Growing up in sweet corn farm country in the Midwest, you know comfort food dinners were a regular event in my childhood farmhouse kitchen. These days, even though my family and I live in the desert southwest, they are still a favorite way to show my love through my cooking to my family. And...
...One pot dinners made healthy? Even better!
When I found this could-be Healthy One Pot Stroganoff recipe, I just knew I had to re-make it, FRESH Start-style! (Whole foods, lean meat, healthier "sauce") It is getting easier to do that these days - after a few years of "cleaning up" favorite recipes to be healthier you just get quicker at making ingredient switches and change-ups.
So here is my Healthy One Pot Stroganoff recipe - betcha won't even miss the other stuff once you've tried it!
- 2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced (we use Baby Bella)
- 1/2 sweet onion, diced
- 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- 1 lb thin sliced steak (we use sirloin or another lean choice)
- 2 tsp paprika
- 4 cups beef broth (low-sodium)
- 8 oz whole wheat or gluten-free egg noodles
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt, plain (or sour cream)
- fresh parsley for garnish
- sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- In a large pot or deep pan, heat stove to medium-high and drizzle olive oil in bottom of pan.
- Once oil is heated, add steak slices to pan for about 2 minutes.
- After the steak has browned on one side, turn them over. (Should only be about 2 minutes tops!) Add mushrooms and onions into pan with the steak slices, and cook until mushrooms brown and onions are translucent.
- Stir in paprika, beef stock and noodles and bring pan to boil. Then cover pan, bring heat down to medium and simmer for 12-15 minutes (for al dente noodles, may be less time.)
- Lower the heat to warm and stir in greek yogurt or sour cream, then turn off heat and let pan sit for a few minutes, covered.
- Sprinkle parsley over dish and serve.
Too easy, right? Comfort food for dinner in under 30 minutes, prepared in only One Pot, and with so much nutrition in it, too! What is your favorite one-pot comfort food dinner? We'd love to hear your FRESH idea in the comments below!