Mini Beef Wellington Bites

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Mini Beef Wellington Bites stacked on platter.  They are flaky and buttery on the outside.  Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Warning!  This recipe is irresistible and crazy-addictive.  These Mini Beef Wellington Bites are flaky and buttery on the outside, meaty and succulent on the inside.  Baked Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  My version of this classic is approachable, easy and taste ridiculously delicious. 

They are perfect for a party because you can make them ahead and freeze them and then simply bake them off when ready to serve.  They are also great for kids.

 

Approachable Decadence

Beef Wellington is an English recipe.  It traditionally has a filet of beef layered with pate or foie gra and a duxelle, which is a chopped mushroom mixture.  It’s all wrapped in puff pastry and baked.  Now, this can be intimidating!  So, back when I was catering, I set out to create a more approachable version.

‘Mini’ is definitely more approachable!  If you mess one of them up, you still have 19 more.  You can also be confident that the slice of meat will be cooked through vs. with a large roast.

I eliminated the pate and added parmesan to the mushrooms.  I love mushrooms and parmesan just enhances the salty, nutty flavor so perfectly.  It also adds the creaminess that you would have gotten from the pate.  And frankly, there is already so much flavor from the puff pastry, the beef filet, and the mushrooms, that pate seems like overkill.

Check out just how easy these are to make!

Here are a few more decadent recipes made more approachable to try!

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EQUIPMENT NEEDED

For this recipe, I used a food processor to do all the chopping work on the mushrooms. You can certainly do this by hand, but my go-to mini food processor was the perfect for the job.

For both searing the beef filet tips and for cooking the mushrooms, I used my absolute favorite 12″ Ceramic Pan, which is great because food really does slide right off with minimal oil and I don’t have to worry about food sticking and burning.  It comes with a glass lid, which is perfect for watching your dinner cook!.

Lastly, you will also need a large sheet pan (I use a 17×11) for baking the mini beef wellingtons.

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR MINI BEEF WELLINGTON BITES

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details)

Puff Pastry can be found in your freezer section of the store.  Keep it frozen and put it in the fridge to thaw a day before you plan to use it.

This recipe starts with Petite Beef Filet.  It’s one of the most tender cuts without the most expensive price tag.  The Petite Filet comes from the shoulder and is so incredibly tender.  It tastes very similar to filet mignon, but is much less expensive.

You can make the beef a day or 2 early as well. You will be par-cooking the beef as it will finish cooking in the pastry later.  I season very simply with salt and pepper and a very light drizzle of extra virgin olive oil that I rub all over.  Then I sear the outside of the filets in a pan on high heat for about 5 minutes on each side to get a nice brown crust.  Then I move it to the oven center rack and cook for 15 minutes in 375 F degrees.

Raw Beef Filet in pan for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood  

Seared raw Beef Filet in pan for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Beef Filet in pan in oven for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

When the beef is done cooking, transfer it to a plate to rest and cool down.  

For the Mushroom filling, start by chopping the mushrooms into small pea-size pieces.  You can do this by hand, but it is much easier in a food processor.

Finely Dice the Onion. Mince the garlic. You can store these in the fridge together until ready to cook.

Add the mushrooms to a preheated skillet or frying pan with a teaspoon of olive oil (you can use the same one the beef cooked in).  Add the diced onions, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and oregano. Mix to combine and spread out into a layer covering the entire pan. Let cook without touching for 5 minutes. Then mix and spread into a layer and cook for another 5 minutes. When the mixture has cooked down and the onions are translucent, transfer it to a bowl to cool for a few minutes.

Add 1 tbsp milk or cream and the parmesan cheese to the mushrooms and quickly mix through so it doesn’t start to melt and clump. Store in the fridge to cool until ready to assemble.

Mushrooms in food processor for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Mushrooms, onions, seasoning in pan for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Cooked chopped mushrooms in bowl for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Adding milk to cooked chopped mushrooms in bowl for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Mixing mushrooms and parmesan in bowl for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

ASSEMBLE & BAKE YOUR MINI BEEF WELLINGTON BITES 

When you are are ready to assemble, start by beating an egg in a small bowl.  Put your beef filet on a cutting board and slice into 1/4 inch thick slices. It’s ok if it looks really pink or even rare in the center as the beef will cook inside the pastry.

