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Part of our 3-recipe collection of Foods To Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder, this Healthy Turkey Stroganoff Recipe is packed with tryptophan, which metabolizes into serotonin for full-body calming and mood.

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How Does It Help with Seasonal Affective Disorder?

The ground turkey in this dish is loaded with tryptophan, which metabolizes into melatonin, a sleep hormone that calms the body. It also metabolizes into serotonin, the feel-good, happy hormone. 

The sour cream in this dish features Vitamin D. Did you know that Vitamin D deficiency is STRONGLY linked to overwhelming feelings of hopelessness? So if you’re not getting it through sunlight, make sure you’re consuming enough in your diet! It also helps with weight loss and is a powerful way to fight and prevent disease.

Ingredients for this Healthy Turkey Stroganoff Recipe

  • 8 ounces uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1 can reduced fat, condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup light sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Ingredients for Healthy Turkey Stroganoff Recipe

How to Make this Healthy Turkey Stroganoff Recipe

  1. Cook the egg noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large sauté pan over medium high heat, heat the cooking oil until shimmering. Add the onion and mushrooms. Cook 3-5 minutes, until the onions are softened and the mushrooms are browned. 
  3. Add in the ground turkey and brown for about 5 minutes, constantly stirring and breaking up the meat. Add in the garlic, salt, pepper, thyme and paprika. and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add in the Worcestershire sauce, mustard, cream of mushroom soup and water. Allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, about 3-5 minutes. 
  5. Turn off heat and stir in the sour cream. Finish with fresh parsley. Serve with noodles.

Seasoning healthy turkey stroganoff in the pan.

Cooking healthy turkey stroganoff with sour cream.

FAQs

How do you store leftover turkey stroganoff?

Place leftovers in a covered container and place it in the fridge. Consume within 3 days. 

What kind of mushrooms can I use with this recipe?

You can use common button fungi like white, crimini, or baby bella mushrooms. If you’re feeling adventurous, spring for oyster mushrooms or even chestnut mushrooms for a nuttier flavor!

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Healthy Turkey Stroganoff Recipe

Healthy Turkey Stroganoff Recipe

This creamy, hearty dish features fresh mushrooms, ground turkey, and egg noodles nestled in the bold flavors of garlic and parsley.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 27 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Russian
Servings 4 people
Calories 490 kcal

Ingredients
  

Healthy Turkey Stroganoff

  • 8 oz uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 8 oz sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp grainy mustard
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup reduced fat
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup light sour cream
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Nutrition

Calories: 490kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 42gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 1303mgPotassium: 899mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 584IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 4mg
Keyword easy noodles, mushrooms, stroganoff, turkey
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