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Easy Pad Thai Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins

This easy Pad Thai recipe takes 10 mins to prep and 8 mins to cook - it's so simple and so tasty! Silky noodles, slathered in a delicious sauce - what's not to love! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Keyword: easy noodles, pad thai, pad thai recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 624 kcal
Author: Jaden Hair
  • 1 pound dry rice noodles about 1/4" wide
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil divided
  • 1 pound raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1/4 pound snow peas sliced diagonally lengthwise
  • 8 ounces bean sprouts
  • one 8-ounce jar prepared Pad Thai sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • optional toppings: Sriracha hot chili sauce torn fresh cilantro, lime wedges, chopped peanuts
  1. In a large bowl, fully submerge the dry rice noodles in hot tap water (not boiling, just hot to touch). Let them soak for 8-10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a wok or large saute pan over high heat, add just half of the cooking oil. When the oil is hot, swirl it around the bottom of the pan and add the shrimp in a single layer. Let cook for 2 minutes. Try not to move the shrimp too much, let them develop a sear and then flip to sear the other side for an additional minute. The shrimp should be half-cooked. Remove the half-cooked shrimp to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Keep the pan on the stove and add the beaten egg to the pan, stirring constantly to fry quickly. Remove cooked egg to the same bowl as the shrimp.
  4. Turn the heat down to medium-low and let the pan cool down a bit. Swirl in the remaining cooking oil. Add the garlic to the pan and stir fry until the garlic becomes fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the snow peas and bean sprouts and stir fry for another minute. Add the sauce to the pan from the jar. To get every bit of sauce from the jar, add a tablespoon or so of water, close lid, shake jar and pour that into the pan. Add the drained noodles into the pan. Turn the heat back up to medium-high. Stir to combine.
  5. The moment the sauce begins to simmer, add the shrimp and egg back into the pan and stir fry everything until the shrimp are fully cooked through, about another minute. Add optional garnishes and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Pad Thai Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 624 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 327mg109%
Sodium 5560mg242%
Potassium 444mg13%
Carbohydrates 103g34%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 368IU7%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 238mg24%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.