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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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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I've looking for more recipes for wheat spagettine oh boy mmmm - 11/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love this; very clever using chicken-broth for the sauce's base. This recipe is so easy to make, and it's so tasty. I put my serving on a bed (2 cups) of shredded cabbage to help fill me up... or else I'd eat it all. The sauce would also be a wonderful dressing just for a 'Thai'-style coleslaw. - 7/23/09

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  • 2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Mmm! Sounds yummy! Will make this and add grilled chicken and a half cup almond milk (to avoid drying out), will chill and then add cilantro, shredded cucumber and a tsp of thai chili paste!! Healthful thai meal fit for a Sparker!! :) - 7/22/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe. Simple as it is written, but add your own ingredients to customize to your tastes. - 7/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight for supper, and it was fantastic! I did add some veggies on the side, and cut down on the onion--I had onion for lunch. I will definetly make this again, and again. - 7/16/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    WITHOUT ONIONS EASIER TO MEASURE - Makes 1/4c. 1 serving = 1T
    WARNING: SPICY! - 4/11/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My daughter wished the red pepper was left out (too hot for her) and Husband said it needed more peanut butter flavor. It did dry out quick-but I loved it! - 4/28/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i really liked it. i will make it again when i'm in the mood for pb. it did dry out quickly, but it was still good. i don't think anyone else in my family will eat it, but i have better taste than they do! - 1/8/08

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  • O.K.
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Too spicy for me! - 1/1/08

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  • 2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I often make something like this using salsa for the water (instead of the cayenne) and lemon juice for the vinegar. I also add a block of tofu and a bunch of broccoli. In fact, I usually use broccoli instead of the noodles and serve it over brown rice. I look forward to trying your version today! - 1/1/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is now in my recipe box! - 4/22/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a really yummy dish, though it needs some chicken, or tofu. Also could have used some vegetables. It was a bit dry, so I also would probably double the sauce ingredients (except the cayene- the spice is perfect). One thing I liked was how simple and quick it was! - 1/14/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this recipe, but added some fresh grated ginger to kick it up a little. Very good! - 1/12/12

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was not good. I had to triple the sauce to make enough for the noodles. The flavor of the vinegar was way too overpowering. My kids couldn't stand it - we plugged our noses to get it down just so we didn't waste food. We won't be making this again. - 11/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This has become one of my staples! It's better than what I get from the Chinese food place... and I can vary the spice level! - 9/5/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So, so. I expected more flavor. It was better cold the next day. - 6/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Mr. DA and I really enjoyed this (though the weight of dry spaghetti would be useful in addition to "2 cups cooked"). Added soy sauce, like others. Will add chicken & veggies next time, too! - 6/11/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    will make tonight. have made many peanut sauces and one usually has to thin it out with water. will use rice vinager, fresh ginger and garlic with lots of brocoli, and red peppers. may add few spicy peppers for myself but kids can pick them out. - 5/9/10

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  • Bad
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Neither my SO or I are picky eaters, but thought this was terrible. We tried changing up the sauce after it was done and added broccoli, but nothing could help it. I love peanut butter, but it tasted too strongly of it and was too greasy. The broccoli ended up being the best part of the meal. - 5/6/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added Chicken, sauted with garlic and fresh ginger, and also added water chestnuts. It was pretty good. Will probably make again and try to add some more veggies to it. - 5/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added cooked chicken, a bag of frozen veggies and used rice vinegar instead of cider vinegar. My husband, and two boys aged 7 and 10 years all loved it. - 5/6/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Needed more of the sesame taste. Otherwise pretty good. Next time I will add sesame seeds. - 5/5/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was excellent! I added garlic and lots of mushrooms, other than that I made it exactly as specified and served it as a side dish with baked chicken! Delish! Enough left over for another meal! I love this one and will make it again! - 4/22/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved this and the ease of preparation makes it a double whammy. Will definitely be making again. - 4/20/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was pretty good. I added the chicken, extra cayenne & garlic. I also had to add more broth but the whole family liked it. - 4/16/10

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    double peanut butter! that's still only 2 servings for 4 portions - 4/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Love all the ingredients, also like some of the added items by the other readers! Will make this today!!!! - 4/6/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good just like it's written!! But for a little extra, next time will add some veggies! Quick, easy for lunches and nice change from the usual!! - 4/1/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It is awesome with tofu. A table spoon of teriake sauce and a littler bit of curry powder gives it a wonderful kick. - 3/23/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added a ton of steamed broccoli and ate this as lunch (cold) for two weeks (I made it twice, don't worry). I never would have thought to add peanut butter to pasta but it was darn tasty. - 2/24/10

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  • Bad
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I could not convince ANYONE in my family to eat this! We are newbies at healthful eating, so that may have been the problem, but it did not look appealing. Although I ate it, I will not make it again. Doctoring it up as described in other posts may work well for the plentiful leftovers! - 2/4/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Added chicken and soy sauce, omitted the green onions. I think next time I make this, I'll add more peanut butter, just because I like my peanut sauce a little more peanutty. - 1/31/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    added more PB, it is really spicey.. but I like that!! Thanks for sharing!! - 1/31/10

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    sounds good, i also love peanut sauce, i wonder how it would be on spaghetti squash? hm-m-m i think i'll try that and maybe a little coconut milk is what it needs to not be dry. - 1/30/10

