Spiralized Sweet Potato Pad Thai with Shrimp | The Good Hearted Woman

Sweet Potato Shrimp Pad Thai

Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
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Course: Main Dish
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Author: Renée B. ♥ The Good Hearted Woman



  • Zest & juice from one lime
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  • 1 lb medium shrimp 70-80/lb, shelled and cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil or refined coconut oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced

Sweet Potato Noodles

  • 2 large orange-fleshed sweet potatoes aka yams Spiralized
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil or refined coconut oil
  • 1 large onion peeled & sliced thinly root to end
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced in thin strips
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Sliced green onions
  • Crushed red pepper flakes



  • Combine sauce ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk to combine. (You can also make the sauce in a small beverage blender.)


  • Pour 1/3 cup sauce in a large ziploc bag. Add cleaned shrimp to the bag and toss around a bit to combine. Set the rest of the sauce aside. Allow the shrimp marinate in the sauce for 15-30 minutes.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons peanut oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high. When a drop of water sizzles in the pan, drop the shrimp in a few at a time.(I do this in 2 batches.) Let the shrimp stay where they are when they hit the hot pan so that they get a little bit browned on one side and then flip them over. This will take just a couple of minutes - don't overcook them! The shrimp are done when they are pinkish all the way through.
  • Immediately remove the cooked shrimp from pan with a spider or slotted spoon and set aside.

Sweet Potato Noodles

  • In a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat, saute the sliced onion in 2 tablespoons of peanut oil until translucent; about 3 minutes.
  • Add garlic and sliced bell pepper and saute about 4 more minutes; until the red pepper begins to soften.
  • Add spiralized sweet potato noodles and cook for 2-3 minutes, gently folding up from the bottom of the pan a few times. Add 1/4 cup water to the pan and cover immediately. Steam for 2 minutes. Check for doneness, and then cover again and cook 2 more minutes. Repeat until noodles are tender but not mushy. (You are not making mashed potatoes!)
  • Add remaining sauce, cooked shrimp, and chopped cilantro and toss gently to combine.

Garnish & Serve

  • Garnish with additional cilantro, chopped peanuts, chopped green onions, and crushed red pepper flakes. Serve warm (although it is delicious cold too!)
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