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This easy beef stroganoff recipe is made with the most delicious garlicky creamy mushroom sauce and can be ready to go in just 30 minutes! Feel free to serve over any kind of noodles, rice, or polenta.

Beef Stroganoff

For those days when you’re craving a cozy and comforting bowl of beef and noodles…

…this classic beef stroganoff recipe is here for you, friends. ♡

It’s made with a quick sauté of tender steak (or you can opt for ground beef) and a perfectly-browned mushrooms, and tossed with the richest, savory, garlicky cream sauce (that I’ve lightened up a bit and made without heavy cream). And when served warm over a big bowl of noodles, rice or polenta, get ready for a delicious burst of nostalgia. Because this retro recipe is total comfort food and always so satisfying and delicious.

The other bonus with this particular beef stroganoff recipe is that it’s actually incredibly quick and easy to make in just about 30 minutes. So the next time you need a quick weeknight meal that’s sure to please a crowd, bring out the beef and mushrooms and let’s sauté up some stroganoff together!

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Beef Stroganoff Ingredients

Classic Beef Stroganoff Ingredients:

First, a few quick notes about ingredients. (Amounts are included in the full recipe below.)  To make the best beef stroganoff recipe, add the following to your grocery list:

  • Mushrooms: I’m partial to baby bella mushrooms for this recipe, but just about any variety or combination of mushrooms will work in this recipe.
  • Steak: I recommend flank steak, but any stir-fry-friendly cut of steak will do. Be sure to thinly-slice the steak against the grain so that it will be nice and tender. (Or you can opt to make beef stroganoff with ground beef instead, if you prefer.)
  • Sauce Ingredients: Butter, onion, garlic, white wine, beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, flour and plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream) are the ingredients used to make classic beef stroganoff sauce. If you prefer not to cook with wine, feel free to just add in a little extra beef stock instead.
  • Egg Noodles: I always grew up eating stroganoff served over egg noodles, but rice, polenta, quinoa, zoodles or any other kind of noodles would also be delicious.
  • Garnishes: Finally, feel free to sprinkle on some chopped fresh parsley as a colorful garnish. Plus I always like to add an extra twist of black pepper too.

Step by step photos of how to make Beef Stroganoff

How To Make Beef Stroganoff:

Full instructions are included in the recipe below. But as a quick overview, to make this recipe for beef stroganoff we will simply…

  1. Cook the noodles: First, heat the water for your pasta to cook, then cook the pasta until al dente and drain. (I recommend adding the pasta at the same that that you add in the beef stock in Step 4 for optimal timing.)
  2. Sauté the steak: While the pasta water is heating, sauté the steak in a single layer (you may need to do this in two batches) until browned, then transfer to a clean plate.
  3. Sauté the veggies: Next, in that same pan, sauté the onions, mushrooms and garlic until browned. Then we will add in some wine to deglaze and lift up all of those flavorful brown bits that are stuck to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Finish the sauce: And while the wine is deglazing the pan, we’ll whisk together the beef stock, Worcestershire sauce and flour. Then pour the mixture into the sauté pan and let it simmer for a bit, add in the steak and Greek yogurt, and season with salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Serve: Then serve it up nice and hot over noodles, rice or poleta, sprinkled with a bit of parsley if you would like, and enjoy!

Beef Stroganoff in saute pan with wooden spoon

Beef Stroganoff Variations:

This classic beef stroganoff recipe is quite flexible, so feel free to customize the ingredients as you wish! For example, you could also…

  • Add extra veggies: Feel free to add any other stir-fry-friendly veggies that you love to the veggie sauté. For example, asparagus, bell peppers, or broccoli would all be delicious additions.
  • Add extra heat: If you would like to give the sauce a bit of a kick, add in a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Use ground beef: You could also swap ground beef for the steak if you would like to make this a ground beef stroganoff recipe.
  • Use a different protein: Or if steak isn’t your thing, this recipe is would also be delicious with chicken, pork or tofu.
  • Make it gluten-free: To make gluten-free beef stroganoff, you can either swap a 1-to-1 gluten-free flour for the all-purpose flour. Or alternately, you can choose to thicken the sauce with a cornstarch slurry (equal parts cornstarch and cold water that have been whisked together), adding in a tablespoon at a time while the sauce is simmering until it reaches your desired level of thickness.
  • Make it vegetarian: My husband and I are also big fans of this vegetarian mushroom stroganoff recipe.

