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Instant Pot Mushroom Stroganoff – a simple, easy vegetarian weeknight dinner that is creamy and hearty and full of delicious depth and flavor! This version is vegan-adaptable and can be made on a stovetop. Take a peek at Our 25 BEST Instant Pot Recipes from around the globe!
Be like a tree, let the dead leaves drop. ~Rumi
Here’s a deliciously addicting weeknight dinner that will go on our regular rotation – Instant Pot Mushroom Stroganoff! I love how simple and fast this is to make, while not compromising depth or flavor.
And the nice part is, this can also be made vegan or on the stovetop! Truth be told, I’ve never really been a huge stroganoff fan, so I was a little skeptical about this one… haha! 😉
It was such a surprise when I realized I couldn’t put my fork down! Neither could Brian.
We pretty much gobbled it up. I admit, the vegetarian version, using real sour cream, is better than the vegan version, but the vegan version is pretty good too. Serve it up with a large healthy green salad and give it a go this week and see what you think!
And yes of course you can make this recipe on the stovetop- see the recipe notes!
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Life is going in a nice gentle rhythm. Normally this time of year we are taking off to go travel after a summer packed with catering weddings. But since we’ve stopped catering, there hasn’t been this real urge to escape.
Plus it’s so beautiful here this time of year with all the falling leaves. I love the crackly sound the leaves make underfoot, a path of golden light. It feels good to soak up this season and be here fully.
I know most of you come here for the recipes, so I won’t babble on too much about my life. But I will say, that I’m feeling very grateful to have this space here with you. I feel honored that you come to the blog and visit me. I am constantly touched by your kind and warm emails and comments on the blog. It truly nurtures me.
In a way, it’s like you’ve stopped by my house and we’re just sitting here chatting about life and drinking a cozy cup of chai. It’s become this gentle, calming, peaceful place. A very unexpected thing.
So, thank you for this. Truly.
What is Stroganoff?
Stroganoff originates from Russia and is traditionally made with strips of beef in a creamy, tangy sour cream sauce. So it tastes deep, complex and earthy but also rich and tangy from the sour cream. Perfect for cooler fall and winter eves.
Today we are lightening this up and featuring mushrooms, keeping it meatless and vegetarian. While I really LOVE the sour cream in this, you can make this vegan.
Simply use vegan sour cream or use cashew cream, by watering down this creamy cashew cheese. Very Easy!
Keep in mind, you want the vegan cream to have a bit of tang, so if you go the cashew cream route, make sure to add the splash of vinegar to give this the traditional “stroganoff” tangy flavor.
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Instant Pot Mushroom Stroganoff – a simple, easy vegetarian weeknight dinner that is vegan adaptable. I hope you love it as much as we do! Please let us know in the comments below.
Instant Pot Mushroom Stroganoff
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: main, pasta, instant pot recipe, vegetarian, vegan adaptable
- Method: instant pot
- Cuisine: Russian
- Diet: Vegetarian
Instant Pot Mushroom Stroganoff – a simple, easy vegetarian weeknight dinner that is creamy, hearty and full of delicious depth and flavor! Vegan Adaptable! See Stovetop version below!
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 a red onion, diced ( 1 cup)
- 3 garlic cloves, rough chopped
- 16 ounces mushrooms, sliced (cremini, shiitake, button)
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1/4 cup cooking sherry (or sub white wine or more broth)
- 2 cups veggie broth
- 1–2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
- 8 ounces uncooked pasta (rotini, penne) about a scant 3 cups (adding more will result in the burn error!)
Stir in after cooking:
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup sour cream ( or sub vegan sour cream or Cashew Cheese-see notes)
- Heat oil on “sauté” function. Add onion, garlic, mushrooms, salt and pepper and saute 7-9 minutes or until mushrooms release their liquid.
- Sprinkle with the flour, and give a stir coating the mushrooms. Add the sherry wine, 2 cups broth, and mustard and stir well, scraping up any browned bits (to prevent the burn error).
