18 Easy Thai Noodle Recipes to Make at Home

Tasty and comforting noodle dishes

Gluten-Free Shrimp Pad Thai

The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

Thai noodles are some of the most popular noodle dishes in the world, and when you taste them, you'll know why. With tender, chewy noodles, and all the sweet, savory, and salty tastes of Thai cuisine, they are heaven on a plate. Browse our recipe collection for quick and easy noodle dishes you can whip up on a busy weeknight, slurp to soothe a cold, or bring to a potluck to wow your friends and family. You'll find plenty of tasty options here, including a few delicious variations on the essential pad Thai, plus vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free noodle recipes.

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    Easy Pad Thai Recipe

    Easy Pad Thai

    The Spruce Eats / Ali Redmond

    Pad Thai is the emperor of Thai noodle dishes. It's got all the best Thai flavors and textures in one dish, with chewy rice noodles, crunchy beans sprouts, tender morsels of chicken and shrimp, and a sauce that is salty, sour, sweet, and savory all at once. Our recipe comes together in under an hour, and has phenomenal Southeast Asian flavor. Top bowls with roasted peanuts, and serve with a wedge of lime for squeezing.

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    Pad Thai Gai (Stir-Fried Thai Noodles With Chicken) Recipe

    Pad Thai Gai

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    This scrumptious noodle recipe is the real deal—a version of the famous pad Thai (only easier) direct from Thailand. It features stir-fried rice noodles with chicken in a tangy sauce along with toppings of chopped nuts and basil. You'll love the sweet-sour balance of flavors along with the comforting combination of chicken and noodles. An easy, everyday dish that is sure to bring a smile to your face.

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    Pad See Ew (Thai River Noodles) Recipe

    Pad See Ew

    The Spruce Eats / Maxwell Cozzi

    Pad see ew is a popular street food in Thailand, where the signature broad flat "river" noodles are tossed in a hot wok with chicken and green leafy vegetables right before customers' eyes. Make them at home with our quick and easy recipe that delivers all the comfort food feels, in a healthy and energy-giving noodle dish.

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    Vegetarian Thai Coconut Soup With Noodles Recipe

    Thai Vegetable Coconut Soup With Noodles

    The Spruce Eats / Ali Redmond

    Fighting a cold and fancy a comforting, creamy noodle soup that doesn't include dairy? Our nutritious Thai vegetable coconut soup with noodles is made to satisfy a comfort food craving. The rich and velvety broth is made with dairy-free coconut milk and vegetable stock, and brims with healthful vegetables. You need just 30 minutes to make this tasty vegan and vegetarian meal in one bowl.

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    Chicken Pad Thai Recipe

    Chicken Pad Thai

    The Spruce Eats / Maxwell Cozzi

    This chicken pad Thai will wow your taste buds with its abundance of flavors and textures. Authentic and simple to make, this fast and easy recipe for homemade Thai noodles is a definite keeper. Don't be tempted to omit the fish sauce (nam pla)—it won't make the dish taste fishy, and adds important complexity when combined with the other ingredients.

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    Chicken Khao Soi Recipe

    Chicken Khao Soi

    The Spruce Eats / Cat Lau

    Khao soi is an indulgent coconut curry with noodles from Northern Thailand that is also enjoyed in neighboring countries. Thick and tender egg noodles are stewed with coconut milk, chicken legs, and an aromatic chile paste for a rich-tasting dish. Top it with the traditional garnishes of shallots, lime, fresh cilantro, and chile oil for an instant trip to Thailand on a plate.

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    Vegetarian Pad Thai Recipe

    Vegetarian Pad Thai

    The Spruce Eats / Ahlam Raffii

    Following a vegetarian diet doesn't mean foregoing an authentic-tasting pad Thai. Our nutritious and colorful vegetarian pad Thai offers a lighter noodle dish without the meat, so you can enjoy it on a plant-based diet. We've included eggs (and ground nuts) for extra protein, but you can omit the eggs for a vegan-friendly noodle dish.

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    Gluten-Free Thai Peanut Noodles With Tofu or Chicken Recipe

    Thai Peanut Noodles

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    Authentic Thai peanut noodles are made with real peanuts instead of peanut butter and you'll taste the difference! This dish offers a flavorful, nutty sauce combined with the chewy-sticky texture of stir-fried rice noodles. Add your choice of chicken or tofu, or make them vegetarian or vegan—it's all good.

