Pad Thai Recipes

Find easy recipes for traditional (and not-so-traditional) pad thai, a fresh and flavorful stir-fry chock full of vegetables.

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Authentic Pad Thai

Rating: 4.5 stars 274
Inspired by the pad thai at Thai Tom, this recipe features a tamarind paste, vinegar, sugar, and fish sauce mixture over perfectly stir-fried eggs, chicken breast, and rice noodles, garnished with peanuts, chives, and fresh bean sprouts.

Pad Thai

Rating: 4 stars 749
This is a traditional Pad Thai recipe used by a friend's mother. You can use chicken, pork, beef, tofu, or a combination. You may want to start with less pepper, and work your way up.

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

Rating: 4.5 stars 207
This low-carb dish is tasty and filling, even if you're not watching your waistline! Spicy and flavorful, this dish is always sure to please!

Authentic Pad Thai Noodles

Rating: 4.5 stars 73
This is an authentic Thai recipe, with the proper ingredients (no ketchup or peanut butter). It is easy, quick, and absolutely delicious.

A Pad Thai Worth Making

Rating: 4 stars 198
The wonderful national noodle dish of Thailand, it is now served in many trendy restaurants. It can be adjusted to your taste, add ingredients that you like and make it as spicy or tart as you want to. It is also great as a basis for a stir fry of leftovers. This is a recipe for those who like it HOT, if you can't handle the heat, go easy on the chile sauce.

Pad Thai Quinoa Bowl

Rating: 4.5 stars 71
This recipe uses quinoa which is gluten-free, high in protein and fiber, and has a nice nutty flavor. But you can always substitute for either rice or noodles. Take out the chicken and add extra edamame and you have a great vegetarian meal instead. Or add shrimp if you like. A seriously good, versatile recipe!

Spicy Shrimp Pad Thai

Rating: 5 stars 25
I used other pad thai recipes from this website and added shrimp and my own little flavor and spice.

Dad's Pad Thai

Rating: 4 stars 144
This is the best Pad Thai recipe ever. My father's Pad Thai is better than most Thai restaurants! I like it because of all the fresh ingredients, it is not greasy. It's satisfying and healthy. There is no meat in this recipe.

Raw Pad Thai

Rating: 4.5 stars 51
This is an uncooked version of pad Thai.

Chicken Pad Thai with Peanut Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 2
I made this chicken pad thai for my wife on her birthday and she loved it. Make sure to pick up medium rice noodles.

Zucchini Noodles Pad Thai

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
A healthier adaptation of a Pad Thai recipe. Serve with extra lime wedges.

Shrimp Pad Thai

Rating: 3.5 stars 80
This is a Pad Thai recipe I got from a restaurant. The sauce is made with ketchup, fish sauce, sugar, lemon juice and vinegar, and it's sprinkled liberally with bean sprouts and chopped peanuts.

Inspiration and Ideas

Carrie's Pad Thai Salad
Rating: Unrated 11
This is my favorite Pad Thai creation. After I started making it at home, I could never go back. This is a full meal, suitable for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Please enjoy!
Joe's Fusion Chicken Pad Thai
Rating: Unrated 59
My girlfriend and I were craving pad Thai! So we looked at a few recipes and made our version. It is not exactly traditional pad Thai, so -- lo and behold -- the name!
Okinawan-Style Pad Thai
Rating: 5 stars 12

This is a famous dish popularized in Thailand. Although the recipe varies from cook to cook and region to region, this is a good attempt at recreating what I ate from Thai-owned hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Okinawa, Japan. Key to the flavor are the sugar levels, unsalted peanuts, peanut oil, and either oyster or fish sauce.