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Easy Pad Thai

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Skip the take-out restaurant and give this pad thai recipe a try if you need an easy and quick meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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  • 4 ounces uncooked thick rice noodles
  • 1/2 pound pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups coleslaw mix
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce or additional reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped salted peanuts
  • Chopped fresh cilantro leaves, lime wedges and fresh bean sprouts


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry pork in oil over high heat until lightly browned; remove and set aside. Add shallot to pan and cook until tender, about 1 minute; add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Make a well in the center of the onion mixture; add egg. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes or until egg is completely set.
  3. Add the coleslaw mix, green onions, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, chili garlic sauce, lime juice and peanuts; heat through. Return pork to pan and heat through. Drain noodles; toss with pork mixture. Garnish with cilantro, additional peanuts, lime wedges and bean sprouts.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 361 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 1669mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • Marie
    Dec 29, 2020

    I'll make this again. Using leftover noodles or meat will make this an easy-easy-easy weeknight option. Definitely worth trying. Tasted better and cost less than ordering the same from the local restaurant. Changes I implemented -- 1) used leftover chicken thighs 2) used spaghetti noodles 3) added 1/4 C peanut butter 4) used almonds instead of peanuts because that's what I had. 5) for the kids, I omitted garlic chili sauce -- adults could add the desired amount once on the table.

  • ReneeMurby
    Feb 29, 2020

    We liked it! It had a nice zip to it. We kept digging into our bowls and then going back for more. Interesting flavor profile. I used Truvia for the sugar and didn't add as much. Very good dish.