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Close up of Thai Peppers and Noodles in a skillet

Thai Peppers and Noodles

  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 Minutes (+Rest Time)
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Thai Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan


This healthy and bold recipe for Thai Peppers and Noodles is the perfect quick pasta dish for those busy weeknights.



Base Ingredients:

  • 1 medium yellow onion, cut into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into strips
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, fine dice

Sauce Ingredients:

  • ¼ to 1/3 cup reduced-sodium tamari *
  • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar *
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon minced ginger
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce *
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup low-sodium vegetable broth *
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)

Other Ingredients:

  • 10 to 12 oz. GF linguini (or pasta of choice) *

Optional Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced *
  • Beans or lentils (of choice) *

Optional Toppings:

  • Fresh chopped cilantro
  • Sliced green onions


  1. Fill a large stock pot full of water. Add some sea salt to the water. Bring the water to a boil then add the linguini. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Check package directions on cooking times and/or boil the pasta until el dente, drain, rinse with cold water to remove any excess starch, shake well, set aside until Step 5. If the pasta gets sticky while waiting, simply rinse with cold water to loosen it up again.
  2. In a large ceramic/enamel-lined pot or similar stock pot, add the onion and bell pepper strips, and diced jalapeno peppers, sauté over medium-high heat until the onions and peppers are softened, approximately 7 to 9 minutes, stirring periodically to prevent burning. Add a tablespoon or so of water if they start to stick and/or to prevent burning.
  3. In the meantime, place all the Sauce Ingredients into a bowl, whisk to combine.
  4. Once the peppers and onions reach the desired tenderness, add the Sauce and simmer over medium-high heat until the sauce thickens, then simmer for several minutes.
  5. Add the cooked pasta, mix well to evenly distribute and coat the pasta. Simmer for several minutes to ensure the pasta has been thoroughly heated through. Stir well, then remove from the stove and allow to sit for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.
  6. Serve topped with freshly chopped cilantro and/or sliced green onions.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Serving:  4