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November 24, 2020

Instant Pot Meatball Stroganoff

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A Lily Love Affair shares a recipe for meatball stroganoff made with Italian meatballs, mushrooms over egg noodles

 

Meatball stroganoff is the easy dinner recipe you’ve been looking for!  Ready in under 20 minutes, this creamy and delicious recipe is sure to become a new family favorite!  

 

Meatball stroganoff has become one of our favorite easy weeknight meals.  Made with Italian style meatballs, mushrooms and a few other key ingredients served over egg noodles, this dinner recipe is packed with loads of flavor.  

To keep the recipe quick and easy, we chose pre-made Italian meatballs.  However, if you have a homemade meatball recipe you enjoy, please feel free to do so.  

Similarly, one of the things we love most about meatball stroganoff is just how versatile the recipe is to make.  For example, we have made this recipe with turkey meatballs and plant-based meatballs and both turn our delicious. Others have suggested 

You’ll note below, the hero ingredient in this meatball stroganoff recipe is Boursin Garlic and Herb Cheese.  You can typically find in the cheese section at any grocery store or retailers like Target, Walmart, etc.  

If you want this recipe to be more ‘creamy’, I suggest using the full 8.5 houses of cheese the recipe calls for.  However, if you’d prefer it taste a bit more like a gravy, I suggest using 1/2 or 3/4 of the Boursin cheese and elminiating the sour cream.  Again, either way, both taste really delicious.  

 

 

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A Lily Love Affair shares a recipe for meatball stroganoff severved over egg noodles and sauce

 

TIPS FOR MAKING MEATBALLS STROGANOFF

This meatball stroganoff recipe will make a good amount of gravy.  My family loves a good hearty dish of gravy over the pasta noodles so feel free to lessen the ingredients below, if needed.

This recipe can be stored for several days as leftovers.  It tastes just as good the next day as it does fresh!  Although, I’d be surprised if there are any leftovers at all. 

If you choose to use frozen meatballs, note it may take the Instant Pot a tad more time to come to pressure compared with thawed meatballs.

Also, you’ll notice I don’t cook the egg pasta in the Instant Pot.  The shells have a tendency to absorb too much of the sauce. 

 

A large plate of meatball stroganoff with mushroom gravy served over egg noodles

 

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INGREDIENTS FOR MEATBALL STROGANOFF: 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic 
  • 15-20 pre-made meatballs (you can also use frozen meatballs, if preferred.  I chose to use plant-based meatballs for this recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme 
  • Salt & pepper to taste 
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (Optional.  I have made it without and still tastes amazing!)
  • 10-12 ounces egg noodles (you will cook the egg noodles on the stove top.  You do not want to cook them in the IP as they will absorb too much of the sauce.  My family just happens to like less noodles and more meat and sauce so I cooked 10 ounces of noodles for my family of 4). 
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch + 2 tablespoons water (this is the cornstarch slurry.  Mix both together well in a cup)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 
  • 1.5 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1 packet of onion mix
  • 5.2 ounce Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs (you can typically find in the cheese isle at your local grocery store)
  • 8 ounces Baby Belle mushrooms (if you like more mushrooms, feel free to increase) 

 

A Lily Love Affaire shares a recipe for meatball stroganoff served over egg noodles with mushroom gravy sauce

 

HOW TO MAKE MEATBALL STROGANOFF: 

NOTE: If you are using frozen meatballs, follow steps 1 and 2, but do not add meatballs as instructed during step 2.  Instead, follow all other steps and add the frozen meatballs during step 8.  Something to note, as well, it make take the Instant Pot just a bit more time to come to pressure since the meatballs are frozen.

  1. Turn Instant Pot on and select the ‘Saute’ function on high.  
  2. Add olive oil, butter and meatballs and saute until meatballs are slightly browned on the sides.  You do not need to fully cook the meatballs as they will continue to cook during the pressure cooking stage. NOTE: You will want to move the meatballs in the pan regularly so they do not stick to the bottom.  Doing so will help you avoid the ‘Burn’ notice later.  
  3. Once meatballs are slightly browned, use a ladle or spoon to scoop them out of the Instant Pot into a bowl.  Set aside for now.  
  4. With the oil and butter left in the Instant Pot, add onions and saute until slightly softened, about 2-3 minutes.  
  5. Add mushrooms, stir and continue to saute with the onions for an additional 3-4 minutes.  
  6. Add garlic, stir and continue to cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.  
  7. Add Dijon mustard, stir and cook for 1 more minute.  
  8. Add beef broth, thyme and meatballs you had set aside. Place the Instant Pot lid on the Instant Pot.  Select the ‘Cancel’ function to reset the cooking function. 
  9. Next, select the ‘Pressure Cook’ function on high and set the timer to 7 minutes.  Press ‘Start.’ NOTE: It will take the Instant Pot about 10 minutes to come to pressure before the cooking time begins.  
  10. Once the timer beeps, quick release allowing all pressure to release from the pot before removing the lid.  Carefully remove the lid. 
  11. Once you remove the lid, select the ‘Cancel’ function and then select the ‘Saute’ function on high.  Allow the mixture to come to a bit of a boil. 
  12. Mix in the cornstarch slurry and stir immediately.  Next, add the onion mixture and continue to stir.  
  13. After 2-3 minutes, select the ‘Cancel’ function and then the ‘Warm’ function to slightly cool the mixture. 
  14. After 3-4 minutes, add in sour cream and Boursin and stir until all ingredients are mixed well.  
  15. Serve over egg noodles and watch your family come running for more!  
  16. Enjoy! 

