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Pho Noodle Soup for the Family including Baby

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

This recipe uses ready-to-use pho broth which means this meal is done in 30 minute or less ⏲️

This soup's fresh ingredients make it perfect for serving not just during winter but all year round!

To view modifications for a deconstructed pho for baby or toddler, click HERE.

To see a step-by-step video on how to prepare this recipe, click HERE.

pho noodle soup recipe for the family



1 package rice noodles

4 green onions

1 lbs. thin steak or 1 block firm tofu or 2 cups frozen wontons

2 cartons pho broth

2-4 cups water

4 cups mixed greens/baby spinach or 4 cups washed bean sprouts

Toppings: grated carrot, chopped cilantro, lime wedges

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1. Place rice noodles in a large bowl topped with boiling water. Set aside.

2. Thinly slice the green onions. Thinly slice the steak or drain & cube the tofu.

3. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a frying pan, add the steak or the tofu + half of the green onion. Fry stirring constantly for ~5 minutes. Set aside.

4. In a medium pot, add the pho broth + 2 cups of water. Bring up to a boil.

5. Drain the rice noodles. Assemble the bowls by layering the noodles on the bottom, then meat/tofu, then vegetables, top with broth.

Season your own bowl with remaining green onion, carrot, cilantro, lime, and chili.

Deconstructed Beef or Tofu Pho for Baby or Toddler

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Modifications for Baby:

  • Broth on the side in a cup with half water, half broth.

💡 Why? Cartoned pho broth is salty and broth on the side makes it much easier to eat.

  • Cut and add a food cement to the noodles.

💡 Why? Added nutrition + easier to grab.

  • Swap bean sprouts with shredded carrot.

💡 Why? More nutrition, easier to eat and less chance of food borne illness.

  • Ensure beef strips are very tender.

💡 Why? Easier to chew.

  • Throw other veggies like pepper strips into the boiling pho broth to serve to baby.

💡 Why? Easier to chew.

🍤 substitute beef with 1 lbs. shrimp.

♦️ Bean sprouts are a higher risk food for food borne illness. Mixed greens/baby spinach is safer for kids under 5 years of age.

To see an instructional VIDEO on how to make this Pho recipe, CLICK BELOW

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