Friday, February 1, 2013

Sausage Stroganoff

by Sheila Connolly

I cannot believe that I haven't posted this recipe before.  This was one of the staple dishes from my starving student days, from the mother of one of my roommates (the same mother who gave me the Apple Goodie recipe, for which I will be forever grateful!).  It was quick and inexpensive, and it tastes good.  We added it to our rotation of kielbasa dishes (kielbasa with noodles, kielbasa with potatoes, kielbasa with rice, kielbasa with cabbage, and so on…hey, kielbasa was cheap!).

We used to make it with those white pizza mushrooms, which was about all you could get back then.  You can use more exotic ones these days, but any delicate ones will be pretty much drowned out by the rest of the dish.


1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 lb. sliced mushrooms
1 lb. ground sausage
3 Tblsp lemon juice
3 Tblsp white wine
1 can beef broth
1 tsp salt
1/4 lb. medium egg noodles (about two cups)
1 cup sour cream

Melt the butter in a skillet and saute the onion, garlic and mushrooms.  Add sausage and cook, stirring, until the red color of the meat has disappeared (this is not critical, since the dish will cook for half an hour after this step).  Add the lemon juice, wine, broth, salt and pepper.  Simmer gently, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

Stir in the uncooked noodles.  Cover and continue to simmer until the noodles are tender (approx. 15 min.)

Mix in the sour cream.  Heat quickly but do not boil (that would curdle the sour cream).

Serves 4

Coming in only four days:  Buried in a Bog!


  1. Sheila, I can just imagine how tasty this is. It blows me away that the uncooked noodles are added to the mixture. So easy! Love it!

    ~ Krista

    1. Me too Krista--makes it look so easy with only one dirty pan.

      I've got the book on order Sheila, can't wait!

  2. I make a very similar recipe only using ground beef. I suppose you could take it a step further and use ground turkey if you really needed to watch your fat--which in my case is probably a good idea since my husband recently had a quintuple bypass! Want to help keep his new pipes clean!

  3. LOL on kielbasa with everything -- that brings back memories. 4 day countdown to BURIED IN A BOG. W00t! Enjoy your release week, Sheila!

    ~ Cleo

  4. Sheila, I adore stroganoff. Haven't ever done it with sausage. Very interesting. Must add a nice zing.

    Can't wait for Buried in a Bog. Your numbers look fabulous!!!!!!! ENJOY the fun. Erin go braugh.

    Avery / Daryl

  5. Ah, surviving college. Cheap eats. Have a friend who lived on grilled cheese sandwiches (you can be sure there was no brie anywhere around! The cheapest bread and cheese available) and tomato soup. Mind you, the "tomato soup" was catsup thinned with water and heated! Yuck.
    Your dish sounds much more appealing!

  6. Can't wait for Buried in a Bog, Sheila! Love your stuff and this recipe sounds like a keeper. Thanks!