Creamy Mushroom Stroganoff is the perfect meal for true mushroom lovers. A creamy mushroom sauce, paired with egg noodles and fresh mushrooms, makes for the best meatless pasta meal.
Once I did a little research on the health benefits of mushrooms I was sold from that point on. It doesn’t take much convincing when you have the opportunity to eat something that tastes great and has several nutritional benefits. Am I right? They are the perfect protein with immune-boosting powers.
Traditional stroganoff recipes are served with beef, but I wanted to take a slightly different approach. There are many people who prefer to forgo meat sometimes or all together and others who are vegan. You can keep the recipe as is or switch out the beef broth for a preferred vegetable broth to stay in line with any dietary restrictions.
Did you know? Stroganoff originated in Russia and was created by a French chef that cooked for a wealthy family.
How to cook Mushroom Stroganoff:
First, I like to pull all of my ingredients out in front before I begin to make sure I’m not missing anything crucial for the dish (also known as mise en place). This is a good cooking practice to have if you don’t already.
Begin this recipe by chopping your onion into small pieces and place them to the side. Heat your cooking pan (at medium-low heat) to prevent your butter from burning. Once your cooking pan is ready, add butter and minced garlic.
Add the flour to the pan and stir until it begins to bind. Add the chopped onions to the pan. When the onions have cooked down enough to become translucent, add in the fresh mushrooms.
Any mushroom variety will do, but for this recipe, I chose white mushrooms. Not only are white mushrooms inexpensive, but they have a mild taste making them perfect for just about anything.
Spread your seasonings evenly over the top of the mushrooms and cook for a few minutes longer before adding in the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and cream of mushroom.
Cover then allow to cook for an additional 10 minutes. While the mushrooms are cooking, boil your egg noodles, drain, and set them to the side. The last thing you will add for the creamy sauce is the sour cream. And finally, add in the egg noodles and stir everything together.
A quick tip: If you prefer your sauce to be slightly thicker you can add more flour to get it to the desired consistency.
When you have these ingredients on hand this is a great dish to give a try. This recipe is fairly simple to put together and it doesn’t take much of your time to do so. The family will thoroughly enjoy this Creamy Mushroom Stroganoff — especially if you enjoy mushrooms as much as I do!