Kid-Friendly Peanut Butter Noodles

Kid-friendly Peanut butter noodles

Though this basic recipe for peanut butter noodles is designed for kids whose preference runs to milder flavors, adults can enjoy this as well, by spicing up their portion hot sauce such as Sriracha, or dried hot red pepper flakes, and a sprinkling of scallion. This is good at room temperature as well as 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 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari, or more to taste
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger, or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon 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.

Kid-friendly peanut butter noodles recipe

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