beef stroganoff on a bed of spaghetti squash, with a sprig of parsley for garnish

Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff (Keto, Low Carb, THM:S)

Low carb but missing traditional dinner favorites like beef stroganoff? Quickly made in the Instant Pot and paired with spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles, or riced cauliflower... this hearty beef stroganoff recipe is keto, low carb, and THM:S!

Course Main
Cuisine Russian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time (Pressurizing/Depressurizing) 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 401 kcal
Author Dawn Yoder


  • 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter or other healthy fat such as coconut oil, avocado oil, etc.
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1.5 pounds grass-fed beef stew meat see recipe notes
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • sea salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee optional
  • 1 cup broth I used beef
  • 3/4 cup sour cream or up to 1 cup
  • 4 cups spaghetti squash cooked, or other low carb noodle substitute, such as zucchini noodles, riced cauliflower, etc.


  1. If using an electric cooker such as the Instant Pot, press the "Saute" function. If using a stovetop cooker, place on burner over medium heat.
  2. Add grass-fed butter and let melt.
  3. Add beef, onions, salt, and pepper. Sauté lightly.

  4. Add garlic and mushrooms. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes more.
    close-up shot of cooking beef stroganoff ingredients, a wooden spoon stirring together mushrooms, beef, onions, and more
  5. Add broth, coffee (if using), and paprika. Stir well.
  6. Cover the pot, checking the seal and components to make sure all is well.
  7. When cycle is complete, turn off (if electric cookeor remove from heat (if stovetop cooker).
  8. Let sit for 10 minutes to naturally release pressure.
  9. Then quick release any remaining pressure.
  10. Stir in sour cream.
  11. Taste, adding more salt and pepper, as desired.
  12. If using a thickening agent (see recipe notes), push meat and veggies to the side and sprinkle thickener over the liquid. Whisk well until liquid begins to thicken and mix with meat and veggies.
  13. Serve over cooked spaghetti squash or riced/mashed cauliflower.
    beef stroganoff on a bed of spaghetti squash, with a fork holding up a bite so you can see the mushroom and sauce

Recipe Notes

For beef tenderloin or sirloin steak: Cut meat into cubes, saute onions and mushrooms, add meat, season, and cook as directed.

For lean ground beef or thin strips of beef: Sauté onions, mushrooms, and garlic, add ground beef or beef strips and brown slightly. Season, add broth, and pressure cook for 8 minutes. Proceed with recipe as written. Alternatively, you can use pre-cooked and drained ground beef (reduce cooking time to 5 minutes).

Cook time does not include time to pressurize or depressurize your pressure cooker. Passive time equals approximate time needed for that, which may vary depending on your machine.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff (Keto, Low Carb, THM:S)
Amount Per Serving (1.5 Cups)
Calories 401 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 135mg45%
Sodium 407mg18%
Potassium 971mg28%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 1060IU21%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.