Pad Thai Stir-Fry

The key to a successful stir-fry recipe is to have your ingredients prepped and ready to add to a hot skillet or wok. Feel free to add chicken or shrimp to boost the protein in this pad Thai recipe.

Total Time:
25 mins
6 cups


  • 8 ounce pad Thai or flat rice noodles

  • 2 - 4 tablespoon fish sauce or soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon Asian chili-garlic sauce

  • 2 tablespoon tamarind paste (optional)

  • 2 tablespoon canola oil or vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs

  • Ground black pepper

  • 3 green onions, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2- to 2-inch pieces

  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts

  • cup salted peanuts, chopped

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • Lime wedges


  1. Bring a small pot of water to boiling. Place noodles in a heatproof bowl; pour boiling water over. Let soak according to package directions or until softened but still firm. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, for sauce: In a small bowl whisk together fish sauce, sugar, lime juice, Asian chili-garlic sauce, and if desired, tamarind paste.

  3. In large heavy skillet heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium. In a small bowl whisk together eggs and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Add eggs to hot skillet; tilt to spread to an even layer. (They may not cover the bottom.) Cook, without stirring, 30 seconds. Using a wide spatula, carefully turn eggs over; cook 30 to 60 seconds more or until just set. Transfer to a plate. Roll egg and cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips.

  4. Return skillet to medium-high; add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the green onions. Cook 30 seconds. Add bean sprouts, 1/2 cup peanuts, and the cilantro. Cook and stir 20 seconds. Add noodles and sauce. Cook 1 to 2 minutes more, tossing to coat.

  5. Serve hot topped with egg strips, remaining peanuts, lime wedges, and cilantro leaves. Makes 4 servings.

    Pad Thai Stir-Fry
    Carson Downing


You can prep all your ingredients and make the sauce ahead of time.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

440 Calories
18g Fat
58g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 440
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 1610mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 11.5mg 58%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Potassium 297mg 6%
Folate, total 63.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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