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Wooden Table Set with Skillet, Water Glass, and Plate of Vegan Mushroom Paprikash with Rice
Mushroom Paprikash
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Soak time
4 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs

This creamy vegan paprikash substitutes mushrooms for meat! Made with peppers and onions in a smoky cashew-based paprika sauce, this will be your new favorite comfort food meal.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Hungarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 372 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water 4-8 hours, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable broth, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter
  • ½ pound yellow onion (about 2 medium onions), thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika*
  • 1 14 ounce or 400 gram can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cooked rice, for serving
  • Sauerkraut, for serving (optional)
  1. Place the cashews and ½ cup of broth into a blender or the bowl of a food processor fitted with an s-blade. Blend until smooth. Set aside.

  2. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with the oil and place it over medium heat.

  3. When the oil is hot, add the mushrooms in an even layer. Avoid crowding the skillet, and cook them in batches if needed.

  4. Cook the mushrooms for about 5 minutes on each side, until browned and tender.

  5. Remove the mushrooms from the skillet and transfer them to a plate.

  6. Melt the butter in the skillet, then add the onion. Cook the onion for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and lightly browned.

  7. Stir in the pepper and continue cooking it with the onion for about 5 minutes, until it begins to soften.

  8. Stir in the garlic and paprika. Continue cooking and stirring everything for about 1 minute, until the garlic becomes very fragrant.

  9. Return the mushrooms to the skillet and stir in the tomatoes and remaining broth.

  10. Raise the heat, bring the broth to a simmer, and cook the veggies, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until the peppers are tender.

  11. Stir in the cashew mixture and continue cooking everything for about 1 minute, until very hot. You can thin the sauce with some water or extra broth if it becomes too thick.

  12. Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.

  13. Divide onto plates and serve with rice and sauerkraut.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include rice or sauerkraut.

*Feel free to substitute a bit of smoked or hot paprika for extra flavor.

Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Paprikash
Amount Per Serving (1 cup (¼ of recipe))
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 235
% Daily Value*
Fat 26.1g40%
Saturated Fat 5.1g26%
Sodium 272mg11%
Potassium 1042mg30%
Carbohydrates 27.1g9%
Fiber 4.3g17%
Sugar 11.3g13%
Protein 9.9g20%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.