Creamy Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

There’s something truly magical about coming home to the aroma of beef stroganoff simmering away in the slow cooker. This recipe for Creamy Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff has become a staple in our household, winning over even the pickiest eaters. Its tender beef, melded with rich, creamy sauce, and served over a bed of egg noodles, offers a comforting and satisfying meal. Whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a gathering with friends, this dish never fails to impress.


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 16 oz cooked egg noodles
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Place the beef stew meat in the slow cooker.
  2. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and sliced mushrooms.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir well.
  4. Pour this mixture over the beef and vegetables in the slow cooker.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours, until the beef is tender.
  6. About 30 minutes before serving, stir in the sour cream to create a creamy sauce.
  7. Serve the stroganoff over cooked egg noodles, garnished with fresh parsley if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings: Approximately 6

  • Calories per serving: Approximately 500 kcal
  • Note: The calorie count can vary based on the specific ingredients used.

Each serving of this hearty stroganoff is packed with flavor and nutrients, providing a satisfying meal that’s both delicious and nourishing.

Preparation Time

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 7-8 hours
  • Total time: About 8 hours and 15 minutes

Additional Tips

  • For an even richer flavor, brown the beef in a skillet before adding it to the slow cooker.
  • Feel free to add additional vegetables like carrots or peas for a more varied texture and nutrition.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and are just as flavorful when reheated.

FAQ Section

  1. Can I use a different type of meat? Yes, you can substitute beef with chicken or pork, adjusting the cooking time accordingly.
  2. Is it possible to make this recipe gluten-free? Yes, use a gluten-free cream of mushroom soup and serve over gluten-free noodles or rice.
  3. Can I prepare this dish in advance? Absolutely! You can prepare the ingredients and store them in the fridge overnight, then start cooking in the morning.
  4. How do I know when the beef is cooked through? The beef should be tender and easily shredded with a fork after 7-8 hours of cooking on low.
  5. Can I freeze Beef Stroganoff? It’s best enjoyed fresh, but you can freeze it. The sauce may separate a bit when reheated, so stir well after thawing and heating.