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Peanut noodles in a bowl with chopsticks

Instant Pot Peanut Noodles

Instant Pot Peanut noodles - delicious stir-fry style noodles in a peanut butter-garlic-chili sauce. So much better than regular takeout!
Course Main Course
Cuisine asian, Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 346kcal
Author Shinta



  • 250 grams Lo Mein noodles or use spaghetti noodles
  • 1/2 cup Bell peppers sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots sliced thin
  • 3-4 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • salt, if required
  • ½ lemon
  • Crushed peanuts and toasted sesame seeds for garnish

For the sauce

  • 3 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp chili paste such as gochujang (or any chili sauce of your choice)
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce use a low-sodium variety
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • cup water


  • Turn on the Saute mode on the Instant Pot and add the sesame oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and saute for a minute until fragrant. Then add the veggies and continue to saute for around 4 minutes until tender (they should be crisp, and not overcooked).
  • Hit Cancel and keep the veggies aside in a bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients listed under ‘sauce’. Check for seasoning, and add salt or adjust chili sauce if needed.
  • Add the sauce to the Instant Pot, followed by 2+¼ cup water. Whisk to combine.
  • Break the lo mein noodles and place them in the Instant Pot. Push them down to submerge them as much as possible.
  • Close the lid of the Instant Pot and Pressure Cook for 4 minutes. Once the cooking cycle is complete and the IP beeps, manually release pressure (quick release).
  • Add the reserved veggies, and add a the juice of half a lemon.
  • Using tongs, gently toss the noodles and veggies.
  • Garnish with toasted seasme seeds, crushed peanuts and serve.


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3256IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg