spicy thai peanut vegetable curry noodles

I feel like we should talk about my noodle problem.

It’s kind of an elephant-in-the-room, bull-in-a-china-shop, peanut-sauce-all-over-my-face-and-why-didn’t-anyone-tell-me situation.

So, fairly obvious.


To sum it up: if you try to come in-between me and my peanut noodles, I will probably bite you. Or, if you are the.boy, scratch your belly with my engagement ring.

I mean, that part really was an accident.

But proof that if you would like to keep your epidermis intact, you should probably keep a five foot radius when there’s a noodle bowl in front of me. I just cannot be held responsible for the defensive arm flailing that will almost certainly occur.


So now you’re probably thinking okay, but….WHAT IS SO DANG GREAT ABOUT THESE NOODLES?!

And I am giving you my most very confused look because did I mention that they were peanut noodles?!

Sweet salty spicy curried melt in your mouth but not in your bowl peanut noodles.

Tossed with sweet potato cubes, the crispiest juiciest sugar snap peas that summer has to offer and tofu cubes that soak up all that saucy goodness.

See what I mean? Great.



Spicy Thai Peanut Vegetable Curry Noodles
Yield: 4 servings
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp thai red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sriracha, plus more to taste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 12 oz extra firm tofu, cut into ½-inch dice
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1 lb sugar snap peas, trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 lb shirataki fettuccine, drained and rinsed
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the coconut milk, peanut butter, red curry paste, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, sriracha, soy sauce, and ginger. Pulse to combine until smooth. Season to taste with more soy sauce and sriracha. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add the tofu and sweet potatoes to the pan and saute, stirring frequently, until sweet potatoes are tender, about 8-10 minutes. Stir the sugar snap peas into the pan and saute or a minute or two, until bright green. Add in the noodles and saute until heated through.
  3. Stir the sauce into the pan and cook for a few minutes to heat through, stirring frequently. Serve with more hot sauce at the table.
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61 Responses to Spicy Thai Peanut Vegetable Curry Noodles

  1. Oh my gosh Joanne! Your dish looks just amazing and the spicy peanut sauce, I’m drooling! I could so drink the sauce alone. Great recipe!

  2. I am all about any dish that is “Sweet salty spicy” and “curried”! Congrats on your dish making it on the Nasoya site – that sauce with PB, coconut milk and sriracha sounds incredible!

  3. We are crazy for anything peanut (butter) too! The nutty creamy sauce is just irresistible!

  4. Kinsey says:

    I love peanut noodles! They’re the perfect dish anytime–it’s so convenient to use rice noodles too, they come together with just a hot water soak, which is great when I don’t want to heat up the house. And I would probably eat a shoe if it was covered in peanut sauce.

  5. OMG we love Thai food, and there is a fabulous restaurant here in Charleston called Basil and we eat there are least once a week! Thanks for this recipe! Now we can make some!

  6. I thought I was the only one who gets lethal when it comes to noodles — especially with peanut sauce. Good to know I’m not alone in my super-love for them (and for this recipe!). 🙂

  7. I already have peanut noodle affections but adding sweet potatoes and sweet peas might just put me into defense mode!

  8. Olivia says:

    OMG… Joanne this looks so so so tasty. My mouth is literally watering!!! I need this bowl like right now 😉

  9. Beth says:

    These look brilliant. On my way to check out the recipe.

  10. i have a serious noodle problem too and i say that as i type with a bowl of green tea noodle with peanut butter and sesame sauce..ps. the recipe will be up on the blog tomorrow.

  11. Monica says:

    Holy moly – I am so with you, girl! I know how you feel about your peanut noodles! I can’t stop eating this kind of thing. Looks incredible.

  12. danielle says:

    I love peanut noodles and I love the idea of adding sweet potato. Sounds great!

  13. I am a big fan of Thai food. Peanut flavor make them extra SPL.. Your dish is Jo exception I am drooling here

  14. cheri says:

    Hi Joanne, Thai food is my favorite, love this dish! I think having a noodle problem is a good one to have. I might have a similar one.

  15. Danguole says:

    It’s a jungle out there, and we have noodles to eat! These sound aaaaamazing. Love the sweet potatoes and peas in there, and “spicy peanut” is music for my ears.

  16. I’m so into peanut sauce right now! This looks fab and my mouth is watering…wish I had it with me right now for lunch. 🙂

  17. Omg, I love that you used a shiny, expensive gift he gave you to scratch him lol. We’ll see the next time he buys you anything! These noodles seem worth it though. Any time peanut butter and pasta is inolved, it’s obviously going to be a good time.

  18. I don’t need any convincing. While plain noodles hold little appeal to me, peanut + spice takes them to a whole different territory. One where noodle defense is essential.

  19. Kathleen says:

    Wow, Joanne! If you had climbed into my head and come back out knowing what recipe would be the one that I absolutely positively must try ASAP, this would be that recipe! I’m thinking that I might possibly try this with zucchini noodles made with my newfangled toy, a spiral slicer. Or maybe I’ll play it safe and do half real noodles and half zucchini noodles. Either way, I know it will be epic!
    And BTW, I made your babganouj with white chocolate this weekend. I have to admit that it didn’t ring my belles, but I think that was just me “overtasting” the chocolate. My brother and his wife came for dinner that night and scarfed it down (with margaritas) in about 15 minutes flat. They went home with the recipe and my husband wants me to make it again, so Yay Joanne! Yet another success!

