Mushroom Stroganoff

We used to make this dish with beef and dairy, but I’d say we all enjoy this vegan mushroom stroganoff even more.

It gets bonus points for not leaving a super heavy feeling in your stomach for hours after eating it.


  • 2 Tbsp vegan butter or margarine
  • 1/2 to 1 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup plant-based ground meat or TVP
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free oat flour or brown rice flour
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 12 oz tub vegan sour cream
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 pound of your favorite gluten-free pasta or noodles


In a large pot, heat the vegan butter over medium-high heat. Add the sliced mushrooms, chopped onion, and garlic, and mix well. Cook for about 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the veggies are nice and brown.

Add the ground “meat” and flour, mix well to combine, and cook for 1 more minute.

Next, add the vegetable broth, vegan sour cream, thyme, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Using a wooden spoon, scrape all the yummy bits stuck to the bottom of the pot and stir them in. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a gentle bubble and cook for about 5 more minutes to thicken the sauce. Stir frequently.

Meanwhile, boil the pasta according to package directions, then toss the cooked pasta into the finished sauce along with the peas. Mix well, then immediately scoop your vegan mushroom stroganoff into many bowls for hungry mouths. It keeps well for future reheating too. Enjoy the love!


I’d like to suggest that instead of running away from whatever pain you have in your life today, what if you turned towards the suffering, wrapped it in a cozy blanket, and told it you’re here and it will be ok?

Sometimes I wrap my fear in a blanket in my mind and it really helps. 🙂

I think I probably adapted this from the Plum Village method of how to deal with strong emotions.

May your day and your night be well.

Chef Maitri Carmichael brings a creative and peaceful energy to every plate. She grew up in Toronto with a British Grandma and an Italian Nonna who showed their love through food, then she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years, spending her free time at community farms and zen kitchens. Originally a scientist and biotech entrepreneur, she graduated from the Vegan Chef School in London (2021) and the Raw Food Culinary Academy in Vancouver (2023), and is now settled in Hawaii.

3 responses to “Mushroom Stroganoff”

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    What could be better than a creamy, mushroom-y pasta? 🙂

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    Facebook comment from Annanie: Looks delicious 😋

  3. maitricookswithlove Avatar

    Facebook comment from Tessa-Marie: Comfort food

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