Takeout Sesame Noodles

By Maria Lichty

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Sesame Noodles with an amazing Asian peanut sauce are easy to make at home, you only need 20 minutes, and they taste even better than takeout! They are great served warm or cold!

Sesame Noodles

We don’t do takeout very often because we love cooking and have found that we can make our favorite takeout dishes at home…and our versions always taste better. Plus, our dishes are healthier and we always save time and money. Time? Yes, because by the time you drive to pick up the food and come home, you could have made dinner at home. For example, this Sesame Noodle recipe only takes 20 minutes to make and these noodles are WAY better than any noodles I have ever ordered at a restaurant.

Cold Sesame Noodles in bowl

Easy Sesame Noodles

This easy sesame noodle recipe comes from Chef Chloe’s new cookbook, Chloe Flavor, and they are the BEST sesame noodles. The Asian peanut sauce is AMAZING! So amazing you will probably want to drink it before you even pour it over the noodles.

The sesame noodle sauce is made with:

  • sesame oil
  • tamari or soy sauce
  • seasoned rice vinegar
  •  peanut butter
  • brown sugar
  • fresh ginger
  • garlic
  • sriracha

I don’t know about you, but I always have these ingredients on hand, so no need to go to the grocery store for this recipe! And if you don’t have these ingredients in your kitchen, make sure you go buy them ASAP because you are going to want to make these sesame noodles every week. And pro tip-we always keep fresh ginger in our freezer in a small freezer bag. It is easy to grate when it is frozen and it lasts longer!

You make the sauce in a blender and it blends up in no time! So simple!

Easy Sesame Noodles

What Kind of Noodles Do You Use to Make Sesame Noodles?

You also need noodles to make sesame noodles, obviously, and you can use a few different kinds.

  • Udon-thick wheat noodles that are soft, chewy, and neutral in flavor so they go well with any sauce, preferably strong sauces that will give them lots of flavor…like sesame noodles. They can be found at most grocery stores in the Asian aisle.
  • Soba-noodles made from buckwheat flour that have a nutty flavor. Dried soba are usually dark brown-gray in color and look similar to spaghetti. They usually come in a package, wrapped in bundles. They can be found in most grocery stores in the Asian aisle.
  • RamenRamen -ramen noodles are thin and chewy noodles that have a little curl to them. You can cheat and use Ramen noodles in the package, you know the staple food for college students, just throw away the seasoning packet.
  • Linguine or Spaghetti-you can also use standard linguine noodles or spaghetti noodles. Almost everyone always has these noodles in the pantry!

If you need the recipe to be gluten-free, make sure you use gluten-free noodles! All of the noodles will cook for different amounts of time so make sure you follow the package directions. Rinse the noodles in cold water after they are done cooking.

After you combine the noodles of your choice with the sauce, garnish with sliced scallions, chopped peanuts, and sesame seeds. The crunch from the peanuts really makes the dish, don’t skip the peanuts! You can also add cilantro, basil, or Thai basil if you wish!

The sesame noodles are good warm or cold. Leftover cold sesame noodles are SO good. I always look forward to eating cold sesame noodles right out of the Tupperware the next day. You can eat sesame noodles with chopsticks or a fork, they taste good either way!

What Do you Serve with Sesame Noodles?

Sesame noodles are good served on their own, they make a great quick and easy dinner. They only take 2o minutes to make! YAY! You can also serve sesame noodles as a side dish to any Asian meal.

If you want to bulk up the sesame noodles you can serve them with:

  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Steak
  • Veggies (roasted broccoli, carrots, asparagus, cucumbers, peppers, mushrooms)

These simple sesame noodles are now a staple at our house and I bet you will love them too! Make them TODAY! And make sure you check out Chloe Flavor. This cookbook is filled with flavorful vegan recipes that will blow your mind. We have made several and ALL have been winners!

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Sesame Noodles

You only need 20 minutes to make this easy sesame noodle recipe! Perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner! And leftover cold sesame noodles are SO good!
4.77 from 47 votes


  • 10 ounces udon noodles can use soba or spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup tamari or lite soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • Half a garlic clove
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha plus more to taste
  • Toppings: chopped roasted peanuts thinly sliced scallions, sesame seeds


  • Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the noodles and cook according to the package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer noodles to a large bowl.
  • Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, combine the sesame oil, tamari, vinegar, peanut butter, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and sriracha. Blend until smooth. Add more sriracha, to taste, if desired.
  • Add the sauce to the pot with the noodles. Toss to coat; taste and adjust seasoning. Top each serving with peanuts, scallions, and sesame seeds.
  • Note-use gluten-free noodles and gluten-free tamari to make it gluten-free.


