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American goulash, also known as old-fashioned goulash, is the perfect economical family meal. The pasta cooks right in the sauce, so this satisfying dish can cook in just one pot.

Source: EatingWell.com, March 2018


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Recipe Summary

30 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.

  • Add onion and beef; cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.

  • Add garlic, paprika, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

  • Stir in tomatoes and their juices, tomato sauce and broth. Bring to a boil.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 5 minutes.

  • Add macaroni and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 6 to 9 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with Parmesan, if desired.


To make ahead: Refrigerate goulash for up to 2 days. Reheat before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 1/2 cups
418 calories; protein 31.1g; carbohydrates 39.9g; dietary fiber 6.6g; sugars 7.9g; fat 16g; saturated fat 5.2g; cholesterol 73.7mg; vitamin a iu 1224.8IU; vitamin c 16mg; folate 42.6mcg; calcium 73mg; iron 5.1mg; magnesium 87.4mg; potassium 1022.7mg; sodium 725.9mg; thiamin 0.3mg; added sugar 1g.

3 medium-fat protein, 3 vegetable, 1 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat