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Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles with Spicy Peanut-Sriracha Sauce

I use whole wheat spaghetti to make these delicious Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce and this is a WOW! Use more vegetables and less spaghetti to make a lower-carb version.

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Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles with Spicy Peanut-Sriracha Sauce found on KalynsKitchen.com.

If you normally come to my blog from Pinterest or Facebook, or from a link somewhere on the web, you may have never seen the Kalyn’s Kitchen home page where there are three photos that display a rotating selection of recipes from the Low-Carb, Keto, and Meatless sections of the recipe index. The section for meatless recipes is where you’ll find things like these Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles with Spicy Peanut-Sriracha Sauce; a recipe I first discovered on a blog called Everything Rachel Ray back in 2008.

Since then I’ve made this a few times, and I finally managed to take some better photos. I make this with my favorite Garofalo Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti and through the years I’ve adapted the original recipe into one with a lot more veggies and less pasta so it’s a bit more carb-conscious. And I LOVE the spicy Peanut-Sriracha sauce used in this recipe, and if whole spaghetti is just too many carbs for you, I’ve also used this Sriracha-peanut sauce on Zucchini Noodles, which is equally delicious!

If I’m splurging on something like whole wheat sesame noodles I’ll have a small serving with some protein or more veggies on the side, so this recipes can make 6 servings, making it perfect for the Weekend Food Prep category I’ve been working on. Check that out if you like to cook on the weekend and have leftovers to eat during the week. (It’s still a work-in-progress, but there’s already a pretty good collection of weekend cooking ideas there!) And hang on people, the weekend is nearly here!

Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles with Spicy Peanut-Sriracha Sauce process shots collage

How to Make Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles with Spicy Peanut-Sriracha Sauce:

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. Bring a big pot of water to a boil, add a generous amount of salt, and cook the noodles just until they’re barely al dente (about 9 minutes for my favorite brand). I like to break the spaghetti in half so the noodles are easier to toss.
  2. While noodles are cooking, measure out coleslaw mix and black sesame seeds, slice green onions, slice sugar-snap peas, and cut up the red bell pepper.
  3. Put the peanut butter in a large measuring cup and microwave 20-30 seconds, just until peanut butter is softened. Then mix in the Tamari or soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, Sriracha Sauce (affiliate link), sweetener, and a little salt if you’d like.
  4. As soon as noodles are done, rinse with cold water and drain well.
  5. Then put the noodles, sliced cabbage, sliced sugar snap peas, red pepper strips and some of the green onions into the bowl with the sauce.  
  6. Toss until the noodles and veggies are coated with the spicy peanut sauce.
  7. Garnish Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles with Spicy Peanut-Sriracha Sauce with the sesame seeds (optional) and a few more sliced green onions and enjoy!

Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles with Spicy Peanut-Sriracha Sauce found on KalynsKitchen.com.

More Recipes for Whole Wheat Pasta:

Salsa Verde Spaghetti ~ A Mind Full Mom
Whole Wheat Pasta with Fried Kale, Tomato Sauce, and Goat Cheese ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Whole Wheat Linguini with Spring Vegetables ~ Aggie’s Kitchen
Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Italian Sausage and Arugula ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Spaghetti with Cauliflower and Garlicky Swiss Chard Gremolata ~ Eats Well With Others
Whole Wheat Spaghetti Salad with Italian Sausage, Tomatoes, Olives, and Basil Vinaigrette ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Weekend Food Prep:

This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep  to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles with Spicy Peanut-Sriracha Sauce found on KalynsKitchen.com.

Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles with Spicy Peanut-Sriracha Sauce

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Whole wheat spaghetti is perfect for these delicious Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce.



  • 1/2 lb. whole wheat spaghetti
  • generous amount of salt, added to water for cooking pasta
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix (see notes)
  • 2 cups (or more) sliced sugar snap peas
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeds and stem cut away and then thinly sliced
  • 3 green onions, cut in thin diagonal slices
  • 1 T sesame seeds, optional (see notes)

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (see notes)
  • 3 T soy sauce (see notes)
  • 1 T rice vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 1 T Sriracha Sauce (more or less to taste)
  • 1 T sesame oil
  • 1 T sweetener of your choice (see notes)
  • salt to taste, optional (I added just a little pinch of salt)


  1. Break spaghetti in half. Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil, then add spaghetti and cook until barely al dente (The spaghetti should still be slightly chewy. I cooked this pasta not quite 9 minutes.)
  2. While spaghetti cooks, measure 2 cups coleslaw mix (or slice cabbage). slice green onions,  slice sugar-snap peas, and slice red pepper strips.
  3. Put the peanut butter into a big glass measuring cup and microwave 20-30 seconds, until it's just starting to soften. Then add the Tamari or soy sauce, rice vinegar, Sriracha Sauce to taste, sesame oil, and 1 T sweetener. Whisk together to make a creamy sauce.
  4. Taste to see if you want more sweetener (or more Sriracha if you really like it spicy.) You might also want to add a pinch of salt if you'd like it a bit more salty. You can also add a tablespoon or so of water if the sauce seems too thick.
  5. When it's done, drain spaghetti into a colander placed in the sink, then rinse with very cold water and let drain well.
  6. When spaghetti is well drained, put noodles in a bowl, add sauce, and gently stir to coat all the noodles with sauce. Stir in the veggies and gently combine.
  7. If desired, put sesame seeds in a small frying pan on the stove and toast for a minute or so. (If you buy toasted sesame seeds you can skip this step.)
  8. Put finished noodle into a bowl, garnish with sesame seeds and a few extra slices of green onion, and serve.
  9. Leftovers of this will keep in the fridge for a few days. I eat them cold, but you could microwave very briefly to heat if you prefer.


I like Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter (affiliate link). I prefer Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) for this recipe but use any sweetener of your choice. Start with 1 tablespoon of sweetener, then taste and add more if you want a sweeter sauce. Use Gluten-Free Soy Sauce (affiliate link) if needed. Instead of coleslaw mix you can also use shredded Napa cabbage or shredded cabbage. I used Black Sesame Seeds (affiliate link), but white ones would also be fine.

Recipe created by Kalyn.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 372Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 3.4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17.9gCholesterol: 5.8mgSodium: 754mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 7gSugar: 12gProtein: 11g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles with Spicy Peanut-Sriracha Sauce found on KalynsKitchen.com.

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
My version of Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce with added veggies and plenty of peanut sauce is good for any low-glycemic diet, including phase 2 or 3 of the South Beach Diet. Whole Wheat spaghetti is too high in carbs for a low-carb diet plan, but you could make a version of this with fewer carbs by using a lot more veggies and less spaghetti.

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    49 Comments on “Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles with Spicy Peanut-Sriracha Sauce”

  1. I love this. I’m bookmarking it.

  2. Pam, two days and counting. I stayed late last night and got a lot done!

    Lydia, I think this is my new go-to recipe when there’s nothing for dinner!

    Jasmine, thanks.

    Kevin, I’ve had soba noodles but haven’t cooked them. They would be great with this sauce.

    Mediterranean kiwi, agree completely.

    Rasa Malaysia, I love, love the black sesame seeds, so photogenic!

    Dani, hope you like it.

  3. I agree about RR, she needs to be given some props for all the inspiration she gives to home cooks. As for the recipe, I’ve just bookmarked it:),

  4. I love to use black sesame seeds to garnish or top my noodles or dishes, too. Somehow black ones are so much more interesting than the white sesame seeds, don’t you think?

  5. noodles are a very easy quick dish to prepare – kids love them

  6. I like cool pasta salads like this. Though I usually use soba noodles.

  7. This looks fabulously delicious, my friend.


  8. This is the kind of go-to recipe that every cook should have in his/her repertoire. And, while I don’t make many Rachael Ray recipes, I agree with the sentiment that if she gets people into the kitchen to cook instead of going out for junk food, that’s a plus.

  9. I tried a RR recipe last week that was really good. I don’t like watching her, but I do like trying some of her ideas. This looks good. Hope school is winding down well!

  10. Maria, I know what you like and I think you’d love this!

    TBTAM, thank you! It’s kind of fun because my own doctor recommends my blog to his patients who want to lose weight. He even went on South Beach himself after he watched me do it.

    Noobcook, loved this one.

    Erin, agreed, I think Rachel does a lot more good than a lot of the famous food celebrities. Thanks for passing on the blog name to the parents. (Sigh, your parents are probably about my age!)

    Katy, thanks. That Rand is pretty talented.

    Mindy, no problem! (I’m such a blog skimmer myself.) Hope you like it. And thanks for the recipe feedback.

  11. Sorry. I was so busy drooling over the actual recipe I didn’t read the post thoroughly. I can’t wait to try this. Your recipes have never let me down.

  12. love love love the new header! and this pasta looks awesome!

  13. I share your feeling about Rachael Ray–if she gets people in the kitchen, I think that’s a good thing. I actually really like her magazine and find lots of good recipes in there.

    By the way, my parents are on a big weight loss project (using Weight Watchers) and I’ve passed along your site to them–I think they’ll find plenty of inspiration here!

  14. I’ve always loved peanut sauce and combining it with sesame noodles sound like a delightful combination 😉

  15. How much do I love sesame noodles? Never thought to use whole wheat – will from now on. Thanks!

    BTW, I’ve been recommending your blog to almost all my patients who ask about how to lose weight – I recommend South Beach or weight watchers and then point them to you for recipes.

  16. Love the new look of your blog! And this recipe looks great. I think I will add some red pepper for fun and color. Great idea!

  17. Mindy, I’ve recommended Dreamfields Pasta many times, and I mention it as an alternative in this post, after the recipe. I think Dreamfields pastas are fantastic. However, in this specific recipe I personally would prefer the whole wheat pasta because the added nuttiness from the whole flavor really works here. If you don’t have whole wheat spaghetti though, I’d definitely still make this with Dreamfield’s spagetti.

  18. What do you think of Dreamfield’s Healthy Carb living pastas?

  19. Blest, fabulous idea to use edamame in this. The original recipe didn’t use the snow peas, but that’s what I had in the fridge!

  20. Hmmm. SOunds great except that I don’t like peas. I’m thinking edamame instead?