8 Easy Japanese Miso Soup Recipes You’ll Love

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Find a new favorite Miso Soup Recipe that’ll warm your heart and soul with these 8 variations! Learn how to make it and enjoy a healthy and delicious Japanese soup!

wakame miso soup in a soup bowl.

Have you ever experienced the delicious flavor of soup served in a Japanese restaurant? Beyond the classic tofu and scallions, the miso soup offers many variations.

I’ll be sharing my favorite eight miso soup recipes, so you can easily savor the comforting flavors right at your home!

    This recipe is for you if:
  • You love Japanese miso soup.
  • You want to make miso soup.
  • You are looking for miso soup recipes.

Let’s get started!

1. Tofu Miso Soup

tofu miso soup served in a bowl.

If you’re looking for a cozy, healthy, and delicious meal to enjoy at home, try making authentic Japanese Tofu Miso Soup. With just 10 minutes of prep time, you can easily whip up this tasty dish in no time.

Ingredients: Miso paste, katsuobushi dashi granules, tofu, and scallions

2. Mushroom Miso Soup

mushroom miso soup in a saucepan.

Make your own authentic, delicious and easy Mushroom Miso Soup in 10 minutes! This cozy yet healthy soup will keep you warm on those chilling mornings!

Ingredients: Miso paste, kombu dashi powder, shiitake, shimeji, eringi, and maitake.

3. Wakame Seaweed Miso Soup

wakame seaweed miso soup served in a bowl.

Make your Wakame Seaweed Miso Soup at home with this simple recipe! This classic Japanese dish is perfect for anyone who loves healthy, flavorful soups.

Ingredients: Miso paste, kombu dashi powder, tofu, wakame seaweed, scallions

4. Daikon Miso Soup

daikon miso soup in a saucepan.

This Daikon Miso Soup is a hearty and healthy Japanese soup. The daikons are tender, and the dashi (soup stock) has an umami flavor that makes it rich in taste. If you love daikon and soup, this recipe is for you!

Ingredients: Miso paste, niboshi dashi, daikon, daikon leaves, aburaage

5. Kabocha Miso Soup

If you’re in the mood for a hearty and delicious soup, try making this authentic Japanese Kabocha Miso Soup. Made with niboshi dashi, it’s packed with umami flavor and easy to prepare.

Ingredients: Miso paste, niboshi dashi, kabocha squash, komatsuna, and tofu

6. Summer Vegetable Miso Soup

summer vegetable miso soup served in a bowl.

This Summer Vegetable Miso Soup is a great way to enjoy the summer heat with flavorful and hearty vegetables. You will have a healthy, nutritious soup in 10 minutes with miso and lots of colorful vegetables!

Ingredients: Miso paste, niboshi dashi powder, zucchini, eggplant, and tomato

7. Natto Miso Soup

natto miso soup served in a bowl.

If you love natto but are not too fond of its stick-to-your-mouth texture, then this Natto Miso Soup will be perfect for you! Let’s learn how to make it!

Ingredients: Miso paste, dashi packet, natto, shimeji mushrooms, and scallion

8. Japanese Sweet Potato Miso Soup

Japanese sweet potato miso soup in a saucepan.

Try this delicious and hearty bowl of Japanese Sweet Potato Miso Soup! Made with savory miso paste and tender sweet potatoes, this soup will surely satisfy and nourish you!

Ingredients: Miso paste, dashi powder, Japanese sweet potato, onion, and aburaage

Ingredient Variations

ingredients of choice for miso soup.

The ingredients of choice are limitless, so we don’t get bored eating the soup every day. Here are the ingredients you can pick for your miso soup!

  • Root Vegetables – Daikon radish, sweet potato, carrot, onion, potatoes, gobo
  • Leafy Vegetables – Spinach, bok choy
  • Other Vegetables – Green onions, chives, scallions, kabocha squash, tomatoes, eggplant, green beans, zucchini, cabbage, napa cabbage, moyashi sprout
  • Mushrooms – Shiitake mushrooms, eringi mushrooms, shimeji mushrooms
  • Dried Seaweed – Wakame seaweed, aosa, tororo kombu,
  • Soybean Products – Silken tofu, firm tofu, aburaage, atsuage, natto
  • And many more – Egg, clams, fish cake

Pick your favorite ingredient from the list and make your own miso soup daily! By the way, I like to put three or more ingredients to make it a hearty soup.

Dive Deeper into the World of Miso Soup!

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To learn more about miso soup, you can explore these articles:

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8 Easy Japanese Miso Soup Recipes

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 3 minutes
Total: 8 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: JURI
This guide is a great place to start if you're looking for miso soup ingredients. Learn the basics for the authentic recipe and savor the taste of Japan!


  • Miso Paste
  • Dashi Stock
  • Ingredients of choice
  • Water




  • In Japanese cooking, it is common to cut tofu on your palm. Doing so lets you gently transfer the tofu directly into the pot after cutting without worrying about breaking it.
  • Always add miso paste after turning off the heat. If you boil the miso, you will lose the excellent flavor.
  • When adding the miso to your soup, stir gently (try not to break the tofu).
  • I highly recommend the miso measuring whisk for convenience and precision! 
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: miso soup recipe
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