These flavorful and savory sesame peanut noodles are a simple and delicious dinner that’s ready in about thirty minutes!
If you’re looking for a meal that crosses off everything on your list, look no further? These sesame peanut noodles have got it going on. Easy: check! Quick: check! Frugal: check! Kid-friendly: check! Delicious: double check! We’ve been working hard on saving money as a family lately, and that means cleaning out the freezer and cupboards and using up all the food we already have. These delicious noodles came about when I found myself in a pinch at dinnertime, and was brainstorming any and all ideas for a quick meal. I managed to find some leftover boneless pork chops in the freezer, and found all the ingredients for the sauce in the cupboards and the fridge. I sliced and sautéed the pork, cooked the noodles, blended the sauce, and had everything on the table in less than thirty minutes. My kids both cleaned their plates, and my husband and I both agreed that it was just as delicious as takeout from our favorite noodle place. Dinner win!
Sesame Peanut NoodlesPrint Recipe
- 8 ounces linguini or spaghetti noodles
- 1 pound pork or chicken thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons oil
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon sriracha or other hot sauce more or less to taste
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
- 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions. While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet, add the pork or chicken, and cook, stirring frequently, until coked through. In a blender or food processor, add 1/4 cup sesame seeds, peanut butter, minced garlic, ginger powder, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha, brown sugar, and water, and blend until smooth. Toss together the cooked and drained pasta, the sauce, and the cooked meat. Stir in the chopped peanuts and cilantro and serve hot, sprinkled with the remaining 1 tablespoon sesame seeds.