Gluten-Free Dan Dan Noodles! A 20-minute, kid-friendly dinner that is perfect for busy weeknights! 

Gluten-Free Dan Dan Noodles! A 20-minute, kid-friendly dinner that is perfect for busy weeknights!

I love 30-minute meals (or in this case 20-minutes!) that are full of flavor, kid-friendly and satisfying for a busy weeknight. These Gluten-Free Dan Dan Noodles are just that!

I used to love the Dan Dan Noodles at PF Changs and while PF Changs has a great gluten-free menu, the Dan Dan Noodles are sadly not.

I make this version of Dan Dan noodles with ground turkey to keep things a little lighter. I also use gluten-free spaghetti (my favorite brand is Jovial) and you’d never know.

The whole dish is tossed in a flavorful peanut sauce and topped with some chopped peanuts for crunch. Yum! I love that asian-inspired dishes are usually naturally dairy-free as well.

 

My kids go crazy for any kind of Asian noodle dish and always gobble these noodles up. I like serving this with some steamed broccoli or sauteed veggies for a well-round meal since the noodles themselves don’t have any vegetables.

Another one of our favorites that I’ve made on my instagram stories recently is the Soba Noodle Stir-Fry (I actually make it without the salmon all the time too) from this recipe.

I’m always in need of more quick, dinner ideas and I hope you like this one! Try these Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs for another delicious recipe. 

Gluten-Free Dan Dan Noodles! A 20-minute, kid-friendly dinner that is perfect for busy weeknights!

5 from 5 votes

Gluten-Free Dan Dan Noodles

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 -6 servings
A 20-minute meal packed with flavor that is perfect for weeknight dinners. My kids love this meal and I like serving this with steamed or roasted broccoli.

Ingredients

For the Dan Dan Noodles:

  • 12 oz gluten-free spaghetti cooked according to package instructions
  • 1-2 tablespoons avocado oil or cooking oil of choice
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 green onions white and green parts chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic minced

For the Sauce:

  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons tamari gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic chili sauce
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

For Garnish:

  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • chopped salted peanuts
  • sriracha

Instructions 

  • Cook the gluten-free spaghetti according to package instructions while you make the turkey/sauce.
  • Whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl until evenly combined. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the turkey and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Brown the turkey, breaking it up into small pieces as it cooks.
  • Once the turkey is cooked, add the green onions, ginger and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add the sauce and stir to combine. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the sauce comes to a simmer and starts to thicken slightly.
  • Add the cooked spaghetti and use tongs to toss together. Serve immediately, topping with cilantro and peanuts. Enjoy!

Notes

MAKE IT SOY-FREE: Use coconut aminos in place of the tamari.
MAKE IT PEANUT-FREE: Use almond butter in place of the peanut butter.

Nutrition

Calories: 599kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1368mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2.8mg
Gluten-Free Dan Dan Noodles! A 20-minute, kid-friendly dinner that is perfect for busy weeknights!

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So delicious! I did 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes – perfect amount w/ a little kick but still tolerable for our young kids. Thanks for another delicious recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Easy and delicious. I omitted the red pepper flakes, but it was still very flavorful and not to hot.. I used Banza Rotini (made from chickpeas, found at Costco.)

  3. I think my kids would go crazy for this as well and this MOM loves that it is made in 20 minutes!

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