Beef Stroganoff

This easy Beef Stroganoff recipe can be made in about 30 minutes, it’s full of savory steak and mushrooms, and it’s absolutely delicious.  Feel free to serve over noodles, rice, polenta…you name it.

This 30-Minute Beef Stroganoff recipe is quick and easy to make, full of creamy steak and mushrooms, and SO savory and delicious! Feel free to serve over pasta, or rice, zucchini noodles -- you name it.

One of the questions I’ve been asked most since marrying Barclay is — “So what’s it like now living with a vegetarian?!”

My answer?  He’s sure a handsome one. 😉 😘  Also, not much has actually changed around here food-wise!

Before we met, I was already cooking primarily plant-based meals for myself when eating at home, with the occasional splurge once a week or so on a dish that included meat.  And that rhythm has continued to be a good balance for me, and has worked well for us as a couple.  It’s been a blast getting to introduce him to so many of my vegetarian favorites (and having him as an extra-willing taste tester as I’m tinkering around with new recipes).  Then on the nights when I get a craving for some meat, I’ll make it count with a dish that I really, really love.  (Which probably means that a bacon or steak splurge will be involved, yum.  Or once we move to Spain, I’m already looking forward to that Iberian ham!)  Sometimes Barc will snag a plate before I add the meat, but usually he’ll take the evening as an opportunity to make himself an enormous green salad for the night, which is his genuine idea of a dream dinner.  And it’s been a total win-win for us.

Anyway, today’s recipe for lightened-up Beef Stroganoff clearly fell into the “me night” category this month.  I actually shared this one on the blog for the first time four years ago, but thought I would bump it back up to the top of the blog today with some updated photos and a step-by-step video.  It’s long been one of my throwback comfort food faves.  But I especially love it because it’s quick and easy to make in just 30 minutes, plus I’ve lightened it up with a few modern updates, and it’s always so comforting and delicious.  Tons of our readers have also tried it and agreed.

So if you happen to fall in the steak-loving dinner camp, you’ve gotta try this one.  💛

Beef Stroganoff Recipe | 1-Minute Video

To make this recipe, begin by gathering a bunch of mushrooms. I’m partial to baby bellas, but just about any variety (or combo) of mushrooms will work here.  Slice them up into bite-sized pieces, then do the same with your steak of choice (I usually use flank steak).

Sauté the steak in a skillet until it is nice and browned.  Then set it aside, and sauté all of those mushrooms with some onions and garlic until they are nice and tender and ready to go.  Deglaze the pan with some white wine, being sure to scrape up any of those flavor-packed brown bites that are hiding on the bottom of the pan.  Add in your sauce, and let it simmer until it’s nice and thickened.  Add the steak back in, along with in some sour cream or Greek yogurt to make it nice and creamy.


Sprinkle with some fresh parsley for a bit of freshness.  (And, let’s be real, a bit of color to break up all of that brown!)


Then this deliciousness will be ready to dish up!  You can go the traditional route and serve it over egg noodles, or anything from rice to quinoa to polenta would also be delicious.  Sprinkle with one final crack of black pepper…

…and then dinner will be ready to go.

I’ve made this one literally dozens of times, and it never disappoints.  Hope you all enjoy it too!

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30-Minute Beef Stroganoff

Classic beef stroganoff is cooked with an amazing creamy mushroom sauce and served over egg noodles. And it all comes together in under 30 minutes!


  • 1 pound wide egg noodles
  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) butter, divided
  • 1.5 pounds thinly-sliced steak (I used flank steak)
  • Kosher salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 1 small white onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound sliced mushrooms (I used a mix of button and baby bella mushrooms)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (or you can substitute in more beef broth)
  • 1.5 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or light sour cream
  • optional garnishes: chopped fresh parsley, extra black pepper


  1. Cook egg noodles al dente in boiling, generously-salted water according to package instructions. (For optimal timing, I recommend actually adding the egg noodles to the boiling water at the same time that the beef broth is added to the stroganoff.)
  2. Meanwhile, as your pasta water is coming to a boil, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large saute pan** over medium-high heat. Add the steak in a single layer, seasoned with a few generous pinches of salt and pepper, and let it cook undisturbed for about 3 minutes to get a good sear. Flip the steak, and cook on the other side until browned, about another 3 minutes. Then remove steak from pan with a slotted spoon, and transfer to a separate plate. Set aside.  (**If your pan is not big enough to fit all of the steak in a single layer, then add just 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan and cook half of the steak. Then repeat with a second batch.**)
  3. Return pan to heat and add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Once it has melted, add the onions and saute for about 3 minutes. Add garlic and mushrooms, and stir to combine. Continue sauteing for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the mushrooms are cooked and the onions are soft. Add the white wine, and deglaze the pan by using your cooking spoon to scrape the brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Let the mixture cook down for an additional 3 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together the beef broth, worcestershire sauce and flour until smooth. Pour the beef broth mixture into the pan, and stir to combine. Let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then stir in the Greek yogurt (or sour cream) until combined, and then stir the cooked steak back in. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Serve over the egg noodles, garnished with parsley if desired.
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282 comments on “Beef Stroganoff”

  1. I found this recipe while searching for ideas to use ground beef. I made it exactly to the directions.(rare huh?) It was Delicious! I love mushrooms. However, my 2 sons both hate them. The youngest will pick them out and place them on my plate. The older just stops eating if he finds them. It’s a texture thing. I took your tip and used my immersion blender to puree the mushrooms into the sauce. Then I sat back and watched them both take seconds. The younger actually told me “this is good Mom”. I did find that pureeing thickened the sauce so I added more beef broth to thin it back out. I was hesitant to use the Greek yogurt but I’m really happy that I did. It made for a really flavorful sauce while cutting the Fat and Calorie content. I don’t have anything bad to say about this recipe. I’m eager to make it again using steak but the ground beef was delicious and economical as well. I look forward to trying other recipes from the site. Thank You!

