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Linguine With Mushrooms, Stroganoff Style

Linguine With Mushrooms, Stroganoff Style 4.000

Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post; tableware from Crate and Barrel

Nourish Feb 6, 2013

This healthful version updates the classic beef stroganoff by reducing the amount of sour cream and ditching the meat.  Its mix of mushrooms and herbs tossed with linguine (instead of heavier egg noodles) creates a main course that seems indulgent.


I call for a blend of baby portobello, white and oyster mushrooms, but feel free to create your own mushroom mix.

Servings: 4
  • 8 ounces dried linguine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 ounces shallots, finely diced
  • 16 ounces assorted mushrooms, such as white, baby portobello (cremini) and/or stemmed oyster mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Generous 1/3 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill


Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Prepare the pasta according to the package directions.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in large nonstick saute pan or skillet over medum-high heat. Stir in the shallots; cook for a few minutes, until softened. Add the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper to taste, stirring to incorporate. Cook, stirring every minute or so, for 8 to 10 minutes, so the mushrooms' moisture evaporates. Once they start to brown, remove from the pan from the heat.

Stir in the sour cream and mustard, along with the parsley and dill. Taste, and adjust the seasoning as needed.

Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Use tongs to toss the linguine in the mushroom mixture, adding the cooking water as needed to keep the dish moist.

Serve immediately.

Recipe Source

From Nourish columnist Stephanie Witt Sedgwick.

Tested by Stephanie Witt Sedgwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 330

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 8g 12%

Saturated Fat: 2g 10%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 130mg 5%

Total Carbohydrates: 54g 18%

Dietary Fiber: 3g 12%

Sugar: 4g

Protein: 12g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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