15 Spicy Noodle Recipes to Make for Dinner

Spicy Cold Soba Noodles
Photo: Buckwheat Queen

Looking for a delicious dinner that'll warm your taste buds? Your search ends with this collection of our best spicy noodle recipes featuring fiery ingredients like Sriracha, chili oil, gochujang, and crushed red pepper flakes. We've got something for everyone at your table: From mildly hot ramen and noodle salads that'll please even the pickiest eaters to blazing Thai pastas that aren't for the faint of heart, turn up the heat tonight with one of our favorite spicy noodle ideas.

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Spicy Asian Ramen Noodles

Spicy Asian Ramen Noodles
Spicy Asian Ramen Noodles. lutzflcat

Ramen noodles are tossed in a delicious peanut butter sauce that gets its sweetness from brown sugar and its spiciness from chili-garlic sauce, then topped with green onions and peanuts.

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Low-Calorie Spicy Peanut Noodles

noodles with peanut sauce on white plate with chopsticks
France C

Make this low-calorie dinner with just seven ingredients: a package of shirataki noodles, powdered peanut butter, soy sauce, Sriracha, stevia, cucumber slices, and a chopped green onion.

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Taiwanese Spicy Beef Noodle Soup

Taiwanese Spicy Beef Noodle Soup in a white bowl

Use your Crock-Pot to make this spicy udon noodle soup with beef stew meat. "A bowl of this in the winter evenings will warm you right up," says recipe creator jhuang0125.

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Sweet and Spicy Pork and Napa Cabbage Stir-Fry with Spicy Noodles

Sweet and Spicy Pork and Napa Cabbage Stir-Fry with Spicy Noodles next to chopsticks

What's the secret ingredient for this restaurant-worthy, stir-fried pasta dinner? Three tablespoons of Thai sweet chili sauce adds irresistible flavor.

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Spicy Cold Soba Noodles

Spicy Cold Soba Noodles
Buckwheat Queen

It couldn't be easier to make these spicy soba noodles with fewer than 10 ingredients, including sesame tahini, balsamic vinegar, molasses, soy sauce, and chili oil.

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Spicy Rice Noodle Salad

Spicy Rice Noodle Salad
Pamela Gray

Chef John's bold-tasting cold noodle salad comes together in under an hour, so it's the perfect quick and easy dinner for busy weeknights.

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Spicy Beef Ramen

spicy beef ramen
Allrecipes Magazine

It couldn't be easier to make this simple dinner with just beef-flavored ramen, shiitake mushrooms, edamame, soy sauce, Sriracha, beef top sirloin, and fresh cilantro.

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Spicy Shrimp Pad Thai

shrimp pad thai in a wok
Teresa Crowe

This delicious shrimp pad thai comes together in under an hour. "Made this as is and it was devoured by my family," says reviewer Mary Beth Means. "We are lovers of pad thai and everyone said it was better than in the restaurants."

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Spicy Thai Shrimp Pasta

noodles with veggies and shrimp on plate

Make this simple Thai pasta with just five ingredients: rice vermicelli, a large tomato, green onions, cooked shrimp, and prepared Thai peanut sauce.

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Spicy Chicken Noodles

Spicy Chicken Noodles
Chef John

Looking for a way to use up leftover cooked chicken breast? Your search ends here. "No matter what recipe they're used in, rice noodles are a proven crowd-pleaser," says Chef John.

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Chicken Yakisoba

Chick stir fry with noodles and vegetables in white bowl
Baking Nana

Chicken is cooked with cabbage and carrots, then served in a spicy sauce over yakisoba noodles. Top with homemade pickled ginger for a burst of color and flavor.

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Easy Spicy Udon Cold Salad

Easy Spicy Udon Cold Salad
Linda T

"This recipe was fantastic," according to reviewer TheStarlite11. "The dressing had key Asian ingredients that really brought the noodles to life!"

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Chicken Yaki Udon

Chicken Yaki Udon

Thick udon noodles and chicken are tossed in a simple sauce made with gochujang (Korean chile paste), ketchup, soy sauce, and garlic.

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Thai Cucumber Salad with Udon Noodles

Thai Cucumber Salad with Udon Noodles

This refreshing udon noodle salad, sweetened with white sugar and spiced with a minced Thai chile pepper, is topped with cooling cucumber.

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Creole Crab Noodles

Chef John's Creole Crab Noodles
Chef John's Creole Crab Noodles. Chef John

"Crab, and its old friends, the Holy Trinity, are a classic combo, and so it was no surprise they worked so well in an Asian-style rice noodle dish," Chef John says about this "experiment gone right."

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