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This Homemade Hamburger Helper Stroganoff Recipe is a great weeknight meal! Hearty ground beef, comforting egg noodles, earthy mushrooms, and a creamy sauce — this is the ultimate comfort food. It’s quick, easy, filled with simple ingredients, and has NO condensed soup.

homemade hamburger helper stroganoff in skillet

It’s no secret that food prices have increased tremendously. Are you looking for meals that don’t break the bank and use simple pantry staples? This stroganoff hamburger helper is just that!

Making a homecooked meal that is both delicious and inexpensive is a must in our house! That’s why I am so excited about this easy hamburger stroganoff.

Some other easy pantry recipes you may like are Homemade Hamburger Helper, Easy Taco Soup, or check out my Pantry Staples Recipes post!

Why You’ll Love This Hamburger Helper Stroganoff Recipe

  • Healthier than boxed stroganoff Hamburger Helper
  • It’s an easy one pot meal
  • Cooks in 30 minutes
  • Kid friendly
  • Perfect for busy weeknights
  • Made from scratch
closeup of hamburger helper stroganoff


Mushrooms: Use whatever fresh mushrooms you prefer. I like baby bella because it’s what is available at my grocery store and they are affordable. Please don’t substitute with canned mushrooms unless it’s a last resort. Browning fresh mushrooms adds so much flavor to this dish.



Lean ground beef: I like to use lean ground beef, but use whatever you have on hand. You may need to drain the grease after browning.


All-purpose flour

Beef broth: I like reduced sodium.

Uncooked egg noodles: You can also use another quick cooking noodle. (Something that doesn’t take longer than 10 minutes to cook).

Worcestershire sauce

Beef bouillon: I like Better than Bouillon brand

Dried parsley: Feel free to replace with fresh parsley. Use about 1 tablespoon.

Sour cream: Can use plain yogurt as well.

plate with stroganoff hamburger helper

How to make homemade Hamburger Helper stroganoff

Step 1: Cook the onions & mushrooms

Add olive oil to a large skillet. Cook mushrooms and onions until soft and slightly browned.

Step 2: Brown ground beef

Brown the ground beef in the skillet until no longer pink.

Step 3: Add ingredients & cook

Mix in the flour to coat the beef. Pour in the broth, Worcestershire, beef bullion, parsley, and egg noodles. Stir, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes or until the pasta is done. Stir on occasion so it doesn’t stick.

Step 4: Add sour cream & serve

Take the skillet off the heat and stir in the sour cream. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve and enjoy!

overhead view of easy hamburger stroganoff

Stroganoff Hamburger Helper Tips

  • Don’t overcook. If you overcook the pasta it will begin to break down and become mushy.
  • It’s better fresh. This is best enjoyed shortly after cooking it. The leftovers aren’t the best as the noodles will continue to soak up the liquid and become a little mushy. 
  • Make it creamier. If you like the sauce to be a little creamier, up the amount of sour cream to 1 cup.
plate with a fork and hamburger helper stroganoff



I recommend making this Hamburger Helper stroganoff recipe when you know there won’t be too many leftovers. It doesn’t age well in the fridge, but can be saved for up to 4 days in an airtight container. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.


Typically, homemade Hamburger Helper stroganoff is made with egg noodles. You can swap them for macaroni or any other kind of noodle that you like. You’ll just need to make sure not to over or undercook them.

What Do You Serve With Easy Hamburger Stroganoff?

(The ranch dressing and fruit salad can be made ahead of time. Just leave the key lime dressing off the fruit until ready to serve.)

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A top down view of one pot hamburger stroganoff in a pan with a spoon.

One Pot Hamburger Stroganoff

Course: Beef, Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hamburger stroganoff, one pot meal
This Homemade Hamburger Helper Stroganoff is an easy meal! Made with hearty ground beef, egg noodles, earthy mushrooms, & creamy sauce.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 521kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
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  • 8 ounces (230g) sliced baby portabella mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound (500g) lean ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 cups (710ml) beef broth ( I like reduced sodium)
  • 3 cups (150g) uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon (or 1 cube) (I like better than bouillon brand)
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • cup (150g) sour cream (or more if you like it creamier)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet over medium heat cook the mushrooms and onion with the butter and olive oil until softened and mushrooms are lightly browned.  Add the ground beef and garlic and cook until beef is no longer pink (or until it is mostly cooked, it will continue to cook as it simmers). 
  • Add the flour and stir to coat.  Add the broth, uncooked noodles, Worcestershire, beef bullion, and parsley.  Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.  Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • Remove from heat and stir in sour cream.  Taste for salt and pepper and season accordingly.  


  1. Nutrition facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.


Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 458mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 424IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 5mg

72 thoughts on “Homemade Hamburger Helper Stroganoff”

  1. Just a silly question Malinda. I’m an old widower so everything I make is too big.
    Have you ever tried freezing the leftovers for this?

    • No question is silly!! I haven’t tried freezing this recipe but I don’t feel it would turn out well. I am afraid the noodles would get too mushy. You could try cutting the recipe in half if that helps.

      • Ya – thought about that but I have frozen other pasta dishes that turned out not too bad.
        Guess I’ll just have to give it a try!
        Sometimes it’s nice to have a homemade frozen dinner available for a quick microwave meal.

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you! Your homemade dinner helpers are so much healthier than boxed dinners. They taste so much better and don’t take too much more time to make. I prepare the meals by pre cooking the noodles and reducing the liquids a bit. It’s just what I do. They are delicious!

  3. A little too runny. Next time I would either add 1T more flour or put it in the oven for about 20-25 minutes. I added 1/4C Marsala and 1/4C less beef broth…really liked the taste of the Marsala!

  4. 5 stars
    Loved it!!! I added 3 tbsp of flour to make it nice and thick. My husband doesn’t like Worcestershire sauce so I sprinkled some onion soup mix in. It was delicious and super easy to make. Will definitely be keeping this recipe!!!!

  5. 5 stars
    Great fast easy and a keeper! I used some carrots that I had in the frig and sliced finely so it wouldn’t add more time and used more sour cream than asked for.

  6. 5 stars
    This has become one of my husbands favorite dishes. I try a lot of new recipes but very few make the cut of becoming a regular in the rotation, this is one of them!

  7. 3 stars
    It had a good taste to it but I didn’t care for the starchy, toothy noodles. If I make it again I will cook the noodles separately and serve the mixture over the noodles.

  8. 5 stars
    Absolute perfection, needed a recipe to use leftover sour cream-haven’t even thought of this dish since I was a child…amazing!! I was thrilled there was no canned soup involved

      • 5 stars
        This was delicious! I loved that it didn’t use condensed soup because I don’t keep that around often! Only change I made was to cut the sour cream back a little and added a little heavy whipping cream! So good! Thank you for sharing this recipe, can’t wait to try more of your dishes!

  9. 5 stars
    This is a great alternative to canned cream soup recipes because you can adjust the salt and still keep it flavorful. I did make a couple changes — I used 1/3 cup sour cream and 2Tbsp cream cheese for a creamier sauce. I also omitted mushrooms cuz we don’t care for them. Extra onion and a little diced red and yellow pepper fit the bill. Served over kluski noodles. Yum!


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