Okay, it’s finally here… and it took me quite a few tries to get it right! One-Pot Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff! Just like we used to eat in the 90’s right out of the Hamburger Helper box but now homemade and quite frankly? Just as easy and even more delicious!
No, it’s not dairy-free or grain-free, but it’s certainly a cleaner version of our childhood favorite! This One-Pot Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff is perfect for some fall comfort food that the entire family will devour and I just know that you all are going to love this one!
If you’ve never made my classic “One Pot Hamburger Helper“, this is a new festive take on it, and I hope you all just love it!
One-Pot Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup yellow onion, finely diced
- 1 lb ground beef, 85% lean
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced thin
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- 4 cups wide egg noodles, uncooked
- 4 cups beef broth
- 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 8 oz light sour cream
- 2-3 springs of fresh thyme, leaves only for serving
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with olive oil.
- Add the onions and cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the ground beef. Brown the beef, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up the meat with the back of a spoon, until no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. [If you feel like there is too much excess fat, drain off but reserve about 2 tablespoons of the fat to saute the mushrooms in.]
- Add the dijon mustard and mushrooms and cook, stirring, until well-combined and when the mushrooms have soaked up some of the excess fat and are softened, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Then, add the uncooked wide egg noodles, beef broth and white wine vinegar. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring often, until noodles are tender and liquid has been absorbed, about 12 minutes.
- Remove skillet from heat and stir in the sour cream. Taste and add more salt, if desired. Garnish with thyme, serve and enjoy!
Debbie from PhillyMarch 13, 2023 at 10:15 pm
Delicious! I had cocktail meatballs on hand, not ground beef. And I quartered mushrooms instead of slicing because we liked them like that. And we use whole fat sour cream, not light. Otherwise followed the recipe as written. Worked out great, sort of like Swedish meatballs. Family asked for seconds! Next time, and there will be a next time, I will cut the vinegar down to 1T, or maybe use Worcestershire Sauce instead. Very quick, tasty dish that is easy to prepare after work and easy to clean up too.
LaurelMarch 13, 2023 at 2:54 am
This is pretty good, with some adaptations – I made this exactly as stated and it was WAY too soupy/watery. Added about a tablespoon of cornstarch and let it simmer more and it finally thickened up to be really creamy and delicious. I also doubled the seasoning, which I would definitely recommend doing.
AlexMarch 14, 2023 at 9:31 pm
Thank you for the feedback!
MaggieFebruary 7, 2023 at 3:28 am
This is one of my favorites and I crave it all the time! Brings me back to when I was little and my parents would make this from a box 😉 this is just healthier and yummier!!! Such an easy go-to recipe!
AlexFebruary 7, 2023 at 12:47 pm
Thank you so much, Maggie! Glad you enjoy it!
EmmaJanuary 14, 2023 at 11:17 pm
AannaDecember 31, 2022 at 4:50 pm
This is a family favorite! Even our two year old loves it!
AlexJanuary 1, 2023 at 11:10 pm
Amazing!!! thank you!
CiarraJune 8, 2022 at 6:47 pm
Hi! I am counting calories and was curious if you have a calorie count posted anywhere?
AlexJune 8, 2022 at 7:20 pm
I do not have the nutrition facts but someone else may have calculated and can share them!
EmilyMay 20, 2022 at 3:06 am
One of my favorites! A go to while nursing my son with a diary intolerance. I use Forager sour cream and it comes out fantastic. We make it every few weeks and sometimes switch up to turkey and/or protein pasta with veggies. Another DD winner!
Lisa SpringerMay 4, 2022 at 3:13 am
Made this tonight and it was fantastic! So creamy! I used O Organic Egg Noodles since Jovian’s brown rice pasta has been wreaking havoc on my tummy. Didn’t have any white wine vinegar on hand so I used 1 tablespoon of organic, gluten free, vegan Worcestershire sauce. So good!
AliSeptember 12, 2022 at 12:48 am
I also use Worcestershire instead of the red wine vinegar and it is DELICIOUS!!! Tonight is the 5th or 6th time I am making this, since discovering it a couple of months ago. A huge hit in our house!
KimCApril 26, 2022 at 11:55 pm
2 thumbs up!!
