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Family Favorite Pad Thai

Course dinner
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 89 kcal


  • 16 ounce flat rice noodles
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 cups fresh bean sprouts
  • 2 sweet peppers, thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 3/4 cup peanuts, salted -dry roasted
  • 4 limes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Pad Thai Sauce

  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar*
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 4 tbsp creamy, natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. (or rinse if using ready-to-use Healthy Noodle -- see note in post below.)

  2. Combine ingredients for Pad Thai Sauce. Refrigerate until ready to use.

  3. Heat oil in large pan over medium-high heat.

  4. Add garlic and sliced sweet peppers, and cook until soft, about 3 mintues

  5. Add noodles, bean sprouts, and 1/2 cup of peanuts to pan. If adding cooked protein, add that now as well. Add sauce and stir well. Cook together for just a few minutes, as the sauce thickens and ingredients combine well.

  6. Pour into a large bowl and top with green onions, 1/4 cup of peanuts, cilantro, and lime wedges. (Offer more lime wedges and peanuts for individuals to add)


Recipe Notes

We usually add chicken or tofu to our pad thai.  If you want to add protein (shrimp is also great!) you can cook the protein first, then stir in when you combine all of the ingredients.  Pad Thai is also good without protein as a side dish! 
*I personally think this is a lot of sugar for the sauce, so I'm working on playing with less sugar or some substitute.  My boys LOVE the flavor of the sauce though, so if you're going for taste...keep the sugar! :) 

Nutrition Facts
Family Favorite Pad Thai
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1216mg53%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.