Sliced beef filet for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Using a large cutting board, sprinkle with flour. Carefully open up a puff pastry sheet and place on the floured board. Roll it out evenly so that it grows in size about an inch in every direction.

Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut the pastry into 10 even rectangles.Rolling Puff Pastry sheet on cutting board for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Puff Pastry sheet cut into 10 pieces for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Using a pastry brush or your finger if you don’t have one, brush the egg mixture along the edges of each pastry rectangle.

Place a slice of beef in the center of the rectangle, then scoop a small amount of the mushroom mixture on top. Fold the sides of the pastry over and press to seal. Then turn the beef ‘package’ over so the seal is on the bottom.

Using a fork, press the sides together to seal the sides.

Brushing Puff Pastry sheet with egg for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Slice of beef on cut Puff Pastry for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Spoon adding mushroom filling on top of slice of beef on cut Puff Pastry for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Hand folding puff pastry over filling for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood Hand folding puff pastry over filling for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Hand folding puff pastry over filling for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Place all of the mini beef wellington bites on a large sheet pan and brush with the remaining egg mixture. At this point, you can place the sheet pan in the freezer and then transfer them to a freezer container once frozen. They will last in the freezer for 3 months.Brushing egg on uncooked Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Uncooked Mini Beef Wellington Bites on pan. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Bake in the oven on the center (and top rack if you have 2 pans) for 10-12 minutes or until the pastry has puffed and the tops are golden brown. (if you are baking from frozen state, add about 5 minutes to the cooking time, but DO NOT THAW BEFORE COOKING)Cooked Mini Beef Wellington Bites on pan. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

ENJOY!  😍 Carrie

Mini Beef Wellington Bites stacked on platter. They are flaky and buttery on the outside. Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
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Mini Beef Wellington Bites

These Mini Beef Wellington Bites are flaky and buttery on the outside, meaty and succulent on the inside.  Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  They are perfect for a party because you can make them ahead and freeze them and then simply bake them off when ready to serve. #appetizers #partyfood #christmasparty #beefrecipes #partyrecipes #smallbites #appetizerrecipes

Course Appetizer
Cuisine English
Keyword party appetizers, party food
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 Pieces

Ingredients

Mushroom Filling

  • 8 oz White Button Mushrooms
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Finely Diced Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Oregano, dried
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Milk or Cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated

Other Ingredients

  • 16 oz Petite Beef Filet
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Puff Pastry Sheets
  • 2 tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Egg

Instructions

Prep-Ahead Instructions

  1. Start by putting the frozen puff pastry into the fridge to thaw the day before.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.

  3. Finely Dice the Onion. Mince the garlic. You can store these in the fridge together until ready to cook.

  4. You can make the beef a day or 2 early as well. You will be par-cooking the beef as it will finish cooking in the pastry later. Season very simply by rubbing olive oil all over and sprinkling liberally with salt and pepper.

    Seasoned Raw Beef Filet for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  5. Then I sear the outside of the filets in a pan on high heat for about 5 minutes on each side to get a nice brown crust.  Then I move it to the oven, center rack and cook for 15 minutes in 375 F degrees. When the beef is done cooking, transfer it to a plate to rest and cool down.  You can store covered in the fridge until ready to slice and assemble.

    Seared raw Beef Filet in pan for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  6. While the beef is cooking, you can make the Mushroom filling. Start by chopping the mushrooms into small pea-size pieces.  You can do this by hand, but it is much easier in a food processor

    Mushrooms in food processor for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  7. Add the mushrooms to a preheated skillet or frying pan with a teaspoon of olive oil (you can use the same one the beef cooked in).  Add the diced onions, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and oregano. Mix to combine and spread out into a layer covering the entire pan. Let cook without touching for 5 minutes. Then mix and spread into a layer and cook for another 5 minutes. When the mixture has cooked down and the onions are translucent, transfer it to a bowl to cool for a few minutes.

    Mushrooms, onions, seasoning in pan for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  8. Add milk (or cream) and the parmesan cheese to the mushrooms and quickly mix through so it doesn't start to melt and clump. Store in the fridge to cool until ready to assemble.

