#1 Noodle Bowl with Veggies and Peanut Sauce


This recipe is scaled for K-12 school food service. For more information about peanuts in school food service, visit PeanutsinSchools.org. Recipe created by Chef Brenda Wattles, RDN.
  1. Thaw Broccoli: Thaw broccoli under refrigeration for 12-24 hours. Hold at 41° F or lower.   
  2. Prepare and Steam Vegetables: Shred cabbage. Place 3 perforated 12” x 20” x 4” perforated steamtable pans in 3 solid 12” x 20” x 6” steamtable pans to drain vegetables during cooking. Mix shredded cabbage, thawed broccoli, and carrots and divide into each perforated steamtable pan. Steam vegetables for 5-7 minutes. Batch cook vegetables for direct service. Do not hold in warmers for best quality.
  3. Prepare Sauce: In a mixer, whisk together peanut butter, coconut milk, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, ginger, and granulated garlic. Note: Sauce will look grainy when it begins to mix. Mix until smooth.
  4. Heat Sauce: Place sauce in a 12” x 20” x 4” steamtable pan. Cover and heat in the steamer for 10 minutes. Remove from steamer and whisk. Heat in steamer for 10 more minutes or until internal temperature reaches  135° F. Heat to 135° F or higher. Hold at 135° F or higher. 
  5. Cook Noodles: Cook according to manufacturer’s directions.
  6. Serve: 1 cup (2 oz eq grain/8 oz spoodle) noodles, ½ cup (4 oz spoodle/about 3.3 oz) vegetables, and ¼ cup (#16 scoop/about 2.28 oz) peanut sauce. Garnish with 1 oz (scant #20 scoop) peanuts. Hold at 135° F or higher. 

Note: Kid taste testers enjoyed this dish mixed together.
Nutrients Per One Serving (K-12):
Calories 608 kcal Total Fat 37 g Total Dietary Fiber 9 g Vitamin C 27 mg
Saturated Fat 6 g Trans Fat 0 g Protein 23 g Iron 17 mg
Sodium 1,094 mg Cholesterol 0 mg Vitamin A 4,982 IU      
Sugars 10 g Carbohydrate 52 g Calcium 73 mg      

Components Per One Serving (K-12):
Meat/Meat ALT Grain Vegetable(s) Fruit Milk
2 oz. eq. 2 oz. eq. 1/2 cups(s) 0 cup(s) 0 cup(s)

Vegetable Subgroups:
Dark Green Red/Orange Legumes Starchy Other
1/4 cups(s) 1/8 cups(s) 0 cups(s) 0 cup(s) 1/8 cup(s)

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