Asian Peanut Noodles

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Asian Peanut Noodles – Noodles in a soy and peanut butter sauce. Light, and perfect for lunch. Add chicken, shrimp, pork, or more veggies and turn it into dinner!

asian peanut noodles on a plate


Today is my 11th anniversary.  My husband took the day off of work, so instead of trying to find a babysitter, we are spending the day together.  Awhile ago I mentioned that our parents live across the street from each other.  I got lots of questions about how we met etc. from that post.  So I thought today would be the perfect time to talk about that.  First off, no they didn’t always live across the street from each other.  This only happened about 6 years ago.  Before that it was just in the same town.

asian peanut noodles on a plate

My husband and I were both in competitive summer marching band when we were in high school.  He played the drums, and I played the trombone.  The summer between my freshman and sophomore year we met.  We played cards on bus trips, and just became good friends.  Once school started he asked me to go to a movie (which happened to be labor day weekend).  I was 15, and wasn’t “allowed” to date until I was 16.

I told my parents were were going to a movie as a group, but they didn’t believe me.  After much persuasion they let me go to the movie with this 17 year old boy, who had a car.  BUT there was a catch.  On Friday night we had to go out to pizza with them, and then to the high school football game.  My aunt and uncle lived in town, so somehow they were there as well.  Quite the first date.  He must have passed the test, because the next night we were allowed to go to a movie and get ice cream together.

asian peanut noodles on a plate

We dated for awhile, broke up, he went to college (only 30 minutes away), dated other people, but the whole time remained really good friends.  Then the summer between my freshman and sophomore year in college we took a trip to Florida to see his sister together.  She works at Disney, so it was a fun trip.  Shortly before school started, we started dating again.

Unfortunately our colleges were 2 hours apart, so we had to do the long distance thing.  When he graduated he had a choice of moving to Fort Collins or Rochester, MN.  Rochester was 1 hour away from my school, and I still had 1 1/2 years left.  So Rochester it was.

a wedding

We got engaged on my birthday, January 1, 2001.  I still had a semester of school left.  We both wanted to get married quickly, and not put it off.  August 31, 2011 was the soonest we could find a place.  It was on the Friday of Labor Day weekend, and it was perfect.  Kind of fitting that our first date was on the Friday of Labor Day weekend as well.  Fast forward 11 years later, we are in Fort Collins, and have a 7 year old son. And I would do it all over again!  It has been an amazing 11 years, and I look forward many more ahead!

a wedding

So today I have an Asian noodle recipe, that has my husband all over it.  I made this for lunch one day when he was home, and he loved it.  Quick, easy, and super versatile.  You can add chicken, pork (I did that with the leftovers), shrimp, other veggies, whatever!

a wedding

5 from 1 vote

Asian Peanut Noodles

By Erin
Noodles in a soy and peanut butter sauce. Light, and perfect for lunch. Add chicken, shrimp, pork, or more veggies and turn it into dinner!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 3 cloves garlic, , grated
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon seasame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons carrots, , shredded
  • 2 Tablespoon seasame seeds


  • Cook spaghetti according to the package direction.
  • In a large bowl whisk together everything but the carrots. Whisk until well combined and smooth. Toss in the cooked pasta and carrots. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 816mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 467
Keyword: peanut noodles
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  1. Congrats on 11 years!! And good choice staying in MN!! Can’t wait to make this…it’s one of my personal favorites!!

  2. What a sweet story! Thanks for sharing it with us. Congrats on your anniversary!

    Your recipe sounds simple and delicious – the best kind. I love dinner recipes like this where you can toss in different meats or veggies and use up whatever is in your fridge.

  3. Happy Anniversary and I wish you many many more….
    I love the recipe…very delicious! Enjoy your weekend!

  4. I love this sotry, Erin! I didn’t know you’re from Minnesota (I am too!) I always love hearing the stories of how couples met. And I love this recipe. I’ve been making these noodles for a long time (in fact, I made them yesterday for a quick lunch.) Your photos make me want to make it again right now for breakfast (it’s 7:30 in the morning!)

  5. I’m trying to find this recipe on your pintrest so I can pin jt, but I can’t seem to find it!

    1. Katie,

      Above the 1st picture are social share buttons – you can click on the red “P” to pin this. If it have this pin on my DDD board, it is buried because the recipe is 4 years old. But you can pin a new one to any of your boards, by just clicking the red p at the top. Enjoy!