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Spicy Asian Noodles

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Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 servings

If you crave Asian food or just want to add some excitement to suppertime, give this exotic pasta from our Test Kitchen a try. The linguine with crunchy veggies, peanut butter and sesame seeds can be served warm or cold. For more zip, stir in an extra splash of hot pepper sauce.


  • 4 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons molasses
  • 1 cup fresh snow peas, cut in half
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds


  1. Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce and molasses; simmer for 1 minute. Stir in the next eight ingredients. Remove from the heat.
  2. Drain linguine and place in a bowl. Add vegetable mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve warm or chilled with a slotted spoon.

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