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8 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Meal Type:
Main Dishes
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Cayenne Peanut Butter Pasta with Sundried Tomato and Broccoli

A spicy pasta dish that can be served either hot or cold. The combined flavor of peanut, garlic and hot pepper is unusual and satisfying.



  1. Mince garlic and finely chop peppers. Use more peppers to taste (I use 3 habanero peppers as well).
  2. In a small pan, heat oil over medium heat and cook garlic and peppers for 3-5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a small sauce pan, add 1/2 cup of water, rice vinegar, soy sauce and cayenne pepper to taste. Bring to boil.
  4. Remove from heat and add peanut butter (about 1/2 jar). Stir until creamy. It will be a strange consistency as the peanut butter melts, but don't worry it will smooth out.
  5. Stir in cooked garlic and peppers. Set aside.
  6. Boil water for pasta in a large pot. Add pasta and broccoli, cut in spears. Cover. Drain when cooked and return to pot.
  7. Add peanut butter sauce to pasta broccoli mix and sliced sun-dried tomatoes. Mix well.
  8. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Also great served cold.
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Loved it. Great pasta dish with a little kick.
14 Jan 11 by member: JParis
i really enjoyed this dish... although, the cayenne pepper was a bit much for me. I might have cut the portion in half on that one item. I liked it the next day, also, cold from the fridge.
20 Aug 10 by member: amomono
This is dangerously delicious! I did end up adding a little extra vinegar and soy sauce to the peanutbutter, it was a tad too thick for me.
21 Jun 10 by member: TheChunkyOne
Pasta and peanuts - a double whammy on the Ancient European diet
i modified the peanut sauce a bit by using vegetable broth instead of water and i added more than called for. would use less peanut butter next time. overall it was a hit! i really liked that my 2 yr old son ate the brocoli since he liked the sauce it was covered in!
12 May 10 by member: ksprincess82
Careful with portions on this dish!
24 Apr 10 by member: k8yk


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Nutrition summary:

There are 476 calories in 1 serving of Cayenne Peanut Butter Pasta with Sundried Tomato and Broccoli.
Calorie break-down: 30% fat, 55% carbs, 16% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 146
Calories 476
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 16.25g 25%
  Saturated Fat 2.651g 13%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 4.876g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 7.228g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1092mg 46%
Potassium 731mg  
Total Carbohydrate 67.26g 22%
  Dietary Fiber 8.3g 33%
  Sugars 9.69g  
Protein 19.55g  
Vitamin A 136% Vitamin C 993%
Calcium 53% Iron 93%
of RDI*
(476 calories)
24% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (54%)
Fat (30%)
Protein (16%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories