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Thai Shrimp Noodles

An easy peasy 20 minute meal that can be easily adapted with more veggies – quicker than take-out and so much tastier (+healthier)!

Thai Shrimp Noodles - An easy peasy 20 minute meal that can be easily adapted with more veggies - quicker than take-out and so much tastier (+healthier)!

Thai cuisine is my absolute go-to when it comes to take-out. That and sushi. And Chinese food. Wait, they are actually all tied. But nonetheless, Thai noodles are a huge favorite at our house.

Thai Shrimp Noodles - An easy peasy 20 minute meal that can be easily adapted with more veggies - quicker than take-out and so much tastier (+healthier)!

Except delivery takes an hour (on a good day) and a small takeout container of noodles costs about $12.83. But this recipe here will cost you about the same, except it’ll feed a family of four and there’s more than just 3 pieces of shrimp.

Thai Shrimp Noodles - An easy peasy 20 minute meal that can be easily adapted with more veggies - quicker than take-out and so much tastier (+healthier)!

And you can easily adapt this recipe to add (or omit) vegetables to your liking. You can also swap out the shrimp for a different kind of protein like chicken or tofu if you want to keep it meatless.

Thai Shrimp Noodles - An easy peasy 20 minute meal that can be easily adapted with more veggies - quicker than take-out and so much tastier (+healthier)!

Either way, this is coming together in just 20 minutes. That’s quicker than reaching for the phone, going through the takeout menu and ordering!

Thai Shrimp Noodles

An easy peasy 20 minute meal that can be easily adapted with more veggies – quicker than take-out and so much tastier (+healthier)!

10 minutes20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound linguine
  • 2 carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds

For the sauce

  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red chili paste with garlic, optional

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, peanut butter, vegetable oil, sesame oil, honey, brown sugar and red chili paste; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  3. Place shrimp in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Add olive oil, salt and pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine.
  4. Place into oven and roast just until pink, firm and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes; set aside.
  5. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well and return pasta to pot. Stir in soy sauce mixture, shrimp, carrots, peanuts, green onions and cilantro.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with sesame seeds, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 781.1 Calories from Fat 216.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.1g 37%
Saturated Fat 3.4g 17%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 214.7mg 72%
Sodium 843.0mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 98.8g 33%
Dietary Fiber 5.2g 21%
Sugars 13.3g
Protein 41.4g 83%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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44 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Was delicious and my husband raved about it . Didn’t have the chili garlic sauce . I used red pepper flakes and garlic powder. Only change.
    Leftover noodles were even good cold

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    I will add to the script of Cooking With Chrissy Teigen, Chrissy Teigen Teach Your Child To Cook scripts for the in home production of the cooking show. I will mention where I found the recipe. Thanks.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was a wonderful recipe. I used rice noodles instead of the pasta. A suggestion for those of you substituting rice noodles for the pasta – cook the rice noodles for at least 8 minutes (not 5 per package directions). Also, when you add it to the sauce continue to cook for maybe 2 more minutes, checking every 30 seconds or so, because the rice noodles that I purchased were still really chewy after 8 minutes in the boiling water. The sauce with the rice noodles and shrimp gets really thick and delicious if you let the whole dish simmer for just a few minutes. I added the spicy stuff only to my serving as no one else in my family likes spice.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    I found this recipe while looking for a traditional Pad Thai dish. I didn’t have peanut butter but did have some tahini so I did an experiment. I made it with rice noodles like a few others here and it turned out great. When I make this again I will add a bit more brown sugar or honey to make up for the lack of sweetness from the missing peanut butter. This would be a perfect dish for someone with peanut allergies.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thanks for a delicious recipe! I used rice noodles, and since the package said they only needed 5 minutes to cook, I just threw the shrimp in the pot with the noodles so they simmered together. Made it a one pot meal, which always makes the dishwasher (Me) happy. I also used 1 Tbsp sriracha in lieu of the garlic chili paste, and the flavor worked great. Even my pickiest child ate it–except the shrimp, but that’s fine, more for the rest of us! Definitely will be making this again.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made this last night.  My husband had to work late and does not like shrimp so I made it for myself.  It is amazing!  I added sugar snap peas, red and green peppers, celery and onion.  It was delicious!  I will make this again.  