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was yummy, like almost everyone else, I made some of my own tweaks...used a little more PB and Veg broth and dash of soy sauce. Added green peppers and water chestnuts (and chicken for my bf). BF said to add it to our rotation... so, SUCCESS! Thanks! - 1/13/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    used whole wheat blend pasta - 7/7/09

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  • Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe. I was a little dry. My Son didn't care for it much. I also made pong pong pork chops. Which my son ate all they had. - 6/25/08

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I added some grilled chicken! - 1/22/08

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  • This was very good and very easy. Next time I'll need to cover the sauce while I'm waiting for the noodles to finish, it thickened up a bit. I'll throw in some veggies as well. - 11/16/13

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  • What is the creamy ingredient in this recipe? - 10/24/13

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  • I thought it was very good but a bit sour for my taste? I added 1 packet of Splenda and a good shot of Sriracha hot sauce. Would definitely bulk up nicely with some Chicken, Pea pods etc... as a meal! - 8/26/13

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  • AWESOME!!!
    The recipe is easy to follow & it tastes great.
    2 thumbs up. - 8/24/13

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  • Added some veggies and seasoning to my taste and halved the recipe. I will make this again trying different combinations. - 8/24/13

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  • I haven't tried this exact recipe but I make soups similar to this quite often.Am looking forward to trying this recipe with the peanut butter it sounds so good. - 8/24/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great. Can't wait to try it. :) - 8/24/13

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  • I love this, quick easy and it fits my dietary needs! - 7/28/13

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  • What are those brown curly things sitting on top of the pasta?

    And I guess that is a sprinkle of ground peanuts, as well? - 6/29/13

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  • I use Rice noodles instead of wheat noodles or gluten free pasta (which ever I have on hand). And chili paste rather than cayenne. It tasted better to me and the gluten free pasta held up real well for left overs. - 6/29/13

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  • This is a wonderful base recipe for all sorts of ingredients. I added shrimp. Increasing the broth makes a good soup too. - 4/24/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will try this recipe, sounds good - 4/22/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    one of my favorite dishes. I'll have to give it a try once I pick up some more sesame oil and seeds! - 4/22/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Make this waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more healthy -- get rid of the whole wheat (and if you wondering why? read WheatBelly Cookbook intro -- go to their site)
    INSTEAD: use healthy quinoa noodles OR brown rice noodles
    You can also use organic Almond Butter -- gives it even greater taste (creamy or chunk - 4/22/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This looks great going to try it this week. a true store cupboard recipe, and open for tweaks, additions - 4/22/13

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  • We enjoyed this very much. I used rice vinegar other than that I followed it precisely. Thank you! - 4/5/13

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  • Very good...added a little soy - 1/14/13

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  • This was different, edible, but I probably won't make it again. - 10/5/12

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    makeing this tonight. - 7/30/12

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  • so yummy and the kids oved it!!
    Added soy sauce and let each ad cayane if wanted!!
    Have made it twicw already - 7/20/12

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  • Really good. I sprinkled a little rice vinegar on top - yummy! I think it would also be good with chopped red bell peppers and cukes. The tofu was a good idea. - 7/18/12

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  • I also used the broccoli & tofu cubes (firm 12 oz drained), over Brown Rice Pasta, DELICIOUS!!!!! 1/4 Cooked pasta in bowl, saute tofu in Sesame oil 1/4 under broccoli, then add 1/4th peanut sauce on top! - 4/1/12

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  • I also read the reviews& happened to have some frozen stir fry veggies , I added the with peanut buter but used 11/2 TBS & a lil teriyaki sauce & some special seasonings & served with a turkey meatloaf also I found on this site , I altered that a bit as well and it was simply yummy,Used Penne Wheat - 2/10/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds very good - 10/18/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    SOUND VERY GOOD. MAKING IT TONIGHT. - 8/22/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Questionable...but maybe one day when the pasta urge hits..I will remember this one.. - 8/7/11

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  • I just LOVE this!!!
    : ) - 8/7/11

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  • I made it with cous-cous - the only whole wheat pasta I had handy - and with crunchy peanut butter. It was good, but a tiny bit bland. Think I'll add the hot stuff next time. I didn't like it as well cold, though with different pasta it might not be as gluey cold. I'll make it again... - 8/6/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Mmmm, sounds great. - 8/5/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I too would add - a bunch of sauted tender crisp veggies (whatever I hved on hand broccoli, snow peas, peppers etc) and then I could make it a whole meal for hubby, son and I. In fact it's what for dinner tonight, so thanks! - 8/5/11

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  • YUMMY yUMMY. You will also enjoy it. - 8/5/11

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  • My mother in law made this the other day for my fam & I just had to look for it in Sparks recipe & I added cilantro & red peppers & my family love it - 5/25/11

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  • Very good. Added snow peas and red pepper. - 5/11/11

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  • I have made this twice already! I really love a peanut sauce and thought it would be to heavy for my diet! This is a great starting place. I just added steamed broccoli and some baby carrots and a little fiesta lime Mrs. Dash. Yummy!! thanks for posting this great sauce! - 1/28/11

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  • very good...added snow peas and mushrooms that i cooked with some minced ginger...gonna have it tomorrow cold for lunch! - 12/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I DON'T THINK HUBBY WILL EVEN TASTE I HAVE SOME LEFT OVER SPAG FROM CHILI SO I WILL USE THEM PROBABLY MY MAIN MEAL. I WILL DO SOME ADD ON LIKE THE BROC ETC. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS - 12/1/10

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  • Great way to use up turkey from Turkey day...added crystalized ginger and some toasted sesame oil...SUPER! - 11/27/10

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