Light and Easy Skillet Stroganoff

September 16, 2014

Light and Easy Skillet Stroganoff | Sarcastic Cooking

Well, in the matter of a week, we are in the midst of fall, people, that is until October hits and we end up back in the 80’s for a week. Isn’t that how it always is though? Since we are better friends here, I will quit with the small talk about the weather.

A change in seasons always makes me want to do heavy duty cleaning and rearranging. Mike is a huge fan of this quality about me. He is the one who does all the heavy lifting all around here so you better believe he looooves this quality about me. Over the weekend we completely rearranged our living room and front room area. In addition to the rearrange we did some light baby proofing since somebody is all about crawling and pulling himself up to standing on things.

Light and Easy Skillet Stroganoff | Sarcastic Cooking

Yeah, that’s right, we got a crawler! The weather wasn’t the only thing to do a complete 180 in a week.

It was like one week we had a baby that was trying so hard to crawl and his frustrations made us smile, then the next week we had a kid whose main goal was to crawl around and give us a glimpse into all the things that could possibly go wrong. I am now a worst case scenario planner.

Things that used to give me great pride and joy, like a well-organized bookcase, now give me a panic attack every time Andy goes near them. Not only did we anchor the bookcases to the wall but we also rearranged them to make sure that the teeny light paperbacks are all on the highest shelves. That way if Andy does tip them, the anchor will catch them before they tip, and he will only get hit with the lightest classics from out high school English classes.

Light and Easy Skillet Stroganoff | Sarcastic Cooking

Yeah, I didn’t know that an anchor still allowed for some tipping either. Let that be a little lesson for you future parents out there. So, yeah, you better believe the Hofbrau Haus beer mug and giant wedding serving platter with our names on it no longer reside on the tops of the book case.

Now that two rooms are organized and clean, our office is a storage closet again. Hmm… Maybe that will have to wait until Spring!

Oh well!

Keeping with the theme of change and rearranging, I decided to take a traditionally heavy fall recipe, beef stroganoff and give it a little fall makeover.

One Skillet Meal: Lighter Turkey and Mushroom Stroganoff

I lightened this recipe up a lot by using lean ground turkey, low-sodium stock, Greek yogurt, and by upping the amount of mushrooms. Also, this is all done in one skillet/pan in 30 minutes!

Light and Easy Skillet Stroganoff

A lighter take on classic stroganoff all in one skillet!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 10 Ounces Lean Ground Turkey
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper
  • ½ Cup Diced Onion
  • 2 Large Portobello Mushrooms stems removed and diced
  • 1 Clove Garlic grated
  • 2 Sprigs of Thyme
  • 3 Cups Low-Sodium Beef Stock
  • 8 Ounces Egg Noodles
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt


  1. Add olive oil to a cast iron skillet or large nonstick pan and heat over medium heat. Add the turkey. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté turkey while breaking apart with a wooden spoon for about ten minutes, until golden. Add the onion, mushrooms, garlic, and thyme. Sauté, stirring occasionally, for another ten minutes.
  2. Pour in the beef stock and add the egg noodles. Stir to combine and to scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the flour and whisk or stir vigorously to work into the stock. Bring to a simmer. Cover with a lid.
  3. Once the noodles are cooked through, turn the heat off, add in the Greek yogurt, and stir. Remove the sprigs of thyme and then serve.

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  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    September 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    awwww lil mobile baby!!! That is sorta terrifying-you’re so awesome and on top of it, though!

    and this stroganoff is GENIUS-totally a necessary dinner!

  • Francesca
    September 18, 2014 at 2:01 am

    I’m not sure if I should congratulate or say a little prayer for your crawler over there! Nonetheless, this looks delicious. I love love love stroganoff.

  • Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps
    September 17, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Beef Stroganoff is one of my top five guiltiest pleasures — I love it. Now it doesn’t have to be guilty, love this lightened-up, but equally delicious looking version.

  • Annie @Maebells
    September 16, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I have never made stroganoff. Can you believe that?! I am obviously missing out because this looks amazing! Beautiful photos!

  • Julia
    September 16, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Hey, if you want to come re-arrange my bookcase (which is outtacontrol), I’ll pour you all the wines and cook straganoff! 😉 I’m so bad about keeping an organized home. Clean, yes. Organized? Nay.

    Beef Stroganoff was one of my faves growing up and it’s been SO long since I’ve had it! I love this, lady!

    • Stefanie
      September 16, 2014 at 10:34 am

      Deal! I’ll take all the wine you got and leave Andy with mike!

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough
    September 16, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Oooh babyproofing… I am so not looking forward to that (and Avery is already scooting so I have a feeling it’s coming sooner rather than later). But I am looking forward to making and devouring this delicious-looking stroganoff (at least until it hits the 80s again this weekend, WTF)!

    • Stefanie
      September 16, 2014 at 10:33 am

      I bet the day we decide to take the little ones to the pumpkin patch it will be 80. Hahaha!