Pork Stroganoff

Pork Stroganoff is a fantastic midweek family dinner or a great way to use up leftover roast pork. With its super tasty sauce and tender meat, it’s perfect with rice, pasta or potatoes.

I do like a stroganoff. Super simple, but incredibly filling and a rich flavour, that’s different from anything else without being fancy or complicated.

Stroganoff is I think one of the best ways (along with curry) to use up leftover meat.

Whether it’s a Leftover Roast Pork Stroganoff, or you’ve got lots of beef going spare. Both work really well.

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Pork Stroganoff

This stroganoff recipe is a little different from my beef stroganoff or chicken stroganoff (I told you I liked it, there’s a mushroom and halloumi version too!)

Mainly because of the absence of stock. With beef and chicken, I tend to add stock to the soured cream, to bulk out the sauce and give it some more flavour.

But, for this easy Pork Stroganoff, I often to use white wine instead. I just really like the flavour that it brings, and adding wine is never bad, right?

This would work really well with chicken too.

Top shot close up of pork stroganoff in cooking pot.

But, with that said, if you’d rather avoid wine, substitute it with chicken or veg stock…is there a pork stock?

I’ve also added a little tarragon to this recipe. I love tarragon, and we recently started growing our own herbs, so you can expect to see fresh herbs in absolutely everything I make from now on.

You don’t need it. This meal is fantastic without it.

But a touch of fresh tarragon and a pinch of black pepper as you serve just gives your Pork Stroganoff something a little extra, and it smells awesome!

A tbsp of ground tarragon could be substituted here.

Top shot pork stroganoff in ovenproof dish, bowl of pasta leaving shot.

Using Leftover Roast Pork

Are you a Sunday lunch fan? I really am. We don’t have one every week, especially in the summer when we’ve got a lot going on and it’s warm.

But, when we do I go all out and there’s always loads of leftovers.

While a roast pork sandwich is incredible, sometimes you want more. Using leftover meat to make another meal gives you great value for money, as well as a super easy family meal.

Served leftover roast pork stroganoff in bowl with pasta, ovenproof dish to top of shot.

For pork stroganoff with leftover roast pork, chop it into strips, and follow this recipe. If not, buy a pack of diced pork.

Alternatively, you could chop up some pork steaks or even chops.

The only difference is that you’ll need to brown the diced pork with a little oil and salt and pepper before adding the wine, whereas with leftover pork you can carry on straight away because it only needs warming up.

How do You Serve Stroganoff?

Side view of leftover roast pork stroganoff in bowl with pasta.

How do you eat this easy stroganoff? This is perhaps one of my favourite things about this meal, there are so many options, and they all work well.

I normally go with pasta, tagliatelle being our favourite.

But, if you had leftover potatoes (roast, boiled or mashed!) and vegetables, this is a cool way to use it all.

I know a lot of people like to serve Stroganoff with rice, but rice is probably my least favourite side (unless it’s egg fried rice with a giant Chinese takeaway, obvs!).

Chunky bread is good too, to mop up the sauce. It really is up to you!

How Long Will Stroganoff Last?

pork stroganoff in cast-iron dish, bowl of pasta and spring of tarragon on table.

This Pork Stroganoff will last in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

Alternatively, you could put it into an airtight tub (after cooling) and freeze for up to two months.

I would, however, make fresh pasta.

Can You Reheat Pork Stroganoff?

To reheat your leftover stroganoff, place in a saucepan or a large non-stick frying pan with a little water to stop it sticking.

Cook over a low heat, stirring regularly and adding more water if it’s too dry until the pork is piping hot all the way through.

Serve with fresh pasta, rice or potatoes.

What Does Stroganoff Mean?

It doesn’t really mean anything. Stroganoff is named after a Russian Noble, Count Stroganoff. Maybe.

It might have existed before he did. There’s quite a lot of conflicting information on the origins of Stroganoff.

