Asian-style pasta made with ingredients I almost always have on hand. Super-easy and tasty recipe for college students.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir peanut butter, vegetable oil, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, sugar, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl until smooth.

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  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook ramen noodles in boiling water until tender yet firm to the bit, about 3 minutes; drain and transfer noodles to a bowl. Pour peanut butter sauce over the noodles and toss to coat. Stir cucumber and green onion into the noodle mixture; garnish with cilantro and peanuts.

Cook's Notes:

The sauce tastes better if you let it sit for four hours to let the flavors blend, but it's fine to use immediately, too.

Tips

May be served warm, room temperature, or chilled.

Tips

Use less oil if you're watching calories.

Tips

If you don't have ramen noodles, substitute 12 to 16 ounces of angel hair, spaghetti, or linguine pasta.

Tips

You can use either creamy or crunchy peanut butter.

Nutrition Facts

613.2 calories; 13.5 g protein; 62.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 2224.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2016
For the effort that it took to make it was good and filling. Love how easy and cheap it was to make the most. We will most definitely make this again. One thing that I changed was not straining the noodles but scooping them out with salad toss spoons which made the sauce a bit more liquidity. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2015
Unfortunately the ramen noodles soaked up the thick peanut sauce very quickly and became "gummy" and dry. If I were to make this again I'd add some additional liquid (water/soy sauce/vinegar) thinning out the peanut sauce a bit. I used rice vinegar reduced-sodium soy sauce and added sliced red bell pepper for a pop of color and some sweetness. This was just OK and I'm not sure that I'll even try tweaking it to get the consistency I'm looking for. Sorry Nancy Melsheimer Rudolph as the first reviewer I wish I'd been able to give this a better review. Please don't let this discourage others from trying as we all have different opinions. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2016
For the effort that it took to make it was good and filling. Love how easy and cheap it was to make the most. We will most definitely make this again. One thing that I changed was not straining the noodles but scooping them out with salad toss spoons which made the sauce a bit more liquidity. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2015
Unfortunately the ramen noodles soaked up the thick peanut sauce very quickly and became "gummy" and dry. If I were to make this again I'd add some additional liquid (water/soy sauce/vinegar) thinning out the peanut sauce a bit. I used rice vinegar reduced-sodium soy sauce and added sliced red bell pepper for a pop of color and some sweetness. This was just OK and I'm not sure that I'll even try tweaking it to get the consistency I'm looking for. Sorry Nancy Melsheimer Rudolph as the first reviewer I wish I'd been able to give this a better review. Please don't let this discourage others from trying as we all have different opinions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2018
I use brown sugar rather than white but other than that I love this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/07/2019
I liked the flavors. It was very quick and easy. I found that the sauce was a little to sticky when I tried to blend it. I did not have cucumbers so I used celery to give it some crunch. I will be likely to make it again. We use a lot of Ramen noodles and I am always looking for variety in recipes. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2018
Very good! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2020
We love pasta dishes and this one did not disappoint. Did not care for the cucumbers but loved the green onions and peanuts, cilantro would have been good but did not have any on hand. Served warm with Chinese Pork Chops also from this site. Read More
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