Spicy Peanut Noodles

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5 from 3 reviews

Spicy peanut noodles are one of the fastest meals you can throw together while also maintaining that feeling of something special at dinner. Crunchy snap peas add a wonderful textural component and a pop of color. 

  • Author: Leanne Ray, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Mains, Entreés
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 8 ounces dry ramen noodles
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chili crunch
  • 1” knob fresh ginger, grated
  • 12 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cups snap peas, trimmed and sliced thin on a bias
  • cilantro, crushed peanuts, more chili crunch for topping


  1. Cook noodles per package directions, reserving some of the pasta water for the sauce when you strain (you’ll probably need ~1/2 cup).
  2. To a large bowl, add peanut butter through brown sugar and whisk. Add a big splash of the reserved pasta water and whisk again until smooth. Keep adding/whisking until it’s nice and smooth and pourable.
  3. Toss the noodles with the sauce. Portion into individual bowls. Top with snap peas, cilantro, peanuts, and more chili crunch. Best served immediately.



  • The equipment section above includes affiliate links to things I use often in my kitchen and recommend.
  • These noodles are best served immediately. If you do have leftovers, I recommend eating cold.