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Thai Noodles and Peanut Sauce in the Instant Pot

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Looking to break out of the same old routine for dinner? Instant Pot Thai Noodles and Thai Peanut Sauce is just what you've been looking for! This recipe is a quick, easy dinner recipe and absolutely delicious. You'll want to add this to your meal plan!

These Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noodles have a satisfying, savory flavor with an undertone of nuttiness that you're sure to love! Making this Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noodles recipe delivers a true flavor medley, thanks to ingredients like:

  • garlic
  • ginger
  • pepper
  • honey
  • peanut butter
  • cilantro
  • lime
two brown and white ceramic bowls filled with Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noodles garnished with cilantro

Why You'll Love Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noodles

This one-pot recipe is so quick and easy to make! Simply mix all ingredients together in the Instant Pot, and then cook on high for 4 minutes. You'll be sitting down to eat in under 15 minutes! 

These noodles have just the right amount of flavor, and are not spicy. But if you prefer spicy, you can easily adjust the heat with the addition of Sriracha sauce.

It's high in protein. The addition of peanut butter to this recipe gives each serving 21.5 grams of protein.

Are Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noodles Gluten Free?

The recipe as written is not gluten free, but with a few simple substitutions you can make this dish gluten free. The spaghetti noodles and soy sauce are the two ingredients that contain gluten.

The spaghetti noodles can be swapped for rice noodles (or any other gluten-free pasta), and you can replace traditional soy sauce with Tamari which is a wheat-free soy sauce. 

Tamari has a darker color and richer flavor than the common soy sauce you may be more familiar with.

It also tastes more balanced and less salty, so it may be a desirable substitution for those who are not sensitive to gluten.

How To Make Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noodles Step by Step

Step #1: Turn the Instant Pot on to sauté and add sesame oil, ginger, garlic and sliced peppers. Stir ingredients while on sauté mode for 1-2 minutes.

Ginger, garlic and sliced peppers in sesame oil inside an Instant Pot

Step #2: Add 1/3 cup water to the pot to deglaze the bottom of the Instant Pot, scraping the bottom to remove anything that has stuck.

Mix together honey, peanut butter, soy sauce, chicken broth and rice vinegar. Add to Instant Pot.

Step #3: Break noodles in half and add to the pot, pushing them down to until they are covered by liquid.

Uncooked noodles and a blue patterned napkin on a table next to an Instant Pot with ingredients for Thai Peanut Noodles inside

Step #4: Turn pressure valve to sealing and set manual pressure on high for 4 minutes.

Step #5: Do a quick release when the pressure cooking time has elapsed.

Thai Peanut Noodles in an Instant Pot being stirred with a spatula

Serve and enjoy!

A brown and white ceramic bowl filled with Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noodles garnished with cilantro with a blue and white striped kitchen towel in the background

More Instant Pot Recipes like Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noodles

If you've been a reader of the blog for a while, you know that I LOVE the Instant Pot. It makes cooking such a breeze, and speeds up cook time significantly! Here's a few other Instant Pot meals to try at home for a quick and delicious meal:

Instant Pot Chicken Curry—Coconut milk and curry are center stage flavors in the recipe; the flavors meld together perfectly to make the best chicken curry you've ever had!

Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak—Provolone cheese, sliced beef , sautéed peppers and onions served in a hoagie. A classic Philadelphia sandwich that you can make and enjoy at home.

Instant Pot Cajun Sausage and Rice—Rich and yummy this Cajun Sausage and Rice recipe is delicious and hits all the right flavor notes without being too spicy.

Recipe

Yield: 4

Thai Inspired Peanut Noodles

Thai Noodles in a bowl with a blue and white striped towel in the background

Instant Pot Thai-inspired Peanut Noodles is a quick and easy meal you'll love! It's full of flavor for a delicious Asian-inspired noodle recipe. It presents an irresistible blend of rich, salty, sweet, and slightly spicy flavors. And best of all, the entire plate comes together in the blink of an eye!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes

Instructions

    1. Turn the Instant Pot on to sauté and add sesame oil, ginger, garlic and sliced peppers. Stir ingredients while on sauté mode for 1-2 minutes.
    2. Add 1/3 cup water to the pot to deglaze the bottom of the Instant Pot, scraping the bottom to remove anything that has stuck.
    3. Mix together honey, peanut butter, soy sauce, chicken broth and rice vinegar. Add to Instant Pot.
    4. Break noodles in half and add to the pot, pushing them down to until they are covered by liquid.
    5. Turn pressure valve to sealing and set manual pressure on high for 4 minutes.
    6. Do a quick release when the pressure cooking time has elapsed.

Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Suggestions to make the best Thai Inspired Peanut Noodles:

  • As with any stir-fry noodle recipe, the type of noodles, protein, and veggies you use here is up to you. So it's a great way to clean up leftover greens in your crisper drawer.
  • Also, it's entirely up to you whether you want to add meat or seafood or keep the recipe fully vegetarian or vegan.
  • If you have any peanut allergies at home, I also tried this recipe with various types of nut kinds of butter or seed butter that also work great as a peanut alternative.

FAQs:

  • Can my dog have Thai Inspired Peanut Noodles? The answer is simply no. Sharing your food with pets, especially spicy foods, may cause more problems than you may realize. Spicy foods can be toxic for dogs and could cause stomach problems including pain, diarrhea, and gas. Spicy food can also cause excessive thirst, causing your dog to vomit.
  • Can my cat have Thai Inspired Peanut Noodles? Although peanut does not contain anything too dangerous for cats, it is just an option that is not healthy in general; some cats may show signs of allergies. And unfortunately, you should avoid letting your cats nibble on spicy food because it might upset their stomachs and leave them feeling sick.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 386Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 1mgSodium 1414mgCarbohydrates 50gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 3gSugar 26gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 10g

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Elizabeth

Sunday 9th of February 2020

I kept getting burn notice and I was getting frustrated. What I did salvage was delicious! Wish I knew where I went wrong

Jessica

Tuesday 3rd of March 2020

Oh no! Sorry to hear that. I've never got the burn notice with this recipe.