tangy yogurt noodles with spiced beef and shiitake

Yogurt is one of our favorite ways to dress hot noodles for a healthier (but just as luscious) option than cream.
By: Anna Decker / 10/12/2015 /

We covered these extra-wide egg noodles with a Greek inspired topping. Warm spices like cinnamon and clove form an irresistible combination with beef and mushrooms. Cook, relax and enjoy!

What you’ll need:

1 red onion 3.5 oz shiitake mushrooms fresh dill sprigs 1 oz Pecorino Romano 8 oz ground beef 8 oz extra wide egg noodles ¼ tsp red chili flake ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp ground cloves 7 oz 2% Greek yogurt olive oil coarse salt freshly ground black pepper


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Recipe steps:

  1. Prepare ingredients

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Peel then slice red onion, remove stems from mushrooms and slice. Chop dill and grate Pecorino Romano.

  1. Cook pasta

Add egg noodles to boiling water, and cook until al dente, 6–8 minutes. Drain noodles, reserving 1 cup pasta water.

  1. Brown beef

Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add beef, season with ½ teaspoon salt and pepper, and cook until browned, about 3 minutes. Transfer beef to a bowl, leaving any pan-juices behind.

  1. Finish meat and mushrooms

Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet and onions. Season with ½ teaspoon salt; sauté until golden, 8–10 minutes. Add mushrooms and chili flake and sauté, 3 minutes. Add beef, cinnamon, cloves and ¼ cup pasta water; cook until reduced. Remove from heat and stir in dill.

  1. Finish noodles

In a large bowl, whisk yogurt, Pecorino, and ½ cup pasta water until smooth. Add pasta and toss until noodles are coated. Season with salt and pepper.

  1. Serve

Serve noodles topped with meat and mushroom mixture. Enjoy!