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A bowl of miso soup with diced tofu and seaweed.

Easy Homemade Miso Soup Recipe

Course: Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Shinee
A bowl of warm and nourishing miso soup is a perfect addition to any meal. And it's simple and easy to make it at home with just 2 ingredients!
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  • 4 cups dashi stock Note 1
  • 2-3 tablespoons red or white miso paste or a combination of two Note 2
  • 4 oz silken tofu cubed, optional
  • 2 green onions green portion only, thinly sliced, optional


  • In a large saucepan, bring the stock to a boil.
  • Once stock is boiled, turn the heat down to low. Transfer about 1 cup of stock to a cup and stir in miso paste. Stir until miso paste is fully dissolved.
  • Pour the miso mixture back into the stock.
  • Add tofu and green onion. Simmer gently for 2 minutes and serve. (TIP: Don’t bring the soup to a boil after adding miso paste!)


Note 1a: I often use this dashi granules (equivalent of chicken bullion) to make a quick dashi stock. Simply bring 4 cups of water to a boil and stir in 2 teaspoons of dashi powder.
Note 1b: You can also use chicken stock, or vegetable stock, or clam stock instead of dashi.
Note 2: White miso paste is milder, while red miso paste has a stronger taste. I prefer to use a combination of both. If you’re new to miso soup, I recommend buying white miso paste.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1095mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg