Apples and mild white miso lightly sweeten this easy noodle soup recipe. It's got plenty of flavor with few ingredients, but feel free to add a dash of hot sauce for zing. Serve with a watercress salad.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2012


Recipe Summary

35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add pork and cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink on the outside, about 2 minutes. Stir in apples and cook, stirring occasionally, until just beginning to soften, about 2 minutes more. Add broth and water; bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook according to the package directions, stirring occasionally.

  • When the noodles are almost done, carefully scoop out about 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid from the pan and combine with miso. Stir the miso mixture into the soup and remove from the heat. Serve immediately.


Depending on your supermarket, it might be hard to find a lean option for ground pork. But it's easy to make your own in a food processor. Choose a lean cut, such as loin or tenderloin. Cut into pieces and then pulse in a food processor until uniformly ground (being careful not to overprocess, turning the meat into mush). Or ask your butcher to grind it for you. Using lean pork or lamb instead of regular ground pork saves up to 164 calories and 5 grams of saturated fat per 3 ounces of cooked meat.

White or sweet miso (Shiromiso), made with soy and rice, is yellow and mild in flavor. Look for it near tofu at well-stocked supermarkets. It will keep in the refrigerator for at least a year.

Nutrition Facts

406 calories; protein 26.9g; carbohydrates 57.3g; dietary fiber 8.3g; sugars 10.3g; fat 8.9g; saturated fat 2.3g; cholesterol 49.4mg; vitamin a iu 7.7IU; vitamin c 4.3mg; folate 35.9mcg; calcium 44mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 98.7mg; potassium 478.8mg; sodium 766.8mg; thiamin 0.3mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
Quick and easy soup My grandson is a picky eater and was hesitant to try this soup as he is with pretty much everything. But because it contains some of his favorite foods like apples pork ( I called it sausage) and noodles he gave it a try. He loves this soup and it has become a stepping stone to trying other foods. Pros: Everybody in the family loves this soup Cons: None Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Fun soup to experiment with Used sesame instead of canola oil. Opal apples were a good fit. Next time I think I'll use Korean pear to dial back the sweetness. Might throw some cubes of tofu in as well and perhaps diced eggplant. Pros: Hearty simple prep tasty broth. Cons: Apple was slightly sweeter than I would have liked. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I was skeptical when I first found this recipe but after making it my significant other and I LOVE IT. Everything blends really well together and is awesome with seaweed as a side. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I kind of thought this looked gross but i was wrong it was delicious and my son asked for seconds! I threw in a chopped head of bok choy for good measure. Read More