- Add the pasta, and stir.
- Set instant pot to pressure cook on high for 3-4 minutes. (see notes)
- Manually release (placing a towel over the steam).
- Stir in the sour cream, and keep on warm setting for 5-10 minutes. The sauce will thicken slightly but will remain “saucy” enough for dipping garlic bread. Taste, add more mustard if you like.
- Sometimes for extra depth, I’ll add a teaspoon of soy sauce in at the end, up to you.
Instant Pot cooking times will vary depending on pasta. A good rule of thumb is to halve the cooking time on the pasta directions on the package and subtract one minute. For example, 9 minutes on the package would be 4 minutes in the pressure cooker.
Vegan Sour Cream: make the Cashew cheese, but a little thinner – add a couple more tablespoons of water than the recipe calls for. 🙂 The vinegar in the cashew cheese will add a nice tanginess to the pasta.
- Boil the pasta.
- Make the Sauce: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion, garlic and mushrooms until mushrooms release all of their liquid and this liquid cooks off, about 10 minutes. Add the wine, cook it off again. Stir in 1 heaping tablespoon flour, and cook 1 minute. Add the broth, salt, pepper and mustard (start with 1 tablespoon) scraping up any browned bits, and stir to incorporate well, letting it simmer and thicken.
- Stir in the pasta and sour cream. Taste, adjust salt and mustard adding more if you like.
- Serving Size: - with ¾ cup full fat sour cream
- Calories: 449
- Sugar: 5.8 g
- Sodium: 477.8 mg
- Fat: 19 g
- Saturated Fat: 5.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 56.4 g
- Fiber: 4.2 g
- Protein: 15.6 g
- Cholesterol: 15.1 mg
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Greetings, do you think dried, reconstituted mushrooms would work for this recipe?
Hi Susan- I’m not sure how those would be here. You are welcome to try?
What a great meal for a chilly night! And the recipe is really forgiving if you don’t have the exact combination of ingredients on hand. I used shallots instead of onion and added a little paprika too. The tip about adding soy sauce was brilliant. We’re carnivores trying to transition to plant based meals and the soy sauce gave it umami – didn’t even miss the meat!
Glad you enjoyed Becca!
This was delicious. I made it gluten free by using brown rice noodles. I added Tofutti sour cream replacement at the end. I did not have mustard so I did the paprika as someone else has posted. This turned out great. I did not add flour because gluten free noodles tend to need more fluid. This was just right doubled for my family with only 24 oz. of mushrooms. I would highly recommend if you want that stroganoff flavor.
This is so helpful! So glad it all worked out.
Just cooked this delicious mushroom stroganoff and had it for dinner. It is AWESOME! I added one teaspoon of smoked sweet paprika and one teaspoon of sweet paprika in place of the mustard. I like paprika and my husband doesn’t like mustard. I didn’t miss it. No need for the soy sauce as it was so delicious it didn’t need it. I did give it quick saute to thicken the sauce at the end of the cook time as the pasta was firm enough to have the bit extra heat, and it was perfectly al dente. I also didn’t use sherry or wine and replaced it with stock but I don’t think I needed to worry. Thanks so much for this excellent recipe! Oh and we had finely chopped parsley stirred through with the sour cream.
Love how you adapted!
Extremely yummy! I used this recipe for my first time cooking in my new cooker and it worked perfectly. I’ve always loved Stroganoff but the jarred versions in the supermarkets are not that tasty, so I was pleasantly surprised with how delicious this one turned out AND with very little effort. Thank you so much!!!!
So happy you enjoyed this!
Isn’t it just the best recipe! I loved it too! And so incredibly quick and easy with an absolutely delicious result!
We loved this recipe (Instant). So easy and flavorful and comforting. Thank you for so many great dinners!
Great to hear Ana- thanks so much!