Miso Soup


This miso soup is full of savory flavors. Add more dashi to your soup if you want a stronger stock. You can use yellow, white, or red miso paste for this soup — yellow miso is sweet and creamy, red miso is stronger and saltier.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

Did you know you can make restaurant-worthy miso soup in the comfort of your own home? Well, you can! You just need a good recipe — and that's where we come in. This miso soup recipe is bold, flavorful, and easy to make with just five ingredients.

What Is Miso Soup?

Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup that starts with a dashi stock and is flavored with miso paste. Dashi is an umami-rich stock made from dried seaweed and dried fish. Miso paste, meanwhile, is a paste made from soybeans, salt, and koji rice.

The brothy soup usually contains tofu and green onions. It can also feature seaweed, mushrooms, daikon, and more.

Miso soup is traditionally served with rice.

How to Make Miso Soup

You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

Miso Soup Ingredients

These are the basic, easy-to-find ingredients you'll need to make this top-rated miso soup recipe:

· Water: This easy miso soup recipe starts with four cups of water.
· Dashi granules and miso paste: Dashi granules and miso paste give the soup a bold, savory flavor base.
· Tofu: The protein in this miso soup is a package of diced silken tofu.
· Green onions: Diced green onions add a burst of color and flavor.

Best Miso Paste for Miso Soup

Miso paste comes in red, white, and yellow varieties. The type you use for soup is up to you and your preferences, but restaurants usually use red miso because it has the deepest flavor.

How to Make Miso Soup From Miso Paste

Here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make classic miso soup at home:

1. Bring the water and dashi granules to a boil.
2. Reduce the heat and whisk in miso paste.
3. Stir in the tofu and green onions.
4. Simmer and serve.

How to Store Miso Soup

Allow the miso soup to cool to room temperature, then transfer it to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove.

Can You Freeze Miso Soup?

Yes! Miso soup freezes well. Transfer the cooled soup to zip-top bags or ice trays, then freeze for up to two months. If you use freezer bags, make sure you leave about an inch of room at the top to allow for expansion.

We recommend adding the tofu and green onions after you thaw the soup.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Easy to make and tasty," according to Brownie5. "Made it for my husband when he wasn't feeling well. Wanted to give him something else instead of the chicken noodle soup he's been drinking. The tofu is a good source of protein to fill his stomach."

"I was looking to replicate the taste of restaurant miso soup at home," says Earnest Cavalli. "This does the job perfectly. That said, I prefer firm tofu to silky, but that's a personal taste thing. Either works great in this recipe."

"I've made this several times now and always make a huge batch to freeze," according to lnos. "Made it exactly with the addition of seaweed. Love this!!"

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 4 cups water

  • 2 teaspoons dashi granules

  • 3 tablespoons miso paste

  • 1 (8 ounce) package silken tofu, diced

  • 2 green onions, sliced diagonally into 1/2 inch pieces


  1. Combine water and dashi granules in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and whisk in miso paste. Stir in tofu. Separate the layers of green onions, and add them to the soup. Simmer gently for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.

    high view of miso soup with a fortune cookie and chopsticks
    Melissa Goff


Dashi is a basic stock used in Japanese cooking which is made by boiling dried kelp (seaweed) and dried bonito (fish). Instant dashi granules are sold in conveniently-sized jars or packets and vary in strength.

Learn how to cook rice to serve alongside miso soup!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

63 Calories
2g Fat
5g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 513mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 159mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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