Easy Shrimp Pad Thai #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

Forget takeout! Make this Easy Shrimp Pad Thai recipe instead. It’s ready in under 30 minutes and no stove-top prep (except for the noodles.) The sweet, salty and spicy sauce you crave is mixed with tender rice noodles and, of course, topped with lots of fresh goodies.

Easy Shrimp Pad Thai

In spite of a love for experiencing new food adventures, we don’t go out as a family and do this very often. My daughter is severely allergic to peanuts. She is also allergic to soy and egg (and until recently dairy too!) It’s complicated.

But, that doesn’t mean we don’t dine in and thoroughly enjoy things like Easy Shrimp Pad Thai!

We just have to be creative!

Easy Shrimp Pad Thai

Easy Shrimp Pad Thai Shortcuts & Substitutions

The first thing you’ll notice about this recipe is that the shrimp is marinated in the yummy sauce and baked in the oven instead of sauteed on the stove-top.  In fact, you can stop right there if you want to. Serve this flavorful shrimp any way you like and you’ve got a hit on your hands.

Second, it’s a one dish meal, almost. Once you cook the rice noodles, add them directly to the baking dish with the shrimp and let them soak up the extra sauce. From there, it’s a hop, skip and jump to a glorious all-in-one meal by adding lots of fresh toppings.

Finally, you won’t hear this when you go out to a restaurant. But, this can be a very food allergy friendly meal. Here’s how:

  • Rice noodles make it gluten-free. Opt for brown rice noodles if you can find them.
  • Substitute coconut aminos for soy sauce.
  • To add crunch and extra protein and keep it nut-free, add roasted chick peas that have been roughly chopped a in a food processor.
  • Allergic to seafood, use chicken instead.

Easy Shrimp Pad Thai

This dish shown is free of peanuts, tree-nuts, soy, egg, dairy and is gluten-free! It’s healthy and absolutely delicious!

So…let’s dine in tonight. 🙂

Easy Pad Thai for #WeekdaySupper and #ChooseDreams

Easy Shrimp Pad Thai has tender rice noodles coated with a sweet, spicy, salty sauce and topped with lots of goodies. We've made substitution suggestions to make it allergy friendly too.
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Marjory


  • 3/4 pound shrimp peeled, deveined, tail off
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes more or less to taste
  • 8 ounces or pad thai rice noodles
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 cup carrots sliced thin
  • 1 bunch of green onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts cashews or peanuts or roasted chick peas


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Place shrimp in a large glass baking dish.
  • Combine the next 5 ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Pour sauce over shrimp, toss to coat and distribute shrimp so they are in a single layer.
  • Bake shrimp for about 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  • While shrimp is baking, cook rice noodles according to the directions on the package.
  • When shrimp is done, add rice noodles to the baking dish with the shrimp.
  • Toss noodles to coat with the excess sauce.
  • Sprinkle bean sprouts, carrots, green onion, cilantro and chopped nuts over the top.


Allergy Substitutions:
Use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.
Use chopped roasted chick peas, instead of nuts.
Use chicken instead of shrimp (cooking time will need to be adjusted.)
To roast chick peas, rinse thoroughly and spread on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 30 minutes or until the chick peas are crispy and "rattle" in the pan. Turn in pan half way through. Once cooled, chop lightly in a food processor.

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Easy Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe





  1. Oh wow! I’m such a fan of Thai food and this easy recipe is just what I need for busy days.

  2. I never tried pad thai. It looks delicious, Marjory!

  3. We love Pad Thai. This is a wonderful recipe for dinner.

  4. Great dinner idea–I love the shrimp!

  5. I LOVE pad thai but haven’t tried making my own. This looks so perfect, Marjory. I am on a GF diet now, so I really appreciate your version 🙂

  6. This is being added to my dinner menu! Looks so good!

  7. Love how you took a meal that typically is full of things many people are allergic to, and made it allergy friendly and quick and easy for a weeknight!

  8. I’m all over this! Love all things Pad Thai.

  9. Pad thai is my favorite favorite FAVORITE dish of all time! I’m always looking for new versions to try!!

  10. That looks as good as any restaurant dish I’ve seen! Hubby would love this!

  11. Pad Thai is a family favorite. Now I need to make this at home for them.

  12. Looks great for weeknights – after a hectic day, it’s nice to be able to throw something delicious in the oven without much effort!

  13. I love that you made this allergy free!! It looks delish!!

  14. I just love everything about this dish – the only challenge is that neither of my kids like shrimp but I will substitute with chicken 🙂

  15. Pad Thai is one of my go-to dishes when we go out for Thai. I definitely need to try making my own at home!

  16. Love the idea of using the oven. Will definitely give this a go. Looks fantastic. I love pad thai.

  17. Did someone say “Pad Thai?” I’m there! LOVE all Pad Thai’s! One more superb recipe to collect!
    Thank you,

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