    Mixing mushrooms and parmesan in bowl for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Assemble and Freeze or Bake

  1. When you are are ready to assemble, start by beating an egg in a small bowl.

  2. Put your beef filet on a cutting board and slice into 1/4 inch thick slices. It's ok if it looks really pink or even rare in the center as the beef will cook inside the pastry.

    Sliced beef filet for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  3. Using a large cutting board, sprinkle with flour. Carefully open up a puff pastry sheet and place on the floured board. Roll it out evenly so that it grows in size about an inch in every direction. Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut the pastry into 10 even rectangles.

    Puff Pastry sheet cut into 10 pieces for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  4. Using a pastry brush or your finger if you don't have one, brush the egg mixture along the edges of each pastry rectangle.

    Brushing Puff Pastry sheet with egg for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  5. Place a slice of beef in the center of the rectangle, then scoop a small amount of the mushroom mixture on top. Fold the sides of the pastry over and press to seal. Then turn the beef 'package' over so the seal is on the bottom.

    Hand folding puff pastry over filling for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  6. Using a fork, press the sides together to seal the sides.

    Fork sealing uncooked Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  7. Place all of the mini beef wellington bites on a large sheet pan and brush with the remaining egg mixture. At this point, you can place the sheet pan in the freezer and then transfer them to a freezer container once frozen. They will last in the freezer for 3 months.

    Uncooked Mini Beef Wellington Bites on pan. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  8. Bake in the oven on the center (and top rack if you have 2 pans) for 10-12 minutes or until the pastry has puffed and the tops are golden brown. (if you are baking from frozen state, add about 5 minutes to the cooking time, but DO NOT THAW BEFORE COOKING)

    Cooked Mini Beef Wellington Bites on pan. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  9. Serve and Enjoy!

    Hand holding Mini Beef Wellington Bite with bite taken. Buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood #beefrecipes #appetizerrecipes

Recipe Notes

  1. The 30-minute Prep Time includes the time to sear and par-cook the beef, as well as to make the mushroom filling.  The 15-minute Cook time is for baking the Mini Beef Wellington Bites.
  2. These can be frozen up to 3 months in advance.  Freeze after you place on the sheet pan and brush tops with egg, BEFORE YOU COOK.  When you do cook them after freezing, simply put on the sheet pan frozen and add about 5 minutes to the cooking time.

Chicken Stroganoff Recipe with Spinach

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This Chicken Stroganoff Recipe with Spinach over pasta has a thick, creamy, savory, and earthy mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy brightness from the sour cream.  Then you have meaty and hearty chicken strips and spinach. #stroganoff #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

Get ready.  Get set.  Start drooling!  This Chicken Stroganoff Recipe with Spinach over pasta takes a delicious classic and adds a healthy twist.  BUT, I promise, it doesn’t lose an ounce of flavor!  You still get that thick, creamy, savory, and earthy mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy brightness from the sour cream.  Then you have meaty and hearty chicken strips that are seared for maximum flavor.  Spinach is added for more texture, color, and healthy brightness. 

Then, if all of this wasn’t enough!?  I used the most amazing Banza Cavatappi Pasta, made from chickpeas.  The hollow cavatappi curl hugs and holds the sauce in all the right places so each bite is saucy perfection!

 

This Chicken Stroganoff Recipe with Spinach over pasta has a thick, creamy, savory, and earthy mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy brightness from the sour cream.  Then you have meaty and hearty chicken strips and spinach. #stroganoff #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

Health-ifying a Classic

My Mom would make Beef Stroganoff for special occasions growing up.  I adore it!  Even as an adult, when I would go home to Chicago to visit, she would always have Beef Stroganoff for me.  Mom’s always remember what we love :).  But…I really wanted to make a healthier version of this classic beef dish so I could enjoy it more often with ingredients that I always have on hand.  Here are the 4 changes I made to the recipe:

  1. Replaced beef with lean chicken breast
  2. Thickened the sauce first with a cornstarch slurry so that I could cut down on the sour cream added
  3. Added spinach for color, texture, vitamins, and nutrients
  4. Replaced regular egg noodles with a healthier and gluten free pasta option made from chickpeas!  

Let talk about that last one.  I wanted to find a gluten free pasta that could stand up to this delectable sauce and not turn to mush.  Enter BANZABanza has a variety of pasta shapes and sizes all made with Chickpeas!  That means they have more fiber, more protein, and less carbs than a regular pasta made from flour.