  20. it looks like it might possibly be the best thing in the world. just saying:))))

  21. Congrats on this partnership with Nasoya! So awesome! Your recipe looks and sounds amazing vegetarian PERFECTION!!

  22. Kelly says:

    Oh my gosh Joanne, these look dang amazing! I have a peanut noodle problem too and would gobble this bowl down in no time! Love the sweet potatoes and snap peas in here – pinning 🙂

  23. Tahnycooks says:

    Spicy thai Peanut curry noodles?!!!! I will take that any day! These pictures honestly made my mouth water!

  24. Kate says:

    I have a serious noodle problem too. But we all know, admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery.

  25. Julia says:

    Peanut noodles and I have a complicated relationship too…I’d be willing to be FBO with them. These spicy thai noodles look freaaaaking amazing! Love those sweet taters! Just brilliant.

  26. Monique says:

    i gained 4 lbs looking at this bowl of noodley goodness.
    dats mean.
    but it looks amazing.

  27. Why yes I do want a giant bowl of this! Don’t mess with a girl and her pasta.

  28. Going to check out this recipe ASAP b/c I need a giant bowl of these for dinner! Yum!!!!!!!

  29. Deena Kakaya says:

    I only really grew to love Thai food when I was pregnant and there’s nothing quite like the sweet, sour, spicy balance of a peanut spice dish and I like that yours looks plentiful in the sauce department x

  30. Who can blame you from guarding your noodles so vehemently if they look as amazing as the ones in this post!!! I wish I could eat my screen!

  31. These noodles look incredible, delicious looking vegetables 😀
    I am SO pinning it!

    Choc Chip Uru

  32. It looks like you have a bowl of deliciousness, love the way the noodles look.

  33. Eileen says:

    Peanut noodles are not a problem! Peanut noodles are just delightful. 🙂

    (We actually just had cold udon with peanut sauce, cabbage, and carrot for dinner, so I may be a little biased, but oh well!)

  34. Lori says:

    Noodles! My favorite thing about traveling in SE Asia is that no one looks at you like you’re crazy when you have them for breakfast. 🙂 And peanut sauce make them even better!

  35. This type of noodle problem is worth having 😉

  36. Veronica says:

    Yeah, I’d be claiming self defense – clearly anyone coming near when you have a bowl of noodles that awesome is out to snag them! They look amazing.

  37. Lynn says:

    You had me at peanut sauce…

  38. Johanna GGG says:

    oh I need more noodles in my life – these peanut ones sound just so delicious I wouldn’t let anyone else near them either

  39. Well, I certainly think that peanut noodles are da bomb! Served chilled on a blazing summer day… yes, I could eat these every day right now.

  40. Spicy peanut sauce sounds amazing. I am crazy for peanut sauce with noodles. Congrats on having your recipe on the Nasoya site. I went over and checked out your recipe and can’t wait to give it a try. Pinning

  41. These noodles are calling to me! Any excuse to eat more peanut butter is a good one!

  42. Love peanut noodles! This looks so good!

  43. I just had my dinner and can’t even believe at the rumbling sounds my stomach is making as I stare my eyeballs out at this bowl of spicy, saucy peanut deliciousness!!!! I.CAN’T.EVEN!!!!! This looks soooo incredible, I would get very very violent if someone got in the way as I tried to eat these noodles too! Pinning!!!!!!!! <3

  44. Pam says:

    My name is Pam and I have a noodle problem.

    These noodles look fantastic!

  45. I totally understand your possessiveness. I have always felt that way with anything with peanut sauce. And in the last 3 or 4 months I have been have the same grrrrrr feelings
    about noodles. So this dish is a double whammy.

  46. I just got brave enough to start making my own peanut sauce and now I can’t stop! I’ve been making the same one over and over and I think it is time I spice things up with this one! I sounds amazing and I can’t wait to try it 🙂

  47. You had me at Thai. Ain’t nobody coming between me and my noodles, either!

  48. The only thing better than noodles is peanut butter noodles. Period.
    I need to get this recipe as soon as possible!

  49. Ilanna says:

    Can’t wait to make this! Anything with peanut butter AND sriracha must be doubled and eaten with a spoon.

  50. Leah Davis says:

    I love noodle bowls and this one is making me crave one STAT. YUM!!!

  51. Lynna says:

    I totally love a good noodle bowl, too!! I probably wouldn`t scratch anyone though. kidding. 😛 I`m a huge baby when it comes to spicy foods. I always try to eat it and then cry afterwards. LOL

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  53. Traci says:

    Get in my mouth! This looks so good. Saving the recipe.

  54. Sarah says:

    This looks delicious; nothing like a global inspired noodle bowl! I love the kick of a spicy peanut sauce. I could see myself using the sauce with other dishes as well!

  55. Sarah says:

    Also, how many servings is the recipe on the site for? Thanks!

  56. I’m in for anything spicy noodle and this looks good!

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  58. Amy D says:

    The recipe is not there anymore….please send it to me.

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