Pantry Peanut Butter Sesame Noodles

sesame noodles

A week has gone by this semester and you still haven’t gone food shopping….or shopping for text books either. You’ve been too busy hanging out with your friends, sleeping through class, and enjoying the warm weather before it becomes “Fracket” season. The unfortunate side effect of the lack of food is that your bank account already has taken a hit on eating out and you don’t intend to call your parents for more money until at least 13 days into school.

Well considering since your parents pay so much for tuition, everything not bolted down in the dining hall has already found its way into your pantry. A couple packets of peanut butter, soy sauce, and stolen vinegar shouldn’t go far. But with that random box of spaghetti you stole from a girl in Zetas house last night, you can have yourself a meal.

Sesame noodles are a traditional* Chinese dish that turns regular pasta into a peanut butter heaven. With a hand full of ingredients, you can create an imitation that will hold you over for a week or two until you get pledges. Then it’s time to abuse their dining points. Unlimited chicken tenders coming right up.

*= Completely Americanized


2 Tablespoons of Peanut butter
2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon of Sesame Oil
1 Tablespoon of rice wine vinegar or a white vinegar
2 cloves of garlic, minced
chili paste or sriracha (optional, but makes it better)
sesame seeds
handful of chopped scallions
1/2 of  a 12 oz box of spaghetti


1. Begin by boiling a pot of water. Place the spaghetti  into the pot and cook as directed. Drain after cooked.

2. Mince the garlic and cut the scallions into small pieces.
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3. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the scallions and pasta. If the sauce is too thick, add a small amount of hot water.
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4. Combine the sauce with the warm noodles and toss well. The hot noodles will melt the peanut butter and it will become one solution.

5. Enjoy the noodle and throw your dishes in the sink. Who cares about your roommates, pledges will be around in like two weeks to clean it all up. No one has ever died of dirty dishes.