20 Minute Spicy Thai Noodles


Deliciously spicy with hints of sweetness, these thai noodles are an amazing addition to your dinner table. Try them tonight!


If you’re looking to spice up your weeknight dinner routine, you have to try these spicy Thai noodles!  This recipe uses regular, everyday ingredients and transforms them into a spicy dish you’re sure to love!

Spicy Thai Noodles | Ready in just 20 minutes, these spicy Thai noodles are made with everyday ingredients and insanely flavorful!  This recipe is vegetarian, but optional protein additions mentioned in post! | The Chunky Chef | #easyrecipe #thai #noodles #weeknightdinner #vegetarian

Most of the things I make are for the family, for dinner… but occasionally I make something just for my husband, for his lunches at work.  These Spicy Thai Noodles are a great example 🙂  They are waaaaay too spicy for the family, but perfect for him.  These noodles are very simple to make but pack a huge flavor punch!

Anything spicy is right up my husband’s alley, but he actually found these on Pinterest and I adapted the recipe to his tastes.  And of course, I want to share it with all of you 😀

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Straining oil for Thai noodles

One of the best things about these noodles is that they use regular pasta.  No special noodles to search for in the grocery store, just plain ol’ linguine, fettuccine, or spaghetti.  Awesome right?  It also uses ingredients you may already have in your pantry and refrigerator!

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MAKING SPICY THAI NOODLES:

  • Know what heat level you can handle!  There’s a big range of red pepper listed in the recipe, because I wanted you to be able to customize this to your tastes.  Be warned, using 1 – 1 1/2 Tbsp will make this reallllly spicy!
  • These Thai noodles can be served hot, at room temperature or cold, so they’re totally versatile.
  • Garnish!  Usually garnishes are optional and sort of a take it or leave it situation… for this recipe they really elevate the flavors and make it taste even better, so try them if you can.
  • Any long pasta will work here.  I used linguine because that’s what I had, but spaghetti, fettuccine, angel hair, etc would work.

Spicy Thai noodles in bowl

WHAT PROTEIN COULD I ADD?

This dish is naturally vegetarian, but yes, protein can definitely be added!  Here are my favorites:

  • Chicken – sliced into strips
  • Pork – sliced into strips
  • Shrimp
  • Tofu – the baked method described HERE is our favorite!

Spicy Thai Noodles | Ready in just 20 minutes, these spicy Thai noodles are made with everyday ingredients and insanely flavorful!  This recipe is vegetarian, but optional protein additions mentioned in post! | The Chunky Chef | #easyrecipe #thai #noodles #weeknightdinner #vegetarian

The next time you’re looking for something incredibly bold and flavorful to liven up your weeknight dinner routine, look no further than these spicy Thai noodles!!

Getting hungry yet? 😉

Spicy Thai Noodles | Ready in just 20 minutes, these spicy Thai noodles are made with everyday ingredients and insanely flavorful!  This recipe is vegetarian, but optional protein additions mentioned in post! | The Chunky Chef | #easyrecipe #thai #noodles #weeknightdinner #vegetarian

Recipe adapted from A Small Snippet 🙂

Recipe originally published in December 2014, but has been updated with new photos and clearer instructions.


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5 from 4 votes
6 servings
Spicy Thai Noodles
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Deliciously spicy with hints of sweetness, these noodles are an amazing addition to your dinner table
Calories: 366 kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • 1 lb linguine pasta (or fettuccine spaghetti, etc)
  • 1/2 - 1 1/2 Tbsp red pepper flakes (amount depends on how spicy you want it)
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili paste
  • 6 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 6 Tbsp honey
  • Scallions carrots, peanuts, cilantro, Sriracha, and sesame seeds to garnish
Instructions
  1. Chop garnishes and set aside.

