23 Recipes With Miso Paste

Looking for a little something different in your cooking? These 23 recipes with miso paste showcase how this humble ingredient can transform your dishes into star-worthy creations. From heartwarming soups to delightful desserts, miso paste adds a unique umami twist to everyday meals.


Recipes With Miso Paste

What Is Miso?

Miso, a staple in Japanese cooking, is a fermented paste that’s usually made from soybeans, salt, and koji (a type of fungus). It comes in various types like white (Shiro), red (Aka), and mixed (Awase), each offering a different flavour profile. 

White miso is milder and sweeter, perfect for light soups and dressings, while red miso is more robust and salty, ideal for heartier dishes. Mixed miso offers a balance between the two. 

The magic of miso lies in its rich, savory flavor, known as umami, which adds depth and complexity to dishes. It’s smooth in texture and can easily blend into a variety of recipes.

How To Store Miso

Storing miso is easy! Keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This way, it can last for several months, even up to a year. The cool temperature slows down fermentation, keeping its flavour consistent. Just remember, a little goes a long way!

Here is my other post on why I love it and different ways to use miso!


Recipes With Miso Paste

Here is my curated list of must-try miso recipes. I hope you get inspired. Do you have a favourite recipe with miso paste? Let me know in the comments! Irena xo

Tomato Miso Roasted Eggplant
Rich in umami flavour, this is a dream dish for any eggplant lover and can be served as a side or a main with rice, quinoa or noodles. Vegan, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free.

Calories: 231
Carbs: 21.6 grams
Protein: 3.8 grams
Fat: 16.6 grams
Get the recipe here
Roasted Eggplant With Tomato Miso Sauce
Baked Sweet Potatoes With Miso Butter
Japanese-inspired whole baked sweet potatoes with miso butter and sesame seeds are great as a nutritious side dish, vegetarian main, or breakfast.

