Fast and Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff

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Fast and Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff is comfort food meant for kids! The creamy sauce with ground beef is mixed in with cooked noodles and it makes this meal a winner in my house!

This easy stroganoff made with ground beef is a recipe your entire family will love. It is fast and easy, takes under 30 minutes, and is yummy comfort food!

A plate of ground beef stroganoff made with ground beef, sauce and egg noodles

Making the Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff

Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff is made with things I bet you have in your cupboard! You need ground beef, egg noodles, sour cream, cream of mushroom soup and some seasonings! That is it!

I put my egg noodles (I like the extra wide egg noodles) on to cook first, I only use 1/2 lb, so half the bag of egg noodles.

Then while the pasta is boiling and cooking I brown my ground beef, in a large skillet, then rinse it and drain it. Then the ground beef goes back into the same skillet.

SIDE NOTE: It is totally a personal preference on if you need to rinse your ground beef. Most people just drain their meat and don’t rinse it because they worry the lose all the flavor when they rinse it. I just feel better rinsing it…weird, I know….do as you wish.

Ground Beef browning for stroganoff with ground beef

Next, I add my can of cream of mushroom soup, sour cream and seasonings.

You can easily adjust the seasonings to your liking.

cream of mushroom soup and sour cream added to cooked ground beef for stroganoff
Stroganoff creamy sauce

Last, add in the cooked egg noodles once they are done and drained.

noodles and creamy sauce for stroganoff

I always salt and pepper to taste, then let it warm a bit longer, then taste and adjust again once all the flavors have warmed and come together!

Easy as that, and in under 30 minutes you will have a hot, delicious meal on the table that everyone will like!

Fast and Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff | The Butcher's Wife

Stretch this to feed more people

If you want it extra saucy, double the sauce.

This recipe feeds my family of 5 easily with leftovers (it makes about 8 cups so you could feed more than 5 depending on serving size).

If you are needing to feed more people, you can double the sauce and noodles. Add another can of cream of mushroom soup and more sour cream and seasonings and cook the entire bag (1 lb.) of egg noodles…it works great with the same amount of ground beef so you don’t have to add more (or add more ground beef, because really that is the best part!)

ground beef stroganoff in a skillet with a spoon

If you have leftovers it will keep in the fridge for 4-5 days and can be reheated in the microwave or stovetop. This stroganoff made with ground beef is just as tasty the next day!

KID APPROVED MEAL! Creamy Fast and Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff- on your table in 30 minutes or less!

Hope you enjoy!

If you don’t absolutely hate canned cream of soups, try these other fast and easy recipes: Fast and Easy Chicken Enchiladas, and Fast and Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas.

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Fast and Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff

This stroganoff is made with ground beef, and is fast and easy and on your table in under 30 minutes!
Makes about 8 cups of stroganoff
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 lb ground beef, cooked, drained and rinsed (rinsing optional)
  • 1 (10.5 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 lb egg noodles, cooked and drained (1/2 of 1 lb. bag)
  • 1/2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook your egg noodles according to the package.  Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, on medium heat, brown your ground beef, then drain and rinse (rinsing optional).  
  • Add the cooked ground beef back in to the same skillet and add your cream of musroom soup and sour cream.  Stir together. Heat on medium-low heat.  
  • Add your Worcestershire sauce,  paprika, seasonings and salt and pepper to taste. (I usually use at least 1 tsp of salt then add more as needed).
  • Add in the cooked noodles, stirring to make sure it is fully mixed.  Continue to heat for a few minutes, then taste again and season to taste as needed.
  • This Stroganoff can be kept in the fridge for 4-5 days and reheated as needed.


1. If you are needing to feed more people, you can double the sauce (add another can of cream of mushroom soup and more sour cream and seasonings and cook the entire bag (1 lb.) of egg noodles and it works great with the same amount of ground beef (or add more ground beef, because really that is the best part!)
2.  You can double the sauce if you like it saucy.


  1. 4 stars
    Made it last nite. Was pretty good. I did add some Better than Bullion (vegetable) to it. Think I’ll try your chicken enchilada recipe next!!

