The sons go crazy for these easy peanut butter noodles. The first time I made them they looked at the ingredients I was pulling out with total confusion. I think I detected a hint of fear. Sons # 2 kept repeating orange juice & peanut butter? Orange juice & peanut butter?! Like I was some sort of professional recipe butcher-er. Ye sons of little faith…
One bite and his little peanut butter loving eyes lit up with joy! My reaction? A totally
juvenille normal , ‘ha ha I told you so!!’ moment. (Everybody has those, right?)
Short on time? Looking for an alternative type of lunch? Trying to appeal to your pickier little foodies? These do the trick.
Peanut Butter ‘Lo Mein’ Noodles
recipe originally from Mom Foodie
½ lb. of dry fettuccine or linguine noodles
¼ cup orange juice
¼ cup crunchy peanut butter (natural)
2½ tbs. soy sauce
2 tbs. white vinegar
2 tbs. brown sugar (either light or dark is fine)
½ tsp hot chili sauce (more if you want it spicy)
*optional* squeeze a wedge or two of lime juice into sauce
1 tsp oil
¼ cup sweet onions, sliced
1 clove of garlic minced
1. Put on pot of boiling water for pasta. Cook the fettuccine to al dente.
2. While the pasta is cooking, whisk together orange juice, peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, chili sauce and lime if you are using it.
3. Heat oil in skillet over med-high, once hot add the onion and garlic. Stir fry, until onion is cooked, but still has a little firmness, not mushy, then add the noodles and stir fry for 2 minutes,
4. Pour the sauce over noodles, and stir to coat, continue folding and mixing the pasta over heat for about a minute.
5. Serve with a splash of soy or Ponzu sauce, or wedges of lime.
Have a larger family? Feeding a crowd? Making for dinner rather than lunch? No worries. The recipe easily doubles to accommodate your needs.
Boys and peanut butter, what is it about that duo? Bet they loved this dinner!
It was love at first bite! They fight over the leftovers and request it any time they’re allowed to choose dinner.
These sound interesting. Might have to try them…could I use soba or some other gluten free noodle?
Of course! The pasta is cooked separately according to pkg directions and then tossed with the sauce. Totally flexible! We’ve had it using regular pasta as well as authentic lo mein noodles if I have those handy.
Great, thanks! 😉 xo
Gonna try these tonight with sunbutter (peanut allergies) and spaghetti noodles. 😉 I’ll prolly have to tone down the spice too…girls are so picky! LOL!