Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff served in white bowls, arnished with almond ricotta and parsley

Seared mushrooms, garlic and thyme bathe in a creamy sauce with al dente ribbon noodles. This comforting vegan dish cooks up quickly making it perfect for a satisfying weeknight plant-based meal.

While stroganoff is a Russian dish that is usually made with beef and sour cream, for this vegan version we get our umami and texture from crimini mushrooms. A creamy, dairy-free sauce is accomplished with cashews! When soaked and blended up, cashews create a rich, smooth sauce and takes on the flavors of the other ingredients perfectly.

Mushroom Stroganoff in Cast Iron Skillet, ready to serve in white bowls

I’ve been making this vegan stroganoff for a couple of years. It’s one of those recipes that’s so easy and second nature that I somehow forget that I should share it! Well, today’s the day! All that said, I’ve only recently started serving it with almond ricotta. Not necessary, but a total game changer! A spoonful (or two!) on top of the mushroom stroganoff is amazing! You can get my almond ricotta recipe here. Once the almonds are soaked, it comes together really quickly.

Side view of mushroom stroganoff in cast iron skillet, highlighting the creamy sauce

Tips for Perfect Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff:

  • crimini mushrooms are much more flavorful than white button mushrooms. As they are the star of this dish, I recommend using them if you can. Otherwise, chopped portabellos would be a great choice, too.
  • I’ve included a range in ribbon pasta weight because I’ve tested this recipe with 8 oz and 12 oz of noodles, and it’s great both ways! Add a bit more pasta water to the sauce if you want to extend it a bit.
  • If you prefer not to use wine or apple cider (NOT apple cider vinegar), you could use vegetable stock.
  • Adding miso to the pasta deepens the flavor of the pasta. If you don’t have any, the pasta will still be great as long as you’re using a really good vegetable stock in the sauce.
  • The mustard is added right at the end of cooking the sauce. When added too early and allowed to simmer, mustard can create a bitter taste in the sauce.
  • Reserve a cup of the water that the pasta cooks in so you can thin your sauce to your liking. We enjoy a rich, thick sauce, but if you’re using 12 ounces of noodles, you may wish to thin it for better noodle coverage.
Mushroom Stroganoff served in white bowls, arnished with almond ricotta and parsley

Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

Seared mushrooms, garlic and thyme bathe in a dairy-free creamy sauce with al dente ribbon noodles. This vegan comfort dish which cooks up quickly making for a perfect weeknight plant-based meal.
4.8 from 5 votes
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Course: Main, Pasta
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Mushroom Pasta, Vegan Pasta
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 368kcal
Author: Bronwyn


  • 8-12 oz vegan ribbon pasta*
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large brown onion, diced
  • 16-24 oz crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup white wine or apple cider
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked and drained
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp miso paste*, optional
  • 2 tsp prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast, optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • almond ricotta, to serve


  • Prepare the noodles according to the package directions. Reserve a cup of the pasta water for thinning the sauce later, if desired. Drain, toss with a bit of oil to prevent sticking and keep warm until the sauce is ready.
  • In a wide heavy-bottomed pan (cast iron is ideal), heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the onions for 2 minutes, until softened. Add the mushrooms, stirring occasionally to prevent burning and for even cooking. Some browning should start to happen after about 5-8 minutes. Add the garlic and thyme, cooking for another 2 minutes. Deglaze the pan with the wine.
  • In a high-speed food processor or blender, blend the cashews, vegetable stock, miso paste and tomato paste until smooth. Pour into the mushroom mixture. Lower the heat, and bring to a simmer taking care not to burn it. Whisk in the nutritional yeast, if using. If you'd like to thin the sauce, add some pasta water or soup stock a half cup at a time. Once ready to serve, whisk in the mustard. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Combine the cooked, drained pasta with the sauce. Serve with almond ricotta and fresh parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 718mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3mg


To quick soak the cashews: place the cashews in a small pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Keep an eye on the water level so they don’t dry up and burn. Drain and use in recipe.
*use gluten-free noodles and gluten free miso for a gluten-free meal
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6 thoughts on “Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

    1. Oops! Sorry about! I just updated the ingredient list to include 6 cloves of minced garlic. Hope you enjoy it! ~ Bronwyn

  1. Thnx !! I eyeballed the garlic because I was already going to make it I see I used allot less.
    BUT….this is the best! mushroom stroganoff pasta I have made so far !! It is so creamy amd more importantly tastefull ! This recipe I will going to make more often great when I have leftover shrooms ^^ !

  2. This was absolutely amazing! I added spinach and Beyond Beef ground (for increased protein) and it was so delicious. It was a bit soupy so I added a small amount of tofutti sour cream and added the nutritional yeast the recipe called for which helped and I simmered it for longer! (I think I also miscalculated the amount of pasta so the “soupiness” probably would’ve been just fine if I used the higher end of the pasta ratio.

    1. Hi Jen!
      Thank so much for the feedback, I’d so happy you enjoyed it! Yes, this is a saucy recipe as the noodles end up soaking some up once mixed but what you did was perfect to let it simmer a bit to get where you like it! The addition of the tofutti sour cream sounds amazing! ~Bronwyn

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