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Easiest Cheat Mushroom Stroganoff

on September 7, 2020
last updated September 28, 2021
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This creamy, earthy, filling Cheat Mushroom Stroganoff is only made better by the fact that its quick, easy, and requires few ingredients.
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Looking for an easy, filling family meal that creates a minimal mess and is done in less than 30 minutes? This Cheat Mushroom Stroganoff uses Cream of Mushroom Soup as the base to a quick, 4-ingredient sauce to showcase your mushrooms and noodles.

These noodles are creamy, earthy, and have no chance of leaving leftovers. With meaty mushrooms and caramelized onions, it’s a complete dinner fit for a foodie family, and you won’t even notice the soup “cheat”.

Closeup of Stroganoff in Cast Iron

Cheat Mushroom Stroganoff FAQ’s

What the heck is Stroganoff?

It’s a simple, classic Russian noodle dish traditionally made with Beef, a variation of spices and sour cream.

Can I meat-ify these noods?

You sure can! Just add your meat to the pan with the onions after step 2. Once it is browned, continue to step 3. I would recommend ground beef.

What else can I add to Stroganoff?

As always, I encourage you to take this dish and run with it! You can add other veggies like peas, carrots, or broccoli.
Or add oyster mushrooms or even porcini mushrooms to really bring out the umami. Or maybe you want it to have a little kick. Crushed red pepper is a great way to add some heat.

Can I make a lighter version of Stroganoff?

Totally. Opt for a reduced fat soup and use oil instead of butter. Easy as that!

What noodles should I use for Stroganoff?

I love this dish with wide egg noodles. In my grocery store, they are actually found in both the regular pasta section as well as the international aisle in the Israeli section. You can also use regular egg noodles with a delicious outcome.

Green tip: Mushrooms are not only delicious but considered sustainable produce. They have a relatively small environmental footprint as they take little water and energy to grow and emit little CO2. Subbing them for beef here is a great way to reduce your ecological footprint.

Stroganoff Plated

Why You Should Make this Cheat Mushroom Stroganoff

  • It’s quick and easy. Less than 30 minutes and less than ten ingredients.
  • It’s a clean out the fridge meal. Throw whatever veggies you have in it! This dish is so versatile!
  • Its budget-friendly. You can get two cans of soup and a bag of egg noodles for around $3.00.
  • It’ll feed a whole family. And they’ll be happy and fulfilled.

Want more yummy dinner ideas? Peep this Creamy Fish and Grits recipe and these Exciting Thai Spicy Peanut Noodles.

Easiest Cheat Mushroom Stroganoff

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Marley Goldin Course: DinnerCuisine: European


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This creamy, earthy, filling Cheat Mushroom Stroganoff is only made better by the fact that its quick, easy, and requires few ingredients.


  • 12 ounces wide egg noddles

  • 1 tablespoon butter or oil

  • 1 large yellow onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 8 ounces baby bella or white mushrooms, sliced

  • 21 ounces (2 cans) cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook your noodles according to the directions on the packet, and reserve some pasta water just in case.
  • In the meantime, caramelize the onion in butter or oil over medium heat in a large saucepan or Dutch Oven.
  • Add the mushrooms and garlic to your onion and continue to simmer over medium heat until the liquid in your mushrooms releases. Crack on a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Add soup and Worcestershire sauce and stir. Turn heat down to low, and simmer until sauce thickens – about 5 minutes.
  • Add your cooked noodles and mix until coated. If it seems too thick, add some pasta water. Otherwise, add salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.

Pro Tips

  • If you want to add meat, simply brown your meat between steps 2 and 3.
  • Make this your own by adding extra veggies! Sometimes I’ll throw in peas, carrots, or even broccoli.

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