    Rating: 5
  2. Love this recipe. Big hit with my family. Made it for the 4th time tonight. Takes me longer than 5 min prep time though……cant make it in 30 min.

  3. I love this recipe. Mine is very much the same. I coat the meat in the seasoned flour when cooking the sauce will thicken on its own. I use Merlot and I always add lots of dill ! YUMMY!

    Rating: 4
  4. I made this for my husband for dinner and he LOVED it. My husband does not eat mushrooms or onions so after i cooked them i placed them inside my blender to liquefy them and placed them back into the pan added the steak and warmed the whole pan back up. He Loved it!

    Rating: 5
  5. Came out excellent, I now have a recipe for leftover steak. I did add fresh grated Parmesan cheese and a poached egg.

    Rating: 5
  6. Very good !

    Rating: 5
  7. I am 64 years old and I’m pretty sure this is the best tasting thing I have ever made!!! I followed the EXCELLENT directons to a T. It was soooooooo good. My husband and I each had seconds and we have 3 lunches left. I did toss at least 4 oz. of noodles, so 12 oz. would have been fine. It’s kinda hard to find 16 oz. bags where I shop. GREAT RECIPE!!! THANK YOU!!!

    Rating: 5
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  9. I’ve made this a couple of times and it’s always fantastic! Absolutely love your blog :)

    Rating: 5
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  11. It was great, I think I would wait a little while after the mushrooms to put in the garlic but it garlic

    Rating: 4
  12. Amazing this recipe. Can’t wait to try. :D

    Rating: 5
  13. My husband loved it! Making again tomorrow with the left over rib eye we’re having tonight. Thank you for sharing your recipe! Blessings!

    Rating: 5
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  16. Fantastic recipe and easy. Loved how creamy and thick the sauce was with beautiful flavour!

    Rating: 5
  17. Have you ever made this recipe with ground beef? Looks so good but we have a freezer full of ground venison so hoping we could sub! Made your lemony artichoke pasta salad for the second time today and it was a hit, again! Thank you!

  18. Made this last night and the flavor was phenomenal!!!
    However, the meat was incredibly tough and chewy. What can I do to avoid this next time? I will admit that it was my first time cooking with skirt steak…
    I definitely want to master this recipe so it can be a regular in our home.

    Rating: 4
  19. Delicious!

    Rating: 5
  20. My husband said it was the best meal he has ever had, I agree! Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

    Rating: 5
  21. Fantastic recipe! I used red wine rather than white and my family loved it. This was my first time making beef stroganoff but I will definitely make it again.

    Rating: 5
  22. Nice photos and this dish really look delicious! Will try it out soon. Thank you for sharing!

    Rating: 5
  23. One of our new favorite dishes! My boyfriend and I (who have only had Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff up to now) LOVED it! We used Seggiano organic Toscani pasta (from Whole Foods) instead of egg noodles and it worked really well! Thanks for the easy and delicious recipe! I will be making this again very soon! Hope you’re doing well in Barcelona!

    Rating: 5
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  26. Really good, easy, really 30 minutes. Great after work meal.

    Rating: 5
  27. This is a delicious recipe. It won over some picky eaters tonight. Will make again for sure.

    Rating: 5
  28. I have been making my family receipe for years and although it is very good. I thought I would kick it up a notch and try this one. Wow! This was REALLY good! It’s a keeper. 👍
    The thing I did a little different.
    I simmered the meat with the broth mixture and mushrooms for 40 minutes.
    At the end just before serving I added the sour cream. Only because that is what I have been doing for years and I know without a doubt it works best for this family.
    Thank you for sharing this receipe.

    Rating: 5
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  30. Oh my goodness!!! This was so good my husband asked me to make it weekly :) Didn’t change a thing it turned out perfect.

    Rating: 5
  31. Omg amazing full of flavor only thing I did was add about 2/3 of a cup extra broth even with adding the wine I will begin making this once a week! Family cleaned the bowl!

    Rating: 5
  32. Omg best ever added 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard!!!! 5 stars😀

  33. I loved it will try again. I was nervous about sour cream. I don’t like sour cream. So I put some gravy to the side and tasted it with sour cream just in case. But it was actually good. I couldn’t tell sour cream was in it. I will make again. I also used chuck beef you use for beef stew. I just cut each cube in three’s.

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  36. Came out GREAT!!!

    Rating: 5
  37. My family loves stroganoff so I searched for a recipe. Found this recipe a few yrs ago & it’s my go to recipe! Always a hit when I make it. I follow the recipe & it’s deliciously perfect every time. Thank you for sharing this. Amazing photos btw! It’s what caught my attention 😁

    Rating: 5
  38. A+++ This was excellent! I used stew meat because I had some I needed to use – I browned it and then simmered it for two hours in the beef broth first and then proceeded with your recipe.
    Absolutely delish!!!
    Thank you

    Rating: 5
  39. Great recipe! Super good taste and fairly easy! Thanks for sharing!

    Rating: 5