Creamy Miso Pasta Recipe This savory and oh-so-creamy miso pasta makes a dreamy, simple weeknight meal. While miso may not be everyone’s first thought for a prime pasta ingredient, trust me, it is a game-changer. Miso pasta is not only delicious but nutritious, thanks to our star umami ingredient. The paste boasts a myriad of
This savory and oh-so-creamy miso pasta makes a dreamy, simple weeknight meal. While miso may not be everyone’s first thought for a prime pasta ingredient, trust me, it is a game-changer.
Miso pasta is not only delicious but nutritious, thanks to our star umami ingredient. The paste boasts a myriad of health benefits, including gut-healthy probiotics. It is a stellar alternative to milk or heavy-cream based sauces.
With that in mind, I hope that you are willing to give this creamy miso pasta recipe a try!
When I shared this creamy miso pasta recipe on Tik Tok, I received numerous comments regarding this pasta shape. This unique noodle is called Zite N°10, and is best known for being served at wedding breakfasts in Italy. You can score a box of these pasta noodles online or at your local Italian supermarket.
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook pasta according to box instructions. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of pasta water.
2. Heat a large saucepan over med-high heat. Add olive oil to a pan and add in 1 tbsp butter, garlic, and shallots. Cook until soft 3-4 minutes. Add in the remainder of butter and lemon juice. Once melted, add in miso paste and pasta water (1/2 cup at a time). Mix together until the miso is softened and combined.
3. Bring to low heat and let the sauce simmer. Add in 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese. Mix together until combined.
4. Add pasta to the saucepan and toss it together until all noodles are evenly coated. If the sauce is too thin, combine cornstarch and water separately and add to the mixture. Add 1 tbsp of butter to the pasta and parmesan cheese. Mix well.
5. Plate pasta and top with parmesan cheese and black pepper. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Leftover creamy miso pasta will keep in the refrigerator for approximately three days. We do not suggest freezing leftover cooked pasta. However, the miso paste can be stored in the freezer safely for up to six months.
The best way to reheat your leftover pasta is on the stovetop using a frying pan at low heat. Add olive oil and a splash of water to the pan before putting the pasta in to prevent sticking. Then, stir and cook the pasta until it is warmed completely. You may even leave your pasta in the pan a little longer, allowing it to develop a slightly crunchy texture that pairs delightfully with the silky miso-based sauce.
Why miso paste?
Miso paste boasts a rich, umami flavor. It pairs perfectly with savory meals like this creamy miso pasta. Furthermore, miso paste may be reused in other future recipes, from marinades to sizzling soups.
Can I use different pasta noodles?
I tend to prefer longer, stringier pasta shapes for this recipe, but feel free to use whatever shape of pasta you have stored in your pantry.
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