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4-Ingredient Cold Sesame Noodles

Joy Bauer's 5-Ingredient Cold Sesame Noodles
Joy Bauer

Chef notes

Cold sesame noodles don't get any easier than with my 4-ingredient peanut sauce! This dish is so ridiculously easy to make and it's super kid-friendly, too!

Technique tip: You'll have leftover sauce, depending on how much pasta you make. So start with less sauce and add more as you need it.

*Warm peanut butter in microwave for 10-15 seconds to soften up for easier mixing.


  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or any nut or seed butter)*
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 box whole grain pasta, cooked and drained
  • Optional extras: Squirt of Sriracha or any favorite hot sauce, sliced scallions and toasted sesame seeds for garnish


In a medium bowl, mix together peanut butter, water, broth and soy sauce until everything is well combined and smooth. Add an optional squirt of Sriracha or hot sauce if you like some heat.

Toss some of the sauce with your cooked pasta (I recommend 2 tablespoons for every 1 cup cooked noodles) and enjoy warm or cold. Garnish with optional sliced scallions and toasted sesame seeds and enjoy! 

Note: You’ll likely have leftover sauce, which will last for up to a week in the fridge; simply give it a good stir and warm in microwave to soften and thin it out. If it’s too thick, simply add extra broth, water or rice vinegar when reheating.