Photo: Levi Brown; Styling: Thom Driver
Total Time
25 Mins
4 servings

Smother homemade Pad Thai with spicy shrimp, bean sprouts, peanuts and green onion for an Asian dish you will prepare again and again.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook noodles according to package directions; drain.

Step 2

While water comes to a boil, combine sugar and next 4 ingredients (through Sriracha) in a small bowl.

Step 3

Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion pieces, shrimp, and garlic; stir-fry 2 minutes or until shrimp is almost done. Add cooked noodles; toss to combine. Stir in sauce; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly to combine. Arrange about 1 cup noodle mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1/4 cup bean sprouts, 1 tablespoon peanuts, and 2 teaspoons basil.

Ratings & Reviews

Easy gluten-free meal with adaptations

January 06, 2016
I made this tonight with my daughter, who is gluten intolerant.  We used tamari instead of soy sauce, and added a lot of vegetables (about 2 cups of preshredded carrots, half a pepper, about a cup of sugar snap peas, some shredded fresh spinach, a scrambled egg, chopped peanuts, and used cilantro instead of basil).  It was fresh, very tasty, fast and healthy.  I might use julienned leftover pork loin next time.

August 28, 2015
It does have been sprouts in the recipe

Shrimp pad thai

January 04, 2016
Easy and wonderful!

absolutely delish and easy

August 25, 2015
This was delicious, I went heavy on the sriracha and lime juice. Be careful not to over cook your shrimp or noodles. Also be generous with the garnish of basil, bean sprouts and peanuts, they compliment the dish so much.It really was easy and fun to make. My teens enjoyed it as well. 

Good, but spicy!

April 07, 2015
Definitely a tasty dish, and I would make again. I used the chili garlic sauce, so not sure if the Sriracha would have been better. I wished I'd thought to add egg and snow peas, but I'll give that a whirl next time.

tsprincess's Review

March 30, 2014
There are better pad thai recipes out there, but this is very quick and easy. I doesn't have a lot of traditional pad thai ingredients such as egg and bean sprouts.

mbblondemom's Review

February 10, 2014
Super easy, delicious meal! I stir fried snow peas, julienne sliced carrots and red bell pepper to add as reviews had mentioned there weren’t enough veggies. Left out the bean sprouts as I don’t care for them. Just added added a few drops of Sriracha. Left it up to everyone to add more if they wanted it more spicy. Made 1 1/2 times the sauce and that was perfect. Make sure to finish with fresh lime! Super fresh and tasty.

mamita's Review

January 07, 2014
Meh...not bad but not great either. Husband said it was like noodles with a little bit of flavor but not as good as other pad thai recipes I've made. Maybe if the sauce were doubled it would be better? I added tofu and Asian veggies instead of bean sprouts. It was all eaten but no one asked me to make it again (and I wouldn't).

jenggeb's Review

October 28, 2013
I doubled the recipe but I probably shouldn't have doubled the chili garlic sauce. It's spicy! But, it's very good. If you don't like things spicy, I would take it easy on the chili sauce and add more if you want it. Otherwise the flavor is great and it came together easily. A couple things I changed: I used chicken thighs and added some shredded cabbage and lime as a garnish.

KathleenLee's Review

July 11, 2013