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    Pad Woon Sen Recipe

    Pad Woon Sen

    The Spruce Eats / Cat Lau

    While it may not be as well-known to Westerners as pad Thai, pad woon sen is a popular noodle dish at food stalls in Thailand. It is a colorful and tasty stir-fry with smooth and silky vermicelli noodles, soft scrambled egg, crisp-tender vegetables, and a sweet and savory sauce. You need just 30 minutes to whip up this recipe that serves two people generously for dinner.

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    Easy Thai Fried Rice Noodles Recipe

    Easy Thai Fried Rice Noodles

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    Use dried, thin rice noodles (also called "rice stick" noodles at Asian stores) for this easy and healthful stir-fried noodle dish. You'll love the delicious combo of shiitake mushrooms, peppers, bean sprouts, and a boost of protein from your choice of chicken or tofu, all tossed with the gluten-free noodles in a terrific Thai sauce.

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    Gluten-Free Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe

    Classic Pad Thai With Shrimp (Gluten-Free)

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    Pad Thai is a street food and restaurant favorite from Thailand that has taken the world by storm. Gluten-free eaters can dig into this tasty version combining fresh and crunchy bean sprouts, ginger, and onions with flavorful shrimp, and wheat-free rice noodles, all coated in a savory, sweet, and spicy sauce, and topped with crunchy peanuts.

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    Pad Thai Noodle Salad Recipe

    Pad Thai Noodle Salad

    The Spruce Eats / Christine Ma

    Want to win your next potluck, picnic, or cookout? Show up with this stunning and delicious noodle salad that can be enjoyed either warm or cold. Essentially a summery version of pad Thai in salad form, the dish boasts bold Asian flavors and an abundance of textures, with noodles, veggies, and a tangy Thai dressing. It's also light in calories and fat, and naturally gluten-free.

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    Thai Glass Noodle Stir-Fry With Chicken and Vegetables Recipe

    Thai Glass Noodles

    The Spruce Eats

    Glass noodles, also known as "cellophane" or "bean thread" noodles, are a culinary wonder. Naturally gluten-free, and typically made from mung bean or potato flour, they magically turn transparent when cooked, for a unique-looking dish. We combine them with chicken or tofu, mushrooms, bell peppers, and a tasty stir-fry sauce, for a complete weeknight meal that cooks quickly in a single pan.

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    Easy Chicken Pad Thai Without Tamarind Recipe

    Easy Chicken Pad Thai Without Tamarind

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    You don't need to trek to the Asian grocery store for tamarind with this simplified chicken pad Thai recipe (especially since Thai rice noodles are now so widely available). It still tastes remarkably like the restaurant version, and comes together in about 40 minutes, for a great Thai dinner party entree or a tasty weeknight meal.

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    Thai Stir-Fried Noodles With Vegetables Recipe

    Thai Stir-Fried Noodles With Vegetables

    The Spruce Eats / Haley Hazell

    Busy weeknights are stir-fry nights, and this yummy and wholesome Thai noodle stir-fry with vegetables won't disappoint. You can use Chinese-style wheat noodles in this dish, or any other slender egg noodles. Toss them in a pan with crunchy fresh veggies, and a tasty sauce that is easy to mix up with store-bought ingredients.

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    Thai Rice Noodle Salad With Chili-Lime Vinaigrette Recipe

    Thai Rice Noodle Salad With Chili-Lime Vinaigrette

    The Spruce Eats / Maxwell Cozzi

    Fresh, flavorful, low in fat, and fuss-free, there is so much to love about this crowd-pleasing Thai rice noodle salad. The fabulous medley of vermicelli rice noodles, lots of fresh summer vegetables, and a tangy Thai-style dressing, with optional added shrimp or tofu, makes it an ideal addition to your summer cookouts and BBQs.

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    Gluten-Free Thai Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

    Gluten-Free Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

    The Spruce Eats

    Take your chicken noodle soup game to a whole new level with this Thai-inspired recipe that is ideal when you're feeling under the weather. The steaming, fragrant chicken broth with notes of lemongrass, ginger, and coconut will warm your bones, while the tender rice noodles soothe your tummy. There's even chili to clear your sinuses, though you can omit it for a spice-free soup.

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    Thai Crispy Rice Noodles Recipe

    Thai Crispy Rice Noodles

    The Spruce Eats / Sonia Bozzo

    If you have ever dined at a Thai restaurant, or ordered Thai take-out, and marveled at the crispy noodles that top so many dishes, you might be excused for thinking they are tricky to make. In reality, the crispy rice noodles are a cinch to whip up in a hot pan, with just a little oil and salt. Prep a batch all at once, and reach for them to dress up your weeknight stir-fries, or stuff into lettuce wraps.