Here are some other easy recipes that you can use Banza pasta in!

Chicken Stroganoff in a skillet with mushrooms and spinach.  It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

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EQUIPMENT NEEDED

No hightech gadgets for this one, just your best and largest non-stick skillet/frying pan! I use my absolute favorite 12″ Ceramic Pan, which is great because food really does slide right off with minimal oil and I don’t have to worry about food sticking and burning.  It comes with a glass lid, which is perfect for watching your dinner cook!

Oh, I also like to cut my raw chicken with kitchen shears, but you can also just cut with a knife. And mincing garlic is made super easy with a Garlic Press.

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR CHICKEN STROGANOFF RECIPE COOKING KIT

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details)

For this recipe, you could make the entire dish in advance and reheat.  If you do this, I suggest keeping the pasta separate from the sauce through the reheating process as they will have different times and you don’t want to overcook the pasta.

But, if you’re just looking to get ahead on the ingredient prep, then start by prepping the chicken.  Cut the chicken breast into strips. I like to do this with kitchen shears, but you can also just cut with a knife.  Store sealed in fridge until ready to cook.

Cutting raw chicken for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach. It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

Slice the mushrooms. Mince the garlic. Store separately in fridge until ready to cook.Knife slicing mushrooms for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach. It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

Sliced mushrooms for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach. It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

COOK YOUR CHICKEN STROGANOFF RECIPE 

Start by cook the pasta.  Be sure you don’t do this too early that it gets cold, but if you start to boil the water at the same time you start cooking the chicken, you will be good!  Bring the water to a boil and then add the pasta. Stir the pasta so it doesn’t stick together.  Bring back to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. There will be foam created from the chickpeas, but that’s normal. Strain the pasta and rinse with hot water, then add back to the pot and cover until ready to serve.

Note: Of course you can use any pasta you want!  My Mom always made Stroganoff with Wide Egg Noodles.

Pouring a box of Banza pasta into a pot of water for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach.  It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

Preheat a large skillet on high. Season the chicken strips with salt and pepper and add them to the skillet with a drizzle of olive oil.  Separate the strips into a single layer to sear on one side, about 4-5 minutes. Then flip the strips over to sear on the other side, another 5 minutes or until all of the chicken is cooked and there is no more pink.Cooked chicken strips in pan for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach.  It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

Add water to the chicken and scrape up the brown bits from the bottom. Remove the chicken from the pan along with any juices.Measuring cup pouring water over cooked chicken in pan for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach.  It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

Spoon removing cooked chicken from pan for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach.  It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

To the same pan, add another drizzle of olive oil and then add the sliced mushrooms. Separate them into a single layer and season with salt and pepper. Let them sear on one side, about 5 minutes. Flip the mushrooms over to cook on the other side, about 4 minutes.Mushroom, uncooked slices in pan for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach.  It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

Cooked mushrooms in pan for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach.  It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

While the mushrooms are cooking, making the cornstarch slurry by mixing the cornstarch into the cold milk.

1 tablespoon of cornstarch being added to milk for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach.  It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

Cornstarch being added to milk for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach.  It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

Then add the chicken broth and vegetable broth, scraping up any bits on the bottom. Stir in the minced garlic and bring up to a light simmer.Spoon adding garlic to mushrooms in skillet for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach.  It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

Add the slurry to the skillet and whisk to combine. Continue to stir as the sauce starts to thicken and the whisk leaves a trail in the pan.Thickened mushroom sauce in skillet for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach.  It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

Whisking slurry into mushroom sauce in skillet for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach.  It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

Add back the chicken, cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Stir in the sour cream and then add the spinach. Stir and let the spinach start to wilt. (NOTE: if you want the spinach more cooked down, add it earlier, when you add the chicken)

Adding sour cream to chicken and mushroom sauce in skillet for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach.  It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas Mixing sour cream into chicken and mushroom sauce in skillet for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach.  It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

Adding spinach to chicken and mushroom sauce in skillet for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach.  It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

At this point, you can mix in the pasta or serve the Stroganoff over the pasta.    ENJOY!  😍 Carrie

Chicken Stroganoff on a plate with Cavatappi pasta, mushrooms, and spinach.  It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

