Chrissy Teigen’s Pad Thai Carbonara Recipe Made Vegan | The Edgy Veg

Share it with your friends Like

Thanks! Share it with your friends!


Today I am try to veganize Chrissy Teigen’s Pad Thai Carbonara recipe. The eggs and bacon make this dish like a carbonara, but the Thai flavours make it pad Thai – This is the flavour hybrid that drove the internet wild. I tried veganizing it with vegan eggs and vegan bacon to see if I could get it to look and taste like the original but totally plant-based.



Chrissy writes in her book….
“It is SO HARD to get a recipe out of my mom. She just… doesn’t really have recipes. And she tends to use whatever’s around. So one day, a signature dish of hers might have dark soy sauce and the next day, light soy sauce with oyster sauce. It’s maddening, but kind of amazing to see someone be able to adjust to absolutely anything. I knew I had to have her Pad Thai recipe in this book. But I could NOT, for the life of me, get her to make it the same way twice. Feeling defeated after a full day of noodling, I threw in the towel and hit the couch to watch the Emmy-worthy performances of the Vanderpump Rules cast.

Then, one morning, I heard a bag of noodles open in the kitchen behind me. Then I smelled bacon. She was making bacon Pad Thai. Out of nowhere. And I missed it. I made her do it again when it was fresh in her head with the only noodles we had left – spaghetti. OH, IT WAS A DELIGHT. The entire world stopped.

I posted it on Twitter and was flooded with inquiries. Some asked me what time to come over. Some offered to send an Uber for Pad Thai pickup. Some asked why the f*ck we were making spaghetti at 8:45 a.m.”

1 small head broccoli, cut into florets
2 ½ tablespoons sweet soy sauce
1 tablespoon liquid soybean paste (I used miso)
1 ½ teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
3 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 2-cm squares (I used 6 strip of vegan bacon because its not thick)
4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
½ teaspoon Thai chilli powder, or to taste
125 ml chicken stock, plus more if needed (I used better than bouillon no-chicken flavour and water)
225g spaghetti, cooked to al dente, drained
2 eggs, beaten (I used 2 eggs worth of Vegan Egg)
2 spring onions, cut into 2-cm lengths

In a small bowl, whisk together the sweet soy, soybean paste, and soy sauce. This is your sauce.
In a wok or very large sauté pan, cook the bacon over medium heat until just gently crisped , 6 to 7 minutes.
Add the garlic and chilli powder and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the sauce, and cook until reduced slightly, about 1 minute.
Add the broccoli, splash with half the chicken stock, and cook until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
Increase the heat to high. Add the spaghetti and the rest of the stock and cook, tossing, until very hot and the sauce is absorbed, 3 to 5 minutes (if it feels too dry, splash in more stock or water a little at a time).
Season with additional soy sauce and fish sauce to taste.
Add the eggs, and toss until the eggs are creamy.
Toss in the spring onions and serve.

Connect with me on the interwebs here:

Follow me on Instagram: (@edgyveg)

Follow my personal Instagram: (@candice_Hutchings)

Visit my Blog:

Like me on Facebook:

Follow me on Twitter: (@edgyveg)

#vegan #veganfood #veganrecipes


OhNo Antonio says:

Nicely done

Brooklyn Grace says:

what vegan bacon is that?

Andrew Robinson says:

I have faith in you Edgy

suzanneblackmon says:

Love your videos

Jess KL says:

This is an old video so idk who will notice, but asian markets have vegetarian fish sauce a lot of the time! Only thing you have to be careful with is getting the pre-made vs. the partially made, but you need to add salt/sugar (and or chilis) to suit your taste! (good luck c: ) I prefer vegetarian fish sauce over fish sauce because it's not as intense of a smell. But to each their own.

usr5536 says:

this recipe is similar to vegan chow mein i make at home. i dont use chicken broth or the egg but still tastes great.

Janice Wong says:

Love watching you veganize non-vegan items! I'd image this to be super helpful to new vegans who are venturing into veganism but not sure how to start… well as you have proven here, anything can be veganized (:

myah bedell says:

second time I am making your recipe 🙂

myah bedell says:

just made it so yummy

Silicone Chef says:

You cook up great food. Always learning from you >;-)

Gabriela Bianchi says:

I'm not vegan, and I love bacon, but I would like to try the vegan bacon as a healthier alternative. I'm definitely curious.

Sydney Powell says:

Make a vegan beef Wellington like gordon Ramsay 🙂

Sydney Powell says:

Do you use the same kind of bacon when you make regular vegan carbonara? Anybody have a meat substitute recommendation for carbonara?

17jwill says:

Anything from Kristin Cavallari’s new-ish cookbook please 🙂

ayayay says:

this dish is literally calling my name! lmao

Susan Caldwell says:

Why is it almost everytime i watch your videos i get a meat commercial right before? Weird. I dont get them watching anything else.

Sophie Roy says:

i know this isn’t a celebrity dish but can you try to veganize the “classic” swish chalet dinner like the chicken and fries and gravy 🤔

patty 8873 says:

I’m just a little confused by the broccoli. It’s not in pad Thai or carbonara. I think I’m going to leave that out. And instead of the vegan egg stuff which I don’t like, I would throw in some scrambled tofu which I always seem to have on hand as a leftover.

TheUrbanHippieMAC says:

What brand of “bacon” is that?

Luka Kitchen says:

Her last name is said like tygin its spelt teigen. I know this becasue she put a video over twitter how to say her name.

Write a comment


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.