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Asian Beef with Noodles

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.
  • Makes
    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


  • In a large saucepan, cook spaghetti according to package directions, adding the snap peas and pepper during the last 2 minutes of cooking; drain.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 461 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 728mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • captain41
    Dec 31, 2016

    I usually do not like recipes like this, but I decided to try it anyway and was very glad that I did - it was much better than I could have ever expected, and all three of the kids (6 - 9 yrs) loved it, which almost never happens. I've actually made it twice, once with Japanese stir-fry noodles and and once with spaghetti as in the recipe, and I think I actually prefer the spaghetti in this recipe. Also, the second time I made it with chicken instead by stir frying the chicken and adding the dressing when it was about 1/2 way done and it was very good as well!

  • HomeChefColleen
    Aug 30, 2016

    Really yummy! We really liked it! I didn't have sugar snap peas (our supermarket was out) and I switched up red peppers for green peppers. It turned out great!

  • JCV4
    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!

  • ytnbu
    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.

  • margojacob
    Mar 29, 2013

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  • dmnewbie
    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!

  • NivrocK
    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.

  • allysonf2a
    Oct 27, 2011

    this was good. l will make again.

  • jimd1116
    Sep 2, 2011

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  • hollygroff
    Jun 12, 2011

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