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Gluten-Free Dan Dan Noodles

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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings


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
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ 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
  • ¼-1/2 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


  • 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!


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.


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