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Easy Pad Thai

This Easy Pad Thai is a simple way to make the favorite Asian noodle without lacking in flavor. It is guaranteed to be delicious, tasty and fast.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Easy Pad Thai
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 551kcal
Author sanna


  • 8 oz rice noodles thin like vermicelli
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 of a medium onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Easy Pad Thai Sauce

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 3 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3-4 dash hot sauce
  • 1 and 1/2 inch piece of ginger grated


  • In a medium pot, boil enough water that can cover the noodles and turn off heat. Immediately add the rice noodles and let it soak in the hot water for 1 minute. Drain and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine coconut milk, peanut butter, red pepper flakes, hot sauce, grated ginger, soy sauce, fish sauce and ketchup.  Whisk together until the mixture turns into a smooth sauce.
  • Heat olive oil in a wide skillet over medium heat. Saute the garlic and onion until they are soft and fragrant. Add the sauce ingredients, followed by the noodles. Stir everything making sure the noodles are coated with the sauce. The sauce may look too much at this point but it will be absorbed by the noodles eventually.
  • Turn off heat and serve Pad Thai with a drizzle of lime, cilantro and peanuts.


You can add tofu or diced chicken breast. After sauteing the garlic and onion, add your chicken or tofu and cook until done. Then continue with the recipe.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Sodium: 1482mg | Potassium: 405mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 3.1mg