July 26, 2020

Spicy Peanut Noodles with Sesame Meatballs

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
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Noodles and meatballs in a bowl
Spicy Peanut Noodles with Sesame Meatballs

These Spicy Peanut Noodles with Sesame Meatballs are such a delicious weeknight meal! Soy sauce, ginger, peanut butter, red peppers, and honey come together to make a tangy sauce that will make your taste buds dance. This recipe is easy and can be made in about 30-40 minutes with ingredients that are in your pantry!

noodles and meatballs in a bowl

Spicy peanut noodles and sesame meatballs are the perfect combination of flavors. With orange and red peppers, zucchini squash, and red onions, you get a nice healthy helping of vegetables and a good source of protein from the sesame meatballs. Flavorful AND healthy! Does it get any better?

For this recipe, I used my favorite peanut butter from Spread the Love. It's creamy and doesn't contain any filler ingredients! That means no added sugar, salt, hydrogenated oils - no junk!

I am so excited to share this recipe! If you've been following Britney Breaks Bread you know that I pour my heart into every recipe. Let's talk about it!

noodles and meatballs in a bowl

For the meatballs, you can use ground turkey or ground pork. Ground pork is my preference, but I know many people do not eat swine. This recipe was also featured in The Pioneer Woman's "20 Ground Pork Recipes for Easy Dinners"! Go check out the roundup of delicious recipes to make!

I used garlic, salt, pepper, sesame oil, red onions, and red pepper to season the meat and then rolled them into little balls and fried them stove top!

Any noodle shape can be used for this recipe, just use what you have on hand. Pictured here is linguine but feel free to get creative. Another key for this recipe is to sprinkle peanuts and sesame seeds on top. It's not only pleasing to the eye, but it gives the dish a nice crunch!

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Noodles and meatballs in a bowl

Spicy Peanut Noodles with Sesame Meatballs

Spicy Peanut Noodles with Sesame Meatballs are a quick way to spice up your weeknight dinners! This fun and flavorful dish will be sure to not disappoint!
Serving: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Calories: 300kcal

Ingredients

  • Sesame Meatballs: 2 lbs ground turkey or ground pork 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper ¼ cup green onions, diced finely ½ red onion, diced 2 tbsps sesame oil 2 cloves garlic, diced 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Spicy Peanut Sauce: ½ cup Peanut Butter ½ cup Soy Sauce 2 tsp red pepper flakes 1 thumb of fresh ginger 2 tbsps sesame oil ¼ cup honey
  • 1 pack of Noodles, any kind
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 zucchini squash
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Peanuts, for garnish
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the meatballs and mix well. Roll into little balls.
  • Over medium heat, add olive to a large pan, enough to coat the bottom, add meatballs and cook for about 2-3 minutes on all sides, until golden. Remove from pan and add zucchini squash and bell peppers. Saute until zucchini begins to brown.
  • Cook noodles according to box instructions.
  • Combine all of the ingredients for the peanut sauce in a food processor or a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add meatballs and noodles back into the pan with the veggies, pour in sauce and toss so that all of the noodles are coated.
  • Garnish with peanuts, sesame seeds, and mint.
  • Eat!

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian-Inspired

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  1. 5 stars
    We loved this! I made the sauce as written & loved it. I made it w/o the spice because off my 7 year old and it was still great. The pork was such a nice complement to the noodles.

  2. 4 stars
    Everything was great until I made the sauce without any water. Straight peanut butter and soy sauce was way too salty. I thinned the sauce with quite a bit of water and added cornstarch for a little thickening. I probably used less than a cup of the sauce on the meatballs and the meal was great. Thanks so much!

    • thanks so much for your feedback! I'm so happy that you were able to tailor this recipe to your liking!