Shrimp Pad Thai Soup

Shrimp Pad Thai Soup

My daughter’s and I have a serious love of Pad Thai, so I successfully created a unique recipe for Shrimp Pad Thai Soup for us to share.

Why? Because we also love soup and this is just how my weird foodie mind rolls 😉

All the yumminess of Pad Thai transformed into a big comforting bowl of deliciousness!

soup ingredients on a tray

How to make Shrimp Pad Thai Soup

First set a large soup pot over medium heat.

Then add some olive oil, a large diced onion, and some shredded carrots.

Season with kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes and cook for 6 to 7 minutes.

shredded carrots and diced onion in the soup pot

Add a good amount of fresh minced garlic and cook another minute or so.

Next add 6 cups of chicken broth.

adding the chicken broth

And an 8 ounce jar of Pad Thai sauce and 3 tablespoons soy sauce.

This is a great home cook hack and eliminates about a thousand ingredients, store bought sauces can be our friend 😉

adding the Pad Thai sauce

After this simmers for 8 to 10 minutes we can add in the noodles.

I broke about 5 to 6 ounces of rice noodles into bite size pieces like this.

Add in the noodles and simmer a few more minutes.

adding the broken rice noodles

Next add some fresh chopped cilantro, soy sauce, sriracha, and lime juice.

These are all pretty traditional Pad Thai ingredients.

I chose to leave out the bean sprouts and egg that typically go into Pad Thai.

adding chopped fresh cilantro

Finally add in a pound of medium size shrimp.

And let this simmer for another 4 to 5 minutes.

Taste for seasoning and add more kosher salt, pepper, soy sauce, sriracha… basically whatever you think it needs to make it perfectly perfect for your taste.

adding shrimp to the Shrimp Pad Thai Soup

Top Shrimp Pad Thai Soup with more cilantro and chopped peanuts 🙂

I also served mine with more lime and sriracha because I am a bit of a spice freak.

Shrimp Pad Thai Soup

Like chicken noodle soup meets Pad Thai, SO flavorful and delicious!

Shrimp Pad Thai Soup

As with any noodle soup, the noodles will increase in size and soak up the broth the longer it sits.

Which means leftovers may be more of a noodle dish than a soup… but still just as much flavor.

Shrimp Pad Thai Soup

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Shrimp Pad Thai Soup

Shrimp Pad Thai Soup is a great recipe combining the flavors and ingredients of Pad Thai noodles with chicken noodle soup!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword best, Chicken Noodle Soup, Easy, Noodles, Pad Thai, Recipe, Shrimp, Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 264 kcal
Author Cheri Renee


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • kosher salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 to 7 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 8 ounce jar Pad Thai sauce (Asian section of grocery store)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 5 to 6 ounces Pad Thai rice noodles broke into inch size pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 pound medium size shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Optional toppings: cilantro, chopped peanuts


  1. Set a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the olive oil, onion, carrots, kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook 6 to 7 minutes stirring a few times. Add the garlic and cook another minute.

  2. Pour in the chicken broth, Pad Thai sauce, and soy sauce. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Add the noodles and simmer 4 to 5 more minutes.

  3. Add the cilantro, lime juice, sriracha, and shrimp. Simmer 4 to 5 minutes, stirring several times. Taste for seasoning and add more kosher salt, pepper, sriracha, and/or soy sauce if needed.

  4. Serve with cilantro and/or chopped peanuts of desired.

    Note: The noodles will increase in size and soak up the broth the longer it sits.

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