Lola’s Kitchen is a feature on Lola’s Reviews where I talk about all things related to food, cooking and baking. These posts can be recipe posts or more discussion type posts about food. I love cooking and spend some time in the kitchen almost every day, so I wanted to give it a place on my blog as well. The banner for this feature is designed by Michelle from Limabean Design.
Normally I stay far away from pasta’s, for some reason they are not my thing. Usually my boyfriend makes pasta and I don’t, not sure why exactly, but my boyfriend can make delicious pasta and I don’t like making pasta. Well the recipe I am sharing with you today is my exception. It’s like a mix of the asian Gado Gado dish (vegetables with peanut sauce) and pasta, and it’s delicious. I also really like the one pot method this recipe uses, it’s so handy to cook the pasta in the same pan as the sauce. This recipe is based on the recipe from Apron String.
If you love peanut butter as much as I do, you have to try this out!
- Spaghetti- 300 gram/ 12 ounces
- Red Bell Pepper – 3
- Onion – 1
- Garlic – 4 gloves
- Carrot (optional) – a few big carrots or about 10 smaller ones
- Ginger root – 2 inches sliced into small pieces
- Vegetable Broth – 1 liter/ 4 cups
- Soy Sauce – 2 tablespoons
- Peanut Butter – 100 gram / 4 tablespoons
- Peanuts – 75 gram / 1/2 cup (optional)
This recipe feeds about 4-5 people. I like to bake some tofu and serve it with the sauce.
- Slice and dice all the vegetables and the garlic. Remove the outer layer from the ginger root with a grater and then slice and dice it in small pieces
- Throw the olive oil, onion, garlic and ginger in a large pan/pot. Bake until the onion is translucent.
- Add the other vegetables and bake for around 5 minutes
- Then add the soy sauce, vegetable broth and peanut butter and stir well.
- Now it’s time to add the spaghetti, break it into pieces above the pan and stir through. Cook for 10 minutes.
- Add the peanuts on top (optional) and your peanut pasta is ready to get eaten!
Bake the onion, garlic and ginger
Bake the vegetables
My kitchen scale, which I use to measure the pasta
Add the 4 tablespoons peanut butter
Break the pasta in small pieces and throw it in the pan
Boil the pasta
Close up of the peanut pasta
- Chicken Peanut Pasta. As I am a vegetarian most of my recipes are without meat, but you can add some chicken to meaten it up ;).
- Vary with vegetables. My preference goes to red bell pepper in most dishes, but why not try varying with different vegetables or throw in whatever vegetables you have at the moment.
- Tofu peanut pasta. I like to bake some tofu (approximately bake for 20 minutes) and add that on my board once the sauce is done.
- Salty Peanut Pasta. If you like your dishes salty, you can use salted peanuts for topping or add in some more soy sauce.
- Add Lime. The original recipe from Apron String added the juice of two limes, but I removed that as I don’t think I like it very much with lime.
I just licked my lips. This sounds delicious. I’m a big fan of peanuts and peanut butter and I would have never thought to pair it with pasta. Thanks for sharing!
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It’s is delicious, every time I make this I am amazed at the flavour. It’s so flavourfull and yummy! And I add way more peanut butter to the recipe as the original recipe I found. I never would’ve thought of this combination myself either, so I thank the genius person who thought to make this.
I’ve never tasted peanut butter in my life, but I know where to find some. That recipe looks yummy, I’ll try it 😉
You’ve never tasted peanut butter, why not? I always buy these huge jars of peanut butter, you would be surprised how fast we go through them in this household, lol.
Let me know what you think of it when you try it! I am really curious now as you’ve never tasted peanut butter and I want to know if you like it.
Something about peanut butter and pasta that is just really strange…guess I would just have to try it and see what I thought..lol. 🙂 Looks yummy!
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It sounds weirder than it is. Have you ever tried gado gado? It’s an asian dish with peanut sauce, this is a bit like this only with pasta. If you like peanut butter you will probably enjoy this as well.
