After all the overeating that comes with the holiday season, this easy One Pot Pad Thai is the perfect light dinner or lunch that your family will love as much as mine does. Not only is it delightful, but the clean up is fantastic!
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We are finally at that time of the year, the moment where we get to eat a lot, drink a lot and laugh a lot. I mean it’s like a dream come true right? Except after we eat, we are left with lots of dishes to clean. I’m so over cleaning and using all the dishes in my kitchen.
And that’s my friend when we start craving all light dishes. So this vegan pad thai has become my go-to meal of choice for after the holidays. This is super healthy tofu pad thai recipe, but it’s so flavorful that you forget that it is so good for you.
Trust me when I say, this tofu pad thai is so delicious it’s going to become a staple in your home. It’s become a crowd favorite in my household.
One Pot Vegan Pad Thai Recipe
The pad thai noodles pair so well with the yummy vegetables like the shredded carrots, bean sprouts, and green onions. Bean sprouts are the healthy vegetable rockstar of this dish. They are a rich source of amino acids, vitamins and minerals, and fiber. They contain vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K, folate and are an excellent source of iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and zinc. Learn more about their health benefits here.
How to Make Pad Thai Sauce
The pad thai sauce is made with a mixture of sesame oil, peanuts, garlic, sriracha sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce, and water. Sesame seed oil is said to improve hair and skin health, stimulate healthy bone growth, reduce blood pressure, maintain good heart health, manage anxiety and depression, prevent cancer, improve the digestive process, and lower inflammation. For oil, it has some excellent health benefits that should not be ignored.
Putting in the proper amount of sriracha to make the pad thai sauce the perfect amount of spicy takes a delicate hand. Remember you can always add more, you can’t take it away once it is in your pad thai sauce.
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One Pot Pad Thai Recipe
- 1 cup rice noodles
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 cup carrot shredded
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 1/4 cup green onions chopped
- 1/4 cup peanuts crushed
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- 2 tsp sriracha sauce can substitute with fish or oyster sauce if you want
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp soy sauce plus 2 more if you want extra sauce
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 cup firm tofu diced
- Presoak the noodles or buy precooked pad thai noodles.
- Dice tofu, garlic, and green onions. Add them to a saute' pan along with sesame oil. Sauté on med-high heat until tofu slightly starts to turn a golden color.
- Add in noodles, half of your peanuts, sriracha sauce, brown sugar, water, and soy sauce. Stir and let simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Add in carrots and bean sprouts, cover your pan, and cook for another 8 minutes.
- Give it a final few stirs, remove from heat and plate. Top with Lime, green onions and the other half of the peanuts.
Instructions for One Pod Pad Thai Noodles Recipe
Add in pad thai noodles, half of your peanuts, sriracha sauce, brown sugar, water, and soy sauce. Stir and let simmer for another 5 minutes.
Add in shredded carrots and bean sprouts, cover your pan and cook for another 8 minutes.
Give the pad thai final few stirs, remove from heat and plate. Top with freshly squeezed lime, diced green onions and the other half of the peanuts.
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38 thoughts on “Delightful One Pot Pad Thai Noodles Recipe”
This looks fantastic! My husband is Asian, so we do a fair amount of Asian cuisine in our house. I love that this sounds pretty simple to make. Thanks for sharing!
This looks amazing. I live in Finland where the selection of asian deliciousness is a bit lacking, and I have yet to have tried a pad thai recipe that tastes right but this one looks like it might be just the thing 😉 Pinning for later!!
Awesome! Let me know how it goes! I hope to bring some yummy Asian food to your home!
I love this recipe! All the pictures and instructions are great. I can’t wait to try. Pinned and sharing!
This looks so fab! I think I may try to plan it for this week. Thanks for sharing!!
I made this last week and it turned out really well. Great recipe. Thank you 🙂
That is awesome to hear. You always worry that it doesn’t work perfectly for other people. So happy!!
thank you for sharing! I love pad thai and I think I’ll be able to make this version!
Love the recipe–but really not vegan? why’d you put vegan? that wasn’t very cool
I am not sure what you mean. It is vegan.
The egg is optional. Without the egg, it’s vegan!
How many servings is this recipe for?
you should make it clear that you bought pre-cooked noodles.
Yes about the precooked noodles. I was already cooking tofu when I realized.
Vegan Pad Thai is seriously one of my favorite meals!
I absolutely love pad thai and I’m ALL about the one-pot meals!
I am excited to try!
Any idea how many servings this makes (roughly)?
This is such a simple and fun recipe. I have made it a few times.
How many servings does this make?
Are the rice noodles added to the recipe raw or cooked? Looking forward to trying this as Pad Thai is one of my favorite foods.
I was thinking the same! Since some have you soak them? Precooked noodles or not?
Whern are you meant to add the sesame seeds? I fiollowed the recipe and then found I hadn’t added them! Still yummy though.
Hands down favorite recipe to make! So easy and so delicious! I’m just wondering if you might have the nutritional info to go along with the recipe?
I will work it out so that I can have a nutritional value for you. Thanks.
For the third time – How many servings does this recipe make?
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Omg! I’ve never once left a review but this is AMAZING!!!! Hit the spot and so easy! Thank you!!
So surprised that no one found it way too sweet. There is so much unnecessary sugar in this recipe. I’m sorry, I did not care for it at all.
This is NOT pad thai. NOWHERE CLOSE TO IT. it’s just noodles with asian-y flavors. It is an INSULT to call it pad thai!! DO NOT USE THIS RECIPE FOR PAD THAI.