This basic recipe for peanut butter noodles is designed for kids whose preferences run to milder flavors, but adults can enjoy this as well! Spice up their portion with hot sauce—such as Sriracha—or dried hot red pepper flakes and a sprinkling of scallion. These kid-friendly Peanut Butter Noodles are good at room temperature as well as served warm. Photos by Lori Maffei.
4 to 6 moderate servings
- 8 ounces pasta, any favorite shape (spaghetti, spirals, wagon wheels, small shells, etc.)
- 1/2 cup natural (preferably organic) peanut butter
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari, or more to taste
- 1/2 to 1 tsp grated fresh ginger, or 1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- Bring plenty of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Cook the spaghetti (or other pasta) until al dente, then drain.
- Combine the ingredients for the sauce in a small mixing bowl and whisk together until smooth.
- Pour over the cooked spaghetti or pasta and toss to combine. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Note: When reheating leftovers of this dish, add a small amount of water, as the sauce thickens up quite a bit.
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