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Instant Pot Panda Express Chow Mein

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4.9 from 9 reviews

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes (plus 5-10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


A copy cat recipe for Panda’s chow mein…only it’s made faster, easier and cheaper in your Instant Pot.


  • 2 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 ribs of celery, sliced thinly
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 8 oz thin spaghetti
  • 8 oz chopped cabbage (about 34 cups)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp oyster sauce


  1. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. When the display says HOT add in the oil and swirl it around. Add in the onion and celery and sauté for about 4-5 minutes. Pour in the broth and scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is sticking. Turn off sauté setting. 
  2. Break the spaghetti in half and lay it in a criss cross pattern in the broth.

  3. Cover the spaghetti with the cabbage. 
  4. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes. When time is up let the pot sit for 5-10 minutes. Then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  5. Stir in the soy sauce and the oyster sauce. 
  6. Serve and enjoy!


I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. You can also use a 3 or 8 quart pot. 

  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Instant Pot