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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 239.9
  • Total Fat: 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.3 mg
  • Sodium: 63.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.0 g
  • Protein: 9.4 g

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Whole Wheat Pasta with Sesame Peanut Sauce

Submitted by: BCJL13
Whole Wheat Pasta with Sesame Peanut Sauce

Introduction

This Asian-inspired pasta dish is so good and so quick to make and can be served hot or cold. Add some tofu for another healthy option. This Asian-inspired pasta dish is so good and so quick to make and can be served hot or cold. Add some tofu for another healthy option.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 medium green onions, sliced thin
    1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth, low sodium
    2 tbsp natural peanut butter, creamy
    1 tbsp plus 1 tsp cider vinegar
    1 tsp sesame oil
    1/4 tsp cayenne, or more if you like it hot
    4 cups cooked whole wheat spaghetti

Directions

Combine all ingredients except spaghetti.
Stir the hot spaghetti into the sauce.
Serve right away for a hot meal, or refrigerate for a cold meal.






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  • Very Good
    58 of 60 people found this review helpful
    I made a meal out of this by adding chicken, peas, water chestnuts, peanuts, soy sauce, 1/4 tsp each of red pepper, cayanne pepper and asian five spice. Tastey and delicious!! - 6/2/09

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  • Very Good
    31 of 33 people found this review helpful
    My picky kids actually ate this! I took out the cayenne as I thought it would be too spicy (and I didn't have any on hand) and added a bit of garlic and it still needed some kick. I also reserved some of the pasta water to add as needed to smooth it back out from the peanut butter clumping up. - 8/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 24 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! I didn't have any sesame oil on hand so I went without it. I had some rice wine vinegar that I added instead of cider vinegar. Plus I put in a splash of tamari. I added fresh broccoli to the pasta for the last 2 minutes or so. it was fantastic! Thumbs up from the 3-yr old, too! - 4/7/09

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  • Good
    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Read the reviews, so I added soy sauce, garlic, asparagus, and mushrooms (just what I happened to have). I did NOT put in any Cayenne, as I don't do spicy. This was good for my tastes. Not great, but good. I'll make it again with more *oomph* added to it. - 1/2/08

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  • Very Good
    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    This was a tasty dinner. I added soy sauce, extra water, some sesame seeds, broccoli, and red pepper flakes for some extra veggies and a kick. - 12/30/07

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  • Very Good
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    We enjoyed this dish! I added red peppers, water chestnuts and broccoli to get in some extra veggies. A sprinkle of soy sauce was also needed. My husband suggested adding chicken next time. It will definetly be in our monthly menu cycle. Enjoy! - 3/27/07

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  • 13 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I made a variation of this that had 3T PB, 1/2 t fresh ginger, 2T honey, 1 garlic clove, 1/4 Cup rice wine vinegar and 3T soy sauce, also added chicken. It was excellent and not dry at all. Probably a little more fattening with honey. - 1/18/10

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  • O.K.
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I didn't really care for this pasta that much. Too much peanut butter flavor, not enough sesame flavor and it got dried out quickly and tasted blan.

    My husband loves peanut sauces but he didn't care for this one too much. - 11/6/07

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  • Bad
    7 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I love peanut sauce but I could barely eat this. Will never make again. - 7/6/09

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  • Bad
    7 of 21 people found this review helpful
    Needs more ingredients to make it more interesting. - 4/19/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I rather liked this dish. My only mistake was not starting with less cayenne than th resipe suggests and tasting - I think I would like it better with a little less kick. - 5/15/07

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I both thought this was very good. I added bonesless skinless chicken breast sauted in a little olive oil and it was very filling. Thanks! - 3/23/07

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  • 6 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I found this too on the frozen bag of Vegetables from Sam's Club, thanks for saving me the time of entering it!
    - 1/30/10

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this recipe. I added tofu, carrots, brocolli, and some lime juice. - 7/9/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This will definitely be added to my recipe collection! I did make a few substitutions ~ I used whole wheat penne pasta, rice vinegar and spicy chili sauce instead of the cayeynne. I also added broccoli...it would be good with chicken too, I think. Thanks for sharing! - 5/13/09

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  • Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

    Made this with ww bowties, used extra tlbsp. PB and almost the whole can of chicken broth. I thought this made it thiker and creamier. I forgot the cayenne!
    Next time will be sure to use it as it needed zip.
    Over all very good and very quick!!! Thanks for sharing! - 4/13/09

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I used shirataki instead of the pasta (only about 15 calories to an entire package) and veggie broth, and added a lot of ginger for more heat. These are perhaps an acquired taste for some, but you can't beat the calorie count! - 1/1/08

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty and I love that you can easily bump up the spicy factor with the cayenne pepper. I think I might add more chicken broth next time because the peanut butter really sucked the moisture out of the sauce. - 2/6/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I loved this. I did follow a few suggestions. Added some pasta water, sauted some red pepper and mushrooms to add to it, along with a little soy sauce. next time I will add more vegetables, and to make hubby happy, some chicken. Very satisfying and quick. - 2/3/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very good and very customizable. When I'm in the mood for peanut butter, this recipe makes it part of a healthy meal with chicken and veggies. - 6/14/09

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  • Good
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    It had ok flavor of peanut butter, couldn't even tell there was sesame in it. The other problem I had was that it didn't stay creamy. The pasta absorbed all the extra moisture, and I ate it within 5 mins of preparing it. I added a bit of my soy milk to my bowl and stirred it in and it helped. - 5/7/07

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    After reading the reviews, I added sesame seeds, asparagus, garlic, a very small amount of soy sauce. red pepper and used rice wine vinegar instead of cider. It was excellent! - 1/31/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    adding teryaki sauce with water mixed in the pb is also a good way to keep it creamy along with snow peas and shrimp -gives it more of a pad thai taste. - 2/23/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yummy!
    I used PB2 (waaaay less in calories) and added more broth, ginger, cilantro and red peppers. Great recipe upon which you can expand for your own individual tastes! - 1/30/10

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  • 3 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I made something almost exactly like this for lunch on Saturday.. I added some chopped cucumbers and cilantro, and some finely chopped jalepeno (I love spicy!). Chilled all the ingredients separately, then mixed them together when we were ready to eat. It stayed plenty moist. - 7/2/09

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