BlairApril 4, 2022 at 11:21 pm
I’ve made this multiple times and it’s always delicious. It’s one of my husband’s favorites- he always gets SO excited when I make it. Will definitely be staying in our rotation!!
MadalinMarch 15, 2022 at 9:20 pm
What a great, healthy recipe! We used Banza gluten free pasta, Forager’s organic vegan sour cream, and it turned out amazing.
Suki MooreJanuary 29, 2022 at 8:25 pm
I made this last night, and doubled the recipe. I love the flavours but it became very pasty, I used the jovial egg brown rice tagliatelle , I am wondering if it was because I used too much pasta and it became glutinous ? (I did 28 oz of pasta). Or would it be better if it came to a boil before you add the pasta ? I want to try it again so any advice would be appreciated
AlexJanuary 31, 2022 at 6:46 pm
The recipe usually works just fine to double– so I would recommend using a Jovial brown rice pasta– but not their Egg Tagliatelle.. I think that could be the problem here! Something like their brown rice penne or elbows would be better!
Shelly MoultonJanuary 4, 2022 at 6:36 pm
Excellent! Since I’m gluten free, I have to make things like this from scratch. This really tasted a lot like I remember Hamburger Helper tasting like. That might not be that exciting to most, but to me it is a treat! Thank you for a great recipe! This one is a keeper.
MorganJanuary 10, 2022 at 2:38 am
this was yummy but definitely too tangy for me… it tasted so much better before the sour cream was added.
MeganNovember 9, 2021 at 5:27 pm
This turned out a bit more soupy and vinegary than I expected and would have preferred. I think next time I would reduce the amount of dijon/vinegar and use regular sour cream, but overall it’s still a good quick and easy recipe for those nights you need to get something on the table quickly.
JessOctober 26, 2021 at 10:44 pm
I loooove a one pot dish and this one did not disappoint!
MeghannOctober 8, 2021 at 5:58 pm
This is SO GOOD. Loved this as a child and loveddd having a clean version. I actually used 94/6 ground beef and was worried but the sauce was so delicious, it made it perfect. A keeper for sure!
lizzySeptember 28, 2021 at 9:51 pm
Love this recipe! I do at least double your seasonings above – other than that, it’s perfect!
Alex ToddAugust 3, 2021 at 12:48 am
If I don’t have sour cream, would something thick like half and half work?
AlexAugust 3, 2021 at 1:53 pm
heavy creamer could work, but it’s not going to add that tangy flavor the sour cream adds.
AshleyJanuary 31, 2022 at 6:52 pm
I use dairy-free yogurt as a sub and it turns out great! Definitely a family fav 🙂
JoAnn MenaJune 23, 2021 at 6:30 am
Do I have to add mushrooms?
AlexJune 23, 2021 at 1:27 pm
you don’t have to
Elizabeth O'NeillAugust 30, 2021 at 10:14 pm
Love this! Always a hit with my family kids included
Brittany FloraApril 28, 2021 at 5:25 pm
Love this recipe! We’re trying to stock our freezer before our first baby arrives and was wondering if you recommend freezing this?
MallareeApril 7, 2021 at 12:22 am
Absolutely delicious!! I used Kitehill dairy-free sour cream and it was amazing.
Erin MunozMarch 30, 2021 at 4:36 pm
Excellent every time!
Karyn HeardMay 27, 2022 at 3:05 pm
I am making this for my husband to take with him on a trip to a deer camp. I need to freeze it. Should I add sour cream or wait and let him add it there?
AlexMay 31, 2022 at 2:26 pm
You can go ahead and add it!
Jenna C.February 14, 2021 at 11:12 pm
So yummy! I have never made stroganoff before but this recipe caught my eye. The only modifications I made were not using the white wine vinegar because I didn’t have any and didn’t want to buy it just for this recipe, and I used regular sour cream because the store was out of light. It still turned out delish! Next time I think I’ll use a leaner beef because the one I chose was a little too fatty for my liking, but I would absolutely recommend this dish.
LyndsieApril 12, 2021 at 11:39 pm
This was AMAZING! I took one bite and immediately called my sister to show her my plate. I used 1/2 cup of fat free Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream and you couldn’t taste the yogurt at all. I already can’t wait to make this again!
