Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
5 servings (serving size: 2 cups)

This simple pad thai recipe won rave reviews from our users. Instead of calling for take out this weekend, make this Thai-inspired dish instead.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare sauce, combine first 5 ingredients, stirring with a whisk.

Step 2

To prepare noodles, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, carrot, and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add sauce and tofu; cook 1 minute. Stir in coconut milk; cook 2 minutes. Stir in lettuce and next 5 ingredients (lettuce through noodles); cook 1 minute. Serve with lime wedges.

Ratings & Reviews

dealmom's Review

February 10, 2012
Pretty good recipe. I added peanut butter and ketchup and used shredded cabbage instead of romaine.

EllenDeller's Review

March 05, 2011
Excellent recipe. I added 1/2 TB peanut butter for richness, a TB of minced ginger, a bit of red bell pepper for color, used regular mushrooms (shitakes are too expensive), and subbed spinach for lettuce. Otherwise, I made as written and we added some red pepper flakes at table. If planning a one-dish meal, this feeds three adults (unless they're very light eaters).

travelchickie's Review

April 14, 2011
Hands down the best pad thai recipe around! I also added 1 TB ginger and 1 TB peanut butter, and spinach, per another commenter's suggestion. Perfect and so much healthier than our favorite pad thai takeout!


October 18, 2017
img {-moz-force-broken-image-icon: 1;}Added a tbsp of peanut butter and a tsp of minced ginger.  If I make this again, I'll marinate the tofu in an extra batch of the sauce, brown it on it's own, and add it in at the end.  It didn't pick up much of the sauce taste and started to fall apart while being stirred.  1 tbsp hot sauce was perfect.  And for all the others out there who taste soap when they eat cilantro-  I chopped celery leaves instead and it worked really well.

PMorris's Review

May 07, 2014

Foodieluv's Review

September 12, 2010
Very tasty! I made some substitutions since I didn't have everything on hand. Used fettuccini in place of the rice sticks, brown suger in place of the mirin, and sriachi sauce in place of hot sauce. I also added shrimp. Would have given it 5 stars but the sauce was a little thin for my taste. Even still, the sauce was tasty. A weekend meal.

jolily75's Review

July 09, 2009
My husband and I loved this recipe! It was simple to make and tasted amazing. It made too much for just 2 people but my husband took the leftovers to work for lunch the next day and said it was just as good the second day.

maryagill's Review

March 12, 2012

AllyB123's Review

May 04, 2012
Cook the noodles for only 1 minute? Yeah, right! I added the noodles and it took over 10 minute, plus I had to add cups of water, as the liquid was all gone. The flavor was good, but the recipe was not at all accurate. I will NOT make this Pad Thai again. There are far better recipes that are more accurate.

AtlSuz's Review

May 21, 2012
AllyB - the noodles are supposed to be cooked beforehand and rewarmed in the dish. This is a tasty weeknight meal! note: I subbed cabbage for romaine and added rooster sauce to mine (its a bit too spicy for the kids). It is good with meat substitutions as well. I think its tastier than three stars, but would not make it for a special occasion.