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Instant Pot Vegetarian Pho

This Instant Pot Vegetarian Pho Soup is sure to be a big hit. It is made with a super flavorful broth and rice noodles and loaded with herbs and vegetables.
Course Main Course
Keyword Instant Pot, meatless, pho, vegetable, vegetarian
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Sheryl



Instant Pot Vegetarian Pho:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 10 black peppercorns whole
  • 3 star anise whole
  • 1/2 tsp ground clove
  • 1 Tbsp garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 white onion quartered
  • 56 oz vegetable broth
  • 1.5 C shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 baby bok choy
  • 6 spring onions chives saved
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pkg rice noodles


  • lime
  • jalapeno
  • spring onions/chives
  • cilantro


  • Place instant pot on saute mode. Add in olive oil, black peppercorns, star anise, clove, garlic, ginger, and the cinnamon stick. Saute about two minutes. Add in quartered onion and saute another two minutes. Turn off saute mode.
  • Pour in vegetable broth. Add in mushrooms. Add in spring onion bottoms reserving the chives for topping later. Pull the baby bok choy apart and wash. Add to pot. Add in salt and stir well.
  • Place lid onto the instant pot. Set valve to seal position. Press high pressure/pressure cook/manual button and set time to 1 minute. The broth will heat up as it comes to pressure.
  • Meanwhile, cook the rice noodles as direct on the stove. These have special instructions and shouldn't be made in the pot.
  • Once complete add the noodles to the pho. Serve with limes, jalapeno, cilantro, and any other toppings.