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Asian Beef with Noodles Recipe

Asian Beef with Noodles Recipe

Peanut butter, soy sauce and a surprise ingredient, Catalina dressing, make the yummy base to Denise’s Asian Beef with Noodles. Kids of all ages will love this fun way to serve spaghetti. —Denise Patterson, Bainbridge, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken in half
  • 3 cups fresh sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup Catalina salad dressing
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook spaghetti according to package directions, adding the snap peas and pepper during the last 2 minutes of cooking; drain.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat salad dressing over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook for 8-10 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness. Add peanut butter and soy sauce; cook for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the spaghetti mixture and onions; sprinkle with peanuts. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 461 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 728mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 27g protein

Reviews for Asian Beef with Noodles

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

"This was a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Added broccoli instead of peas 'cause I didn't have any on hand and it worked well. Great flavor!"

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

"Turned out pretty good. Precooked fondue or stir fry beef in the crock-pot. Serve with broccoli or carrots. Used multi grain angel hair spaghetti."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"Wow! This was easy and delicious to make. I used whole grain thin spaghetti and also added sliced mushrooms. This will be a regular menu item in our house!"

Reviewed May. 10, 2012

"I don't care for asian food and I made this last night for my husband (without the dry roasted p-nuts). Not only did he love it but I thought it was delicous. I brought leftovers into work and everyone is asking me what it is and how to make it."

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"this was good. l will make again."

Reviewed May. 16, 2011

"Very good - we really enjoyed it."

Reviewed May. 2, 2011

"This was good but needed something to spice it up for my taste. I added a little sherry, garlic, & red pepper flakes to the beef."

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"Very good flavor. I used fat free Catalina dressing, London broil, reduced fat peanut butter and multi-grain spaghetti noodles."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.