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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 415.9
  • Total Fat: 11.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 52.7 mg
  • Sodium: 456.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 46.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.6 g
  • Protein: 33.0 g

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Noodles with Easy Peanut Sauce

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Noodles with Easy Peanut Sauce

Introduction

This quick and easy meal is a hit with kids. If they can't tolerate spicy foods, reduce or omit the sriracha. This quick and easy meal is a hit with kids. If they can't tolerate spicy foods, reduce or omit the sriracha.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 ounces whole wheat spaghetti
    1 package (10 ounces) frozen broccoli florets
    1 cup shredded carrots
    1/4 cup natural peanut butter
    2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce (use low-sodium variety if you prefer)
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
    1/3 cup warm water
    1 teaspoon sriracha sauce (Thai hot sauce, available in the Asian food aisle)

    Pre-cooked protein of your choice:
    2 cups shelled edamame
    12 ounces cooked chicken breasts, chopped (calculated in the nutrition info)
    12 ounces cooked tofu

    To garnish:
    sesame seeds
    fresh cilantro

Directions

Cook the pasta and broccoli according to package directions.
Combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, water, and sriracha in a small bowl.

One minute before you drain the pasta, add the carrots to the pot. Drain and add the pasta, vegetables, your choice of protein and sauce to the pot. Heat through and serve.

Makes 4 two-cup servings.

Garnish as desired.






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  • Incredible!
    37 of 40 people found this review helpful
    sriracha is also known as "rooster sauce"(because is has a rooster on the bottle) and is a spicy red pepper sauce. You can substitute sweet chili paste, but we use half rooster sauce half sweet chili paste at our house. Also, be sure to add some fresh minced ginger! Also like it with udon noodles. - 1/11/11

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  • 37 of 38 people found this review helpful
    one ounce of soy sauce is 2 tablespoons.

    sriracha sauce is asian hot sauce. - 1/11/11

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  • Incredible!
    21 of 24 people found this review helpful
    This one was great! I did not have the srirachan sauce so I used red pepper flakes to spice it up.I also added just a sprikle of chopped peanuts to the top to add crunch. I will do this again. Can't wait to have the leftovers for lunch this week! - 1/11/11

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I make these often. When I am in a hurry I use a bag of broccoli slaw and call it good. And I tend to add extra sriracha sauce. - 1/11/12

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  • O.K.
    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I had to double the sauce recipe because I had no where near enough to even lightly coat everything and it was pretty boring. - 1/16/11

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  • 13 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Check the sodium content - FAST!! 2TBS soy sauce = 1805 mg sodium. Divided by 4 servings = 451 mg....for the soy sauce alone. - 1/12/11

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  • 10 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Would be really helpful if the photo bore some relationship to the recipe! Cannot see broccoli or carrot or any protein. But I can see loose peanuts and spring onions neither of which were mentioned! - 9/8/13

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    awesome! used crunchy pb and omitted siracha sauce. added shrimp and used white pasta. super yummy. 1 oz of soy sauce is 2 tbsp. - 1/12/11

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This will work. Try it with cooked turkey or even lean ham.
    Note that there are two Sriracha sauces. I assume this recipe calls for the spicy. But if you've got kids, maybe try the sweet version. - 1/11/11

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  • 8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    You could also substitute Kraft Free Catalina dressing for the Sriracha sauce...not spicy at all. - 5/24/11

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sub 1 Tbsp tahini (sesame paste) in lieu of peanut butter. Tahini needs to be thinned with water anyways so you'll get more sauce for fewer calories. - 6/19/12

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  • O.K.
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'm not a good cook but the recipe seemed pretty simple to follow but all I tasted was peanut butter, it was thick and pastey. It seemed like it needed something liquid so I added more soy sauce, it didn't help. I couldn't eat it. - 9/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My family loves this recipe. I have made it with chicken, pork and pot stickers (dumplings) and it is great with any of them. I can't belive I finally know how to make an Asian dish. - 7/6/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I loved this dish! Making it all in one pot made for easy clean-up. I used brown rice spagetti noodles and leftover beef from a roast. I left the sriracha out until the very end, after I had served the kids. I will definitely be making this again. - 1/12/11

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    LANASMOM is correct. The nutrition for the recipe doesn't list peanuts and lists 25 calories from butter which is not in the recipe. Also PENNE PASTA? That's in the nutrition specs but the recipe calls for ww spaghetti???? I know we have to be flexible but we are working hard here to count stuff. - 9/8/13

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I finally figured it out: whole wheat pasta needs the high end of the cooking time, or it will be yucky. Also, mix the sauce in a small bowl as it says; m.b. add some pasta sauce. I treid to save washing; dumped the sauce ingredients into the noodles and the pb did not melt as I thought it would. - 2/5/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Its a great quick/cheap dish. I used silken tofu for the protein and I sauteed it before mixing it into the noodles so it wasn't so mushy. If I were to do it again (which I am) I would use firm/extra firm tofu instead. Otherwise, great recipe! - 7/7/12

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try this tonight and add shrimp and some more veggies to make it a larger for feeding more people. Thanks! - 1/11/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this recipe a lot. My son said it was "ok". I used shrimp. Thanks for the idea! - 2/10/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for 2 by reducing the pasta to 2 servings. I substituted snap peas for the broccoli & carrots, skipped the additional protein, but added dry roasted peanuts. I also reduced the sriracha sauce to 1/2 tsp but used the 1 tbs peanut butter and 1 tbs soy sauce. The result was yummy! - 9/9/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    a great hi-protein dinner. Great for us gastric bypass members. - 1/17/12

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I uploaded a photo that represents the correct recipe! Try this one, its really good if you tweak it a bit. =] - 1/11/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    what is sriracha sauce? where do I find it at the Grocery Store? - 1/11/11

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    How much is one ounce of soy sauce?? - 1/11/11

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  • You can use the Low Sodium Soy Sauce. I'm making this tonight! - 2/5/14

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