Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noodles

4.53 from 93 votes
Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 678
Thai Peanut Noodles made in the Instant Pot! Easy one-pot weeknight meal which gets done in less than 30 minutes!
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Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noodles – easy one-pot vegetarian weeknight meal which gets done in less than 30 minutes!

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instant pot thai peanut noodles served in a black bowl with chopsticks on the side

One of the cuisines that I actually liked after moving to US was Thai. My exposure to different kind of food/cuisine in India was limited. I hardly ever ate anything other than Indian. We grew up eating homemade food everyday and it was always Indian – the same dal, rice, sabzi (veggie) and roti. That’s pretty much all I ate for lunch and dinner. When I moved to US, I was exposed to an array of flavors. These flavors were so different and I had never tasted them before. I tried a lot of new food, some which I didn’t like at all and some I loved like Thai food!

Do you guys love thai food? I think its so flavorful and its hard not to like it. While I love eating it out, I often make it at home too. You guys quite like my Instant Pot Thai Tofu Pineapple Curry recipe and so I thought it was about time, I shared another one! These Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noddles are so easy to make in the IP. It’s a one pot meal which you can put on the table in less than 30 minutes!

thai peanut noodles in a black bowl with a hand holding chopsticks

What makes these Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noodles special?

✓ these get done in one pot – no need to cook the noodles separately.

✓ one pot means less dirty dishes!

✓ gets done in less than 30 minutes!

✓ perfect meal for those busy nights.

✓ packed with flavors, there’s soy sauce, honey, peanut butter, sriracha and rice vinegar in there.

✓ make it vegan be replacing the honey with brown sugar or any other vegan friendly sweetener.

instant pot thai peanut noodles served in a black bowl with lime and hot sauce in the background

To make these instant pot thai peanut noodles, all you need is to chop the ginger, garlic, pepper, carrot and green onion. Once you have these chopped, it only takes 5 minutes to put it all in the pot and then let the IP do its thing. You may also add tofu to these noodles to make the meal protein-rich. Sarvesh is not very fond of tofu and hence I skipped that part.

We add uncooked spaghetti to the Instant Pot along with the veggies and sauce and it all gets perfectly cooked. Isn’t that amazing? Seriously I can’t get over the fact that I don’t have to boil the noodles separately. And they get perfectly cooked, not soggy at all. In fact the spaghetti was al-dente which means that it had a nice bite to it. If you prefer softer noodles, then you may increase the cooking time by couple of minutes. This was perfect for me.

instant pot thai peanut noodles served in a black bowl with chopsticks on the side

The garnishes add more flavor to these thai peanut noodles. So don’t forget to add in lots of chopped cilantro, lime juice and crushed peanuts! If you have never made noodles/spaghetti in your Instant Pot, now is the time! And this is the easiest recipe to start with. I am sure once you make it, you will be amazed how easy it really was. Hope you guys enjoy this one!

Method

Press the saute button on your Instant Pot. Once it displays hot, add oil and then add the minced garlic and ginger. Saute for a minute until garlic and ginger start changing color.

Add in the veggies – carrots, pepper and green onion and toss to combine.  You may reserve some spring onion greens for garnish.

Push veggies to the side and to the center of the pot add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, sriracha, peanut butter and salt.

Whisk to combine the sauce. You may also combine the sauce beforehand in a bowl.

Break spaghetti into half and then add to the pot.

Add water until spaghetti is just covered. You may press the noodles slightly with a spatula so that noodles on top get slightly under water.

Close the pot with its lid. Press the manual or pressure cook button and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. The pressure valve should be in the sealing position. Do a quick pressure release.

Open the pot, use a tong to mix the sauce, noodles and veggies together.

Add reserved green onion greens, juice of 1 lime and cilantro.

Serve these instant pot thai peanut noodles with crushed peanuts on top.

thai peanut noodles in a black bowl with a hand holding chopsticks

 

Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noodles

instant pot thai peanut noodles served in a black bowl with chopsticks on the side
Manali
Thai Peanut Noodles made in the Instant Pot! Easy one-pot weeknight meal which gets done in less than 30 minutes!
4.53 from 93 votes
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 2
Calories 678 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil I used vegetable oil
  • 4-5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 inch ginger minced
  • 2 medium carrots 100 grams, sliced thin
  • 1 medium red pepper 200 grams, sliced thin
  • 3 stalks green onion finely chopped
  • 2.5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1.5 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1.5 tablespoons honey or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha or to taste
  • 3 tabelspoons peanut butter
  • salt to taste
  • 8 oz spaghetti broken into half
  • 1.5 cups water 12 oz
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • crushed peanuts to garnish

