Healthier beef stroganoff with zucchini noodles

This tasty dinner option will easily become a hit with the whole family! Source: Getty.

There are ways to enjoy your favourite high-carb meals without feeling guilty and this is one of the best. This healthy recipe makes the same deliciously creamy, melt-in your mouth beef stroganoff that we all know and love, but with a few tweaks and adjustments, you can now put even more on your plate thanks to the low-carb alternatives. Zucchini noodles are a fantastic and tasty way of introducing something lighter into your diet that can replace heavy pastas and egg noodles. The healthier version of this dish is still as deliciously rich and creamy as always, just without all the bad stuff!


  • 800g beef from the inside round, cut into small cubes or strips
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan or fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 450g mushrooms, quartered
  • 100g frozen pearl onions
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot flour
  • 8 yellow and green zucchinis in ribbons


  1. Heat enough oil to coat bottom of large pan over high heat. Sear beef until golden crust has formed over all sides. Add onions, garlic, salt, pepper to pan. Reduce heat to medium. Cook until onions are softened. Pour in 2 cups of water, Dijon mustard and fresh rosemary. Stir until mustard is completely mixed through.
  2. Place cover loosely over pan. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid is almost entirely evaporated. Add another 2 cups of water and repeat simmering process.
  3. Add mushrooms, pearl onions and another 2 cups of water. Let mixture simmer until sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
  4. Meanwhile, mix yogurt, arrowroot and 1 cup of cooking liquid to mixing bowl. Whisk together until combined. Add to pan. Stir in fresh parsley until well combined.
    Spoon mixture over zucchini ribbons. Serve.

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