Meatball Stroganoff

  • 15MINS
  • 30MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 245KCAL

Lovers of our classic Beef Stroganoff will be thrilled with this hearty dish! Instead of beef strips, we’ve added juicy meatballs to our silky stroganoff sauce. Ready in 30 minutes, this simple meal is quick and fuss-free to make with hardly any washing up to do afterwards. Just the ticket for your midweek dinners!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories245
  • Carbs7.5g
  • Protein35g
  • Fat8.2g
  • Saturates4.1g
  • Sugars4.7g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

If you’re in the middle of writing your midweek meal plan, you don’t want to skip Meatball Stroganoff day. A stroganoff-style warmer with a juicy meatball twist, our indulgent-tasting sauce is so satisfyingly silky you’d never guess it’s lower in calories.

To make sure every forkful is fuss-free and slimming friendly, we’ve used a clever combination of lower calorie ingredients, including low-fat cream cheese. While traditional versions of stroganoff are typically made with crème fraîche or sour cream, we’ve recreated the same flavours in a way that’s good for you and good for your budget.

Fans of our Beef Stroganoff will already know that, aside from being bathed in a luxurious stroganoff-style sauce, it’s a batch-cooker’s dream. This silky meatball dish is no different; thanks to having the same moreish flavours at its base, it’ll pair gorgeously well with a side of steamed veggies, mashed potatoes, potato wedges, fluffy rice or pasta!

What diets is this Meatball Stroganoff suitable for?

Meatball Stroganoff can be enjoyed on gluten-free diets, as long as you substitute the beef stock cube for a suitable alternative. 

You can also prepare this dish for dairy-free diets by using a dairy-free cream cheese.

As always, take extra care when cooking for people with allergies and be sure to use different utensils, cookware and preparation areas.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Meatball Stroganoff?

We’ve used a simple combination of store cupboard staples and easy-to-find ingredients to make this Meatball Stroganoff, so you shouldn’t need to buy anything special.

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So creamy & tasty.
We did have to put a small amount of cornflour in to thicken the sauce to our liking.
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OMG this is so good.
You could make the sauce for other things too.
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Smells Amazing and tastes delicious
An easy to make recipe however I used less water to make the sauce thicker and finished with dried flat leaf parsley as I prefer the taste. I also made buttery carrot and swede mash to go with it and it’s so filling
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Loved it ! A new family favourite
I used lightest laughing cow triangles which took a while to stir in. The sauce went cold so I had to put it back on a gentle heat to warm through.
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Added extra mustard
Smells lush, added extra mustard and a good amount of pepper

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A large frying pan will be perfect for simmering your ingredients.

A durable mixing bowl like this one is ideal for combining and shaping your beef mince.

How many calories are in this Meatball Stroganoff?

This Meatball Stroganoff is included in our Everyday Light category because it contains just 245 calories per portion. For more delicious dishes all under 400 calories, take a look at other Everyday Light recipes!

This Meatball Stroganoff recipe is ideal when following any of the larger diet plans such as Weight Watchers or counting calories.

The average woman needs around 2000kcal per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and men typically need slightly more at 2,500kcals, but you may want to reduce these if you are aiming to lose weight. You can find more information on the NHS website.

Step 1

Add the meatball ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix together. Divide the mixture into 12 and shape into 12 meatballs.

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Step 2

Spray a large frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place on a medium heat. Add the meatballs and fry for 4 minutes, until sealed on all sides. Remove to a plate.

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Step 3

Re-spray the pan and add the mushrooms and onions.  Fry for 10 minutes, until they are soft and beginning to brown.

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Step 4

Add the stock cube, mustard and Henderson’s relish to the boiling water. Pour into the pan and simmer rapidly for 5 minutes. The liquid should have reduced a little and begun to thicken.

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Step 5

Add the meatballs back to the pan and simmer for 15 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through and sauce has reduced.

Step 6

Turn off the heat and add the cream cheese, stirring until completely blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Step 7

Sprinkle with parsley and serve with your choice of accompaniment.

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What could I serve with this Meatball Stroganoff?

Any of these tasty side dishes will take your portion of Meatball Stroganoff up a notch:

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How do you know when Meatball Stroganoff is cooked?

The meatballs should be cooked until they’re cooked through and the creamy sauce has reduced. This will take around 15 minutes.

Add the cream cheese once the meatballs are off the heat and stir until blended.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Meatball Stroganoff in the fridge?

Make sure that you eat this recipe within 4 hours of serving it.

If you have any leftovers, then make sure that you allow them to cool before popping them in a container with a lid and refrigerating. Leftovers of this Meatball Stroganoff can be kept in the fridge for around 3 days.

Can I freeze Meatball Stroganoff?

Yes, you can! Meatball Stroganoff can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label taking note of what it is and the date you’re putting it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Meatball Stroganoff?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with a loose-fitting lid. Heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost. Heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes, and then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Meatball Stroganoff

Silky and satisfying, we've used juicy meatballs to give this Beef Stroganoff inspired dish an extra-special touch. It's a midweek dream!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 245
  • Carbs 7.5G

Ingredients

For the meatballs

  • 500 g 5% beef mince
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • low-calorie cooking spray

For the sauce

  • 1 medium onion peeled and diced
  • 200 g button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tsp Henderson's relish
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 400 ml boiling water
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 165 g lightest cream cheese
  • 10 g fresh parsley chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mixing bowl

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Instructions

  1. Add the meatball ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix together. Divide the mixture into 12 and shape into 12 meatballs.
  2. Spray a large frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place on a medium heat. Add the meatballs and fry for 4 minutes, until sealed on all sides. Remove to a plate.
  3. Re-spray the pan and add the mushrooms and onions.  Fry for 10 minutes, until they are soft and beginning to brown.
  4. Add the stock cube, mustard and Henderson's relish to the boiling water. Pour into the pan and simmer rapidly for 5 minutes. The liquid should have reduced a little and begun to thicken.
  5. Add the meatballs back to the pan and simmer for 15 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through and sauce has reduced.
  6. Turn off the heat and add the cream cheese, stirring until completely blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with your choice of accompaniment.

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Denise brownSunday 22nd January 2023

Hi, could I use minced pork in stead of beef? Thanks

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    HollyMonday 23rd January 2023

    Hey Denise, yes pork mince would work great in this recipe!

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BriBurnsthedinnerTuesday 17th January 2023

Can I use ricotta instead of Cream Cheese?

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    HollyTuesday 17th January 2023

    Hey, yes you can use ricotta cheese instead of cream cheese, hope that helps!

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ChristineTuesday 17th January 2023

Hi can I use Worcester sauce instead of Henderson’s relish in this recipe please?

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    HollyTuesday 17th January 2023

    Hey Christine, yes Worcestershire sauce instead of the Henderson’s relish is fine, hope that helps!

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