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This recipe for Sweet Potato Pad Thai Noodles is the perfect easy 30 minute one pan meal. Best of all, full of all the authentic flavors of the popular restaurant favorite in a grain free version. So delicious and way better and healthier than takeout!

Pad Thai Sweet Potato Noodles

Pad Thai Sweet Potato Noodles is the perfect easy 30 minute one pan meal! Best of all, this recipe is packed with all the traditional flavors of Pad Thai you love in a grain free and meatless version using spiralized sweet potato "noodles". With video!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword gluten free pad thai, low carb pad thai, sweet potato noodles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 181 kcal


  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce you can also use Vegan Fysh Sauce or leave out and swap in coconut aminos + rice vinegar as a healthier sub
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup tamarind concentrate more watery (NOT thick like tamarind paste)
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce leave out if necessary or use 1 tablespoon almond butter mixed with 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce instead
  • 2 teaspoons Thai chili garlic sauce or Sriracha optional and to taste depending on how comfortable your spice tolerance is
  • 1 tablespoons tomato paste optional if you want it to taste like the North American style
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch or cornstarch

For the Sweet Potato Pad Thai:

  • 2-4 tablespoons cooking oil divided
  • 1 medium boneless chicken breast cubed (leave out for a meatless version)
  • 4 medium raw shrimp shells removed (leave out if allergic)
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes peeled and spiralized (can use 6 ounces of dried rice noodles for a traditional pad thai instead)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger minced
  • 1 shallot chopped
  • 1/2 medium carrot grated
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup red cabbage sliced thinly (optional for color)
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten (leave out if desired)
  • 1 lime wedge

Optional Garnishes:

  • mung bean sprouts chopped cilantro, chopped red cabbage, chopped roasted peanuts, lime wedges


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients. If you prefer a sweeter pad thai - add additional sugar. For a spicier version, add additional chili paste.
  2. Heat half of the oil in a large wok or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until mostly cooked through (about 2-3 minutes). Add shrimp and continue stir-frying 2-3 more minutes, or until shrimp are pink and plump. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. Add remaining oil and shallots and cook for 2 or so minutes, until translucent and soft.
  4. Add the sweet potato noodles, and cook for 5-6 minutes, until al dente. They should still have a little bite to them.
  5. Add the garlic, ginger and cook for about 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  6. Add the grated carrots and bell pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes, until tender-crisp. Push all the ingredients over to one side of the pan. Pour the beaten egg and scramble directly in the skillet.
  7. Pour the sauce over top then add the chicken and shrimp back to the pan. Toss with tongs to evenly coat noodles while allowing the sauce to simmer and thicken up. Remove from heat. (Do not overcook or noodles will become too soft and soggy.)
  8. Squeeze in juice from lime wedge and adjust seasoning by adding some salt, black pepper, fish sauce, (tomato paste - if using) and chili paste.
  9. Serve hot on a large platter with garnishes by sprinkling on cilantro, bean sprouts, red cabbage, peanuts and additional lime wedges on the side.
Nutrition Facts
Pad Thai Sweet Potato Noodles
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl (1/4 recipe))
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 1625mg68%
Potassium 304mg9%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 2500IU50%
Vitamin C 49.3mg60%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.