Beef stroganoff with noodles in bowl

What To Serve With Beef Stroganoff:

Here’s what I love to serve with this beef stroganoff recipe:

  • Green salad: A simple green salad, such as my everyday salad.
  • Side of veggies: Such as roasted asparagus or roasted Brussels sprouts.
  • Wine: It’s the perfect occasion to drink the rest of that bottle of crisp white wine that you used earlier in the recipe. Or of course, any full-bodied red would also taste delicious with the steak.
  • Dessert: And if you would like to balance out the savory with some sweet, you can’t go wrong with any of the cookies or dessert recipes on Gimme Some Oven.
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Beef Stroganoff

30-Minute Beef Stroganoff

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x

Description

This classic beef stroganoff recipe is made with the most delicious garlicky creamy mushroom sauce and can be ready to go in just 30 minutes! Feel free to serve over any kind of noodles, rice, or polenta.


Ingredients

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  • 1 pound uncooked wide egg noodles
  • 1/4 cup butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds thinly-sliced steak (I recommend flank steak)
  • fine sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 1 small white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound sliced mushrooms (I used a mix of button and baby bella mushrooms)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine*
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or light sour cream
  • chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook the noodles: Cook egg noodles in a large stockpot of generously-salted water until they are al dente, according to package instructions, then drain. (For optimal timing, I recommend adding the egg noodles to the boiling water at the same time that you begin Step 4, listed below.)
  2. Sauté the steak: Meanwhile, as your pasta water is coming to a boil, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large sauté 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, another 2-3 minutes. Then remove steak from pan with a slotted spoon, transfer to a clean plate, and set aside.  (If your pan is not big enough to fit all of the steak in a single layer, cook half of the steak in 1 tablespoon of butter. Then repeat with a second batch.)
  3. Sauté the veggies: Add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter to the sauté pan. Once it has melted, add the onions and sauté for about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and sauté for an additional 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the mushrooms are cooked and the onions are soft. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.  Then 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. Finish the sauce: While the wine cooks down, whisk together the beef stock, Worcestershire sauce and flour until smooth in a separate bowl. Pour the beef stock mixture into the sauté pan, stir to combine, then let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the Greek yogurt (or sour cream) and cooked steak until combined. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Serve: Serve warm over egg noodles, garnished with a sprinkle of parsley and an extra twist of black pepper, if desired.


Notes

Wine substitute: If you prefer not to cook with white wine, you can just add in an extra 1/2 cup of beef stock instead.

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  1. Ah! Here’s the insta mushrooms!
    Love that this is only 30 minutes and will totally make my hubbies belly happy (and mine too!)
    Pinned!

  2. This looks amazing! The Mr. would totally be all over this in a heartbeat, or more, in 30 minutes!

  3. I was literally just saying to my husband that we should make beef stroganoff!! Looks incredible and I love that you healthified it!

  4. Now this is my kind of dinner! Quick and mouthwatering! :)

  5. I could literally eat mushrooms every day! They are so good. Love this beef stroganoff recipe! It looks wonderful, Ali!

  6. I LOVED Strega Nona! A countryside covered in noodles? Sounds like my idea of heaven :)

    In addition to Worcestershire, I love adding a splash or two of low sodium soy in lieu of salting the dish – adds that little “what is that flavor??” without being too much. It really compliments the mushrooms and beef beautifully. Now I’m hungry!

  7. Yum – its been a while since Ive made stroganoff. This sounds so easy and delicious!

  8. Beef stroganoff is my husband’s absolute favorite meal. I have to try this lighter, quicker version soon!

  9. Made healthier with Greek yogurt is a great idea! I love Beef Stroganoff, but have avoided it as I got older because of the need for healthier choices. This looks delicious and is made healthier, so I can finally have it again. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Strega Nona! It’s been years since I’ve even thought of this book. I bet my boys would love this story. I’ve added to our library list!

    Beef stroganoff totally reminds me of my childhood, too. It’s just so comforting. I can’t get over all those mushrooms. Definitely the best part. Besides the beef. And the sauce. And the noodles. :)

  11. Strega Nona is the best! Always makes me so hungry for pasta. And this beef stroganoff looks amazing, making me hungry too! I love how you used a lot of mushrooms :)

  12. This is my kinda food too! Classic and comforting! I have beef stew in the slow cooker now…and I LOVE how you added yogurt..I think I’ll do that to my bowl to cream things up a bit!

  13. Strega Nona is everything!!! oh my god I want to internet hug you just for bringing the wonderful memory of that book back into my life, what a classic!!

  14. I love the Greek yogurt substitution, Ali! I haven’t had stroganoff in years….definitely time to bring it back.

  15. Your mention of Strega Nona brought back so many wonderful childhood memories. I remember checking it out at the library all the time when I was a kid. Anyway, this stroganoff looks delicious– I’m amazed with all the things you can do with Greek yogurt!

  16. Classic comfort food! So delicious!

  17. Love this great classic dish. Will have to check out Strega Nona:)

  18. Such a classic……that I finally need to make! Looks so good, Ali!

  19. Wow, I had forgotten about that book! I loved it (popular in New Zealand, too), though I think I found it a little scary for some reason. Out of control pasta!! This recipe is going on the menu for next week – thanks!

