Mushroom Stroganoff

Here’s another doesn’t-take-long vegetarian supper for the lazy–I mean, busy.


  • mushrooms
  • butter
  • chopped onions or onion powder
  • paprika
  • cream of mushroom soup (or make your own, if that’s how you roll)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cube Not-Beef bouillon (non-vegetarians can use beef)
  • flat noodles

Cut up mushrooms and cook with minimal stirring in a dry skillet until they’re browned and toasty. Add butter. Add onions and paprika and stir until onions are soft. Add cream of mushroom soup OR add tablespoon of flour then cup of milk or cream. Add bouillon cube and gradually stir in water until sauce is smooth and hot through.

Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions.

REALLY GOOD! Even my meat-loving mother likes it.

I’m way behind on where I want to be in drafting PICKLE IN A PEAR TREE. I took yesterday off to work on plot points and, thanks to my beloved and brilliant nephew, Joshua Allen (who says he was channeling Syd Field), I came up with some hooks to pull me up the slope to the climax. So I may very well catch up before the end of the month. 🙂

WRITING PROMPT: A younger relative teacher your character something about your character’s chosen hobby/work/obsession.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Mushroom Stroganoff

  1. Leslie R. Lee

    November 10, 2010 at 4:15pm

    Hmm, sounds easy enough even for me. Thanks

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      Marian Allen

      November 11, 2010 at 7:43am

      Glad you guys like the recipe. Quick and easy is how I like ’em!

      Monti, I was surprised, too, but it’s a dried ground pepper, so it has a little bite when used in enough quantity and toasting paprika really makes its flavor pop.

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  2. Enid Wilson

    November 11, 2010 at 4:37am

    Didn’t know how to spell this word, the first time I heard it on tv. Now I know how to cook the dish, thanks to you. A big smile here.

    My Darcy Mutates

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      Marian Allen

      November 11, 2010 at 7:45am

      If you aren’t vegetarian, you can cook ground beef after you do the onions and paprika, or leftover roast. I guess you could use any kind of meat. Shrimp stroganoff…. Uh, maybe not.

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