Simple and Satisfying Peanut Butter Pasta

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Quick and easy peanut butter pasta - the ultimate comfort food.

This recipe combines two of my favourite comfort foods: peanut butter and pasta. In the past, I never would have thought of putting these two ingredients together. But once I tried it, I was hooked and now this recipe is a staple of mine. The combination of ingredients is mouthwateringly savoury and satisfying, and incredibly moreish!

This is a versatile recipe because you can add almost any vegetable as an optional extra. This means it is a great way to use up any spare veggies you have in your fridge. On the other hand, if you want a quick and easy meal, you can make a more basic version using only ready-cooked ingredients and it makes ideal comfort food that will only take around 15 minutes to prepare.

Peanut butter pasta with broccoli and sweetcorn in a saucepan.

I haven’t put quantities into the ingredients because I literally just add a splash or a scoop of each thing! The only thing you really need to measure out is the amount of pasta to cook, which depends on how many people you are cooking for. For all the other ingredients, the proportions can be approximate. Every time I make this dish it is slightly different, but it always turns out yummy!

If you do not own all of the ingredients, it’s fine to skip some of them out or substitute them with similar ingredients. The only essentials are pasta and peanut butter.

A large tub of smooth peanut butter with a spoon taking a large scoop out of it. The tub is surrounded by other ingredients - soy sauce, sesame oil and salt.

This recipe is vegan, and it can be made gluten-free if you use gluten-free pasta and soy sauce. Always check the packaging of your ingredients! Obviously, this recipe is not suitable for peanut allergy sufferers.

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Mouthwatering 15-minute peanut butter pasta

How to make peanut butter pasta


Optional extras

  • Broccoli
  • Broad beans
  • Sweetcorn
  • Peas
  • Chickpeas
  • Courgettes
  • Any other vegetable!
The ingredients for peanut butter pasta laid out on a table: pasta, peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, nutritional yeast, onion, garlic and salt.


  1. If you are using fresh onion and garlic, chop them and fry them in a pan.
  2. If you are using any other fresh vegetables, chop them and either steam, boil or fry them.
  3. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.
  4. Drain the pasta.
  5. Stir in a generous scoop of peanut butter, a splash of soy sauce and sesame oil and a sprinkling of nutritional yeast, salt, and onion and garlic powder (if you are using them).
  6. Add in the fresh onion, garlic and other vegetables when they are cooked.
  7. Mix everything together.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

As you can see, this recipe is very quick to make if you opt for the basic version with onion and garlic powders and no added vegetables. All you have to do is cook the pasta and then stir in the other ingredients. This is a great option when you need to make a quick and easy meal!

Have you ever combined peanut butter and pasta?

If so, what other ingredients do you add? If you haven’t combined peanut butter and pasta before, does this recipe sound like something you would like? I would love to hear from you in the comments. Also, if you try making this recipe, please let me know what you think of it!

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Simple and Satisfying Peanut Butter Pasta


  1. I have never personally tried peanut butter and pasta as a combination. I would definitely love to try it out. It isn’t something I had heard of or considered going together before! I am always looking for ways to get my daily protein requirements and this would be a unique way. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Sophie Harriet says:

      It was only recently that I thought of trying peanut butter and pasta as a combination – I wasn’t sure if it would work but it did! Although it’s probably not to everyone’s taste. I hope you like it if you do try it out! 🙂

  2. I’m going to be honest, I never would have considered mixing peanut butter and pasta together, but this sounds amazing! Such an interesting combination of flavours. We’re big peanut butter lovers in this house, so I’m definitely going to have to give your recipe a try…

    1. Sophie Harriet says:

      Ooh I really hope you like it! I only recently thought of combining the two. I think it works so well!

  3. Sarah says:

    Oh wow, I have never thought about adding peanut butter to pasta. This is a game changer! xx

    1. Sophie Harriet says:

      I definitely recommend it! xx

  4. Wow this sounds delicious! I’m adding this to my naughty midweek dinner hacks!


    1. Sophie Harriet says:

      It’s so yummy! I really hope you like it if you do try it! x

  5. Denelia says:

    I have never tried peanut butter and pasta. The name itself sounds very unappetizing but your pictures had my mouth watering. If I ever get a free day, I might just have to try it for myself.

    1. Sophie Harriet says:

      I hope you like it if you do try it – let me know! xx

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