Easy Pad Thai

Easy Pad Thai

Pad Thai…I freakin’ love you.

While I love all things Thai, Pad Thai is just one of my favorite dishes. I had a serious craving for it a few weeks ago and just had to make it. Now, I will tell you that this is not authentic Pad Thai so don’t get all freaked out at me here, but this version is light, fresh, and downright delish. And best of all, it comes together so quickly!

Easy Pad Thai

I recommend using wider rice noodles like you usually see with this dish, but my store was out so I just got the thinner noodles instead, which will also work, it’s just not as traditional. One other thing to note is that while the directions for rice noodles often just involve soaking them, I found that when I made this recipe for the first time, the noodles were very dry. The second time I made them, I boiled them. This was much better for me, but you can try just soaking them if you’d prefer. This dish comes together really quickly so it’s a great weeknight meal or even a good lunch! You can add chicken or other meat to it if you want it to be heartier.

Easy Pad Thai

Yield: 4 servings

Easy Pad Thai

Easy Pad Thai

Easy Pad Thai- simple, fresh, and delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 8 ounces wide rice noodles
  • 2 tbs. brown sugar
  • 3 tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 4 tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • cilantro (for garnish)
  • additional lime wedges (for garnish)


  1. Prepare rice noodles according to package directions. Or cook them in boiling water for about 8 minutes or until they are tender.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce, and Sriracha. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs.
  4. In a saute pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add in the green onion and cook for about 2 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Pour in the eggs, scramble, and cook for about 1 minute. Remove the cooked eggs from the pan and set aside.
  5. Place the noodles into the pan. Pour the sauce over the noodles and toss to coat. Pour the eggs in and gently stir until well-combined.
  6. Spoon the noodles onto plates. Garnish with some of the chopped peanuts, cilantro, and lime wedges.


Recipe slightly adapted from Brownies for Dinner (originally from Everyday Food)

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 646mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 8g

Easy Pad Thai



  1. I freaking love pad thai too! I could eat it every day, I love it. Beautiful

  2. Great idea! It looks so good and pretty!!! I would love to have this for lunch today!!! have a great weekend!!

  3. I adore Thai food. This looks yummy! Pinned.

  4. I love pad thai too and this quick and easy version looks great. :) Have a great weekend! ~ Ramona

  5. i bookmarked an “easy” pad thai recipe before stephanie and yours is 100% more simple. i LOVE pad thai and we’re going out for thai tonight! i could save a TON of money making it at home at the rate we dine out for pad thai. :)

  6. Yeah i eat pad thai ALL THE TIME. Like all the time. It’s so good and so easy!

  7. This looks just perfect – why have I never made pad Thai at home?!

  8. Oh man, I love pad thai. I’ve never tried making something similar at home – and this looks so easy!

  9. Pad Thai is the best meal to have in the history of best meals :)
    Yours looks awesome!

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. Pad Thai is one of my absolute faaaaavorite meals!!! I’ve yet to try a homemade version – definitely have to do that! This looks great!

  11. Beautiful looking dish!! So easy to make too, I can’t wait to try it!

  12. Perfection! I could eat this everyday….

  13. I heart pad thai even though I never have it (my family is a bunch of lame-os who only like chicken nuggets .. so unfair). This version looks easy enough for me to make at home and engorge on throughout the week :)

  14. Stephanie, this looks sooooo good. I’m a huge fan of thai and I love how easy this recipe is :) YUMilicious.

  15. Thai food is just the best!! I have an awesome Thai place right by my house with the best green curry and pad thai! I love your pics, super clear!

  16. Don’t think poorly of me, but I don’t think I’ve ever had Pad Thai. I don’t know why cuz that sounds AMAZING! I’m totally pinning this one for later…hubby will love me for it too.

  17. Perfect! We’ve always wanted an easier recipe for pad thai. Can’t wait to try it!

  18. ooh this looks so good and I love how easy it is!!

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