Pad Thai (Gluten-Free, Soy-Free)


There are many great recipes out there for Pad Thai, this is a particularly easy one, that I can whip up in a pinch for a late dinner.  I often replace the shrimp with chicken, tofu, or organic ground beef.  I also like to add fresh vegetables I have on hand, bell peppers go particularly well.  Bean sprouts do not keep very long, so it is best to use them within a day or two of purchase.

Serves 2


  • 6 oz medium-wide rice stick noodles
  • 1/4 c ketchup (see sub below)
  • 2 T sugar
  • 3 T fish sauce
  • 1/2 t crushed red pepper
  • 2 T peanut oil, divided
  • 6 oz peeled, de-veined shrimp
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 c fresh bean sprouts
  • 3/4 c sliced green onions
  • 1 t minced garlic (in another recipe the garlic was sauteed before the egg)
  • 2 T chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts

Place noodles in a large bowl, add hot water to cover, let stand 12 min or until tender.  Drain.  Combine ketchup, sugar, fish sauce, and pepper in a small bowl.
Heat 2 t oil in a large non-stick skillet over med-high heat.  Add shrimp, saute 2 min or until done.  Remove shrimp and keep warm.  Heat remaining 4 t oil in pan over med high heat.  Add eggs, cook 30 seconds or until soft-scrambled, stirring constantly.  Add sprouts, green onions, and garlic, cook 1 min.  Add noodles, ketchup mix, and shrimp, cook 3 min or until heated.  Sprinkle with peanuts.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

1 Comment

  1. I loved the sound of this dish and my partner and I were all ready to make it for a friend with food allergies when 🙁 my partner informed me it wouldn’t work, too many things in it that our friend can’t have, like the eggs, bean sprouts and maybe the fish sauce…
    No problem, u have tons of other recipes, I am sure I can find some thing that will work with the shrimp we have.. 🙂

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