6 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

This lightened Pad Thai is packed with vibrant ingredients like crushed red pepper, sliced green onions, and dry-roasted peanuts to add great flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place noodles in a large bowl. Add hot water to cover; let stand 12 minutes or until tender. Drain.

Step 2

Combine ketchup, sugar, fish sauce, and pepper in a small bowl.

Step 3

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; sauté 2 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove shrimp from pan; keep warm.

Step 4

Heat 4 teaspoons oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add eggs; cook 30 seconds or until soft-scrambled, stirring constantly. Add sprouts, green onions, and garlic; cook 1 minute. Add noodles, ketchup mixture, and shrimp; cook 3 minutes or until heated. Sprinkle with peanuts.

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Ratings & Reviews

Love it or Hate it Recipe.... we vote love it

April 07, 2015
I think this is a love it or hate it recipe.  We loved it.  It is a really good week night meal.  It isn't 5 star worthy of a special occasion but it sure is good.  My husband said keep it in the rotation.  The only thing I did different was add more red pepper flakes because we like spice.

July 26, 2015
Every pad thai dish you have ever eaten in a thai restaurant has ketchup in it.

elewand's Review

May 17, 2009
The recipe sounded kind of weird, but I tried it because it looked so easy. Not as good as at the restaurant but the best and easiest I've ever made at home.

BusyMother4's Review

February 19, 2011
The recipe was not spicy and tasted fishy. It was easy to make, but would not again.

LoriDanyce's Review

August 22, 2010
I really enjoyed making this. I had to plan everything out and have it ready to put in the skillet to get the timing right but it turned out fantastic. I didn't have any bean sprouts so I threw an 8 oz. can of water chestnuts in the mix instead. It added a nice crunch the ketchup wasn't at all overpowering. We're definitely going to be having this again. It's a quick and easy meal to make with a nice spicy finish with the addition of the crushed red pepper.

Shandyc's Review

May 18, 2009
Great recipe- followed exactly and it is delicious! great for leftovers, a lot of flavor for a quick easy recipe! Will definitely add to the rotation!

spamomof2's Review

February 18, 2011
This was very disappointing. Made exactly as written, just doubled. Sauce was very unbalanced and tasted nothing like other pad thai recipes I have used (with, admittedly longer ingredient lists). It's like the "franco-american" version of pad thai. Yuck.

cheriew's Review

May 02, 2011
Taste good, but a little too salty for my husband's taste. I would cut back on the fish sauce next time. Also I added in fresh spinach w/the sprouts, eggs & noodles.

danidell's Review

April 24, 2011
It was ok. I didnt think the noodles would take that long to soften, the recipe said 12 minutes so I started cooking the remainder of the meal, but by the time I was ready to add the noodles they werent soft yet. I added them anyway and thought it was going to be awful, but accidentally having to wait for my guest, I covered the pan to have the meal remain hot and the noodles softened some more, making it edible. It wasn't the worst thing I ate, it was good but not sure how fast I would be to remake it.

RobinC's Review

August 10, 2012
Eww, eww, eww! This is NOT a keeper, in my opinion at least! Although to be fair, I couldn't find wide rice stick noodles and had to use thin. But I thought the main problem was the sauce, which was disgusting....probably because of the ketchup. I am definitely going to keep looking for a light pad thai recipe. I wouldn't mind a few extra steps if it tastes great at the end!