Calories: 279
Carbs: 28.7 grams
Protein: 3.7 grams
Fat: 17.6 grams
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Miso butter with baked sweet potatoes
Easy Miso Butter
Miso butter is the most delicious and versatile condiment that is full of that savoury, salty umami flavour and can be used in many ways as a sauce, spread, filling or seasoning.
Calories: 96
Carbs: 0.9 grams
Protein: 0.5 grams
Fat: 10.3 grams
Get the recipe here
Miso Butter
Grilled Miso Salmon
A simple, yet flavorful way to cook salmon. It's cooked with a delicious caramelized miso glaze on the outside and stays flaky and moist in the middle. Recipe from The Recipe Critic.
Calories: 382
Carbs: 8 grams
Protein: 48 grams
Fat: 16 grams
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Grilled Miso Salmon
Miso Ramen
A classic, with a rich and flavorful miso-based broth. Unlike the instant ramen seasoning packets filled with sodium and artificial flavors, miso adds umami, depth, and dimension to the broth. Recipe from Well Plated.
Calories: 805
Carbs: 49 grams
Protein: 55 grams
Fat: 43 grams
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Sautéed Swiss Chard Recipe with Miso Butter
Sautéed Swiss Chard Recipe with Miso Butter is super nutritious. 5 ingredients, this high in vitamin E Swiss Chard Recipe is the best healthy side dish! Gluten-Free, Soy-Free. Recipe from I Heart Umami.
Calories: 155 cals
Carbs: 9 grams
Protein: 5.2 grams
Fat: 13 grams
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Chard Recipe Sauteed with miso butter I-Heart-Umami-3
Miso Soup
A staple, comforting and customizable with your favorite veggies. This is a traditional Japanese soup made with a savory miso, dashi broth with minimal amounts of tofu, seaweed and green onions added. Recipe from Gimme Some Oven.
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Miso Glazed Eggplant
It's savory and slightly sweet, perfect as a side dish. When miso paste meets eggplants, it turns the eggplant flesh into meat-like pieces that are moist, soft, and broiled. Recipe from The Conscious Plant Kitchen.
Calories: 147.1 grams
Carbs: 19.1 grams
Protein: 3.9 grams
Fat: 2.7 grams
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Miso Buddha Bowl
Miso Buddha Bowl is a blend of veggies, Tempeh, and Miso Dressing with a touch of Japanese flavor. Recipe from Lena's Vegan Living.
Calories: 421
Carbs: 48 grams
Protein: 17 grams
Fat: 18 grams
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Miso Buddha Bowl
Ginger Miso Zoodle Bowl
A simple, flavorful, and healthy soup! This bowl is the epitome of easy, delicious, and healthy to boot! A total win. Recipe from Eazy Peazy Mealz.
Calories: 39
Carbs: 5 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Fat: 1 gram
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Miso Caesar Salad
Add a twist to the classic Caesar with a miso-infused dressing. Recipe from Real Simple.
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Miso Caesar Salad
Miso Butter Pasta
Creamy and umami-rich, an easy weeknight dinner. This vegan dinner pairs spaghetti and meaty shiitakes with an irresistible sweet and savory sauce. Recipe from Jessica In The Kitchen.
Calories: 325
Carbs: 51 grams
Protein: 10 grams
Fat: 9 grams
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Miso Butter Pasta
Miso-Ginger Dressing
Ideal for salads or as a marinade. It just elevates anything it’s drizzled over, including veggies, fish and chicken. Recipe from Foxes Love Lemons.
Calories: 138
Carbs: 5 grams
Protein: 1 gram
Fat: 13 grams
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Miso Roasted Vegetables
A healthy and flavorful side dish. This tray of potato, sweet potato, carrot and onion are caramelized to golden perfection with a gorgeous miso-garlic-soy dressing. With plenty of fresh herbs and Japanese spices to finish, this is a great way to use up all the stray root veggies in your pantry. Recipe from Cook Republic.
Calories: 314
Carbs: 69 grams
Protein: 8 grams
Fat: 2 grams
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Miso Roasted Vegetables
Miso Fried Rice
Give your fried rice an umami boost. This is the perfect opportunity to use miso butter by simply adding to fried rice and then load up on Napa cabbage and mushrooms. Recipe from Tried And True Recipe.
Calories: 409
Carbs: 52 grams
Protein: 14 grams
Fat: 17 grams
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Miso Honey Chicken
A sweet and savory delight. This grilled chicken recipe has vibrant flavor and a crusty exterior. Recipe from A Spicy Perspective.
Calories: 339
Carbs: 22 grams
Protein: 38 grams
Fat: 11 grams
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Miso Cod
Also known as Black Cod with Miso, this classic Japanese seafood dish is delicate, buttery, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Recipe from Just One Cookbook.
Calories: 136
Carbs: 2 grams
Protein: 27 grams
Fat:1 gram
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Miso Cod
Creamy Miso Coconut Butter Beans
Loving this one-pot wonder with toasted bread. The miso gives the sauce a lovely rich flavour, which balances out really well with the coconut cream and aromatic dill. Recipe from So Vegan.
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Miso-Marinated Tofu
Great for vegans, packed with flavor. The miso marinade gives the tofu a nice depth while the sauce adds creaminess. You can cook it on the grill for some additional smokey aromas, or simply in a pan. Recipe from Cooking With Elo.
Calories: 359
Carbs: 13 grams
Protein: 14 grams
Fat: 29 grams
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Miso-Marinated Tofu
Miso Chocolate Brownies
Miso adds a twist to this chocolatey treat. These miso brownies are incredibly fudgy with a paper-thin crackly layer on top. Recipe from Teak And Thyme.
Calories: 3249
Carbs: 393 grams
Protein: 50 grams
Fat: 184 grams
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Miso Chocolate Brownies
Miso Tahini Cookies
Yes, miso in cookies! It adds a unique, savory depth. This is a sophisticated, grown-up cookie. If you want a peanut butter type cookie but can’t eat peanuts this satisfies that craving. Recipe form Amalgam Kitchen.
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Miso Caramel Sauce
Perfect for drizzling over ice cream or cakes. Step aside salted caramel, this homemade miso caramel sauce recipe is here to stay. Recipe from Takes Two Eggs.
Calories: 278
Carbs: 110.44 grams
Protein: 7.98 grams
Fat: 70.53 grams
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Miso Caramel Sauce
Miso Peanut Butter Cookies:
A nutty, savory-sweet combination. The most perfect textured cookies with crispy edges and unbelievably chewy middles that only get better the next day. Recipe from The Baker Chick.
Calories: 130
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Irena Macri
By Irena Macri

About the author: Hi, I’m Irena Macri. I share delicious recipes that I have cooked and loved. I am a published cookbook author, have been food blogging for over 10 years and have a Diploma in Nutrition. You will find many healthy recipes as well as my favourite comfort food. More about me here | Subscribe to my newsletter and freebies

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