Mushroom Paprikas

Mushroom Paprikas is a vegetarian main dish served over egg noodles or spaetzle. Since I had made spaetzle for the German meal I settled for egg noodles for this one. The aroma in the kitchen from the sauce churned up the appetites.

I did not have red pepper paste so I made some with roasted red pepper. I bought shitake mushrooms as they are the most popular in my house but I could have used baby bellas. I was in two minds about the banana pepper but in the end I am glad I added it.

Recipe adapted from here
You will need
1 tbsp. butter
1/4 cup onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 banana pepper, sliced after seeds and vein is removed
15 mushroom, shitake or baby bella
2 tomatoes, diced
1 red pepper
1/4 cup sour cream
salt and paprika to taste

Char the pepper on a gas stove or grill. Cover in aluminium foil and keep aside for 15-20 minutes. Peel the charred skin off the pepper and cut into pieces. Grind the roasted pepper to a paste. You should not have to add any water the juice of the pepper should be enough to grind it in.

Heat butter in a pan and saute the onion. When tender add the garlic. Saute for a couple minutes then add the mushrooms and peppers.

Saute some more before adding the tomatoes, red pepper paste and water. Season with salt and paprika.

When the sauce begins to come together scoop out a ladle full of sauce into a bowl. Whisk with sour cream and return to the pan. When the sour cream is mixed in with the rest of the sauce turn off heat.

Cover and keep aside until you are ready to eat it.


  1. Though I have eaten shitake mushrooms at restaurants, never cooked it at home until few days ago. Mushroom paprikas looks so good.

  2. Using mushrooms here sounds so hearty and yummy.

  3. i like the smoked pepper , it adds a nice depth and this recipe is also nice with mushrooms and paprika

  4. Hungarians love their paprika and their paprika is hot and not sweet like the generic kind. I made Chicken Parikash once and I loved it - I am sure this vegetarian version is just as delicious

  5. Though I am no fan of mushrooms, the recipe sounds interesting, might make it for mushroom lovers.

  6. Look of the dish with that sauce makes me very hungry! I do not make mushrooms at home, hubby doesn't like the taste of it. But that sauce is tempting me to try, may be with some other dish.

  7. Hungry Hungry after I have stuffed myself. VArada I can imagine the appetites at your place.


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