Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe with Butter Noodles

This Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe with Butter Noodles is a speedy way to get your stroganoff fix. Plus it makes a marvelous holiday dinner!

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Sometimes I watch my daughter in wonder.

She will decide that we are having “party night” and goes about the house making decorations, invitations, signs, and appetizers. She’ll even make or find little trinkets to put in goodie bags. Then after dinner, the rest of us are herded into the living room to join her party.

Ava does this sort of thing regularly. She plans to play a board game and either pull out all the games and makes it an event, or spends hours creating a new board game. She chooses to play “restaurant” and turns our house up-side-down in order to design the perfect dining room and kitchen. She even makes room cleaning an elaborate affair!

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Where did she get this extreme all-or-nothing quality?

Oh, yes… The finger is pointed in my direction.

My parents would say I was exactly like that when I was little.

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We don’t cook a lot of heavy, starchy meals.

It’s not that we don’t enjoy potatoes and pasta dishes. I guess I’m just always trying to compensate for the abundance of desserts in our house! However, when I do make a carb-acious meal, I don’t want to cut corners on flavor or fat.  I figure, as long as you’re making a heavy meal… Make a HEAVY meal.

The only area I am ever willing to cut corners on is time. My time is precious to me. Although I love to spend it in the kitchen, the more I do, the less imaginary parties I get to attend!

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This Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe with Butter Noodles is a recipe I developed specifically for my original cooking class several years ago.

The ladies always requested quick, fresh meals they could throw together once they got home from work. I took my slow-cooking traditional Beef Stroganoff recipe and revamped it for speed.

The result? A full bodied, full flavored, all-or-nothing dish in a fraction of the time!

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What really speeds up this Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe with Butter Noodles is the cut of meat.

Most Beef Stroganoff recipes call for a lower-quality cut that needs to be slow-cooked to breakdown and tenderize.

By simply using a better cut of beef, you cut out hours of cooking time! This Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe with Butter Noodles can be made in less than 30 minutes if you’re a good chopper. Or you could buy pre-sliced mushrooms, I won’t tell.

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Note, I’m not a fan of the super thick gravy-like stroganoff sauce you find in some recipes.

This Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe with Butter Noodles includes sour cream to give the sauce a tangy note and silky texture but is not thick. If you love a thick sauce you can double the amount of flour used below.

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Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe with Butter Noodles

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe with Butter Noodles. A fabulous main course for the holidays with a silky sauce and thick-cut steaks!
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts
Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe with Butter Noodles
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th recipe)
Calories 969 Calories from Fat 361
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40.1g 62%
Saturated Fat 18.5g 93%
Cholesterol 213mg 71%
Sodium 891mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 100.1g 33%
Dietary Fiber 6.5g 26%
Sugars 6.3g
Protein 55g 110%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 1 ½ pound  thick steak NY strip, filet, ribeye…
  • 1 pound  wide egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3-4 shallots thinly sliced
  • 2 pounds  mushrooms sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons  fresh chopped thyme leaves + 1 teaspoon for steaks
  • 2 tablespoons  Dijon mustard
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • ½ cup cognac
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2-3 tablespoons  chopped parsley


  1. Place a large pot of water on high heat and bring to a boil.  In a separate large saucepan combine oil, 2 tablespoons butter, and the flour over medium-high heat. Whisk well to eliminate clumps. Add the sliced onions and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the mushrooms, garlic, 2 tablespoons thyme, and ½ teaspoon salt. Move around the pan continuously for 5 minutes or so, until the mushrooms have started to soften. Then add cognac, beef stock, and Dijon mustard. Mix well, and let the sauce simmer another 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat the grill or a skillet to high heat. Rub the steaks with oil, salt, pepper and thyme. Grill 3-5 minutes per side, depending on thickness (1 ½ inches = 5 minutes per side.)
  4. Boil the noodles according to package directions. After draining, add 2 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon parsley, and salt to taste. Cover and set aside.
  5. After the steaks have rested 5 minutes, slice into thin strips. Add the sour cream to the sauce and whisk well. Salt and pepper the sauce to taste. Immediately plate the noodles topped with sauce. Then lay the steak across the top. Garnish with extra parsley!

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43 comments on “Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe with Butter Noodles

  1. Amyposted December 20, 2015 at 2:13 pm Reply

    Now this is BEEF Stroganoff!

