Five-Ingredient Spicy Pork and Peanut Noodles

These five-ingredient spicy pork and peanut noodles are going to light up your recipe repertoire! They’re creamy, savory, and just slightly spicy! The best part? All you need is 5 simple ingredients and start to finish this recipe is on the table in less than 30 minutes! That’s faster than waiting for delivery or picking up take out!

three bowls of spicy pork and peanut noodles with chop sticks and a small bottle of soy sauce

I never do this but I’m actually eating a bowl of these noodles as I’m typing up this post and let me tell you, you have to make this recipe! It does not get easier and more satisfying than these spicy noodles with creamy peanut sauce.

If you love these noodles (I know you will) check out another fan favorite this Udon Noodle Stir Fry.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

To make these spicy pork and peanut noodles you will need only five simple ingredients: ground pork, peanut butter, chili garlic sauce aka, sambal (or sriracha), hoisin sauce, and rice noodles.

spicy pork and peanut noodle recipe ingredients in individual bowls with labels

Spicy Pork and Peanut Noodles: Step by Step

Step 1. Cook the Noodles

Cook then noodles according to the packages instructions.

Step 2. Make the Sauce

The sauce is super simple to make, just whisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl.

a collage of recipe steps: pork browning in a pan, pork noodles ans sauce in a pan and pork and peanut noodles in a pan.

Step 3. Brown the Pork

Cook the ground pork until it’s golden brown and crispy.

Step 4. Toss in the Noodles + Serve

Add the noodles and sauce to the pan. Use water, as needed to thin out the sauce until it coats the noodles and pork evenly. Divide between bowls and serve!

FAQs and Expert Tips

Can I make these noodles without peanut butter?

You can! You can use tahini, sunflower seed butter, or any other nut butter you prefer.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, this recipe is gluten-free. Rice noodles contain no gluten.

Can I make these noodles with chicken or turkey instead of pork?

Yes, you can absolutely make this recipe with ground chicken, turkey or crumbled tofu.

two bowls of spicy pork and peanut noodles in speckled ceramic bowls with wooden chopsticks on a stone marble background

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5-Ingredient Spicy Pork and Peanut Noodles

These five-ingredient spicy pork and peanut noodles are going to light up your recipe repertoire! They're creamy, savory, and just slightly spicy!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 1087kcal


  • 7 oz pad Thai rice noodles
  • 2 tsp neutral oil
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/4 c chili garlic sauce or sriracha
  • 1/4 c hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 c peanut butter
  • 1/4 c water
  • salt and pepper


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the rice noodles according to the packages' instructions. Drain, toss with little oil to avoid clumping then set aside.
  • To make the sauce whisk together the chili garlic sauce, hoisin, peanut butter, and water.
  • Heat a saute pan over medium/high heat. Add a glug of oil to the pan along with the ground pork. Sauté the pork until crispy and golden brown. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Turn the heat to low add the sauce and cooked noodles to the pan. Gently, stir all the ingredients together. If the mixture is too think and difficult to stir add some water to the pan. The sauce should be creamy and evenly coat the noodles. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately!


Ingredients Notes + Substitutions: 
  • Ground Pork: You can use ground chicken, turkey, or crumbled tofu if you prefer.
  • Garlic Chili Sauce: AKA sambal, can be found at most supermarkets. You can also use sriracha. Feel free to adjust the spice level to your palate, start with just a tablespoon if you don’t like too much heat. 
  • Peanut Butter: For a peanut allergy substitute sunflower seed butter, tahini, or almond butter. 
  • Is this recipe gluten-free? Yes, rice noodles are made without gluten.
Storage + Re-heating:
  • Leftover can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop. Use a few tablespoons of water to rehydrate the sauce. 


Calories: 1087kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 641mg | Potassium: 804mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3mg
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