    • Beth, The Butcher's Wife

      Hi Luci! Thank you for trying my recipe and thank you for taking the time to comment! I’m glad it was good! I’m hoping you like the enchiladas when you try them!😊

  2. 4 stars
    Made this recipe tonight and family thought it was tasty. Fast & easy when time is limited. Next time I will double the sauce.

    • Beth, The Butcher's Wife

      I am so happy to hear you liked it! I like mine with extra sauce too!🙂

      • 4 stars
        This is also one of my go to recipes! I also add chopped onions to my hamburger meat, and then I add sweet peas after everything is mixed (green for kiddos). If you don’t like peas, sweet corn also pairs nicely. Great recipe! Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    I loved this recipe! It was so easy. I used a bit of cream cheese instead of sour cream as I am not a fan of it and neither is my grandson who is 5. The kids loved it as did my daughter and son-in-love. Thanks so much for this hit.

    • Beth, The Butcher's Wife

      Hi Michelle! I am so glad it was a hit! That’s a genius substitution with cream cheese! I’m so glad the kids loved it…if kids will eat it then you know it’s a good one!
      Thanks for trying the recipe and taking the time to comment!!! ❤️

  4. Sharon Seiber

    5 stars
    Hey Beth, I was so happy to get this recipe. Today we were at my son’s doctor and you know how long that takes! So we get home and I am in a major rush to get supper on the table. I have 2 hefty eaters so I doubled the recipe. Being in such a hurry I didn’t notice I had opened one mushroom soup and one golden chicken mushroom soup! I also put fried onions on the top and slid it into the oven for close to 20 minutes just to make sure it was all heated. I also did 2 cans of green beans which I had buttered and put fried onions on top. My 26 year old who is disabled said it all was delicious! Thanks Beth!

    • Beth, The Butcher's Wife

      Hi Sharon! I am so happy it turned out delicious! The Golden Mushroom soup sounds delicious… I’ll have to try that next time and the fried onions sound like a super tasty addition! Thanks for trying it and taking the time to comment! I appreciate it so much!❤️😘

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe works great! I changed it up a little bit…
    Browned the ground beef, poured in strainer and let sit.
    Same pot I added 1 chopped onion, and sliced mushrooms, added 1 cup water, soy sauce, cooked down until almost all water evaporated, then sprinkled with Lipton French onion soup mix , and added beef back in.
    Stirred all together then added cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, and a splash of heavy cream.
    Also added in some Korean chili flakes for a little spice.
    It is excellent!

  6. Could you use golden mushroom soup versus cream of mushroom?

    • Beth, The Butcher's Wife

      Hi Michelle! Yes you can … it just gives it a more rich flavor!!! I hope you like it!☺️😘

  7. I LOVE mushrooms, so I added a lb of sauteed mini bellas, which then made the sauce thick so I added some milk… delicious! I might even try this with stew meat or leftover chuck roast meat next time if I feel like making it “fancy.” I love versatile recipes like this that can be adapted to easy 30 min meals or dressed up for fine (home) dining! Thank you!

    • Beth, The Butcher's Wife

      Jules I’m loving this comment!! Roast meat sounds heavenly and so do mushrooms!!!! ❤️❤️

  8. 4 stars
    Just made this! It was so good. I did add a bit more sour cream and it was fantastic. Will for sure be making again. Thanks!

    • Beth, The Butcher's Wife

      Hi Sherry! I am so happy to hear you liked it!!! Thanks for trying it and for taking the time to comment! ❤️😘

  9. Janet basil

    5 stars
    My family loved it! I did add half a packet of lipton onion soup dry mix. It needed something. It was kinda bland. But my family loved it!