    Rating: 5
  2. Roxanaposted December 19, 2015 at 10:01 am Reply

    What a wonderful example of a splurge-worthy meal, I love it! Go big or go home, right?! ;)

  3. Rachelposted August 13, 2015 at 11:22 pm Reply

    This is a delicious recipe and has been added to my Favorite Recipes list.

    Rating: 5
  4. ladymorgianaposted December 17, 2010 at 3:20 pm Reply

    This sounds fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Magic of Spiceposted December 17, 2010 at 7:18 am Reply

    Imaginary parties…the very best kind :) How adorable! This dish looks perfect, and ever so impressive. Lovely and detailed post Sommer!

  6. claireposted December 16, 2010 at 7:48 pm Reply

    Sommer, check out my post today…

  7. Ingridposted December 16, 2010 at 1:12 am Reply

    Your daughter is adorable!

  8. Shirleyposted December 15, 2010 at 10:34 pm Reply

    I've never had beef stroganoff before and didn't know exactly what it was, and this looks perfect for this chilly time of year. Your daughter sounds so cute!!

  9. sweetlifeposted December 14, 2010 at 6:29 pm Reply

    I love your daughter, how fun!! I can imagine she is as spunky as you sommmer..what a delight! I have not had beef stroganoff in what seems like forever, how luscious..thanks fro tempting me again!!

  10. Gourmet Gadget Galposted December 13, 2010 at 1:05 am Reply

    Looks wonderful! I think Cook's Illustrated also recommends using a better cut of beef and if you like the flavor profiles in the dish then doing so will give you much more satisfaction. The first meal I EVER cooked was Beef Stroganoff in a pressure cooker when I was 12 so it has a special place in my heart (stomach).

  11. dmarieposted December 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm Reply

    love hearing the story about your daughter…no doubt she will go far in life. Recipe looks great, but I don't like beef. might work for venison tho! thx

  12. A Little Yumminessposted December 12, 2010 at 7:10 pm Reply

    your daughter sounds like mine :). love easy dishes like this one…

  13. Lynn @ I'll Have What She's Havingposted December 12, 2010 at 4:36 am Reply

    Your daughter sounds adorable! And your stroganoff look incredible!

  14. MaryMohposted December 12, 2010 at 2:55 am Reply

    Your daughter is so cute…haha. Love your pasta dish….simple, comforting and delicious…yum

  15. skip to malouposted December 11, 2010 at 10:23 pm Reply

    I could almost taste all the BIG flavors you've infused together here. Your pictures are jumping off my screen. I love those mushrooms being drizzled with cognac.. mmmm good!

  16. Anonymousposted December 11, 2010 at 1:58 pm Reply

    Love the addition of the cognac! We've always used wine in stroganoff so this gives me a new twist to try :-) Your daughter sounds like she's certainlly taking after her mom!! Enjoy your weekend, Kate @ kateiscooking

    Rating: 5
  17. Pacheco Pattyposted December 11, 2010 at 12:58 am Reply

    Beautiful photography, I think you've really captured the essence of this luscious dish, great job:)

  18. claireposted December 10, 2010 at 9:57 pm Reply

    your daughter sounds like such a cutie! I see event planning in her future!

    That is great!

    Also, wanted to remind you Merry Monday's theme is Mint! Hope you can join!


  19. Kristenposted December 10, 2010 at 6:47 pm Reply

    Your little girl will make a great even planner when she grows up! Your stroganoff looks so good; all those wonderful mushrooms!!!

  20. Medifast Couponsposted December 10, 2010 at 6:36 pm Reply

    Well I think I am going to have to go to the market your stroganoff looks so good, my husband is going to be a happy man tonight, thanks so much.

  21. Monetposted December 10, 2010 at 6:01 pm Reply

    My oh my! This looks and sounds delicious. And I'm with you…if you are going to make a heavy meal…you should go for it! Thank you so much for sharing with me today. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  22. Emily Zposted December 10, 2010 at 5:16 pm Reply

    I recently made a meat-less stroganoff. And I have a recipe for pork stroganoff (DELICIOUS!). But can you believe I have never actually made BEEF stroganoff yet?!? I do want to make it soon… the one bummer though is, as always, I can't make it with mushrooms because of Mr. Picky Pants. Sigh. And they look sooooooo good in your pictures, too.

  23. Angie's Recipesposted December 10, 2010 at 12:42 pm Reply

    I adore the beef Stroganoff, but never try making it myself…thanks Sommer, for sharing the recipe.