Calories: 443kcal, Carbohydrates: 57g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 1770mg, Potassium: 108mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin C: 1.5mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 0.6mg
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Definitely tastier than any takeout style sesame noodles great for busy weekdays! Made in just 20 minutes, savor this Asian inspired dish with chopped peanuts and sesame seeds. Surprisingly, warm or cold, it tastes delicious too! Try it now!
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  1. 5 stars
    Made this tonight. Delicious. Doubled the sauce and used 1lb of pasta and added spaghetti squash and a large zucchini (zoodled). We also added some chicken for protein. My five year old loved it. He kept calling it Chinese noodles and had seconds. My 8yr old didn’t like it (but she isn’t a fan of Asian flavors anyway) my 10yr olds only complaint was the zoodles (I have only myself to blame there!). Haha. I will definitely make this again. My husband and I loved it. Thanks for another winner!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh, my!  This is so good and very easy to prepare.  I used thin spaghetti, and it worked great.  Many thanks for a terrific dish we will have again.

  3. 5 stars
    This is such a tasty and quick weeknight dish. I ended up adding a bit of red bell pepper for color and to up the veggie component. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner last night, and is was amazing!  I added some leftover chicken, shredded carrots and cabbage, and green onion.  We will definitely be making this again… so good!!

    1. You can do chicken and any veggies, I like broccoli, red pepper, carrots, peas, etc. You really can’t go wrong!

    1. 5 stars
      I used leftover spaghetti noodles. Made the sauce in a skillet and once heated and smooth, added the pasta and heated. Delicious!!

  5. Does the siracha make it spicy? We are not a fan of heat, but could leave it out if needed. Thank you for this recipe. I will be making it soon.

  6. 5 stars
    Loved this dish! Thank you. I made more sauce than I needed. How long do you think it is safe to keep in the refrigerator? Or should i just freeze it?

  7. 5 stars
    Delicious recipe! I made this last night, along with some honey orange shrimp and broccoli. My husband stole the leftovers for his lunch today.

  8. Loved it except for the heat. I cut it back to 1 tsp and still hot. I’m going to have to check out that bottle.

  9. 5 stars
    This was so tasty! It is going in the favorites box:) A perfect balance of the sesame and peanut flavors. I doubled the recipe (which was good, since my dad inhaled three huge servings)and added slivered cucumber and chopped scallions. Made with udon noddles as suggested. I added a bit of lime juice to the sauce and served with fresh lime wedges. I thought the spice level was perfect – I could taste it and it gave it some zing, but the spiciness did not give my tongue that burning feeling. I am excited for leftovers for lunch tomorrow! If I am feeling motivated I may saute a few shrimp and add them.

  10. 5 stars
    What a great dish! Full of flavor and super fast to make. We used all GF ingredients and it was a huge hit!

    1. 5 stars
      Made this tonight and it was outstanding! Added some grilled chicken and a little fresh red bell pepper for garnish. Thanks so much!

  11. Great easy recipe! My usual seasame noodle recipe is involved calling for making seasame Mayo from scratch – it’s great but not amenable to every day meals. This was quick, easy and tasty!

  12. This looks really good but I can’t have anything soy and Asian cooking always uses it. Any alternatives?

  13. 5 stars
    I have made something similar using spaghetti noodles instead of udon noodles, edamame, shredded carrot, sliced cucumber, red bell pepper, cilantro, and chicken while incorporating the peanuts, green onion, and sesame seeds…so yummy!! Tonight, I tried making your version using the udon noodles and liked it that way too!!

  14. 3 stars
    Wondering if anyone has tasted a strong vinegar taste with this? I didn’t use the seasoned and am wondering if I can cut back on the amount

  15. We loved this! I used Udon noodles the first time and spaghetti the next. Thank you for this quick and delicious recipe!

  16. 5 stars
    Today, I prepared this dish exactly according to your recipe and it was so delicious! I appreciate the relatively high amount of protein, and it’s not even time-consuming. I love love garlic (I eat it every day haha), so I put a double dose there and it was really tasty.

    Love & Light,

  17. 5 stars
    This recipe is a winner! I made it tonight with thick spaghetti noodles and it tasted amazing. The spice level was perfect too (not too hot but still had a very mild kick). Will definitely be making this again 🙂

  18. 5 stars
    Literally my husbands favorite meal! Delicious! I just add tons of whatever veggies I have on hand. Thanks for this amazing recipe.

  19. Sounds very delicious. I don’t understand why you have to rinse the noodles in cold water after cooking. I thought this was going to be a hot meal or a salad. Please advise.