Healthy Japanese Soup Recipes

Find healthy, delicious Japanese soup recipes including ramen, miso and egg drop soup. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Spicy Ramen Cup of Noodles

Rating: 5 stars 8
Make your own cup of instant soup at home with this vegetarian ramen recipe. Pack several jars at once to take to work for easy lunches throughout the week.
By Devon O'Brien

Chicken Ramen with Bok Choy & Soy Eggs

Ditch the seasoning packet! Homemade ramen may take more time but it's worth it for the deep, impressive flavor.
Kathy Gunst
By Kathy Gunst

Pasta e Fagioli with Instant Ramen Noodles

Rating: 3 stars 1
Quick sautéed vegetables, canned tomatoes, dried oregano and canned beans transform ramen noodle soup mix into this classic Italian favorite in minutes. To cut back on sodium, look for ramen varieties with less than 600 mg sodium per serving or use less of the seasoning packet.
By Carolyn A Hodges, RD

Sichuan Ramen Cup of Noodles with Cabbage & Tofu

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
The Sichuan province in the southwestern corner of China is known for its fiery dishes. Here, the richness of tahini tempers the spicy chile paste in this cup-of-noodles-style mason jar soup recipe. You can grind the Sichuan peppercorns in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, or crush them with the bottom of a heavy skillet.
By Sarah DiGregorio

Sesame Instant Ramen Noodles with Broccoli & Soft-Boiled Egg

Rating: 4 stars 1
Jazz up basic ramen noodles with toasted sesame oil, quick-cooked broccoli and a jammy soft-boiled egg. To cut back on sodium, look for ramen varieties with less than 600 mg sodium per serving or use less of the seasoning packet.
By Carolyn A Hodges, RD

Japanese-Inspired Chicken Noodle Soup

Rating: 5 stars 2
This healthy, Japanese-inspired chicken noodle soup recipe is made with udon noodles and gets a hit of umami flavor from a swirl of miso at the end. To make the miso easier to stir into the soup, combine a little bit of the hot broth with the thick miso to thin it before adding to the rest of the soup.
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Easy Miso-Chicken Ramen

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
Warm up a chilly evening with this healthy chicken-and-vegetable ramen noodle bowl recipe. For a little spice, top with hot sauce, such as Sriracha. Look for dried curly Chinese-style noodles near other Asian ingredients in most well-stocked supermarkets. For a substitute, try whole-wheat angel hair pasta and cook for a few minutes longer.
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Japanese Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl

Rating: 4 stars 22
Here's the quintessence of Japanese home cooking: an aromatic, protein-rich broth served over rice. Admittedly, Japanese cooking leans heavily on sugar--for a less traditional taste, you could reduce or even omit the sugar.
By Victoria Abbott Riccardi

Seaweed Soup with Tofu

Rating: 4 stars 2
This fragrant, super savory seaweed soup is made with vitamin-rich wakame seaweed, the same kind often used for soups popular in Japanese and Korean cuisines.
By Jamie Purviance

Coconut Shrimp Curry with Instant Ramen Noodles

A splash of coconut milk and some curry powder elevate ordinary ramen soup into a memorable bowl of noodles. Add protein with cooked shrimp or cubed tofu and a pop of freshness with cilantro and lime juice. To cut back on sodium, look for ramen varieties with less than 600 mg sodium per serving or use less of the seasoning packet.
By Carolyn A Hodges, RD

Yasai-To-Tofu-no-Misoshiru (Hearty Miso Soup with Vegetables & Tofu)

Rating: 3 stars 1
Learn how to make miso soup with this veggie-packed recipe. Carrots, sweet potato, mushrooms and daikon bulk up this warm soup.
By Sonoko Sakai

Miso Soup Cup of Noodles with Shrimp & Green Tea Soba

Green tea soba noodles, or cha soba, are buckwheat noodles made with powdered green tea, which imparts a subtle grassy note and pretty color. You can find them in Japanese markets or online. Regular buckwheat soba noodles work just as well in this cup-of-noodles-style mason jar noodle soup.
By Sarah DiGregorio
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Inspiration and Ideas

Dashi Stock
Dashi is a versatile Japanese fish stock that only requires three ingredients. See some tips below for ideas for recipes to use it in.
Miso Vegetable Soup
Rating: Unrated 3
Tofu, rice and plenty of vegetables transform miso soup from a light accompaniment into a dish that's substantial enough to leave you feeling satisfied.