TashaFebruary 10, 2021 at 2:33 pm
This is a go to meal for my family. We have tried it so many ways, but our favorite is to replace with lamb, forager df sour cream, and cassava jovial noodles.
KatherineJanuary 14, 2021 at 3:33 am
Yum, yum, yum!! I followed the exact recipe above. This dish is so flavorful and soul warming on a cold day!
EmilyJanuary 10, 2021 at 2:31 pm
We’ve made a stroganoff and used the nutpods as the dairy sub. Still awesome!
KaceyDecember 23, 2020 at 3:40 am
This is so dang good! I used a random brown rice (GF) macaroni from Trader Joe’s, as that’s what I had on hand, so I added a cup or two of broth when the four cups had cooked down but the pasta wasn’t quite done. We used DF sour cream (Kite Hill brand). This recipe will definitely be in our regular rotation!
Maira FernandesDecember 25, 2020 at 3:06 am
This recipe has been on a weekly rotation at our house, I also make it with TJ’s brown rice pasta and was just wondering if a DF alternative to sour cream would work. Good to know it works well with Kite Hills sour cream!
DeidreDecember 12, 2020 at 12:13 am
This is absolutely delicious and so easy. I LOVED hamburger helper as a kid, and this definitely hit the spot!! I also have to say, although I’m not crazy about mushrooms, I didn’t even know they were there! Will definitely be in rotation here!
EmilyNovember 11, 2020 at 7:36 pm
THIS RECIPE IS AMAZING. I make it about twice a month. I make it with Jovial Tagliatella pasta. Yum, yum, yum.
Kelly Jae SmithOctober 24, 2020 at 8:41 pm
I love all of your recipes! Thank you for always creating such lovely dishes. Can I use plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream?
AlexOctober 25, 2020 at 8:57 pm
yes that would work for sure!
ChristyApril 25, 2022 at 10:32 pm
So delicious! Picky preteen loved it too!
Alexis PattenOctober 19, 2020 at 11:11 pm
Can I use banza pasta? It creates a white foam tho when it cooks
LeahOctober 19, 2020 at 11:11 pm
trying to figure out the best way to make this dairy free…nut pods?…Coconut cream?? hmmm….
thedefineddishOctober 19, 2020 at 11:11 pm
So you can definitely use Nut Pods here; however, it doesn’t give it that sour cream and onion sensation like the good-old boxed Hamburger Helper does. It still tastes great though! 😉 I am sure there are DF Sour Cream options now adays too, but I do always prefer Nutpods original creamer in DF recipes for it’s lovely consistency and neutral flavor.
Jamie SamelOctober 19, 2020 at 11:11 pm
The “Follow Your Heart” vegan sour cream is the BEST I’ve found that stays consistent with both taste and texture when used in place of normal sour cream! Some other brands don’t have enough tang, or are watery.
NikkiOctober 19, 2020 at 11:11 pm
Made this with gluten free bow tie noodles and it was great. I do recommend a little more broth for gluten free noodles. Like a total of 7 cups.
Meredith DillonOctober 19, 2020 at 11:17 pm
This was so good! I had a bag of baby spinach I needed to use up, so I chopped it up and stirred it in for the last minute the noodles were cooking and then stirred in the sour cream. I’m lazy and didn’t want to clean another pan to make a veggie. I will definitely make this again since it was so easy!
jenOctober 19, 2020 at 11:17 pm
eating it now and its delicious!
Stacy SeeleyOctober 19, 2020 at 11:17 pm
Made this last night. Beyond good! I omitted mushrooms because two of my family members don’t like them. It was a crowd favorite and will be on rotation!
Katie HillOctober 19, 2020 at 11:17 pm
If I am omitting the mushrooms would I just add the Dijon straight to the onion/meat mixture or omit altogether? Thanks!
Kacey BryantJuly 11, 2022 at 3:24 am
If omitting mushrooms, what can be used in substitution? Thanks!
Annelise GallowayOctober 19, 2020 at 11:17 pm
I’m gonna try swapping out the sour cream for coconut cream and the egg noodles for gluten-free noodles to see if it tastes okay!