Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Dish Dish

Miso Pasta

4 servings


20 minutes

total time


Kosher salt

16 ounces spaghetti, linguine or bucatini

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 tablespoons white (or red) miso

4 ounces Parmesan, finely grated (1 packed cup)

Kizami nori, furikake or thinly sliced seaweed snacks, for garnish (optional)


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente. Reserve 1 1/2 cups pasta water, then drain the pasta.

Add the butter, miso and 1 1/4 cups pasta water to the pot and whisk over medium heat until miso breaks down and liquid is uniform, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the pasta and Parmesan and cook, stirring vigorously with tongs until cheese is melted and sauce emulsifies. (The key word here is “vigorously.” To achieve a silky smooth pasta instead of a gloppy one, put your cacio e pepe skills to work.)

Divide among shallow bowls and sprinkle with nori or furikake, if using.


Serving Size




Total Fat

29 g

Saturated Fat

18 g

Unsaturated Fat

10 g

Trans Fat

1 g




996 mg

Total Carbohydrate

89 g

Dietary Fiber

4 g

Total Sugars

4 g


30 g

4 servings


20 minutes

total time
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