Easy Beef Stroganoff with Greek Yogurt (30 minute meal)

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This Greek Yogurt Beef Stroganoff is a lightened version of the classic. Tender beef, cooked egg noodles and a creamy mushroom sauce that takes less than 30 minutes to come together. A healthier version of this dinnertime favorite is one the whole family will love!
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Beef stroganoff in a pan with a spoon to serve.

I grew up on the classic beef stroganoff recipe and it’s a true comfort food for me! With velvety mushroom sauce, hearty noodles and juicy beef, it’s always a winner in my house. Other favorite comfort meals to try Fried Spaghetti, Chicken Enchilada Soup and Instant Pot Chicken Stroganoff.

It has all the familiar flavors of classic stroganoff but is made with Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream or sour cream.

I love substituting Greek yogurt because it gives dishes creaminess without being overly fattening and sneaks in some protein. My Greek yogurt loaded baked potato casserole, Greek yogurt potato salad and no bake mini cheesecakes are perfect examples of this swaparoo.

Stroganoff in serving bowls with fresh chopped parsley on top.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Quick 30 minute meal for busy weeknights.
  • A classic family favorite with a added protein twist.
  • 27 grams of protein per serving.

What is beef stroganoff?

According to a Google search, there is quite a disagreement about where beef stroganoff originated from.

Stroganoff, a French origin by way of Russia combines thinly sliced and lightly stewed beef and onions with sour cream and other ingredients. Said to be the classic French fricassée de boeuf with the addition of classic Russian dish ingredients: onions and sour cream.

We’re keeping it close to the traditional recipe but adding our macro-friendly protein twist. For an easy easy chicken stroganoff, I’ve got you covered as well.

It has all the familiar flavors of classic dish but is made with Greek yogurt instead of sour cream to make it lighter and sneak in some added protein.

Ingredients and Substitutes:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See the recipe card below for the full ingredients list and instructions for Greek Yogurt Beef Stroganoff. 

Sliced beef, mushrooms, egg noodles, greek yogurt, spices, broth and parsley for the dish.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Use sliced chicken breast in place of beef or make it a ground beef stroganoff.
  • Use sirloin steak, chuck roast, flank steak, filet, you name it! Some cuts will be more tender than others.
  • Full-fat Greek yogurt for a creamier sauce or full-fat coconut milk for dairy-free.
  • To make gluten-free, use your favorite gluten-free pasta noodles and flour.
  • You can omit the noodles entirely and put your Greek yogurt beef and mushroom sauce over white rice, cauliflower rice or zoodles for a low-carb option.
  • Add red pepper flakes or hot sauce for added heat. Use beef broth, beef stock or bone broth.
  • Add an extra tablespoon of flour for an extra thick sauce.

How to make Greek yogurt beef stroganoff (a step-by-step visual guide):

Step 1: boil the noodles & prep the beef

Boil the uncooked egg noodles according to the package instructions while you prepare the stroganoff. Make sure your beef is thinly sliced against the grain and all your vegetables are chopped. Season the beef with salt and pepper.

Step 2: brown beef

Raw beef sliced in a pan to sear.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or dutch oven over medium-high heat and add the beef strips to cook (image 1).

Seared beef slices.

Cook until browned on all sides, approx. 2 minutes on each side to give a good sear (image 2). Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.

Step 3: cook the vegetables

Mushrooms, garlic and onion added to the pan without the beef.

In the same skillet over medium heat, add the onions, garlic, and mushrooms (image 3).

Sauteed vegetables in the pan.

Sauté until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms are browned (image 4). Season with salt and pepper.

Step 4: add dijon and flour

Dijon mustard and all-purpose flour added to the vegetables.

Stir in the Dijon mustard and flour to coat the vegetables (image 5).

Vegetables evenly coated in flour mustard mixture.

Cooking the mushroom mixture for 1-2 minutes (image 6).

Step 5: make the sauce

Beef broth added to the mixture.

Gradually whisk in the beef broth, ensuring there are no lumps (image 7).

Combined sauce.

Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it thicken (image 8).

Paprika and greek yogurt added to the sauce.

Add the Greek yogurt, Worcestershire sauce, and smoked paprika to the sauce (image 9).

Sauce being whisked so the greek yogurt can melt into it.

Whisk the sauce until the yogurt has fully melted into the sauce. (image 10).

Step 6: return the beef to the pot

Seared beef strips added back to the sauce.

Return the beef to the skillet (image 11).

Creamy mushroom sauce with the beef stirred into it.

Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the beef is cooked to your liking and the sauce is creamy (image 12).

Step 6: add noodles

Mix the drained and cooked noodles directly into the stroganoff sauce until well combined or serve in individual servings. Serve with fresh cracked pepper and chopped parsley.