But, it’s generally agreed that Stroganoff is a traditional Russian meal and that stroganoff sauce is made with soured cream.

Stroganoff recipes have evolved and changed as the dish has become increasingly popular all over the world.

Can I Use Cream Instead of Soured Cream?

soured cream in ceramic pot. Tomatoes to one side.

Soured cream is usually pretty easy to find, but if you can’t for any reason, but have double (heavy) cream in, don’t worry, you can still make a stroganoff.

This website has some great soured cream substitutions. If you want to stroganoff with cream, the easiest is mixing 2 tbsp of lemon juice with 200g cream to sour it, or just use cream or creme Fraiche instead.

I have previously recommended yoghurt. Someone told me they’d tried it and it separated though, so Crème Fraiche is probably a better option.

I’ve also had the feedback that cream cheese works well, but it’s not something that I’ve personally tried.

Whatever substitution you chose, I recommend using full-fat, as low-fat or fat-free yoghurt are more likely to separate. You need the fat!

Yield: 4 People

Roast Pork Stroganoff

Pork Stroganoff served with pasta

A fantastically filling family meal, that’s packed with flavour and a great way to use leftover roast pork.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 15 g Butter
  • 1 Onion - Finely Diced
  • 500 g Pork - Cut into strips, or diced
  • 200 g Mushrooms - Sliced
  • 150 ml White Wine
  • 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 200 ml Soured Cream
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbs Tomato Puree
  • Pinch Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Tarragon - Optional


  1. Melt the butter in a large pan or heatproof dish
  2. Add the onions and fry for 5 minutes until soft
  3. Add the pork and brown if using fresh
  4. Stir in the mushrooms
  5. Pour in the wine, add the paprika, stir and bring to a simmer
  6. Reduce the temperature and simmer for 2 minutes
  7. Add the soured cream, tomato puree and mustard, stir and cook for 15 minutes, stirring often, until the sauce has thickened
  8. Add a good pinch of fresh tarragon and black pepper and serve immediately


  • If using leftover roast pork that’s already been cooked, add at the same time as the mushrooms
  • Tarragon is optional​ but tastes amazing
  • Serve with pasta, potato or rice for a filling family meal
  • If you prefer, skip the wine and use chicken stock instead
  • Calories and nutritional information just for stroganoff, add more for pasta, or other sides

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 Serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 432Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 14gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 727mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 25g

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18 thoughts on “Pork Stroganoff”

  1. wow looks tasty and great idea for using up left over meat..I happily throw a glass of wine in my cook often too. I try growing my own herbs and whilst ok at the allotment i never seem to have them at home when I want them and end up buying them as I have no luck growing them in my tiny high walled garden at home.

    • We moved house last summer, so this is our first year trying to grow things. Everything is going crazy so far, so hopefully it will continue!

  2. Wow! That looks yum! And deinitely something The Peas would make disappear in no time at all! I love that it doesn’t need a lot of fiddling around with to make Pea-proof either, dairy free sour cream is becoming so much easier to get hold of! Thanks for sharing #CookBlogShare x

  3. Made this meal tonight with left over roast pork (sliced thinly). The entire family loved it. Upped the paprika and added cream as well as the sour cream. Plenty of pepper and white wine (a full glass) served on rice. Was amazing.

  4. Made this with leftover roast pork this evening and it was absolutely delicious! Was a big hit with the whole family and my fussy kids wolfed it down! Thank you so much for sharing, I will be saving this recipe for sure x

  5. Hello! Thanks for this delicious sounding recipe!! Wanting to try tonight, but, one problem! Is there a way to put the measurements in U.S. Terminology? That would be awesome!!! Hope all is well! Happy Tuesday!! ???????

  6. I made this tonight and I would suggest not adding the tomato. I had to do some serious doctoring to the mix. Sorry to say it’s nothing like any stroganoff that I ever had. I’m thinking I might be able to make a decent soup out of it though.


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