Vegan Pad Thai Casserole is easy, flavorful, and delicious. everything is layered together in a casserole dish, meaning this pad Thai can be meal prepped, travels well, and can be heated when ready to eat. I like adding the sauce just before warming it up. It keeps it creamy and fresh. Alternatively, this is also yummy served chilled.
Vegan Pad Thai Casserole is Delicious
I adore Pad Thai. We have a few somewhat local spots we count on for super tasty vegan Pad Thai. I was actually craving it pretty hard today and just didn’t have time to drive that far. This is a great, make-at-home, Pad Thai recipe that can be made a few days ahead of time and then heated up (or not!) when you’re ready for it. It sure would have come in handy today!
What is Pad Thai Made Of?
Pad Thai is a fried rice noodle dish that’s commonly served as street food. The fried rice noodles are often paired with a spicy oil or a peanut sauce. Additions commonly include tofu, green onions, carrots, and bean sprouts. Pad Thai was voted the 5th most delicious dish of all time in 2011. The blend of sweet, salty, hot, and just a bit sour is something just about everyone likes.
There Are Many Ways to Make Vegan Pad Thai Recipes
There is no one way to make Pad Thai … try my Tequila Lime Pad Thai for a super spicy and delicious dish, or these Pad Thai Zoodles for a healthy twist using zucchini noodles in place of rice noodles, or even this Pad Thai Soup which is just delicious.
Is Pad Thai Vegan?
Pad Thai is sometimes vegan but can be easily made vegan. Restaurant versions often have egg and other non-vegan ingredients but to create your own vegan version, simply leave those non-vegan ingredients out at home or ask for them to be omitted when dining out.
Is Vegan Pad Thai Healthy?
Yes, Vegan Pad Thai can be an incredibly healthy dish. It’s just rice noodles, vegetables, maybe some tofu, and either a spicy oil or a sauce. That sounds pretty healthy.
Are Pad Thai Noodles Vegan?
Yes, the rice noodles that are used in making Pad Thai are made of just rice and water so they’re vegan. Pad Thai rice noodles are commonly found in most groceries in the pasta or the international aisles.
Is Pad Thai Gluten-Free?
Pad Thai noodles are gluten-free, being made of just rice and water. It could be the Pad Thai in a restaurant isn’t totally gluten-free because soy sauce often is made with wheat. Making this recipe at home is an easy way to make it gluten-free.
- Pad Thai
- 14 ounces dried Pad Thai noodles, cooked and drained
- 2 cups broccoli florets, lightly cooked and drained
- 1/2 to 1 cup toasted peanuts
- 3/4 cup sliced green onions
- 1/2 cup carrot ribbons
- 1/2 cup bean sprouts
- Sauce Ingredients
- 1 1/4 cup water, to thin sauce (use more or less depending on how thick you like your sauce)
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup gluten-free soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons lime juice, plus more to add at serving time
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil (optional)
- 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
- 1/4 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, optional, to taste
- salt to taste
- finely grated fresh ginger
- Cook the pad Thai noodles according to package directions. Once cooked, drain and rinse with cold water until the noodles are cooled. Toss with a small amount of sesame oil or garlic chili oil and set aside.
- Lightly simmer the broccoli for a minute or two, just until it's bright green and starting to soften. Drain and set aside.
- Use roasted and salted peanuts if desired. Otherwise, toast the peanuts in a heavy pan on the stove for a few minutes just until they begin to brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Chop the green onions and make carrot ribbons by shaving the side of a carrot with a vegetable peeler.
- Air-fried tofu cubes and/or cooked and chopped Just Egg would also be delicious in this recipe.
- Add all the sauce ingredients to a blender and puree until very smooth.
- When ready to assemble, layer the noodles in the bottom and then add the broccoli, sliced green onion, carrot ribbons, toasted peanuts, bean sprouts, optional baked tofu or chopped Just Egg.
- Store the Peanut Sauce in a jar until ready to serve.
- When ready to serve, pour the peanut sauce over the casserole and stir to evenly distribute. Serve chilled or place in a 350-degree F oven for about 15 minutes.
- Add fresh, finely grated ginger and more lime juice, if desired.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 518Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 1092mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 6gSugar: 12gProtein: 26g
Hello! I’m Lisa, a vegan artist, photographer, author, Vegan Life Coach Educator, and RYT 200 yoga teacher. I love showing others how simple and delicious a plant-based diet can be. I draw and paint, cook, write, take lots of pics, eat lots of chocolate, and practice gratitude daily.