Potato Dirt Soup (a.k.a. Miso Soup)

  • Author: Nicole Dawson


This simple, yet delicious soup is the perfect blend American & Asian blend. Miso soup using diced potatoes instead of tofu, brings a new dimension of interest to our family favorite.



  • 68 C. water
  • 3 heaping TB. of white miso paste
  • 23 TB. tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 piece of kombu (if using)
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced


  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Add miso paste and stir to dissolve.
  3. Add in tamari (or soy) and your piece of kombu.
  4. Carefully, add diced potatoes to the pot.
  5. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook until potatoes have softened, 15-20 minutes.
  6. Season with extra tamari if desired.
  7. Remove kombu from broth and toss.
  8. Ladle into soup bowls and serve.
  9. To change-up your soup:
  10. Remove potatoes and serve broth as is.
  11. Replace potatoes with Tofu.
  12. Try adding in other ingredients such as shiitake mushrooms, scallions or udon noodles.

  • Category: Soups
  • Cuisine: Asian American
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