Light Peanut Sauce with Rice Noodles Print Recipe Print Recipe


At the end of my pregnancy, I probably ate my weight in peanut sauce. We don’t need to talk about how much that actually was, but needless to say, it was a lot. That paired with fresh spring rolls, I was fat and happy.

Since we moved we’ve been craving our spring rolls and peanut sauce, so I decided I’d give the sauce a shot. I’m pretty sure there was a good amount of brown sugar in theirs, so I decided to reduce the added sugar and sweeten it with honey or agave. I also spiced it up with red pepper flakes, which I find gives it a nice balance of salty, sweet and a little spice.

Instead of the work of spring rolls, I poured this over a bowl of rice noodles. This is my go to when I’ve got an upset stomach. Warm peanut sauce over rice noodles, which are lighter than other pastas and sprinkles of chopped peanuts. It just screams comfort, but a light comfort compared to an order at a restaurant.

note: if you’re ordering peanut sauce, ASK if it’s gluten-free. Most are made with soy sauce, which is not gluten-free.


*Don’t forget* to visit the Arrowhead Mills Pinterest board, Gluten-free Living and pin to win $100 in Arrowhead Mills products – details on the Pinterest board!



Well well, look who decided to make a guest appearance… mr. mace man. He makes the best faces, ever. I just had to share.



Light Peanut Sauce with Rice Noodles, Gluten-free

PRINT Recipe

serves about 5-6


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Arrowhead Mills smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1  1/4 teaspoon gluten-free soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon honey or agave
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, plus more for topping
  • 1 package of Rice Noodles – I used these Pad Thai Noodles
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
Optional – add cooked chicken


In a food processor, combine all ingredients and pulse until well combined. Add more water if its too thick for your liking. Or if you like a thicker sauce, use less water.

Cook rice noodles according to package.

note: rice noodles can be sticky. I find if I don’t crowd them in a pot, add a lot of salt and some oil, it helps.

Toss the noodles with peanut sauce. Add as much or not as much peanut sauce as you like. Top with roasted peanuts and red pepper flakes for a little more spice.


*gluten-free *dairy-free


This post is sponsored. However, I only work with brands I like and have products that I’d (someday) feed my kid(s). All opinions are my own.


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  • Heather Disarro

    Just pinned this guy for next week’s dinners…I can’t wait!

  • azestybite

    Ohh I love a good peanut sauce and this is great!

  • Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This sounds absolutely lovely! Great recipe 🙂

  • Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    This looks so amazing!! My kind of meal. And what a handsome little dude, that face is so adorable.

  • Wenderly

    Mmmmmmmm. Do I love peanut sauce! This looks divine. And your little fellow just couldn’t be any sweeter! What a gem!

  • Katie Unger

    I love peanut sauce, glad to have a light version! (Also, Mason…oh my heavens. He is just too much cute.)

  • HalfBakedHarvest

    Peanut sauce is my favorite! I am currently eating it every other day, so this recipe is a very good thing!

  • Jamie

    I love peanut sauce and this one looks great

  • Jan

    This is even lighter than my Cooking Light recipe & I can’t wait to try it!

  • Marissa

    I have such a weak spot for any Thai type recipes – this looks SO Delicious and I’m sure beats my favorite take out spot – bookmarking to try this soon!

    PS your little man is such a cutie 🙂

  • Colette

    He’s so cute! Love the sauce.

  • Katie

    Love their peanut butter and this sounds so light and luscious. Wil give it a whirl

  • Carrian Cheney

    Peanut butter is one of the greatest gifts to the world. For real. And grilled peanut butter? BOOYAH!

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day

    Mason is just the sweetest ever! I’m loving this sauce!

  • caroline | chocolate & carrots

    Peanut butter sauce rocks my world. I’m sooo making this for supper this week and slapping it on some veggies. Yum! Oh, and Mason is just too cute for words…as always. 😀

  • scott

    This recipe looks delicious. Do you know the nutritional values? If you
    post it on they
    will calculate it for you and you can get paid for posting recipes.

  • Jeanette Chen

    I love peanut sauce noodles! Could probably eat them almost every day. Your baby is the cutest!

  • Kate Obukowicz

    Do you think you can make the sauce a day ahead of time and then put it in the fridge? Has anyone done this? What are the results?

  • Cathy from MB

    So good….but in our house fed two hungry adults. I can just imagine the calories I ingested….but it is healthy and sooooo delicious. Will definitely make it again, but on a high exercise day!!

  • Jamie LaFuze

    We just made this last night and fell in love! We served it over sauted carrots, zucchini, onion, and swiss chard with chicken. My husband couldn’t get enough of it! Definitely will be a staple in our house!

  • WithStyleGrace

    yay!!! love the combinations of all the veggies, sounds amazing!

  • WithStyleGrace

    I’ll look into it, thank you for the feedback. I just have to be careful about the accuracy of the nutritional values, since people count every number.

  • WithStyleGrace

    thank you!

  • WithStyleGrace

    yes, absolutely! that’s one way to save time.

  • WithStyleGrace

    haha, I hear ya. Maybe add some veggies so they help fill you up 🙂

  • Lori

    could you make this using Almond Butter?

  • WithStyleGrace

    you could give it a try!

  • ginny

    Holy smokes! I just made this for lunch mixed with rice noodles, rotisserie chicken, julienned cucumber and & carrots. Seriously in the top 5 things I’ve ever eaten!!! So simple and soooo good!

  • Emily

    This looks so yummy! I’ve tried one like this from Chic Delish and it was delicious!!

  • Rowena

    Just tried this, actually takes 5 mins! And delicious! Thanks 🙂