Ramen Peanut Noodles Recipe

When peanut butter and ramen are the foundation of a well-balanced meal.
Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Servings: 1
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


¼ cup|60 grams creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 (4.2-ounce|120-gram) package ramen noodles
2 tablespoons canola oil
½ small yellow onion, thinly sliced
5 ounces|145 grams frozen broccoli, defrosted
¼ cup|40 grams roughly chopped and toasted peanuts, plus more to garnish
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, plus more to garnish


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, sugar, and 3 tablespoons water until smooth. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil and cook the noodles until just soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain, and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a large wok over medium-high. Add the onion and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook until slightly golden, 2 to 3 minutes more, then add the reserved peanut sauce and noodles, plus 2 tablespoons water. Toss to combine, then toss in the peanuts and sesame seeds. Transfer to a bowl and garnish with more peanuts and sesame seeds.

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