Traditional Beef Stroganoff gets a vegan twist with this all-mushroom version of the classic dish

There was a restaurant in my neighborhood that made a Chicken Stroganoff years ago, and I think that was the last time I had Stroganoff. I don’t enjoy beef, and tend to eat vegetarian, but the other day I saw a photo of Stroganoff and thought: I bet I can veganize this.

The results were even better than I imagined. Not only was it quick and super easy, but it was also hearty and filling—and I used a mix of mushrooms that I really enjoyed (I can’t wait to try it with seasonal ones like morels and chanterelles).

 But Make It Vegan: Mushroom StroganoffChristine McAvoy


  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups mushrooms, cleaned, chopped, variety of your choice
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • Fresh thyme (or dried)
  • 1/4 cup plain vegan yogurt or sour cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 oz pasta, your choice, but a wide noodle is best (and make sure it doesn’t contain eggs if you're doing strictly vegan)
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped



  1. Fill a large pot with salted water and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until just al dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, melt the vegan butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the shallot and sauté for a few minutes, then add the garlic, thyme and the mushrooms. Continue cooking until the mushrooms have softened (5 minutess or more, depending on the type of mushrooms used).
  4. Add the white wine and deglaze the pan, then simmer.
  5. In a bowl, whisk the flour with the stock and Worcestershire sauce until smooth. Then add to the skillet gradually, whisking as you go until incorporated, and the sauce begins to thicken.
  6. Remove from heat and let stand for a minute, and then add in the vegan yogurt or sour cream, salt and pepper, cooked pasta and stir together.
  7. Season to taste (add more thyme or salt and pepper if needed), then plate and top with chopped parsley.

Makes 2 servingsBut Make It Vegan: Mushroom StroganoffChristine McAvoy