Easy Pho Soup Recipe

5 from 1 review

Slurp your noodles with abandon in 30 minutes with this Easy Pho Soup Recipe! A quick, satisfying and full-flavor version of Vietnam’s national dish.



Pho soup broth

  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 small onion (peeled and halved)
  • 1 3-inch piece ginger (peeled)
  • 1 quart low sodium beef broth (946ml)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Noodles and toppings

  • 4 ounces dry flat rice noodles
  • 1/4 small onion (thinly sliced into half moons)
  • 1/3 pound sirloin or London broil steak (cut into ⅛ inch slices (putting the steak in the freezer about 1520 minutes prior to cutting makes it easier to slice))
  • 2 stalks scallions (thinly sliced on the bias)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 68 mint leaves
  • 68 basil leaves
  • 68 sprigs cilantro
  • 1 lime (sliced into wedges)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (thinly sliced)


  1. In a medium size pot over high heat, add oil, onion halves (cut side down) cinnamon stick and ginger and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add all other ingredients for the broth and bring to a boil. Stir, lower heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes (uncovered).
  3. Meanwhile, cover the rice noodles with hot water and soak for 8 minutes (or follow instructions on the package). Drain and set aside.
  4. Discard onion, star anise, cloves, ginger and cinnamon stick.
  5. Divide noodles evenly among two bowls and pour broth over them. Finish by adding toppings of your choice. Serve immediately.


This Easy Pho Soup Recipe is:
High in manganese
Very high in niacin
High in thiamin
Very high in vitamin C


Keywords: recipe, noodle soup, soup, noodles, Asian

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