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Top down view of a bowl of noodles served with peanut sauce, lime, edamame, cabbage, mushrooms and scallions.

Easy Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles

  • Author: Catherine Perez
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Easy spicy peanut butter noodles, bursting with spicy, tangy peanut flavor. This 20 minute meal is vegan and can be easily made gluten-free.



Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 12 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tsp chili oil, optional
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 24 tbsp of water

Noodle Base

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen shelled edamame
  • 188 grams of noodles or about 3 servings based on package
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 12 cups green cabbage, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed


  • Crushed peanuts
  • Sliced green onions


  1. Start by making your peanut sauce. To a bowl or jar add all of your peanut sauce ingredients with 2 tbsp of water to thin and whisk until completely smooth. Add extra water by the tablespoon if too thick. Taste the sauce and add more sriracha or chili oil depending on your spice preference.
  2. Thaw out your edamame by placing in a bowl and covering with hot water.
  3. In a sauce pan, cook your noodles according to package instructions. This can take anywhere from 3-5 minutes depending on the noodles used. When draining, pour the noodles along with the edamame in a colander to drain off completely.
  4. While the water and noodles are boiling, heat up a large skillet, then warm up your sesame oil and add your sliced mushrooms in to sauté until softened, about 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in your garlic and cabbage and continue to sauté until the cabbage has cooked down and softened, about 3 minutes.
  6. Once cooked, remove from heat and add your noodles and edamame directly to the mixture.
  7. Pour over half the peanut sauce and toss the noodles to coat. Add additional sauce to the noodles in the pan or reserve some of the sauce to pour over your noodles when ready to serve. Garnish with some crushed peanuts and green onions if desired and enjoy.

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