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Vegetable Pad Thai Recipe

Vegetable Pad Thai Recipe

Classic flavors of Thailand abound in this fragrant and flavorful dish featuring peanuts, tofu and noodles. New to tofu? It beefs up protein in this satisfying entree, for a delicious way to introduce it to your diet. —Sara Landry, Brookline, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) whole wheat fettuccine
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce or additional reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Dash Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1 package (12 ounces) extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 2 cups fresh snow peas, halved
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts, chopped


  • 1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, fish sauce, lime juice and hot sauce until smooth; set aside.
  • 2. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry tofu in 2 teaspoons oil until golden brown. Remove and keep warm. Stir-fry carrots and snow peas in remaining oil for 1-2 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add eggs; cook and stir until set.
  • 3. Drain pasta; add to vegetable mixture. Stir vinegar mixture and add to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Add tofu, bean sprouts and onions; heat through. Sprinkle with cilantro and peanuts. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 383 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 806mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 10g fiber), 18g protein.

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JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 254778
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

"I Really, really wanted to like this. But the recipe didn't pull together the way pad thai usually does. Not a favorite in our house. Followed directions as is. Would not make again."

Cwaz23 User ID: 6908223 226250
Reviewed May. 12, 2015

"Very nice dish. Used spinach fettuccine, omitted the fish sauce and cilantro (can't stand it), and substituted some chopped shallot for the green onion which we didn't have.

We'll keep this on our regular rotation!"

rwippel User ID: 4262008 225299
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

"I don't think this tasted too much like Pad Thai, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. This was my first time cooking with and eating tofu. I followed other reviewers advice and used chili garlic sauce as oppose to hot sauce. Otherwise I made as directed and was quite pleased."

climbergirl User ID: 6556579 179157
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"I love pad thai and was looking for a cheaper alternative to going to a restaurant. I've made this recipe a couple of times. It's good but the flavor is not very similar to what I'm used to from other pad thai I've eaten (I've eaten pad thai at four or five different thai restaurants).

I added boiled cubed chicken breasts to the recipe. I also didn't use snow peas or the carrots and substituted rice noodles for the fettuccine. I'm still on the lookout for a better pad thai recipe but this one was not bad."

FreyaUSA User ID: 5832417 112465
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2012

"This was delicious! I did add hoisin sauce (1 heaping tbsp) since I didn't have fish sauce and found just using extra soy sauce not to be all that thrilling. Also, because I have bees, I used honey for the sugar. Delicious dinner!"

mfl User ID: 765933 174508
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2011

"This was excellent...I don't eat tofu, so substituted halloumi cheese for it... this is a cheese that doesn't melt when heated and is very tasty (this cheese can also be grilled)... this was over-all a delicious dish... I also substituted Pad Thai rice noodles for the fettuccine; if you do use the rice noodles, I would cut back to 8 oz. instead of the 12 oz."

soccer_mom User ID: 763741 192261
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"No need to go out for Thai anymore! This is quick, easy and oh so good! I have substituted shrimp for the tofu when my daughter is home as she's not big into tofu. We make this frequently!"

shakopeesara User ID: 2425455 174864
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2010

"I added 2 spoons of peanut butter to the sauce and totally skipped the Tofu and just went with a whole bag of frozen veggies that I stir fried with noodles. The peanuts on top added some great crunch. I loved it and will make it over and over again."

scotchcat User ID: 1323433 106693
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2010

"Excellent!! easy and quick. I didn't have peanuts so I substituted peanut butter 1/4 cup. Added the pb to the sauce - tasted authentic. I will make this again very soon."

txoldham User ID: 2990723 174853
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2010

"Made exactly as recipe although I did add some chili-garlic sauce rather than the Louisiana hot sauce. The only change I would make next time is to double the sauce."

Twtlbug User ID: 826414 112463
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2010

"Needs a few more vegetables, but was a delicious and filling dish that the kids loved!"

tracymickle User ID: 1694209 188907
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

"We had this for dinner tonight. It was the first time I ever cooked with tofu. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised and my husband thought it tasted very authentic!"

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