  10. We don’t usually have worchestershire sauce on hand, can I make it with out or substitute it?

    • Beth, The Butcher's Wife

      Hi Jenna you can absolutely make it without!❤️👍

    • Soy sauce has worked as a substitute for me in other recipes, and I usually have a packet laying around in the back of the fridge or a drawer. A little A1 might even work for the rich meaty flavor of Worcestershire. They’re all just umami-enhanced salt sauces in my book (yum!) 😉

  11. 5 stars
    Made this with ground turkey and added some crushed red pepper. We are trying to eat lower carb and my husband isn’t crazy about low carb noodles (Carb Nada) But I mixed them in this and he gobbled it up. He loves comfort food and was glad I could make something that tasted great and worked for us too! Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Beth, The Butcher's Wife

      Hi there sisjoan! I am so happy to hear that it tasted great and worked for you guys!!!! The ground turkey and crushed red pepper sound tasty! Comfort food is my favorite but it’s not always healthy so I’m so glad this recipe could be made to work for you guys!!! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and thank you for trying my recipes …and a big thanks for taking the time to comment and let me know you liked the stroganoff!!! Thank you so much!❤️😘

  12. I’m making this tonight but would like to add sliced baby Bella mushrooms, when would you suggest adding them in?

    • Beth, The Butcher's Wife

      Hi Jackie! I would add them in at the very end! It sounds delicious…. let me know how it turns out!❤️

  13. Can you freeze this once it’s cooked ?

    • Beth, The Butcher's Wife

      Hi Lindsay! I have never frozen it but I can’t see why it wouldn’t work…. the texture may be a bit different with the sour cream in it when it reheats, and I would try and undercook the pasta if you can so it doesn’t go mushy when thawing and reheating! If you try it let me know how it goes! ☺️

  14. 5 stars
    I was tired of cooking same oh same oh Mexican menu. Saw this on Pinterest. Omg it was my First time making this & I used ground turkey because I was too lazy to go to store. 😂. Anyways. I loved it. I added a few dashes if Slap Your Mama Cajun spices. I printed , pinned Recipe. Thank you The Butcher’s Wife.

    • Beth, The Butcher's Wife

      Rosa I am so happy you loved it! Thank you for trying it and for pinning it and for your sweet comment! By the way I’m with you…I’m always too lazy to go to the store 😂 I bet your Mexican menu is so yummy…I love Mexican food!! Thanks so much for the sweet comment…Slap Your Mama Cajun spice in it sounds yummy… I love anything with a kick! ❤️😘

  15. Elizabeth. Vaughn

    Can you use it with out sour cream or substitute it with something else?

    • Beth, The Butcher's Wife

      Hi Elizabeth! The sour cream is used to make it creamier so you could use milk in place of it or another can of cream of mushroom soup. You can also add some beef broth and the sauce may be a bit thinner but tasty! Adjust the seasonings to taste as needed! Let me know how it turns out!😘

  16. Sadiya Ahmed

    I’m excited to start cooking this for my picky 2-year old! Would this dish pair well with some dry herbs such as oregano and/or basil?


    • Beth, The Butcher's Wife

      Hi Sadiya! I would try a bit of basil … that would pair much better than oregano which can be a bit strong! Curry powder would also add a bit of flavor that wouldn’t be overpowering. I would just add a pinch at a time of whatever you choose and let it warm throughout for the flavors to develop before adding more! Please let me know what you try and the results… dried herbs make dishes so tasty! Hopefully your 2 year old likes it! I have 3 boys and this has always been a hit! Happy cooking! ❤️😘

  17. 5 stars
    Kids loved it! My local grocery was out of cream of mushroom so I bought beefy mushroom. Seemed to work just fine!

    • Beth, The Butcher's Wife

      Erika I am so happy to hear you guys loved it! Beefy mushroom soup sounds delicious… I’m going to try it! 😘

  18. I just started this and realized I forgot cream of mushroom soup. Can I omit or substitute it with anything? Thanks!

    • Beth, The Butcher's Wife

      Hi Michelle! You can use cream of chicken soup or any creamed soup in place of it! Also you could try using all sour cream and a little more Worcestershire sauce and season to taste!

  19. 5 stars
    Made tonight. Very good.

    • Beth, The Butcher's Wife

      Tammy I am so glad you liked it! We are having it tonight too! Thanks for the comment! ❤️

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