Mushroom Stroganoff

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Mushroom Stroganoff // www.acozykitchen.com

How 80s is the word “stroganoff”? True story: I was raised in a household where my mom didn’t really make many American-style dinners. There were maybe two on the roaster. One was broccoli cheese casserole, which my mom learned how to make from the side of a soup can, and still ’til this day holds a very tender spot in my heart. The second American-style dish was beef stroganoff. Oh man, we didn’t have it all the time but whenever we did I was soooo pumped that I barely wanted to eat lunch just to be sure I’d have enough room to eat a lot of it.

Beef stroganoff is not something I’d normally make at home, if I’m being honest. It’s a bit too heavy for me, but this mushroom iteration—with crème fraîche, a splash of balsamic vinegar served over egg noodles—is perfect for when you want a bowl of warm awesomeness to hug you, but you want to skimp on the beef. It’s also the ideal dinner you can make in 16 minutes or less.

For the full recipe and more pictures, jump over to PBS!

Next week is Valentine’s Day. Will I make more pink food? Will I make dinner for one?

Who knows! Check in next week to find out. I’m excited.

Mushroom Stroganoff // www.acozykitchen.com

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Bev @ Bev Cooks February 7, 2014 at 6:58 am

Ohhhhhh yeaaaah. I make something similar with kale. But I still want my head wrapped around this.

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Susana February 7, 2014 at 7:44 am

Que boa ideia, bem saborosa.
Bom fim de semana
Bjs, Susana
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Hellyweg February 7, 2014 at 7:47 am

I find it really interesting that you think of Stroganoff as an American-style recipe. Actually it originates in Russia (thanks Wikipedia) and as a UK resident I tend to think of it as a kind of Russian/European thing (it kind of gets categorized alongside goulash and pierogis in my mind…. don’t really know why.) I’d serve it with either rice, pasta or mashed potatoes depending on my mood.

Anyway, I’m not saying you’re wrong, or being smug. I just find it fascinating how dishes have different associations all over the world.

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Bryony February 7, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Toats agree with the European Strogg heritage!! My parents are English (Im a Kiwi) and a stroganoff always makes me think of my Dad teaching me how to cook his version! I think no matter what anyone says Ill always think of it as an English dish!

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Carina Cristina March 5, 2014 at 9:47 pm

I’m from Denmark and I had this dish growing up too. I always thought of it as a Russian or Eastern European dish because of the name :)

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Michelle February 7, 2014 at 7:55 am

My mom was the queen if American style dinners. If hamburger helper made it, she did too. And always top it with velveeta. Always.

Mushrooms are a lovely lighter beef substitute!

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Elizabeth Batte February 7, 2014 at 8:01 am

I love this idea – thanks for the recipe.

p.s. I feel the same way about recipe-from-the-can Green Bean Casserole. I can’t quit it.

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dishing up the dirt February 7, 2014 at 8:12 am

hahaha! It’s totally 80′s! This sounds delicious though. Heading over to check out the recipe now!

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Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 7, 2014 at 8:28 am

This looks delicious!

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Kimberly February 7, 2014 at 9:54 am

Beef Stroganoff was my absolute favorite as well. The second runner up which ended up being dubbed “Kim’s Chicken” (because I always requested it on my birthday) was a broccoli, cheese, chicken, topped with bread crumbs casserole. Oh yeah. Brings me back.

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Anna M February 7, 2014 at 10:21 am

WOW !!

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Gastronomer February 7, 2014 at 11:23 am

feed me.

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Billy February 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm

I seriously want this right now all to myself.

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Chrissy February 7, 2014 at 8:03 pm

My mom didn’t make this either and I agree that it has the tendency to be very “canned” tasting, but this one looks fresh and amazing!

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Tieghan February 7, 2014 at 8:15 pm

I could eat this for days and be so happy! YUM!

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cheri February 8, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Beautiful pics as usual, great story!

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Karla February 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm

This sounds lovely! And since I no longer eat beef this would be perfect! When I was young, in the 60s and 70s, strogonoff was super popular as well. My mom made a great one! She also made a lovely goulash but I can’t remember the difference.

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Adrienne February 14, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Omg, this sounds lovely, similar story, I am a kiwi, living
in Australia, and when we were young,
Mum would often cook beef stroganoff, I think it does
hail from Russia, but anyway, everyone
has their own version,
It is the ultimate comfort food, happy cooking.

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Francesca February 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm

I <3 the details of all your napkins.. this looks delicious, too :)

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Kala February 27, 2014 at 5:06 pm

I have had this for dinner two days in a row now, I’m obsessed.

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Lindsey April 9, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Ohh yumm..what better way to recreate this dish than with the yummy goodness of mushrooms :)

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