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Portabella Stroganoff

Portabella Stroganoff in white plate on a table

After a long day of work, all I want to do is quickly throw together dinner, bundle up with a blanket on the couch and eat a bowl of something comforting. Forget about the fact that we are trying to break this habit and sit at our actual kitchen table. Because when I make a dish like this portabella stroganoff, it never seems to happen. Warm, creamy and comforting = the couch wins every single time.

While traditionally made with beef, portabella mushrooms make a great substitute for the meat in this 30-minute vegetarian version. They offer a nice and hearty texture, to help give that comforting feel during this colder weather.

Portabella StroganoffThe savory and meaty flavor of the mushrooms is really brought out by the use of red wine, as well as the addition of Tamari and a little bit of vegan Worcestershire, which add great depth. A hint of liquid smoke and smoked paprika are also used to give this dish all the flavor that you would find in its beef counterpart.

Plain Greek yogurt adds a bit of creaminess, but you could certainly go with sour cream instead. The sauce will thicken up as it sits and cools down, so depending on how saucy you like your pasta, you may want to add in a splash of broth when reheating leftovers (if you have any!) to loosen it back up a bit.

This post was originally published on November 26, 2014.

Portabella Stroganoff in white plate on a table

Portabella Stroganoff

A vegetarian take on classic beef stroganoff. This lightly creamy pasta dish is packed with portabella mushrooms and full of flavor from red wine and Tamari.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine or egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 large portabella mushrooms about 1 pound, cleaned, stemmed, halved and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons Tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vegetarian worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, add the olive oil to a large skillet set over medium heat. When hot, add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until it starts to soften, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add the mushrooms and cook until they're tender and have released most of their juices, 5 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Slowly pour in the red wine, stirring the entire time. Cook, stirring frequently, until most of the wine has evaporated, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the broth, Tamari, Worcestershire, liquid smoke, salt, smoked paprika and pepper. Increase the heat to medium high and bring the mixture almost to a boil. Turn the heat down slightly and let the mixture continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until it thickens, 5 to 7 minutes. Turn off the heat. Stir in the Greek yogurt.
  • Add the drained pasta to the skillet with the sauce and toss to combine. If desired, let stand for about 5 minutes before serving (the sauce will thicken even more). Garnish with the fresh parsley and serve.
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  • Reply
    November 26, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Wow, that looks so delicious and comforting! So many flavors to love in here 🙂

    • Reply
      Ashley Jennings
      November 30, 2014 at 8:36 am

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply
    November 29, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Just made this…wonderful flavors! Delish. Thanks for posting.

    • Reply
      Ashley Jennings
      December 1, 2014 at 10:32 am

      So happy to hear it Joyce! Thanks for letting us know!

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    November 29, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    I couldn’t care less about the beef in beef stroganoff — mushrooms all the way! I love everything about this pasta dish — delicious and quick! And the liquid smoke, wine, paprika, etc? I need to get my bowl and a blanket!

    • Reply
      Ashley Jennings
      November 30, 2014 at 8:37 am

      haha thanks Marcie! Hope you had a great holiday!

  • Reply
    Emma {Emma's Little Kitchen}
    December 5, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    *swoon*, so perfect got a cosy evening in alongside a large glass of red… can’t wait to try this!

    • Reply
      Ashley Jennings
      December 9, 2014 at 7:23 am

      Thanks Emma! Definitely goes great with a big glass 🙂

  • Reply
    December 6, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    this looks so great 🙂 I’m going to make this tomorrow when I’ll be having some friends over for dinner. Quick question (in case you see this in time!) – what kind of red wine exactly? I’m always rather lost when it comes to cooking with wine because there are so many different ones… ah! thanks in advance. 🙂

    • Reply
      Ashley Jennings
      December 9, 2014 at 7:28 am

      Hi Rose! I usually go with something that I enjoy here (since the flavor does come through in the dish!). For me, that’s usually a cabernet sauvignon or a malbec. I hope that helps!

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    Katy Lowe
    December 19, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I think I may have made this before but it’s been years! Looks delish and am going to make next week for a quick and yummy meal! Thanks for reminding me 🙂

    • Reply
      Ashley Jennings
      December 22, 2014 at 6:45 am

      Hope you enjoy Katy!

  • Reply
    Nancy Allard
    July 15, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    A new family favorite ! Thank you sooo much !

    • Reply
      Ashley Jennings
      July 17, 2015 at 8:05 am

      So glad to hear this Nancy! Thanks for letting us know 🙂

  • Reply
    November 6, 2015 at 7:40 am

    This looks really delicious, thank you so much for posting! I had some portobello mushrooms come through in my veg box this week so it’s great timing. I just wanted to check if the greek yoghurt/sour cream is essential to make the sauce creamy? I’m vegan so looking for a way to either replace with a soy yoghurt or simply take this out but wanted to check if you had any thoughts on how this could impact flavour? Thank you in advance for your help.

    • Reply
      Ashley Jennings
      November 12, 2015 at 9:54 am

      Hey Kathryn! I think you can definitely sub in the soy yogurt. The regular greek yogurt adds a slight bit of tang in terms of flavor (and then makes it creamy as well!).

  • Reply
    Joycelyn B
    November 6, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    This was so delicious! My husband always loved stroganoff growing up and now there’s a veggie version to share with him and he loved it too! Thanks for this recipe we will keep it in my household for years to come!

    • Reply
      Ashley Jennings
      November 12, 2015 at 9:53 am

      So happy to hear it Joycelyn! Thanks for letting us know!

  • Reply
    November 13, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    This recipe was posted recently -and it is perfection! I used Baby Bella mushrooms – and eating plant based – I subbed some vegan cream cheese to give a bit of richness instead of the cream. Sooo good!
    Great recipe!

    • Reply
      Ashley Jennings
      November 21, 2015 at 11:39 am

      Oh I’m so happy to hear it! Thanks for letting us know Christine!

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    Alana Franklin
    June 4, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    5 stars
    I made this recipe last night. I’m so glad that it came up in my google search. It’s a keeper. I didn’t have red wine on hand, so I used dry sherry. It was a delicious substitution. I also used “better than boullion” for the vegetable broth and shallots in place of the chopped onion. Also, I didn’t have wide noodles, so I used farfarlle. So good!

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