  2. Boil pasta, drain.
  3. While pasta is boiling, heat oils in a large skillet with red pepper flakes.  

  4. Once oil is hot, strain pepper flakes, reserving the oil in a bowl. Add reserved oil back into the skillet and add the chili paste. Whisk in soy sauce and honey.

  5. Toss pasta in the skillet with the sauce.
  6. Can be served hot, room temperature or cold.  Top with garnishes and enjoy!

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54 comments on “20 Minute Spicy Thai Noodles”

  1. This sounds so delicious and would be great as a side or main dish!

  2. Looks fabulous! Sounds like great flavors… I appreciate the bit of sweet honey to balance out the heat of the chili paste! Love your idea (above) to add chicken… would make a hearty, one bowl meal. 🙂

  3. These look delicious. Spicy noodles are one of my favorite foods!

  4. Those look wonderful! I’ll definitely be trying it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Foodie Fridays! Pinning and sharing!

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  6. Oh my, these look delicious! I’m a big wimp when it comes to spicy stuff, but I love it so I normally power through with massive glasses of water by my side (I know milk is what you’re supposed to drink to combat spicy, but that would fill me up to much!). It’s so sweet of you to make something especially for your husbands lunch, he’s very lucky!

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us at Fiesta Friday, I’m definitely going to be bookmarking it. Have a great weekend x

    • Thank you so much!!!! I’ve been trying to try spicier and spicier foods, and I’m enjoying it! These are definitely hot, but they get hotter as you eat them, so your big glass of water method will work for sure 😀 You’re welcome, I love Fiesta Friday! I hope you love these when you try them 🙂

  7. I love Thai and the noodles look delish Happy FF!

  8. Looks delicious! Making me hungry!!

  9. Mmm! This is my kind of meal! Bookmarking this moment! 😀

  10. Wow. Do these ever look good! I try to “wing it” with some noodles earlier this week and was somewhat disappointed. I think I can do better next time with this noodle recipe. 🙂

  11. I love Thai food and this looks so good!

  12. Your Spicy Thai Noodles look wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. This is a great combination of flavors. I make something similar with a spicy peanut sauce over buckwheat noodles. Thanks for sharing this with us at Let’s Get Real Link Party

  14. I love this- I’ve made a similar dish with soba noodles- and tons of bok choy! Delicious!!

  15. OOH, I need to remember scallions my next trip to the store! Yum!

  16. I love anything Thai! This looks and sounds delicious, and I am 100% sure this will become a staple for dinner!! YUM!

  17. Oh this was GREAT! I made it today for dinner and it was DELICIOUS! I cut back on the crushed red pepper as you suggested, only using ½ of a tbsp. I added cooked shrimp and snow peas! Amazing, this will be in my favorite recipe list. I gave my mom a bowl and she asked which restaurant I picked it up from.SCORE!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  19. As always I love your Tips and Tricks section. Really love that I can customize the level of heat!

  20. Such a gorgeous plate of noodles! The garnish is like the bow on top!

  21. Love that this takes such a short time to make because I’m ditching my dinner plans and making this instead! Yum!

  22. YESSS! Thai food is my weakness!

  23. A delicious spicy dish! My husband will love it!

  24. Wow! This looks really delicious. I can totally relate since I am the only one who loves spicy food at home. I guess I would making one for myself. So excited to try this soon. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  25. I made this yesterday. It was delicious. I sautéed carrot, pea pods and shrimp to add to the noodles. I followed this rest of the recipe as written.. Definately a keeper

  26. Can I find this item in the store

  27. Absolutely, wonderful. I added the maximum amount of red pepper flakes because I like spicy but I may have to call the Fire Department shortly as I’m pretty confident there is fire coming out of my ears. SO good. I cannot wait to make again. You have a new loyal fan.

  28. This dish is fabulous – Thank you for sharing the recipe! We paired with a spicy Thai shrimp … And really enjoyed the entire meal …. Highly recommend – Thanks again!

  29. What kind of chili paste do you use? Thank you!