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Easy Goulash Recipe

Easy Goulash Recipe - A classic, family-favorite dish packed with tons of flavor! This homemade goulash is made in one pot (including the noodles) in just 30 minutes. So simple, quick and delicious! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: goulash
Servings: 8
Calories: 297kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped red or orange bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt , such as lawry’s
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons  Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 15 ounce can sweet corn
  • 15 ounce can beef or chicken broth
  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups dry elbow noodles
  • Kosher salt and pepper , to taste

Optional: shredded cheddar cheese and fresh basil, for serving


    • In a large pot, add beef, onion and peppers. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until brown. Drain any grease if needed. Stir in the garlic, Italian seasoning, seasoned salt and Worcestershire sauce. Allow to cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes.
    • Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, sweet corn, chicken broth and tomato sauce. Bring to a light simmer and then add in noodles. Stir, and then cover with a lid. Allow to cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the noodles are tender. Stir every few minutes to prevent the noodles from sticking.
    • Taste and add salt and pepper. Sprinkle cheese over top if desired and cover with the lid for one minute, or until the cheese has melted. 
    • Add fresh basil if desired. Serve while hot!



    This goulash recipe makes a great freezer meal. Place any leftovers in a 8×8″ metal tin and wrap with foil. Then place inside a ziptop bag and label with the date. When ready to eat, place in the refrigerator to thaw overnight and then cook at 350°F for 30-45 minutes, or until hot. You could also top with more cheese before baking.


    Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 1206mg | Potassium: 766mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 24.8mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3.7mg