"At Home" Pad Thai with Creamy Peanut Sauce

The flavorful peanut sauce in this variation of a traditional Pad Thai makes a delicious noodle dish that is sure to become a family favorite. Try this recipe when you'd like to serve an exotic and tasty variation for lunch or dinner.

"At Home" Pad Thai with Creamy Peanut Sauce
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  • 2/3 cup (5 fl. oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/3 cup smooth or chunky peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 8 ozs. dried, thin rice noodles *
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 fresh lime, cut into wedges, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 ozs. small shrimp, peeled, deveined or 1 boneless chicken breast, cut into small pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 cups (about 4 oz.) fresh bean sprouts
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced (about 3/4 cup), divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts, divided


PLACE evaporated milk, peanut butter, soy sauce and ginger in blender; cover. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Set aside. Makes 1 cup.

SOAK rice noodles for 30 minutes in hot tap water; drain. Noodles will be flexible but not soft.

COMBINE water, sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, juice of 1 lime wedge (1 teaspoon) and cayenne pepper in small bowl.

HEAT oil in large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until shrimp turns pink. Stir in noodles, stirring quickly to keep from sticking. Pour ketchup mixture over noodles; cook for 2 minutes or until sauce is absorbed, stirring constantly.

PUSH noodles to side of skillet. Add egg to skillet, stirring until cooked. Stir in bean sprouts, 1/2 cup green onions and 1/4 cup peanuts until mixed. Mound mixture on large serving plate. Pour 1/2 cup peanut sauce down center of noodles and sprinkle with remaining green onions and peanuts. Squeeze 2 lime wedges over noodles and garnish with additional wedges. Serve with remaining peanut sauce.

SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve Peanut Sauce with grilled chicken satays or chicken fingers.

* NOTE: If rice noodles are not available, 8 ounces dried linguine, prepared according to package directions can be substituted.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 21g 32%
  • Saturated Fat 4.5g 22%
  • Cholesterol 85mg 29%
  • Sodium 760mg 32%
  • Carbohydrates 47g 16%
  • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 25%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 10%
  • Sugars 15g
  • Protein 18g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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