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Lentil and Mushroom Stroganoff

2013 January 8
by admin

I think if sour cream had a different name the Omnivore would like it a little better.  It isn’t doing itself any favors by masquerading as something delicious gone rancid.  My husband plain doesn’t like it.  At all.  It is forever hidden in the back of the fridge even when recently purchased and only secretly added to recipes he’ll be eating.


I lie.  He LOVES sour cream…when he doesn’t know about it.  The same sort of story goes for lentils.  So they make somewhat frequent appearances on our dinner table.  Long story short: he thinks he hates both items until he takes a bite, and then he loves them both.

Mushrooms?  I’d be risking our marriage if I served those.  I don’t.even.go.there.  Suffice to say that when I whipped up a dish containing a delicious trifecta of sour cream, lentils, AND mushrooms, it goes without saying that the Omnivore was not even in the same state as me.


This dish is so good.  It includes the two meatiest vegetarian entities to replace red meat in a stroganoff that will leave any eater, vegetarian or not, feeling ultra satisfied.


  • Beth

    Ha! I do the same thing with sour cream… my husband says he doesn’t like it, but he sure eats a number of dishes that have sour cream cooked in! :) I’d never have thought to make stroganoff without meat – looks good!

  • Melanie

    Looks super delicious! I’ll have to wait till my hubby is gone too, since if I bring any dish to the table w/ mushrooms or lentils in it, he will go running (to the nearest Jimmy Johns for a sub) :)

  • Krystal R.

    This is one HOT looking dish! Looks pretty fantastic B!

  • Eileen

    I also have to reserve my stroganoff-making for those times I’m eating dinner alone. Mushrooms, sour crean, and the traditional beef are totally the trifecta of evil at our house. I love them so. :)

  • Kate

    I love sour cream. Probably in an unhealthy kind of way.

  • Ammie

    I’ve been trying to incorporate more meatless meals into our weekly meal plan. We love stroganoff, and I think my husband would go for this meal!

  • jackie

    When I tried this recipe, the garlic was overpowering and I wondered if you even need to add the vinegar since the sour cream is sour enough.