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Instant Pot Pho

Gluten free, vegetarian and dairy free!

The perfect comfort food on a cool rainy day, or any day really lets be honest! This recipe takes a total of 25 minutes to make in the instant pot, if you don't have an instant pot, Pho takes about 6-10 hours on low heat (stovetop) to make the broth.

I was reluctant to purchase the instant pot, and honestly it can be a little intimidating at first but once you get the hang of it, it's super easy and saves you so much time!



⋒ 1 large white onion, sliced

⋒ 3-inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced

5 star anise

4 whole cloves

3 cinnamon sticks

1 tablespoon fennel seeds

1 tablespoon whole coriander seeds

⋒ 8 cups organic beef stock (sub chicken/ veg stock)

⋒ 1 tablespoon brown sugar

⋒ 2 teaspoons fish sauce

⋒ pink himalayan sea salt to taste

⋒ rice noodles

⋒ thin sliced meat of your choice (if not vegan)

* freeze 30 mins before use. This makes it easier to slice the meat thin, and make sure the broth is boiling to ensure it gets cooked thoroughly*


⋒ Thai basil

⋒ Mint

⋒ Bean sprouts

⋒ Green onions

⋒ Lime wedges

⋒ Hoison sauce (I used gluten free) and hot sauce (fire)


⋒ In a PAN on MED heat, add ANISE, CLOVES, CINNAMON, FENNEL, CORIANDER and roast until fragrant (3minutes)

⋒ start a pot of water for noodles

⋒ use SATUEE button on the instant pot, add 2-3 tbsp COCONUT or AVO OIL

⋒ add ONIONS, GINGER sauté for 3-4 mins until translucent


⋒ turn on HIGH PRESSURE for 10 MINS

⋒ add RICE NOODLES to boiling water, cook for 3 mins, strain and rinse with cold water

* I like to put them back in the pot and add some sesame oil

* don’t put it back on the hot burner or noodles will burn!

⋒ strain instant pot broth

⋒ add noodles to your bowl, scoop in the amount of broth you like and then add your garnishes, hot sauce / hoison sauce and ENJOY

Tag me in your creations on instagram @huntingholistic and let me know if you want more instant pot recipes!

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