Nothing screams comfort food like a big bowl of noodles. And when you mix in a creamy, miso sauce with tons of garlic…. well you’re just going to have to take my word for it, they are GOOD. In fact, these Creamy Garlic Miso Noodles are now my wife’s absolute favorites.
This is a super simple recipe anyone can make.
And it checks all the boxes…
- super creamy sauce
That’s a big bowl of deliciousness right there, especially on a dark, blustery evening in the Pacific Northwest when your 15 yr old heat pump decides to go kaput.
No worries, space heaters and a fireplace kept us nice and warm, and we’ll get an estimate on a new one tomorrow so we’re good for now. A little chilly, but good.
Anyway, this recipe is the perfect meal to warm you up.
Creamy Garlic Miso Noodles
So we’ll make this in 3 stages.
- Stage 1 is where we’ll prep our mushrooms and cream sauce.
- Stage 2 is where we’ll prepare our pasta
- Stage 3 is when we cook our mushrooms and mix everything together.
I used a pound (16oz) of Baby Bellas (cremini) Mushrooms but any kind will work. Clean and slice them, then set them aside.
Then, dice a large yellow onion for about 2 to 2 1/2 cups of diced onion and add that to a saucepan. Add 1 cup of veggie broth and simmer until the liquid has just about disappeared. Stir in your minced garlic for about 30 seconds, just to take the bite off the garlic, and then dump the contents directly into your blender.
Add the cashews, 1/2 cup water, the spices, and the miso. Miso is a fermented soybean paste and should be available in most grocery stores. If you can’t find it I’ll add a link to Amazon along with the blender I use.
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Don’t blend yet, as we’re not done with all the ingredients. Just add everything to the blender jar and set it aside for now.
Now we can prepare our spaghetti.
I like Brown Rice Pasta but feel free to use whatever you have on hand. When the spaghetti is done, remove 1/2 cup of that pasta water and add that to your blender too. Now we can blend our sauce until it’s super creamy. You may have to scrape down the sides a few times.
The Vitamix blender makes this job a breeze.
Now we can start our mushrooms.
Add all your sliced mushrooms to a large saute pan along with the soy sauce. Saute them over med-high heat until all the liquid has been released and evaporated. Now we can drain our pasta and add that to the pan with the mushrooms.
And finally, we can add our cream sauce, stirring well to mix everything together. The starch in the pasta water will help thicken our sauce.
Let it simmer and thicken for a minute or so and then serve. I topped mine with chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds.
And let me just say, I have a LOT of picky eaters in my house. My grandson, my cat, and especially my WIFE.
But she DEVOURED this, so it definitely has her stamp of approval and I have the feeling it will become a regular part of our weekly rotation.
Hope you enjoy this as much as we did, and for those of you who are wondering: yes, my shingles are much better. The last 2 weeks have been rough, but I think I am turning the corner.
Thanks for all your well-wishes. Take care and we’ll see you next week.Print
These Creamy Garlic Miso Noodles are so comforting, they have just become a new favorite and will definitely be on our weekly rotation
- 1 medium yellow onion (about 2 cups)
- 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
- 3–4 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 heaping tablespoon white miso
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- pinch of salt
- 12 oz brown rice spaghetti
- 16oz baby bella mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds for garnish
- Clean and slice mushrooms, set aside.
- Dice onion and add to saucepan with 1 cup veggie broth
- Cook until liquid has almost evaporated, then stir in garlic
- After 30 seconds, add the onions & garlic to your blender
- Also add the cashews, water, spices, and miso to the blender
- BUT DON’T BLEND YET. Set aside for now.
- Prepare pasta according to package directions
- Do not drain yet but remove 1/2 cup pasta water and add to blender
- Now you can blend the sauce until it’s smooth and creamy
- Add mushrooms to a large saute pan along with the soy sauce
- Cook until their liquid has been released and mostly evaporated
- Drain pasta and add it to your mushrooms
- Add cream sauce and stir to mix well ensuring everything is coated
- Simmer for a minute or two until sauce thickens
- Garnish with chopped green onions and/or toasted sesame seeds if desired
Keywords: miso noodles