Quick Pad Thai

Prep Time:
5 minutes
Cook Time:
20 minutes
Total Time:
25 minutes
Serving Size:
1 1/4 cups
Nutrition Information per serving:
  • Calories: 430
  • Total Fat: 17g
  • Sodium: 440mg
  • Total Carbs: 47g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 24g


  • 6 ounces whole wheat thin spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons oil (canola or vegetable)
  • 24 ounces frozen vegetable mix
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup peanuts, chopped
  • OPTIONAL: ½ pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into bite sized pieces)


1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain in colander and toss with 1 tablespoon oil.
2. Defrost vegetables in microwave for 5 minutes as spaghetti cooks.
3. Combine soy sauce, water, and peanut butter in a small bowl. Stir until smooth. Set aside.
4. If cooking chicken, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken pieces. Cook and stir until no longer pink.
5. Crack eggs into a small bowl and beat. Add to skillet with chicken. Scramble until firm.
6. Add the vegetables and spaghetti to the pan with the chicken mixture. Stir to heat through.
7. Add the soy sauce mixture to the skillet. Stir to coat.
8. Place in serving bowl and sprinkle peanuts on top.

Source: https://spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu/recipe/quick-pad-thai/