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Spaghetti w/ Morel Mushrooms and Miso Brown Butter Sauce |

Miso Pasta

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at home
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: pasta recipe
  • Method: stove-top
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This Miso Pasta is full of depth and flavor. An easy weeknight meal that comes together in under 30 minutes.


Units Scale
  • 8 oz pasta- spaghetti, linguini, fettucini, penne, etc.
  • 12 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 23 cups mushrooms – morels, shiitake, cremini, maitake, oyster, etc.
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons white miso
  • 1/21 cup hot pasta water
  • 1/41/2 cup grated pecorino cheese
  • Cracked pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley


  1. Cook pasta: In a large pot, bring 2 quarts water to a boil along with 2 teaspoons salt, and cook pasta until al dente. Save 1 cup hot pasta water, when draining.
  2. Cook the mushroom In a large sauté pan, add the olive oil and garlic and shallots. Saute 1-2 minutes until just fragrant. Add mushrooms. Saute on med-low heat until tender, season with salt and pepper and set the mushrooms aside.
  3. In the same pan, add 1/4 cup butter, and lightly brown over low heat until golden and fragrant. To the brown butter, whisk in 1/2 cup pasta water and 1 tablespoon miso pasta and whisk. Whisk in the cheese and whisk until creamy.  Add more pasta water to loosen if you like.
  4. Place the cooked pasta into the creamy miso sauce, and toss well, then add the mushrooms, gently combining. Season with pepper.
  5. Sprinkle with Italian parsley.


Tip: For extra nuttiness,  toast your pasta first, placing it single-layered on a sheet pan in a 375F oven for 15-20 minutes or nicely golden, then cook like normal.


  • Serving Size: 1 ½ cups
  • Calories: 401
  • Sugar: 3.5 g
  • Sodium: 113.3 mg
  • Fat: 18.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.4 g
  • Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 12.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.9 mg

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