Do you ever have leftover plain spaghetti noodles? This recipe for Spicy Pasta Noodles is a tasty dish for leftovers and ready in 30 minutes.
If you find that you’ve cooked too much pasta, do not throw away the leftovers. Pantry staples like spaghetti or any other type of noodle pasta and peanut butter are inexpensive budget-friendly items. The two together along with a few other ingredients can make some delicious meals.
Spicy Peanut Noodles
1 pound (16-oz) spaghetti noodles
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 Tablespoon fresh grated ginger
1 Tablespoon Rice vinegar
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 garlic clove pressed
3/4 cup hot chicken broth
2 Tablespoon chili sauce
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 Tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)
- In a stockpot, bring enough water to boil over high heat. Add spaghetti noodles and cook according to package instructions. Drain. Return noodles to the pot.
- Meanwhile, combine peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, sesame oil, cayenne, garlic and chicken broth in a blender. Blend until well smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes.
- To the sauce, slowly add the chili sauce, blending until your desired taste, adding a Tablespoon at a time. (I mention this step after the sauce is already blended because some people prefer less spicy. Remember to taste as you go, you may find you don’t want it that spicy.) With this amount of chili sauce, I find it doesn’t overpower the taste of the sauce or noodles.
- Pour sauce over noodles in the pot. Stir until well coated and sauce is evenly distributed.
- Place noodles in a serving bowl. Top with carrot and sesame seeds. I mixed the carrot in with the noodles shown in the picture.
Pantry Items On Hand:
Creamy Peanut Butter
*Note: Sometimes, I’ll add in chopped cucumbers, red peppers, basil leaves, and some scallions. It’s a quite tasty dish and great for lunches.
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