Weeknight Shrimp Pad Thai
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Weeknight Shrimp Pad Thai

Make your favorite take-out meal at home in under 20 minutes!

The Story Behind the Recipe
15 min
15 min


6 ounces stir-fry rice noodles

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) fish sauce, if desired

2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce

1/2 teaspoon sugar

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1 pound medium raw shrimp,  peeled, deveined, tails removed, rinsed

6 (1 cup) green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 cup fresh bean sprouts

3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

1/3 cup salted peanuts, chopped

Lime wedges, if desired


 *Substitute 16 ounces chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Prepare rice noodles in boiling water as directed on package.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine soy sauce, fish sauce, if desired, chili garlic sauce and sugar in bowl. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Melt butter in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat just until sizzling. Add garlic; sauté 1-2 minutes. Stir in soy sauce mixture.

  4. STEP 4

    Place shrimp into skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes. Add green onions; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 4-6 minutes or until shrimp is pink.

  5. STEP 5

    Add cooked rice noodles, bean sprouts and cilantro to skillet. Toss, using kitchen tongs, until coated with sauce. Remove from heat.

  6. STEP 6

    Sprinkle with salted peanuts. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Tip #1

If you love spicy Thai food, increase chili garlic sauce as desired.


13Fat (mg)
160Cholesterol (mg)
1470Sodium (mg)
42Carbohydrates (g)
3Dietary Fiber
23Protein (g)


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  February 16, 2017

I love pad Thai, but not the spicy Chile sauce so I would use something else.

— says julie
  June 05, 2013

I made this with extra chili garlic sauce and substituted ramen noodles for the rice noodles. The flavors were fantastic! Really enjoyed this dish. Spicy, light and crunchy.

— says Carrie
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