Dinner, Healthy, Pasta, Vegan

Spicy Almond Butter Noodles

All you need is 15 minutes and a few simple ingredients to make these Spicy Almond Butter Noodles!

Spicy Almond Butter Noodles

What you’ll need…

Noodles: Any asian-style noodle will work here. I used wide Udon noodles because they’re chewy and hold up well in the sauce. You can also use fettuccine or another long-cut pasta shape in a pinch.

Almond butter: Creamy almond butter adds a delicious nutty flavor to the sauce. My go-to brand is Barney Butter, but anything low in sugar will work! Peanut butter or sunflower seed butter are also a great substitutes.

Soy sauce

Ginger & garlic: Fresh aromatics will pack the most flavor, but pre-minced ginger and garlic can serve as a replacement.

Rice vinegar

Honey: A touch of sweetness balances out the salty richness of the sauce. You can also use maple syrup.

Toasted sesame oil: For an extra layer of nuttiness.

Red pepper flakes: Add more if you love spice!

How to make Almond Butter Noodles

Make the sauce: the sauce could not be any easier to make! Simply whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl and set aside. If the sauce seems a little thick, that’s OK—we’re going to thin it out with the noodle cooking liquid later.

Boil the noodles: The cook time is going to vary depending on what kind of noodles you choose so make sure to read the instruction on the package. After the noodles are cooked, remember to reserve some of the cooking water before draining.

Running the noodles under cold water halts the cooking process and ensures they don’t stick together. I skipped this step the very first time I made this recipe and the noodles turned into this mushy glob… not ideal.

Put everything together: While these Spicy Almond Butter noodles do taste delicious cold, I like to quickly heat everything together to really nail the sauce consistency. Add the sauce and noodles to a pan and gradually stir in splashes of that cooking liquid until you get a nice silky smooth texture.

Serve: Serve the noodles right away garnished with lots of chopped scallions, toasted almonds and a drizzle of chili crisp.

Serving ideas

These Spicy Almond Butter Noodles are hearty enough to stand as a main meal, but they also go wonderfully as a side! Serve alongside a protein like roasted chicken or salmon (preferably something with asian flavors). I cooked up some honey sriracha chicken thighs in my air fryer and it was the perfect pairing. I’ll have to post the recipe soon…

As for veggies, you can really add anything you like. Stir-fry veggies like broccoli, carrots, cabbage, snap peas, etc, will go very well with the almond butter sauce. A crunchy slaw or pickled cucumber salad is a great side option too!

Leftover Almond Butter Noodles will taste great the next day. I recommend eating them cold as reheating will make the noodles a little mushy. When stored in an airtight container in the fridge, the noodles will last for about 4-5 days.

Spicy Almond Butter Noodles

More quick and easy recipes to try

Weeknight Wonton Soup

Spicy Tuna Sushi Bowl with Crispy Rice

Chickpea Paprikash

One Pot Tuscan Pasta

One Pot Spinach Artichoke Orzo

Spicy Almond Butter Noodles

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Yield: 3-4 servings

Spicy Almond Butter Noodles

Spicy Almond Butter Noodles

These Spicy Almond Butter Noodles are nutty and saucy and and they come together in just about 15 minutes with a few pantry ingredients.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 6 oz udon noodles or another asian-style noodle
  • 1/4 cup creamy almond butter (see note)
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar, divided
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

To serve

  • Chili crisp
  • Chopped scallions
  • Toasted almonds or sesame seeds


  1. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Reserve about a 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid before draining and rinsing the noodles under cold water to prevent over-cooking.
  2. While the noodles cook, make the sauce. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
  3. Gently heat the sauce in pan over medium-low heat. Toss to coat the cooked noodles and thin with the reserved cooking liquid as needed.
  4. Serve the noodles with chopped scallions, toasted almonds and chili crisp.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 431Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 1196mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 18g

All nutritional info is an estimation

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