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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. Made this last night and my husband and I both loved it. My husband kept going to the kitchen to steal bites. Very very good. Thanks

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Malinda, Very glad to know you & yourbaby are ok! And no trouble getting repairs.That lady had a whole lot of anger built up over something, not you! The first hit triggered all the anger she had built up. This is a classic picture of Road Rage! Just as often in parking lots as on the highway! Her rage took over that was why she kept it up! At least she didn’t run, her excuse was bogus, she was likely scared You would bring in the police. I hit is an accident, multiple hits would be a felony. Nice you didn’t have to have an Insurance hearing. — — Your Hamburger.Stroganoff sounds good & hearty! Did you know that Hamburger Helper had a Stroganoff flavor when they first came out? Can I-assume any ground meat will work? I will have to sub the dairy Soy Milk,& Soy yogurt, as I am allergic to dairy protein!

    • Thank you so much for your concern and I am so glad it’s in the past!!! Yes any ground meat should work just fine for this and I hope you enjoy!! Thanks again!!

  3. 5 stars
    Do you still have the original recipe you had posted? I never wrote it down and was going to make it for the fam tonight and I see you updated. If you do I’d love it. My fam loved it and I never wrote it down. 😬 I would just go back to my pins. Thanks

    • Hi Aspen!! I was able to find my original recipe!!

      1 pound lean ground beef
      1 small onion, chopped
      3 cloves garlic, minced
      2 cups sliced baby portabella mushrooms
      1½ cups beef broth
      1½ cups milk
      2 cups uncooked egg noodles
      1 teaspoon dried parsley
      2 teaspoons cornstarch
      ½ cup sour cream
      salt and pepper to taste

      In a large skillet brown the ground beef over medium heat along with the onion, garlic and mushrooms. Drain any grease. Add in the broth, milk, noodles and parsley. Simmer covered for 10 minutes.
      In a small bowl combine the cornstarch with just enough water to make it a liquid. Stir into stroganoff in the last 3 minutes of cooking. Remove from heat and stir in the sour cream.

  4. 5 stars
    Made this last night, along with the Key lime fruit salad! Both were AMAZING! Rave reviews from the whole family (+2 guests)!

  5. 5 stars
    I love that this uses hamburger and NOT condensed soup. I think last time I made this recipe I subbed out the sour cream for Greek yogurt and it worked well. This time I want to cook the noodles separately and have leftovers. Should I just cut out the broth?

    • Hi, I am so glad you liked the stroganoff. Leave the broth but up the flour to 4 tablespoons and simmer until it thickens then remove from heat and stir in the sour cream or greek yogurt. That way you have plenty of stroganoff to put over your noodles. 🙂

  6. Oh, this sounds like an amazing dinner for the whole family! I know we’d gobble this up in no time, and the fact that it’s made in one pan just makes it all the better!

  7. I can’t believe that lady hit your van THREE TIMES! (My 15-year-old is learning to drive, and that’s something she might do, unfortunately!) My husband would love it if I made this recipe. He’s a big stroganoff fan!

  8. I would say you remained pretty calm watching this unfold before your eyes! All while holding an infant carrier! Hamburger stroganoff makes the story even better!

    • Oh I was yelling at her to stop but she just kept going. Oh well, it’s in the past and everything was taken care of pretty quickly so that was nice. Thanks Danielle!

  9. 1 star
    This recipe had no flavor whatsoever. You definitely need to add seasonings. I put in salt pepper and garlic to make it taste better

    • I am sorry you didn’t like the recipe! I am currently working on re-vamping this post so I will definitely add that to the recipe. Thanks!

  10. 5 stars
    Great recipe! I made this for my family tonight , it was a hit and very easy to make. I had all the ingredients at home already. I’ll be making this again. Thank you Malinda and Pinterest.

  11. I was cooking hamburger to make a “cheaper” beef and noodles. Just found your recipe so Im going to make this instead. Already have potatoes peeled for mashed potatoes so hoping they go good together! Lol..Love anything involving mushrooms and sour cream:)

    • 5 stars
      This was a great option to use some beef scraps and really delicious. It is made with ingredients I always have on hand which is a true blessing! I would give it a 10 for convenience and pleasure and ease!! Looks like the Yummly site I found it on originally used slightly different ingredients. No milk but sour cream. It was perfect.

  12. Terribly disappointed! Too much liquid. Followed directions perfectly. NO CREAMY SAUCE! i hate wasting money – meat, mushrooms, broth.

    • I am sorry this didn’t turn out as you expected! You could add in a little more cornstarch mixed with a little water to thicken it a little more. Again sorry it didn’t turn out well for you.

  13. I love the idea of this favorite with simple ingredients in one pan. I just did my fort attempt but when I checked on the noodles to stir the milk looks totally curdled. Does it matter since I’ll be thickening anyway or do you have any thoughts about what might have gone awry? I double checked the exp date. Thanks!!

    • Thank you Emily and I am so sorry it isn’t turning out for you! Just a few questions- are you simmering or boiling? Make sure not to cook it longer than the 10 minutes or just until the noodles are tender. Overcooking or cooking at too high of a temperature can cause the milk to curdle. It will still taste fine, just look different. Hope that helps! Let me know how things turn out 🙂

      • Definitely could have been too hot. I have an old stove so medium is sometimes not a reasonable medium 🙂 I decided to see it through after the sketchy milk moment and it totally came together. Delish and simple, just what I was hoping for. Thanks for a great addition to weeknight cooking!

  14. 5 stars
    So I just made this, for TEENAGERS and it went great! I simmered a little longer at the end to thicken it just a tad. Accidentally used low sodium broth, and went easy on the salt. Well, I noticed everyone added a little at dinner. No biggy, but just curious, how much salt do you put in?

    • I am so glad you liked it!!! It is one of my kids favorite meals too!! A lot of times I don’t like to give amounts on salt because everyone’s taste for salt is so different and my family isn’t big on it. 🙂 But if you are using low sodium broth I would start with at least 1/4 teaspoon of salt and then taste and add in more if needed. Hope that helps!

      • thanks! Yea, I’m NOT doing low sodium next time! Here’s a dumb question, is beef BROTH and STOCK the same thing? I was looking for Organic beef broth at the store, and they only had organic stock! Haha.. I’ll just give it a whirl.

        • No question is a dumb question! Broth is made from the juices of meat and stock is made from the bones. Feel free to use either one of them. Thanks for asking!!

  15. OMG. I cannot believe that! What a crazy person. I’m sorry that happened to you!

    Okay, this stroganoff looks amazing. I love stroganoff, but I always forget to buy the special meet. Ground beef/turkey, I always have! Trying it!

  16. WHAT!??!??! Where do these crazies come from? I hope everything turns out ok! That’s terrible. I love that you made a staple of mine into a one pot meal!


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