  7. I substituted rice noodles and it was excellent!

  8. Damn! This is delicious! Made it last night for a non-meat meal during Lent. Three generations LOVED it!

  9. Yum! I made this tonight and it was really good! I added sauteed mushrooms. I cut each shrimp in half so there would be more pieces throughout the dish. Would be good with pea pods too! Definitely use toasted sesame oil and I will add more chili-garlic sauce next time. Thanks for a great recipe!

  10. The Nutritional information doesn’t say serving size. Is this information based upon the ENTIRE dish or just a serving? 781 calories and 24 grams of fat per serving?

  11. Can you make a few hours in advance? Or is it better to just make the linguine and sauce and throw together just before serving?
    I LOVE your recipes! Addicted to your site…REAL food…FAST…and DELISH! Thank you!

  12. I made this last night and it was delicious! I subbed grilled chicken breast for the shrimp since my husband is allergic to shellfish and it turned out awesome! The only note I would make for next time it is to increase the chili garlic paste, the dish wasn’t quite spicy enough for us.

  13. Can soba noodles be substitute for linguine?

  14. When you return the noodles to the pot an add in the sauce and veggie ingredients, how long do you cook it for without having the noodles and sauce dry out?

  15. I just came across your site (from somewhere? list of recipes to try? can’t remember… sorry!) and I have been bookmarking recipes to try like crazy. I think this one is on the top of the list.

  16. This was AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Amazingly, it looked alot like your picture! I had to make some changes (due to not having some ingredients)- cashews instead of dry roasted peanuts, red pepper flakes instead of chili paste and I added green peppers instead of green onions, and pre-cooked shrimp- barely thawed but baked just like your recipe. WOW, now I want to go back for seconds!! Thanks for that sauce recipe!!!!

  17. Its Damn Delicious! Seriously I don’t think I can match how you have shown in the images, but still I will try.

  18. I just love all of your recipes. I meal plan and I just love making your recipes. I have made soooo many of them. My whole family knows about this website now because everyone is always asking for the recipe. Thank you. I am going to make this soon and I am wondering if the dry roasted peanuts are salted or unsalted? Thank you so much for helping this stay at home mom with her meal planning!

  19. That looks amazing. I am going to try it with spiralized carrots (gotta use mine). 🙂

  20. Just made this tonight- so yummy! Followed the directions exactly and it turned out perfect.

  21. Good morning,
    Is sambal oelek the same thing as chili garlic sauce? If not, can chili garlic sauce be substituted?

  22. Made this last night. It was super delicious but I noticed that noodles were bit dry after a while. Anything I did wrong here?

  23. Can’t wait to male this..looks soooo Good!!! What brand chili sauce did you use. I have Sambal Oelek and siracha ….would any of those work? Thanks

  24. What do you think would be a good side for this? I am making it tonight.

  25. Can’t WAIT to try this recipe as I love Thai food but sadly, have no Thai restaurants or take-outs in our part of the world so this is perfect! 🙂

  26. This looks delicious! I love Asian food but was getting burned out on rice, so this noodle dish sounds perfect.

    Quick question: I don’t like cilantro (tastes like soap to me). I’ve heard that parsley is a good substitute, but I find that to be pretty tasteless. Do you think it would be okay to leave it out altogether, or would I be missing an important flavor component?

  27. Hey what happened to the nutritional information?

    • Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, it is best that you use free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information.

  28. Good Morning,
    I just wanted to let you know I love all your recipes and have tried many of them, I will make the Thai Shrimp Noodles tomorrow night…I can’t wait…looks so good!! Would there be anyway you could incorporate the nutritional values in your recipes? Thank you so much for all the time and love you put into your meals and website for someone like me to view and taste!!

    • Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, it is best that you use free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information.