 

A fork with an Italian style meatball served with a meatball stroganoff recipe

 

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Instant Pot Meatball Stroganoff

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SERVES/MAKES: 4 people

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 15-20 pre-made meatballs (you can also use frozen meatballs, if preferred. I chose to use plant-based meatballs for this recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 10-12 ounces egg noodles (you will cook the egg noodles on the stove top.  You do not want to cook them in the IP as they will absorb too much of the sauce.  My family just happens to like less noodles and more meat and sauce so I cooked 10 ounces of noodles for my family of 4). 
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch + 2 tablespoons water (this is the cornstarch slurry.  Mix both together well in a cup)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1.5 cups beef broth
  • 1 packet of onion mix
  • 5.2 ounce Boursin Garlic & Fine Herb (you can typically find in the cheese isle at your local grocery store)
  • 8 ounces Baby Belle mushrooms

Instructions:

  • Turn Instant Pot on and select the 'Saute' function on high.
  • Add olive oil, butter and meatballs and saute until meatballs are slightly browned on the sides.  You do not need to fully cook the meatballs as they will continue to cook during the pressure cooking stage. NOTE: You will want to move the meatballs in the pan regularly so they do not stick to the bottom.  Doing so will help you avoid the 'Burn' notice later.  
  • Once meatballs are slightly browned, use a ladle or spoon to scoop them out of the Instant Pot into a bowl.  Set aside for now.  
  • With the oil and butter left in the Instant Pot, add onions and saute until slightly softened, about 2-3 minutes.  
  • Add mushrooms, stir and continue to saute with the onions for an additional 3-4 minutes.  
  • Add garlic, stir and continue to cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Add Dijon mustard, stir and cook for 1 more minute.  
  • Add beef broth, thyme and meatballs you had set aside. Place the Instant Pot lid on the Instant Pot.  Select the 'Cancel' function to reset the cooking function. 
  • Next, select the 'Pressure Cook' function on high and set the timer to 7 minutes.  Press 'Start.' NOTE: It will take the Instant Pot about 10 minutes to come to pressure before the cooking time begins.  
  • Once the timer beeps, quick release allowing all pressure to release from the pot before removing the lid.  Carefully remove the lid. 
  • Once you remove the lid, select the 'Cancel' function and then select the 'Saute' function on high.  Allow the mixture to come to a bit of a boil. 
  • Mix in the cornstarch slurry and stir immediately.  Next, add the onion mixture and continue to stir.  
  • After 2-3 minutes, select the 'Cancel' function and then the 'Warm' function to slightly cool the mixture. 
  • After 3-4 minutes, add in sour cream and Boursin and stir until all ingredients are mixed well.  
  • Serve over egg noodles and watch your family come running for more!  
  • Enjoy!

Tips / Notes:

AUTHOR: A LILY LOVE AFFAIR - www.alilyloveaffair.com
 
TIPS FOR MAKING MEATBALL STROGANOFF: 
  • This recipe will make a good amount of gravy.  My family loves a good hearty dish of gravy over the pasta noodles so feel free to lessen the ingredients below, if needed.
  • This recipe can be stored for several days as leftovers.  It tastes just as good the next day as fresh!  Although, I'd be surprised if there are any leftovers at all. 
  • If you choose to use frozen meatballs, note it may take the Instant Pot a tad more time to come to pressure compared with thawed meatballs.
  • Also, you'll notice I don't cook the egg pasta in the Instant Pot.  The shells have a tendency to absorb too much of the sauce.  

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  1. Made tonight. This was a fantastic recipe and the instructions / ingredients were perfection. One of the best web recipes I’ve ever come across. I might try to make that same recipe using chicken in the future. We put ours over rice tonight, but the possibilities are endless. Love, love, love!!!

    • Claire – Thank you so much for your comment! I am so glad you enjoyed it! We have made it with chicken a number of times and love it in our house, as well. I hope you enjoy it as much as the meatball 🙂

    • Hi Miss Paula! Thank you so much for asking. It’s listed in step 12 just after the cornstarch slurry add. I hope that helps. If there are any other questions I can add, please do not hesitate to let me know! Happy to help!

  2. This is on my menu for the week! What brand of plant based meatballs did you use? I love that they stayed together and still look like meatballs!

    • Hi Dana! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! We love to use Pure Farmland plant based meatballs. They sell out fast at our grocery, but I think they taste the best! They make them in Italian style and spicy I believe. Enjoy!!

  3. Made this tonight, exactly as is! Wonderful!

    My only suggestion would be to rearrange the ingredient list so everything is in order of use – but I’m a cranky old lady 🙂

    • So appreciative of your feedback, Kari! That’s such a great point! I will absolutely adjust for the future based on your feedback! Thanks so much, as always!