  24. Lindseyposted December 10, 2010 at 3:19 am Reply

    Beef stroganoff is my husband's favorite meal, and I love how you upped the quality of meat. I'm bookmarking this recipe!

  25. Stellaposted December 10, 2010 at 2:25 am Reply

    Hey Sommer, this really does look wonderful! I don't make dishes like this that often either, but I always love them when I do get the chance to enjoy something like this. Oh, and your step by step photos are stellar-love that;)

  26. Claudiaposted December 10, 2010 at 2:05 am Reply

    I love this dish – it's almost retro these days! You never see it – but I still make it.Like the better cuts of meats. My kids used to play "Coo-Coo-Crazy Restaurant." The menu (and we had to pay to eat the food we paid to buy!) is still on my bulletin board! Treasure these times!

  27. Eileenposted December 10, 2010 at 12:42 am Reply

    I love stroganoff – I also love the idea of using a better cut of meat. Makes so much sense… I imagine your little girl gets her entertaining skills from her momma!

  28. A Canadian Foodieposted December 9, 2010 at 10:46 pm Reply

    This is a very modern take on stroganoff and I LOVE IT. It is still relatively straightforward and I can see it would be delicious. My carnivour thanks you!
    And, so do I!

  29. Marisaposted December 9, 2010 at 9:43 pm Reply

    Loved hearing about your daughter's imaginary parties. That is the cutest! This looks so tasty and I love how quick and easy it is. Thanks!

  30. Island Vittlesposted December 9, 2010 at 9:00 pm Reply

    Your version looks delicious, and lighter than others I've seen. Great pictures! Thersea

  31. teapotroseposted December 9, 2010 at 8:09 pm Reply

    About your little girl and her "parties," that's the cutest thing I ever heard!! She must be very, very bright. Don't let anybody ever stomp on that creativity!

  32. The Mom Chefposted December 9, 2010 at 6:15 pm Reply

    Absolutely delicious. Your photography is stunning and makes the food look like it can be grabbed through the screen (which I really wish I could do).

  33. Torviewtorontoposted December 9, 2010 at 5:16 pm Reply

    I like these simple dinners lovely presentation

  34. Cristina - Teenie Cakesposted December 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm Reply

    I have to agree with Roxan – those mushrooms look amazing cooking in the pan. Great looking dish with the better cut of beef and I do like the wide egg noodles you've used.

    So cute about your daughter. You are a positive influence on her and what she enjoys! :)

  35. Roxanposted December 9, 2010 at 4:14 pm Reply

    WOW this dish looks absolutely amazing. I love that photo of the mushrooms cooking! Just looking at it, I can taste the mushrooms.
    Your daughter is so cute… adorable. children have such amazing imaginations. I keep going back and forth on when to have kids, but when I read things like this it makes me want to hop instantly on the baby train.

  36. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagelsposted December 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm Reply

    I absolutely love beef stroganoff and it's been so long since I've made it. I think it's about time now after seeing your delicious meal! Thank you soooo much for the recipe!
    How cute is your daughter?! :)

  37. katerinaposted December 9, 2010 at 3:01 pm Reply

    I always want some tricks to lower the cooking time of meals. Thanks for sharing this great recipe with us!

  38. 5 Star Foodieposted December 9, 2010 at 2:10 pm Reply

    Nice quick recipe for stroganoff! I always use filet mignon for mine, as it was intended by the original chef :)

  39. Belinda @zomppaposted December 9, 2010 at 2:04 pm Reply

    That's funny – personalities come up pretty quickly! I used to play restaurant all the time…only I did it UNDER the kitchen table. This recipe looks fantastic. PS passing you a blogger award – see the photo of the day. =)

  40. julieposted December 9, 2010 at 12:13 pm Reply

    Oh how I love beef stroganoff. That was an absolute favorite dish of mine growing up!

    Enjoy your weekend and your time off!

  41. Cherineposted December 9, 2010 at 8:10 am Reply

    I love this dish! Looks so good!
    Your daughter is so sweet!

  42. Taylorposted December 9, 2010 at 5:49 am Reply

    I love meals that are quick to prepare and big on flavor…this one looks to be just that!

    It sounds like your daughter is going to be quite the social planner…better watch out! :)

  43. Victoriaposted December 9, 2010 at 5:03 am Reply

    Your daughter sounds so sweet! I love the idea of imaginary parties and all the other fun games she comes up with :) This dish also looks like a great shortcut, yum!