Low Calorie Miso Soup

5 Minute Japanese Miso Soup Recipe

This 5 Minute Low Calorie Miso Soup Recipe is just 24 calories and comes with lots of yummy miso soup add-ins! The authentic miso soup recipe can be made in just 5 minutes, and makes a perfect snack, starter, or side dish.

5 Minute Japanese Miso Soup Recipe

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 sheet nori (dried seaweed sheets)
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 teaspoons dried Dashi 
  • 2 tablespoons miso paste (or gluten-free miso paste)
  • ¼ cup cubed extra firm tofu
  • 2 green onions

Low Calorie Miso Soup

5 Minute Japanese Miso Soup Recipe

Healthy Miso Soup Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep – Cook the soup as directed (but do not add in the tofu yet.) Allow the soup to cool completely. Scoop single servings into individual containers, or family sized servings into gallon freezer bags (or jars/containers with lids). Add the cubed tofu in separate containers.
Frozen Soup – Be sure any container is only filled 2/3 full as the soup will expand in the freezer. Store for up to a month in the freezer. If freezing gallon bags, lay flat to freeze to save storage room. 
Refrigerated Soup – Will hold in the refrigerator for 4 days.
Reheating – Add to a medium or large sauce pot, heat frozen for 30 minutes on low (add tofu for the last 10 minutes). Or defrosted soup for 5-10 minutes over medium-low heat (add the tofu after 5 minutes).

Low Calorie Miso Soup

5 Minute Japanese Miso Soup Recipe

Low Calorie Miso Soup (JUST 24 CALORIES)

Lose Weight By Eating
This 5 minute Japanese miso soup recipe is easy and delicious, and best of all… low calorie!
I made a similar homemade miso soup recipe in my best selling cookbook Lose Weight By Eating Easy Dinners. But with this Japanese soup with tofu, we wanted to give you some added ingredients should you want to "Jazz Up" your homemade miso soup recipe.
Save money and time, and make your own. This 5 minute soup is the best miso soup recipe as it's fast, healthy, and delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish, starter
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 6 servings
Calories 24 kcal


Easy Miso Soup:

Miso Soup Add-Ins:

  • ¼ cup diced daikon
  • ¼ cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small potato cubed and cooked
  • Cubed and cooked fish crab, or chicken


  • Cut the nori in half, then cut into strips.
  • In a medium sauce pan bring the broth and dashi to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Add in the nori (plus any add ins) and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Scoop out 1/4 cup of the broth (I use a coffee cup to do this) and add the miso paste to the removed broth.
  • Whisk the miso paste and the 1/4 cup of broth until the miso is dissolved, then add back to the sauce pan along with the tofu and green onions.
  • Mix well, remove from the heat, and serve hot.


Calories: 24kcalCarbohydrates: 2.6gProtein: 1.8gFat: 1.1gSaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 517mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 0.9gCalcium: 28mgIron: 0mg
Keyword Miso Soup, Side Dish, soup
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