Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


3 servings

Updated: Jan. 09, 2024
This ground beef Stroganoff is one of the dishes my family requests most often whenever I ask what they'd like for dinner. It takes only minutes and it tastes great, so I always honor the request. —Julie Curfman, Chehalis, Washington
Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups cooked egg noodles
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef, mushrooms, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is crumbly and no longer pink; drain. Stir in soup and pepper. Cook until heated through, 2-3 minutes. Reduce heat. Stir in sour cream; cook until heated through. Serve with noodles. If desired, top with chopped fresh parsley.

Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff Tips

What can you use instead of sour cream in ground beef stroganoff?

Use a cup of plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt for an easy swap. To make the ground beef stroganoff dairy-free, mix in coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk, plus lemon juice and mustard to taste. Keep those non-dairy milks on hand for more delicious dairy-free dinner recipes.

What else can I add to this ground beef stroganoff?

You can stir 1/4 cup brandy into the sauce (cook it long enough to reduce the alcohol). Saute sweet peppers with the onion, and add a dash of paprika to the finished product. Make it your own with inspiration from other ground beef recipes.

Can I make this ground beef stroganoff ahead of time?

You can make the whole recipe ahead a day or two, but store the meat and sauce separately from the noodles. Reheat the mixture on the stovetop, adding milk to the sauce if needed. Find your next easy dinner in one of these ground beef recipes!

Elizabeth Harris

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 554 calories, 28g fat (14g saturated fat), 141mg cholesterol, 797mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein.