lime juice
  • green onions

A pot of creamy thai peanut noodles ready to be served.

 

Looking for a few more Asian inspiration?

How about some crazy delicious, teriyaki chicken. Serve these over rice and you’ve got another dinner your whole family will love. Sesame Ginger Snap Peas or Sesame Bok Choy make great sides with this meal.

This dish is a great alternative to our fave Chicken Pad Thai.

Creamy Peanut Thai Noodles

This thai noodles recipe is a quick and delicious dish.

  • 8 ounces dry pasta (linguine or spaghetti)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (grated)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup carrots (julienned)
  • 1 1/2 cups cabbage (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup bean sprouts (optional)
  • green onions, peanuts, and cilantro for garnish

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha (or to taste)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  1. Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well, do not rinse.

  3. Meanwhile, cook ginger and garlic in vegetable oil until fragrant.

  4. Add carrots and cabbage and cook 2-3 minutes or until slightly tender. Add sauce while stirring over medium heat and simmer until thickened, about 2-3 minutes.

  5. Stir in noodles and bean sprouts. Garnish with crushed peanuts, cilantro and green onions (add lime wedges).

More Noodle Dishes We Love

Creamy Peanut Thai Noodles is one dish our whole family agrees on! This easy pasta dish is smothered in a Thai-flavored peanut butter cream sauce and loaded with chicken, red peppers, carrots & green onions for a great family meal.
A pot of creamy thai peanut noodles garnished with limes and peanuts.
A pot of creamy thai peanut noodles garnished with limes and peanuts.
Top photo - A bowl of thai peanut noodles with fresh limes. Bottom photo - Ingredients for thai peanut noodles arranged on a working surface.