Thai inspired pasta that will leave you with only one dish to clean! One Pot Thai Peanut Pasta is what I had for dinner this week! I just love pad thai, but I wasn’t quite ready to dive into the real thing. So I decided to take an interpretive (and really easy) route instead.
Freaking out? I’m the cupcake girl… what am I doing making real food right? Well I’ve made real food before, I’ve even posted about it! My Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup is absolutely incredible and I make my 15-Minute Taco Soup every month because it’s just that easy! Plus, make it after Thanksgiving with some leftover turkey and you’ll be so happy to only have to spend 15 minutes in the kitchen and you can take a break from traditional Thanksgiving flavors for a meal.
Anyway, on to this awesomely easy Thai Peanut Pasta!
One Pot Thai Peanut Pasta
Thai Peanut Pasta:
- 12 oz. linguine
- 4 C. vegetable broth
- 1/4 C. water
- 4 cloves garlic diced
- 2 inches of a ginger root sliced into 1/4 inch slices (keep them large b/c you'll need to find them again)
- 1 large carrot peeled and cut in 1/4 inch by 2 inch pieces
- 1 red bell pepper cut in 1/4 inch by 2 inch pieces
- 4 green onions sliced in half lengthwise and then in 2 inch pieces
- 1 C. roasted salted peanuts
- 2 Tbsp. peanut butter smooth or crunchy will work
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes more if you want to really spicy
- 1 Tbsp. soy sauce and/or fish sauce, if desired
- 1Tbsp. tamarind paste This is from the original recipe, I couldn't find it so I left it out
After Pasta Cooks:
- juice of two limes
- 1 C. cilantro chopped
- chopped peanuts to garnish
1. Place all pasta ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes or until the pasta is al dente. Cover during cooking if you want to keep more liquid.
2. Remove from heat and remove ginger slices. Stir in lime juice and cilantro. Serve and top with chopped peanuts, extra cilantro and lime slices!
Recipe adapted from Apron Strings!
So don’t freak out, I didn’t put the liquids in the pot yet, it looks prettier without them! I cracked my pasta in half because eating really long noodles isn’t that cute unless you’re planning on having a Lady and the Tramp moment.
And a little garnish on top goes a long way 🙂 And as always, feel free to add more veggies or double up on the ones already in the recipe! Even chicken or shrimp would be a perfect addition!