Cooked and drained egg noodles added to the creamy sauce.

What to serve with this dish and how to store

This Greek yogurt beef stroganoff is terrific as a standalone dish. If you want to add extra veggies, I suggest ones that wilt well, such as kale or spinach.

Store any leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. This recipe is a great meal prep option since it reheats great and makes wonderful leftovers.

Fully combined mushroom sauce, beef and noodles in a pan to serve.

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Beef stroganoff in a pan with a spoon to serve.

Greek Yogurt Beef Stroganoff

Danielle Lima
This Greek Yogurt Beef Stroganoff is a lightened version of the classic. Tender beef, cooked egg noodles and a creamy mushroom sauce that takes less than 30 minutes to come together. A healthier version of this dinnertime favorite is one the whole family will love!
4.77 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Russian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 384 kcal

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Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. beef sirloin or beef tenderloin thinly sliced against the grain
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 oz. baby Bella mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2.5 cups beef broth
  • 3/4 cups 2% plain Greek yogurt full-fat for creamier version
  • 3 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • fresh parsley chopped, for garnish
  • 8 oz. egg noodles measured uncooked

Instructions
 

  • Boil the uncooked egg noodles according to the package instructions while you prepare the stroganoff.
  • Make sure your beef is thinly sliced against the grain and all your vegetables are chopped. Season the beef with salt and pepper. 
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef strips and cook until browned on all sides, approx. 2 minutes each side to give a good sear. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add the onions, garlic, and mushrooms. Sauté until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms are browned. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in the Dijon mustard and flour to coat the vegetables, cooking for 1-2 minutes. Gradually whisk in the beef broth, ensuring there are no lumps. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it thicken.
  • Add the Greek yogurt, Worcestershire sauce, and smoked paprika and continue whisking until the yogurt has fully melted into the sauce.
  • Return the beef to the skillet, stir to combine and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the beef is cooked to your liking and the sauce is creamy.
  • Add the drained and cooked egg noodles directly to the sauce or in individual servings and stir to combine. Season with salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste and top with freshly chopped parsley.

Notes

  • Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary with substitutions.
  • The total serving in the nutrition facts is for the noodles mixed into the dish and served fully combined.
  • Nutrition without noodles: serving size approximately 220 grams. Nutrition: Calories 239 Total Fat 13 g Saturated Fat 5 g Monounsaturated Fat 2 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 59 mg Sodium 519 mg Potassium 489 mg Total Carbohydrate 8 g Dietary Fiber 1 g Sugars 4 g Protein 22 g
  • Always slice beef against the grain to ensure the meat stays tender. 

Nutrition

Serving: 315gCalories: 384kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 27gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 527mgPotassium: 581mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4g
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21 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So I’ve always thought I hated beef stroganoff! School lunches and tv dinners is all I knew. Made this tonight and OMG!! Apparently I love beef stroganoff!!! Will def be making this again very soon!

  2. Great recipe! We made this with 93% lean ground beef in place of sirloin. Chopped mushrooms VERY fine, almost into a purée so kids couldn’t find them. Everyone loved it, and my kids asked for seconds. Winner!

  3. 4 stars
    My family (me included) devoured this! While it was super tasty, I only rated 4 stars because my sauce never got creamy and I even used full fat yogurt. If you have any tips, I’d appreciate it as I will make it again for sure! It was quick and easy (I did have my meat sliced at the store which helped.)

  4. 4 stars
    This recipe was good but I would reduce the smoked paprika or exclude it completely. It definitely over powered the other flavors. It was also very thin. Could not get it to thicken.

    1. Bummer, we love the paprika in it but definitely not for everyone! Could also add more thickener if needed but typically thickens up with some time.

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe is insanely delicious!! Tastes close to the authentic recipe with half the calories!! I served this with steamed broccoli and used protein pasta to replace the egg noodles for extra protein. Can’t recommend this enough!

  6. 5 stars
    My family (including teens) ate this up. Was easy to make with most items on hand. Thanks for another great recipe!!

  7. 5 stars
    This was really good! I added an extra tablespoon of flour to make the sauce a little creamier, but it tasted delicious and definitely invoked all the cozy feelings of the “regular” version.

    Quick question – is the 315 gram serving size in the Nutrition section a combination of 220 grams of the meat/sauce mixture plus 95 grams of the cooked noodles?

    Thank you for another amazing recipe 🙂

    1. Yay, I’m glad you were able to thicken it up to your preference! Details in the nutrition facts are for a full serving with noodles when fully mixed together.

    1. 5 stars
      I hate mushrooms because of the texture. We chop them in a food processor very fine and add them to recipes. Can’t even tell they’re in ther!

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