This Easy Thai Pork Noodles Recipe is a simple and quick dinner that can be made in 30 minutes. It uses pantry items like spaghetti noodles, soy sauce, peanut butter and boneless pork (pork loin or tenderloin) and frozen broccoli. It's also WW friendly at only 5 points (blue plan)
Course dinner, entree, main dish
Cuisine Asian, Thai
Keyword boneless pork, noodles, thai
Prep Time 10minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Adapted from: Thai Pork with Spicy Noodles, pg. 238, Chatelaine Magazine November 2007
6piecesboneless pork * about 2 lbs of pork tenderloin
½500 g-pkg of spaghetti noodlesor use leftover spaghetti
½cupcrunchy peanut butter* I use reduced fat peanut butter
Cook spaghetti as per package directions, drain and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk peanut butter, soya sauce, rice vinegar, chili- garlic sauce and chicken broth together.
Slice pork into strips/small pieces. Coat a large frying pan with non-stick cooking spray and add pork strips. Fry until brown over medium to high heat - about 3 minutes.
Meanwhile cook broccoli from frozen in microwave (or boil until fork can go through)
Add sauce to pork and reduce to medium-low. Cook, stirring until pork is cooked, about 2-3 more minutes.
Add broccoli, pasta and green onions. Stir to heat through.
Garnish with additional chopped green onions, if desired. Serve hot.
💰Top tip If you want to save money on pork, buy a whole boneless pork loin (not tenderloin), slice it up and freeze in Ziplock freezer bags. 💭Pork Tenderloin vs. Pork LoinYou may not know the difference between pork tenderloin and pork loin- a lot of people don't. A pork loin is wider and flatter, and can be a boneless or bone-in cut of meat. A pork tenderloin is a long, narrow, boneless cut of meat that comes from the muscle that runs along the backbone. Pork tenderloin has less fat so it's leaner, smaller and a little more expensive. However, you can trim off a lot of fat from the pork loin as you slice it. You can read more about the difference between pork tenderloin and pork loin HERE.📖 Variations & Substitutions
Pork: Use leftover pork, leftover pulled pork, pork tenderloin or pork loin
Noodles: Ideally, you'll want to use leftover spaghetti noodles, spaghettini or fettuccini noodles, but you could also use vermicelli or any long noodle.
Vegetables: Broccoli works well with the flavors in this recipe and you can use either fresh or frozen. You could use another vegetable such as peas or julienned carrots, as they would meld well with the flavors.
Peanut butter: You can use smooth, crunchy. light or regular peanut butter. *I use the crunchy light (the bits of peanut add a nice texture). You could also add a little bit of crushed peanuts instead (just be sure to adjust WW points if you are following the program) OR use PB2!
Hot chili garlic sauce: You can substitute 1 clove minced garlic, 2 tablespoon Heinz chili sauce, a ¼ teaspoon chili powder, a ¼ teaspoon cayenne and a ¼ teaspoon hot red chili flakes.
Rice vinegar: white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
🧂 SeasoningThe hot chili garlic sauce makes this a little spicy. If you want it spicier, simply add more. If you don't like spice, then I would recommend you use the substitution above, minus the spices.⭐ ReviewsDid you make this recipe? Please RATE THE RECIPE below!Please SUBSCRIBE (get my FREE E-cookbook) and be sure to FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM and PINTEREST!My Amazon recommendations (affiliate links)
📋 Easy Thai Pork Noodles Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 559IU11%
Vitamin C 76mg92%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.