Chicken Stroganoff on a plate with Cavatappi pasta, mushrooms, and spinach. It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas
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Chicken Stroganoff Recipe with Spinach & Pasta

This Chicken Stroganoff Recipe with Spinach over pasta takes a delicious classic and adds a healthy twist.  BUT, I promise, it doesn't lose an ounce of flavor!  You still get that thick, creamy, savory, and earthy mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy brightness from the sour cream.  Then you have meaty and hearty chicken strips that are seared for maximum flavor.  Spinach is added for more texture, color, and healthy brightness. #stroganoff #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #chicken #healthydinners #familydinners #dinnerideas

Course Main Course
Keyword chicken, pasta, spinach
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 16 oz chicken
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 oz pasta
  • 10 oz Mushroom
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup baby spinach

Instructions

Prep-Ahead Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken breast into strips. Store sealed in fridge until ready to cook.

    Cutting raw chicken for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach. It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas
  2. Slice the mushrooms. Mince the garlic. Store separately in fridge until ready to cook.

    Sliced mushrooms for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach. It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

Cook

  1. Cook the pasta by adding 5-6 cups of water to a pot with a pinch of salt. Bring the water to a boil and then add the pasta. Stir the pasta so it doesn't stick together. Bring back to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. There will be foam created from the chickpeas, but that's normal. Strain the pasta and rinse, then add back to the pot until ready to serve.

    Pouring a box of Banza pasta into a pot of water for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach. It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas
  2. Preheat a large skillet on high. Season the chicken strips with salt and pepper.

    Raw chicken strips on plate for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach. It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas
  3. To the hot skillet, add a drizzle of olive oil and then the chicken strips. Separate the strips into a single layer to sear on one side, about 4-5 minutes. Then flip the strips over to sear on the other side, another 5 minutes or until all of the chicken is cooked and there is no more pink.

    Cooked chicken strips in pan for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach. It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas
  4. Add a 1/2 cup of water to the chicken and scrape up the brown bits from the bottom. Remove the chicken from the pan along with any juices.

    Spoon removing cooked chicken from pan for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach. It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas
  5. To the same pan, add another drizzle of olive oil and then add the sliced mushrooms. Separate them into a single layer and season with salt and pepper. Let them sear on one side, about 5 minutes. Flip the mushrooms over to cook on the other side, about 4 minutes.

    Cooked mushrooms in pan for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach. It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas
  6. While the mushrooms are cooking, making the cornstarch slurry by mixing the cornstarch into the cold milk.

    Cornstarch being added to milk for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach. It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas
  7. Then add the chicken broth and vegetable broth, scraping up any bits on the bottom. Stir in the minced garlic and bring up to a light simmer.

    Spoon adding garlic to mushrooms in skillet for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach. It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas
  8. Add the slurry to the skillet and whisk to combine. Continue to stir as the sauce starts to thicken and the whisk leaves a trail in the pan.

    Thickened mushroom sauce in skillet for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach. It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas
  9. Add back the chicken, cover and cook for 5 minutes.

  10. Stir in the sour cream and then add the spinach. Stir and let the spinach start to wilt. (NOTE: if you want the spinach more cooked down, add it earlier, when you add the chicken)

    Adding spinach to chicken and mushroom sauce in skillet for Chicken Stroganoff with mushrooms, and spinach. It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas
  11. At this point, you can mix in the pasta or serve the Stroganoff over the pasta. Enjoy!

    Chicken Stroganoff on a plate with Cavatappi pasta, mushrooms, and spinach. It has a thick, creamy, savory mushroom sauce with a touch of tangy sour cream. #chickendinners #chickenrecipes #familydinners #dinnerideas

Recipe Notes

  1. While I used Banza Gluten Free Pasta, you can certainly use any pasta or noodle you prefer!  My Mom always made Stroganoff with Wide Egg Noodles.
  2. I used both chicken broth and vegetable broth in this recipe.  Chicken for the flavor and vegetable broth because it has a darker color and helps to give this Chicken Stroganoff that familiar brown colored sauce.  You can certainly use 2 cups of Chicken Broth.
  3. For the spinach, I like it bright green and barely wilted for lots of texture.  However, if you want it cooked down more, then add it earlier when you add the chicken.