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Healthy Turkey Stroganoff Recipe

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This quick comfort food meal is a great weeknight dinner. Add some bright veggies on the side for a complete and balanced meal! www.superhealthykids.com Hi Super Healthy Kids readers! It’s Maryea from Happy Healthy Mama and I’m happy to be back sharing another simple recipe that’s sure to make your dinner time a little more enjoyable. This recipe is easy, comforting, and a hit across the board.

This Ground Turkey Stroganoff recipe takes a classic recipe that is a family favorite for many and lightens it up and uses wholesome, real food ingredients. You won’t find cream of anything soup in the ingredient list and I made some easy substitutions to make the overall dish lighter. Instead of the beef that’s used in classic stroganoff, I used ground turkey. The ground turkey makes this even easier to make.  I also cut the sour cream and used nonfat Greek yogurt. Again, this is an easy sub and no one will know the difference! This quick comfort food meal is a great weeknight dinner. Add some bright veggies on the side for a complete and balanced meal! www.superhealthykids.com

Now, this dish isn’t going to win any beauty awards. It’s hard to make the brown mixture with ground turkey and mushrooms on top of egg noodles look pretty. But we all know that sometimes the ugliest food tastes the best!



My husband spent most of his 20s feasting on Top Ramen Noodles and Hamburger Helper. His favorite Hamburger Helper variety was the stroganoff. He looks back at these processed food dishes with nostaglia. While he appreciates home-cooked meal these days, he still talks about Hamburger Helper with love and admiration in his voice. I wonder if it would still taste as good to him if he tried it today? Needless to say, making a healthier, real food version of one of his old favorites was a big win.

I hope you’ll give this comforting dish a try. It’s an easy weeknight meal that everyone in your family is sure to love! 

Maryea is the busy mom behind the popular blog, Happy Healthy Mama. You can find her simple, real food recipes here


Healthy Turkey Stroganoff Recipe

3.72 from 39 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy, pasta, stroganoff, turkey
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 294kcal


  • 2 teaspoons oil or butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped about 1/2 cup
  • 8 ounces sliced mushroom
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 lb. egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet, heat the oil or butter over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until softened.
  • Add the mushrooms and cook another 5-6 minutes until they have cooked down.
  • Add the garlic and ground turkey and cook until the turkey is no longer pink, about 8 minutes.
  • Add the salt, pepper, thyme, paprika, and flour to the turkey mixture and stir to combine.
  • Stir in the broth, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and milk and bring the mixture to a simmer. Allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook the egg noodles according to the package directions.
  • Stir the Greek yogurt into the turkey mixture and cook until heated through, another minute.
  • Serve over the egg noodles.  Enjoy!
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Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 13g | Sodium: 744mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g

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This turned out great! I didn’t use the whole 2 cups of beef broth and actually wish I’d used even less (I like it a little thicker), but it tasted great and I will definitely make again! Thanks!

does anyone know approx calories for this meal per serving? and how many servings are in the whole recipe??

Hi, and thanks for the recipe. You say that using ground turkey rather than ground beef makes the recipe even easier. I don’t understand how substituting one ground meat for another makes it easier?

Hi Aubrey! I think this would work as a freezer meal, but I would freeze just the meat mixture, and boil up fresh pasta when I was ready to serve.

Wow! Great recipe for grilled chicken. It was juicy and tender. I used the chicken this time to make chicken pesto sandwiches and will used the leftovers on my salad for lunch tomorrow. Thanks for the great recipe!

5 stars
My family has always loved the Hamburger Helper Stroganoff too! My kids are now out of college and they still like it. This is a great healthy version. We love it. I did substitute light sour cream because i didn’t have the Greek yogurt and I used whole wheat egg noodles. Thanks!!

I’ve been using ground turkey for years. I personally don’t like the taste of ground beef. Turkey will take the flavor of any seasoning you add and it is much lighter than beef. These meatballs look fantastic. Whenever I’m making spaghetti my guys always want meatballs. Pinning!

Can I make the recipe up to liquid ingredients ahead of time, refrigerate overnight, then reheat the next day and add sour cream at that point?

This is a flavorful recipe and easy to make! I thought it would be a little on the watery side, but let it sit a few minutes after cooking and it creates this smooth sauce. My wife and I both loved it. Thank you for an excellent recipe.

Hi Corie, this recipe feeds 6 people. I’m not sure how many cups of food that is per person, but hopefully it gives you an idea!

5 stars
I was looking for a healthy alternative for beef stroganoff. Made it tonight and my family loved it!

My husband had a heart attack last year and we have reduced our red meat, fat and salt intake as a family overall. This recipe was a big hit with my husband and both of my kids (9 & 16). Thanks so much for a new family favorite!

If you reduced the beef stock some you would get more ‘beefy’ flavor into the chicken AND make it thicker as well. The stroganoff recipe I used to make also called for a bit of tomato paste for more color and depth of flavor.

I plan to try that method and will come back, rate, and report! Thanks!

4 stars
This was good but the family thought it would be better with sliced carrots and maybe celery. They said it was a touch boring so some veggies would go be some variety of flavor.

I accidentally hit one star when I was trying to hit reviews and it said thanks for voting. I didn’t mean to give it a one star rating, sorry.