Easy Healthy Mushroom Stroganoff {Can Be Made Vegan}

This easy recipe for healthy mushroom stroganoff can be on the table in under 20 minutes so perfect for a midweek main with rice or pasta. It's ideal for using up a glut of mushrooms, if you ever happen to be in that position, and just requires a few simple store cupboard ingredients. 

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Don't worry if you don't have any sour cream or crème fraîche - it can be substituted for Greek yoghurt or even a small amount of soft cheese. You can even make this into a vegan stroganoff by using houmous instead. It works a treat and adds a lovely nutty flavour as well as a creamy texture.

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In terms of mushrooms, add any type you fancy just don't cut them too small (leave button mushrooms whole). Avoid washing the mushrooms as you will end up with a very watery sauce - just pick off the visible dirt (all the germs will get killed in the high heat of the pan anyway). Also, it's important to taste the sauce and adjust the flavours to your liking. If you're big on mustard add a dollop of wholegrain in addition to the Dijon. 

Easy Healthy Mushroom Stroganoff

  • Serves: 2
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 500g mushrooms (a mixture of closed cup and chestnuts works well) quartered
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 tsp Dijon mustard (to taste)
  • 1-2 tsp smoked paprika (to taste)
  • 2-3 tbsp sour cream, Greek yoghurt, crème fraîche or houmous (see notes)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Parsley to garnish (optional)
  • Cooked rice or pasta to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and stir fry the onion over a medium heat until soft
  2. Add the garlic and fry for another minute.
  3. Add the mushrooms and turn up the heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes until golden.
  4. Add the tomato puree, lemon juice and mustard. Stir well and season to taste.
  5. Take the pan off the heat and stir through the smoked paprika and sour cream (or substitute). Taste the sauce and adjust flavours if required.
  6. Put the pan back on the hob over a very low heat just to warm everything though. Serve immediately with cooked rice or pasta garnished with parsley if you like.