College Cooking: Thai-Inspired Peanut Noodle Recipe

Sienna Jarrard / The Watchdog

Are you looking for an easy lunch or dinner recipe? Try these Thai-inspired peanut noodles. This recipe includes noodles, vegetables and proteins that can all be substituted, depending on what you have in your fridge. I recommend using carrots, white onion and broccoli, but I’ve also seen it with zucchini, peppers and edamame. The noodle brand I use is Fortune Yakisoba Noodles, but this recipe can use any kind of noodles. It serves two people (or one meal and delicious leftovers). 


  • ⅓ cup of smooth peanut butter
  • ¼ cup of soy sauce 
  • ½ teaspoon of sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of chili paste (add more or less, depending on your spice preference)
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic paste 
  • ½ teaspoon of ginger paste 
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon of water 
  • ⅛ cup of green onions 

Additional Ingredients: 

  • 2 individual packages of yakisoba noodles (or 12 ounces of your noodles of choice) 
  • 2 ½ cups of your chosen protein (tofu, chicken, steak, etc.) 
  • 1 medium-sized carrot (peeled)
  • ½ of an onion (can be a red, white or sweet onion) 
  • 1 head of broccoli 
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 


  • Mirin 
  • Extra green onions to garnish 


  1. Whisk together sauce ingredients until fully combined. If the sauce is looking too thick, then add another teaspoon of water. 
  2. Julienne a ½ cup of carrots, ½ cup of white onions and ½ cup of broccoli into 1-inch-long pieces. These vegetables can also be substituted for other vegetables on hand. 
  3. Saute vegetables with 1 ½ tablespoons of oil and a splash of mirin (optional). I find this works best in a wok, but any pan can be used.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of the sauce mixture, and salt and pepper to taste. 
  5. Once the vegetables are fork-tender, add in noodles and 2 ½ cups of your chosen cooked protein.
  6. Pour all of the sauce in and stir until fully incorporated.
  7. Top with green onions and enjoy!