The Best One Pot Thai Peanut Pasta

Thai inspired pasta that will leave you with only one dish to clean! One Pot Thai Peanut Pasta is what I had for dinner this week! I just love pad thai, but I wasn’t quite ready to dive into the real thing. So I decided to take an interpretive (and really easy) route instead.


Thai Peanut Pasta:
  • 12 oz. linguine
  • 4 C. vegetable broth
  • 1/4 C. water
  • 4 cloves garlic diced
  • 2 inches of a ginger root sliced into 1/4 inch slices (keep them large b/c you'll need to find them again)
  • 1 large carrot peeled and cut in 1/4 inch by 2 inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper cut in 1/4 inch by 2 inch pieces
  • 4 green onions sliced in half lengthwise and then in 2 inch pieces
  • 1 C. roasted salted peanuts
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut butter smooth or crunchy will work
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes more if you want to really spicy
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce and/or fish sauce, if desired
  • 1Tbsp. tamarind paste This is from the original recipe, I couldn't find it so I left it out

After Pasta Cooks:
  • juice of two limes
  • 1 C. cilantro chopped
  • chopped peanuts to garnish


  1. Place all pasta ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes or until the pasta is al dente. Cover during cooking if you want to keep more liquid.
  2. Remove from heat and remove ginger slices. Stir in lime juice and cilantro. Serve and top with chopped peanuts, extra cilantro and lime slices!