  20. Can’t wait to try the recipe. I haven’t made beef stroganoff in ages and your recipe looks mighty yummy! Also, I couldn’t resist buying the book, too. Looking forward to reading it to my grandchildren! Thanks for both!

  21. I had forgotten about stroganoff….it sounds simply delicious! I have got to put that on the menu soon.

  22. I am so ready to dive into this! So delicious, I love beef stroganoff :)

  23. Made this for dinner last night. It was DELICIOUS! My family loved it. Thanks for another great recipe!

  24. I am def going to make this tonight still!! thanks

  25. Totally delicious & it is easy to make. I made it for company & everyone loved it. Love!

  26. I made this for my family tonight and oh my it was delicious!

  27. Absolutely amazing recipe.  My husband and mother-in-law both said it needs to go in the monthly rotation.  Quick question…I’m making freezer meals for a new mom.  How would you adapt it for the freezer?  Make and then freeze (except make the noodles fresh that day)?  Thanks so much!

  28. Just made this for dinner and it was a big hit with my family!  I subbed rice for noodles and olive oil for the butter.  Will definitely make this again.

  29. This looks wonderful! However, my family is not too keen on beef other than ground beef, you said you could do this with ground beef but do you think it could be done with chicken? Any suggestions?

    • Hi Teresa,

      I think it could definitely be done with chicken or ground beef if you’d like. I’d just be careful with the grease if you use ground beef. :)

      ~Ali

  30. Made this last night for dinner and it was so good!  Probably took me closer to 45 minutes total, but still totally doable for a weeknight.  I’ll definitely make it again soon!

  31. Made this tonight for dinner – delicious!  Will be going into the rotation – I like the idea of freezing this without the noodles as well.  Thanks Ali!

  32. just made this tonight and it came out really good!! Hubby loved it…. Will definitely make it again especially since it was super quick and easy

  33. This was tasty and actually enjoyed making it – easy and smelled amazing. Portions are BIG.. you could almost get 8 servings I think.

  34. Made this exactly as the recipe. It was delicious and super easy!! 

  35. Just tried this tonight..instead of egg noodles I’m serving with mashed potatos, bulgar and roasted veggies! Hope it tastes good

  36. I was craving a good hearty, comforting home cooked meal so I made this for my boyfriend and I tonight. SO good, Ali! So happy we have leftovers for tomorrow, too! :)

  37. I came across this recipe on pinterest and cooked it tonight – it is SO delicious…. it really hit the spot. Thanks for sharing this scrumptious and easy meal!!!

  38. Looking for new ideas for dinner my wife found this one and pinned it for me. Made it tonight without the wine and with the Greek yogurt. By far the best I’m ever had … please don’t tell my momma … :)

  39. Made  this dish tonite. Family loved it!

  40. This dish was delicious! Tonight’s dinner…yum

  41. Thank you for this recipe! I’ve made it a few times now and have gotten the hang of it. The family loves it…much better than the ground beef can o soup recipe we had been using. Yum!

    • You’re welcome Teri, I’m so happy it’s a hit with your family! It’s such a timeless dish, definitely good comfort food. : )

  42. Good recipe!! I tried it and it was very easy and delicious. Also a very complete meal for the family. 

  43. my kids love it thanks a lot

  44. I’ve made this twice already, and I can’t say enough about this recipe….IT’S SO GOOD!

  45. We made this last night and it was very good. We switched it up by not using egg middle. We made our own noddles out of zucchini. We parched the zucchini in salted boiling water for 2 to 3 mins. It was so good. I suggest making extra noodles because go fast. Enjoy

  46. I just made this tonight for me and my family. I used Greek yogurt and petite sirloin and followed the recipe exactly. I served it over wide egg noodles. It was totally awesome, and will now be my go-to beef stroganoff recipe. I served roasted Brussels sprouts with it. Thanks so much!

    • Thanks Joanna, that’s awesome! We’re so glad you and your family enjoyed it! And brussels sprouts are the PERFECT side for this, yummy!
      : )

  47. Oh my goodness!!  I made this tonight for me and my husband and it turned out sooo good (my husband licked his plate clean!!!). Thank you for the recipe I will      
    be this making again

  48. I made this tonight and it was good, my family loved it. I didn’t have white wine so I used extra beef broth and it definitely was missing something. I can’t wait to try it with wine next time.

    • Hey Teri, we’re glad to hear this was a hit with your family! And yes, the wine totally makes it! :)

  49. made this for dinner, so yum, so easy, total comfort food! <3 <3 I was drinking red wine as I cooked so I added a splash instead of white wine and it was delicious! 

    • Thanks Kassandra, we’re so happy you enjoyed it! And wine is always a good idea! :)