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Vegan-Friendly Miso Pasta

This one-pot miso pasta is brimming with an unique depth of flavours, chief among them savoury shades of umami! The recipe is vegan-friendly - simply swap out the parmesan for vegan parm or more nutritional yeast for a completely plant-based option.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Contemporary, Fusion
Servings 4


  • 250 gm spaghetti/ pasta of choice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp miso
  • ⅓ -½ cup parmesan (alternatively use vegan parmesan)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast + more for sprinkling
  • ½ - 1 cup pasta water (as required)
  • furikake (for garnish)


  • Add pasta to a boiling pot of salted water Cook until just shy of al dente. Drain reserving about 1 cup of pasta water.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick skillet. Add the miso along with about half a cup of pasta water, stirring to break down/ emulsify the miso.
  • Add the pasta, continuously tossing so that it is coated with the miso sauce.
  • Add the parmesan and nutritional yeast (and up to ½ cup of more pasta water if required), continuing to toss with tongs so that the cheese melts, with both the parmesan and nutritional yeast uniformly combining into a sauce which is smooth and glossy.
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  • Serve hot off the skillet with a seasoning of furikake and more nutritional yeast on top along with wilted greens (optional)
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Keyword Vegan-friendly Miso Pasta