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The Best Keto Pho

8g Net Carbs
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Vietnamese
Servings 3
Calories 327 kcal


Spices & Aromatics

  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorns
  • 3 pods star anise
  • 2 pods black cardamom
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp whole cloves
  • 2 inch ginger piece
  • 1 med onion

Pho Soup

  • 6 cups bone broth low sodium
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp sweetener
  • 1 lb sirloin or ribeye steak
  • 2 pks miracle noodles or yam noodles preferred for very low carb (can use shirataki)
  • 4-6 mushrooms


  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 jalapeno optional
  • 1/2 onion sliced (optional)
  • 1 Thai chili if you like it spicy
  • cilantro for garnish
  • Thai basil for garnish
  • lime wedges
  • sriracha optional


Make the broth

  • Char the onion and ginger under the broiler for 5 minutes or until charred.
  • Add all the whole spices in a pot and toast for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the bone broth in to the pot along with the charred ginger and onion.
  • Cover and simmer on low for 18 minutes.

Cut & Prepare Toppings

  • Add boiling hot water to your serving bowls and set side. This will help to keep your soup hot.
  • Slice the beef very thinly so it cooks once you add the hot broth.
  • Slice the mushrooms the same way. You can blanch the mushrooms and bean sprouts if you'd like but I like to let the hot broth do all the cooking.
  • Thinly slice the jalapeno Thai chili, and onion. Prep cilantro and Thai basil.
  • After 18 minutes of simmering the broth, remove the lid and add the sweetener and fish sauce. Bring to rolling boil to serve. The broth must be boiling hot.
  • Arrange the steak , noodles and mushrooms in your hot serving bowls. Pour hot broth over. Add onion & jalapeno slices if using. Squeeze a wedge of lime and garnish with Thai basil & cilantro. Now get messy, it's worth it!



Make sure to taste and adjust seasoning to your liking. the broth should be a little on the salty side so when you add the noodles, meat and veggies, it can even out.
This makes a great make ahead meal or amazing lunch with leftovers. Store the broth, meat and toppings Separate. Comes time for lunch, just heat and enjoy. The broth can also be frozen and used later on.
The carb count can go higher or lower depending on what toppings you use. These values are for the ingredients used in this recipe. 
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Serving: 1/3 recipeSugar: 2.3gFiber: 3.3gCalories: 327kcalFat: 7.1gProtein: 57gCarbohydrates: 11.9g
Keyword Asian, Best Keto Pho, Easy Keto Pho, Keto Pho, Pho
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