Peanut Sauce Recipe

This is our go-to Peanut Sauce Recipe for using in many different recipes! A creamy, savory dip for veggies, a sauce for pasta or salads, or a drizzle over chicken or steak!

This peanut sauce is right up there with our favorite Awesome Sauce recipe and our homemade Stir Fry Sauce! Easy, 5 minute sauce recipes that can be used in so many ways!

a platter of vegetables with peanut sauce

All Purpose Peanut Sauce Recipe

This Peanut Sauce Recipe can be used in so many ways, from a dip for vegetables to a sauce for pasta dishes or a dressing on salads. You can even use this peanut sauce with chicken or steak, either drizzled on top while warm or as a dip.

And I’m telling you, those are just a few of the ways to use this addicting, creamy Peanut Sauce. There are a few ingredients to making this sauce, but after you gather them up it only takes a minute to whisk together, so let’s get to it!

INgredients for making homemade peanut sauce

Ingredients For Making Peanut Sauce

  • Peanut Butter: Grab the creamy variety, unless you want a chunky peanut sauce; that’s up to you.
  • Chicken Broth: Slightly warmed broth will help blend the peanut butter with the other ingredients. You can also substitute water here, but the chicken broth will add a bit more flavor.
  • Soy Sauce: Soy sauce is a pretty standard peanut sauce ingredient; we prefer a low sodium version.
  • Toasted Sesame Oil: A deep, nutty oil that adds tons of flavor to this sauce recipe.
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic, finely minced or a tube of garlic paste will work. I actually prefer using garlic paste in sauce recipes for a smoother finish.
  • Ginger: Same as garlic, fresh ginger is great, just make sure it’s either grated or very finely minced or use a ginger paste in a tube.
  • Chili Garlic Sauce: For a little spice and flavor!
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes: A little more spice, but not too much. The red pepper flakes add a different pop of heat, but this is still a very mild peanut sauce recipe. However, you can spice it up as much as you like!
Peanut sauce with ingredients for making peanut chicken fried rice

Can You Make This Peanut Sauce Recipe In Bulk?

Peanut Sauce reheats very easily, so the answer is yes! Like we’ve mentioned, this is one of our go-to sauce recipes so we do make it in big quantities. Just reheat the sauce in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir and reheat another 15-30 seconds if needed.

Can You Freeze Peanut Sauce?

Again, yes! If you’re really into this addicting, creamy sauce recipe, go ahead and make a lot. Portion the sauce into individual servings and freeze. Remove the sauce from the freezer, let it sit at room temperature until it defrosts and then reheat in the microwave.

Peanut sauce with crushed peanuts on top

What Can I Serve Peanut Sauce With?

As we mentioned above, there are SO many different recipes that this peanut sauce will work beautifully with! But even all on it’s own, as a dip for vegetables, chicken or steak works great, too!

A sugar snap pea dipped in peanut sauce

How About Some More Easy Sauce Recipes?

Peanut sauce with crushed peanuts on top

Peanut Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

This creamy, addicting 5 minute Peanut Sauce Recipe can be used in so many ways! As a dip for vegetables, a sauce for pasta, a dressing for salad and so much more!



  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (smooth, not chunky)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste or minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste or finely minced or grated fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth, warmed (can also substitute water)
  • Chopped peanuts and extra red pepper flakes for garnish (optional)


  1. Add all the ingredients for the peanut sauce into a bowl and whisk together until smooth. Garnish with chopped peanuts and red pepper flakes if desired.
  2. Serve with a vegetable platter for dipping, use on pasta dishes or salads, or with chicken or steak recipes.

Recipe Notes

To Store & Reheat Peanut Sauce: Store extra peanut sauce in a covered container for up to a week. Reheat peanut sauce in the microwave for 30 seconds, remove and stir, then reheat in 15 second intervals until it reaches your desired temperature.

To Freeze Peanut Sauce: Portion the peanut sauce into individual (or 1/2 cup) portions. We love using these Souper Cubes for easy freezing and defrosting! Pop out a portion of the frozen peanut sauce and let it defrost at room temperature, or use the defrost setting on your microwave to help it along if you’re in a hurry. Then reheat the sauce per the instructions above.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American

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