Instructions
 

  • Press the saute button on your Instant Pot. Once it displays hot, add oil and then add the minced garlic and ginger. Saute for a minute until garlic and ginger start changing color.
  • Add in the veggies - carrots, pepper and green onion and toss to combine. You may reserve some spring onion greens for garnish.
  • Push veggies to the side and to the center of the pot add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, sriracha, peanut butter and salt.
  • Whisk to combine the sauce. You may also combine the sauce beforehand in a bowl.
  • Break spaghetti into half and then add to the pot. Add water until spaghetti is just covered. You may press the noodles slightly with a spatula so that noodles on top get slightly under water.
  • Close the pot with its lid. Press the manual or pressure cook button and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. The pressure valve should be in the sealing position. Do a quick pressure release.
  • Open the pot, use a tong to mix the sauce, noodles and veggies together.
  • Add reserved green onion greens, juice of 1 lime and cilantro. Serve the noodles with crushed peanuts on top!

Notes

  1. The noodles will look little watery when you open the pot but soak the sauce pretty quickly.
  2. The noodles are Al dente at 4 minutes. Cook for couple more minutes for softer noodles
  3. Adjust sriracha and honey to taste. If you like spicy noodles, add more of sriracha.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 678kcalCarbohydrates: 112gProtein: 19gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1501mgPotassium: 695mgFiber: 7gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 12260IUVitamin C: 89.7mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 2.8mg
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155 thoughts on “Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noodles

  1. 5 stars
    I followed the recipe exact ….except[lol] omitted the coriander. If you have an IP you have to make tnis recipe. It is delish! carnivore hubby gave it a two thumbs up K!

  2. I cooked my noodles for 5 Minutes. They were gummy so I’m assuming I overcooked them. I’ll try four minutes next time. Otherwise it was an awesome recipe.

    1. yeah it depends on the quality of spaghetti, I used regular spaghetti from Costco so a different brand might have different result. Glad you liked it! 🙂

      1. 5 stars
        I used rice noodles I think next time I’ll reduce cooking time to 2-3 minutes total. My brown rice noodles were a little over-cooked. Also, once I set the timer on it, the count down disappeared and I felt like it cooked too long, but its still delicious!

    1. 5 stars
      It’s so delicious!! I love it! I used rice noodles-I think next time I’ll reduce cooking time to 2-3 minutes total. My brown rice noodles were a little over-cooked but I knew I was a possibility.

  3. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and it was excellent! I added a little extra water to cover the spaghetti since it didn’t seem like enough. After cooking, it thickened up perfectly and tasted great with the peanuts, cilantro and lime. This one is a keeper!

  4. 5 stars
    This was really fun to make and yummy! I doubled the recipe, just put enough water to cover the noodles once I pressed them down. Cooked for 6 minutes; 5 probably would have been fine. I also added cooked, chopped chicken at the end because my husband doesn’t think it’s a meal without meat ?. I’ve never made Thai food before and this was a great way to begin. Thanks!

  5. Wow, I can’t imagine the experience of moving to entirely new country…especially a new country where the foods are so different than what you’re used to. In general, I feel like the US really is a melting pot of flavors, though. I personally love thai peanut flavors, and these noodles are just calling to me for dinner tonight! They look delicious, Manali!

  6. Thank you! Looks yummy. How will i elevate this for 4 people? Which ingredient’s quantity will i change and by how much?

    1. 5 stars
      This is my favorite Instant Pot recipe, however, the burn notice goes on when I make it. I have to open, stir and start over again to get to pressure. First time I had too many noodles, so I reduced the amount to the recipe amount and added more vegetable broth, and the burn light went on again. I am still making it because the flavor is soooo good, but I wish this didn’t keep happening. Any suggestions appreciated (oh,yes, and I lowered to ”low” pressure too)

      1. Glad to hear you like this recipe. Hmm lot of IPs are prone to showing the burn notice, especially the newer models..do you have a newer model 8 qt? If it shows burn for a lot of things, I would contact the customer care. Make sure that there’s nothing stuck at the bottom before you put on the lid. Deglaze the pot and then put on the lid. It should come to pressure.

      2. I tried making it tonight and after waiting for about 8min on manual, there was zero pressure and noodles were white. I used actual Thai noodles. Still tons of water in the IP. Help!!

      3. hmm not sure what’s going on. 8 mins is plenty for noodles to cook, looks like your pot is not coming to pressure. Was the valve in sealing position?

      4. 5 stars
        I had both of my old model IP break and now both the new models show the burn notice a TON it makes me mad bc most times it’s not even stuck, these new models do not like any type of thick sauce but I noticed that if I left it on the burn notice it corrected itself.

      5. 4 stars
        Me too! I got the burn notice. My pot is about two years old. The flavor of this recipe is fantastic though–thank you for it!

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