Super-fast Pad Thai

Super-fast Pad Thai

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(28 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
This classic Thai dish from Good Food reader Emily Cramer is made using mainly storecupboard ingredients, and it's on the table in under 15 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal405
  • fat14g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs51g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre4g
  • protein23g
  • salt2.7g
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  • 200g rice noodles
  • 140g frozen peas



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 200g frozen prawns



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 100g beansprouts


    been sp-rowts

    The two most common beansprouts are the green-capped mung bean

  • small bunch spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 beaten eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 3 tbsp roasted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • small bunch coriander, leaves only


  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil, add the noodles and cook for 3 mins, adding the peas and prawns for the final min. Drain, and set aside while you heat the oil in a large frying pan.

  2. Fry the noodles, prawns, peas, beansprouts and spring onions, tossing to coat in the oil for a few mins. Push everything to one side of the pan and pour in the egg. Stir until cooked, then mix everything well. Toss through the peanuts, soy and sweet chilli sauce so everything is combined. Scatter with the coriander and serve.

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24th Aug, 2015
Lovely, but not so keen on the nuts! My two year old and husband liked this, as well as me (although we all removed the nuts, so next time I won't put in, or will exchange for sesame seeds) As advised I used some fish sauce (about 2 tbsp) and instead of sunflower oil used 1 tbsp roasted peanut oil and 1 tbsp of sesame oil - very, very tasty and extremely quick and easy - will do again!
11th Apr, 2015
Very tasty,but I got a big lump of enmeshed noodles. I timed the cooking time of 3 minutes to the second, but they were over done. Next time I will use thicker egg noodles.Kids liked it though, and so did I. I did mine with this recipe for chicken breasts:
6th Oct, 2014
Great dish, one of my favourite, so many slight variations you can do to make it your own, check out our how to video ...
6th Mar, 2014
Was missing some oumph for me. Would add some fish sauce maybe and julienned carrots perhaps, some chilli... Have made better pad thai. But easy and quick it was!
Cooking Freak
23rd Feb, 2014
Very tasty and easy to make, will certainly make again. I also added some chicken which added another texture. However next time I make it I'll make sure I strain the noodles properly before adding them to the hot wok! I managed to produce some flames which reached the top of my cooker hood, I'm now in the process of giving the hob and cooker hood a good clean.
1st Jun, 2013
Very quick and very tasty. Will definitely be making this again.
11th Sep, 2012
Good recipe but I find that it is better if you add more sweet chilli sauce. I also add some fish sauce for a bit more flavour. Have tried this with prawns and chicken and I think I preferred it with chicken. Really simple and quick to make too.
25th Apr, 2012
Lovely flavour (I used extra sweet chili sauce) but both times I've made this the noodles came out gummy. Any tips? Perhaps I need a wok and a bigger saucepan?
24th Apr, 2012
Missed out the egg and beansprouts and added sesame oil. Very nice for a quick, healthy meal. Will definitely make it again and make sure I have beansprouts and eggs in the fridge next time!
14th Mar, 2012
sounds yummy, will be trying this with leftovers, thanks!!


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6th Oct, 2014
The has to be one of my favourite dishes, absolutely loved it when we was in Thailand. We have made a short video for anyone who wants to check it out ... Please let us know how you get on!! :)
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26th Jan, 2014
Great meal, I made this with turkey, beansprouts, broccoli & carrots (different cupboard contents!) and it was fantastic. I added some finely chopped coriander stalks to the meat & vegetables during cooking, as well as some cashews to go with the peanuts and toasted sesame seeds to stick to the sticky may & veg just before serving. The egg mixed into the noodles was great - adding flavour & an extra dimension to the meal.
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