Colorful Root Vegetables and Pork Miso Soup

A hearty and mild, yet flavorful miso soup with pork and vibrant root vegetables. Potato, kabocha squash and sweet potato bring the sweetness into the soup. The perfect comfort food on a cold day!

Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2


  • ¼ lb (110g) pork belly cut into 2-inch slices
  • 1 potato cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ (60g) sweet potato cut into 1-inch pieces
  • (60g) kabocha squash cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¼ onion cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp. white miso
  • 16 fl oz.(450ml) water
  • 1 tsp. butter


  1. Heat butter in a pot over medium heat and add pork belly slices, potato, sweet potato, kabocha squash and onions. Cook for 2 minutes.

  2. Reduce heat. Add half of the water (8 fl oz.) and simmer for 10 minutes.

  3. Add remaining water and dissolve miso. Bring it to simmer. Serve.