I love peanut butter and his looks simple so I am going to have to just try it and see what happens..I will let you know if I get brave..lol. 🙂
Stormi recently posted…Murder at the Reinhart|Story Introduction
It’s really simple, even the first tme I tried it everything went right, although I did add some extra peanut butter for more taste. Let me know how it turns out when you try it 🙂
I am curious, could you put chicken or pork in this and it taste okay. 🙂 I normally put a meat in my pasta. 🙂
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Oh sure I think you could totally add meat to this as well, chicken or pork would work well as it doesn’t have a too strong flavour. I am a vegetarian so I don’t put meat in my pasta ;).
I am not sure how I would feel about peanut butter on my pasta but this does sound and look very yummy!
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You just have to give it a try, It might sound a bit weird, but it’s really good! And it’s so easy to make and I like the whole cook your pasta in the same pan as the sauce, so handy!
I adore peanut butter, but for me it’s more a dessert, or a sandwich type thing. I can’t say that I’ve ever had it in a sauce, although I’d be curious to try it. #1 is due home shortly, so I’ll just take all of the ingredients out, put them on the counter, and leave your blog open on his computer. Yes, I am evil.
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I love peanut butter cookies, but in a sauce it’s really good as well. I once had a gado gado sauce I fixed by adding some peanut butter. I just have to make this recipe about once a month, my boyfriend and sister love this one as well.
Oh let me know how it turns out! I hope your he makes it for you :).
Oh I’m with Sophia. I totally just licked my lips too. lol I’ve done peanut pad thai but that’s the only peanut butterish pasta I’ve tried. Might need to fix that 😀
anna (herding cats & burning soup) recently posted…Claiming His Mate by M Limoges + giveaway
This is a bit like peanut pad thai, but then with pasta. It’s so good! Hope you give it a try 😀
This looks sooooooo good. I love any variation of peanut sauce on noodles (and I eat peanut butter pretty much everyday). I am definitely making this soon!
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Let me know how it turns out! If you love peanut butter, you will probably like this as well. It’s one of my favourite recipes.
Oh this is different then my usual fare but looks yummy. The pictures have me drooling!
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Hope you give it a try, it’s definitely worth drooling over!
Sounds really good Lola! I might try this one!
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Hope you try it! It’s one of those simple, but delicious recipes that I love making.
Woah! I’ve never heard of this kind of pasta! If I want to opt out the garlic and onion is there any substitute for it? My boyfriend is a vegetarian that doesn’t take garlic and onion and it makes the food choices to be rather limited. I thought of cooking this for him to try out! He’s a big fan of pastas 😀
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I think you can leave those out, as they don’t have a big influence on the overal taste. On the other hand I think that’s a good reason to include it. But it probably wouldn’t ruin the dish if you leave those out. It just means there’s a little less veggies in it. The peanut butter and soy suace give this dish it’s main taste, so as long as you have that, you’ll be fine I think :).
Great! I’ll have a try! 😀 I’m looking forward to making this because I’ve never tried anything quite like it.
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It’s certainly a unique recipe 🙂
Oh my goodness, Lola. This looks scrumptious! And I think my kids would eat it! Yay! I have only tried making one pot pasta once – and my pasta didn’t cook enough so it kinda stuck together and was crunchy in places. I’ll have to give this recipe a go. Thanks for sharing!
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I hope you’ll give it a try and your kids like it as well! I always cook my pasta for 10 minutes and that’s usually enough, this recipe has a lot of fluid so that might help as well.
OH YUM!!!!! This sounds and looks so good. I’ll need to try this one out 😉
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It’s really good, hope you give it a try!
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Since the first time I ate this, this become one of my favorite Spaghetti dishes! <3
Same here! It’s one of my favourite spaghetti dishes!
This is the first time I’ve heard of gado-gado pasta, and I love pasta! Looks incredible. My dad uses the Asian noodles too for some spicy pasta recipe with tuna, which I don’t really enjoy. But I love making pesto and carbonara 🙂
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Oh pesto pasta is good too, I don’t like tuna, so i don’t think I woudl like that either. I used to dislike pasta, but recently I found out that it just depends on how you make it and this peanut pasta certainly is a great way to enjoy it.
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Oh my god, this looks delicious!
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It’s a great recipe! I still make it regulary as it’s so good!
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