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A concept photo of mushroom stroganoff, a dish with mushrooms and pasta, aongside is a knife and spoon. Around the bowl are mushrooms, basil, herbs and paprika.

In our budget-friendly recipes, we have a vegan and vegetarian-friendly recipe for you from our team member Jess. Mushrooms are fat-free, low in salt, and contain essential vitamins and minerals. 

By using common pantry staples like stock, mustard, and soy sauce this recipe is budget-friendly without compromising on the flavour. The cashew cream is a dairy-free alternative.



300 to 400g pasta of choice  - cooked 
Splash of olive oil
1 brown onion, finely sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
500g mixed mushrooms – anything works just get what's on special at your local grocer!
80m dry white wine
1 ½ to 2 cups veggie stock
3 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp cornflour
2 tsp Dijon mustard
3 tbsp nutritional yeast or hemp/nut parmesan
1 to 2 tsp paprika
Raw cashews to make cashew cream.
Garnishes: vegan parmesan, fresh parsley, chives or other fresh herbs


Cashew cream:

Soak cashews overnight in warm water or in boiling water for a few hours, drain and blitz in a blender with enough water to make a cream-like consistency.


  • Heat olive oil in pan and fry onion and garlic until soft
  • Add mushrooms and stir through for a few minutes
  • Splash in white wine and continue to cook until all absorbed
  • In a jug, mix together the stock, tamari, cornflour, mustard, tomato paste and nutritional yeast – add to mushrooms, simmer for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Add paprika and stir through
  • Stir through enough premade cashew cream to create the colour and consistency of a stroganoff
  • Stir through premade pasta
  • Sprinkle with fresh herbs and serve!

Always be sure to purchase mushrooms from a reputable store. Do not eat mushrooms or fungi from unknown sources or from the wild. The differences between potentially edible mushrooms and fatally poisonous mushrooms can be incredibly minor.


Read on for another vegan recipe in Sweet Potato and Black Bean Sheppards Pie.

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