Easy One-Pot Goulash


Easy One-Pot Goulash

Easy One-Pot Goulash
20 Min

 This Easy One-Pot Goulash is a great weeknight dinner dish that your whole family will love. It's ready for eatin' in less than 30 minutes, and it's filled with tons of hearty, beefy flavor, so this one pot goulash is sure to become a family-favorite in no time. Whip up this easy goulash recipe the next time you're looking for a quick dinner idea and you'll please the whole gang. 

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot over high heat, brown ground beef with onion 6 to 8 minutes, or until no pink remains in the beef, stirring frequently.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer 7 to 8 minutes, or until macaroni is tender. Serve immediately.


  • We like to add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese right before serving our goulash. And if you're looking for more recipes like our Easy One-Pot Goulash, be sure to check out our collection of 10 Easy Goulash Recipes.
  • We suggest that this quick and easy dinner be followed by a quick and decadent dessert! How about a cool and creamy bowl of our Chocolate Cookie Pudding or one of our chocolaty, No-Bake Brownies?

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It was easy to make and very tasty. I will make it again and again.

Typically I'm not a big fan of goulash, but this is just so simple and tasty, it won me over.

Made it yesterday and it turned out great, added one green pepper cut up like my mother put in her goulash.

I can't believe how easy this was for something that is so tasty and satisfying! I did add some diced onion and a tablespoon of smoked paprika, though, and sprinkled a light topping of sharp cheddar on the top. Is it still goulash? lol

do you drain the beef......

Hi there! Yes, you can drain the beef in this recipe, however it is not required. Enjoy!

This is a really good. How big are the serving?

Hello, this recipe serves 4 people. :)

I would like to try this. I would like nutritional analysis

There are websites where you can go plug in the recipe info and it will give you what you're looking for. Or you might be more interested in Mr. Food's Diabetic recipe site, where info is usually provided.

This is similar to my recipe but I also add green peppers.

I have made this for years, as did my mom. Instead of beef broth, I use water, and the taste is still good. When the mixture boils I add 2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables (mom used peas an carrots), and when it comes to a boil again, I add the macaroni. When the pasta is done, it's ready to eat. For a little more tomato flavor you can use a bigger can of tomatoes or a bit of ketchup! This is my stand-by quick and nutritious meal.

Just finished making and trying this dish as is. Was very good. Next time will add some chili powder and maybe mix in some cheddar cheese at the end. Sure beats hamburger helper. lol

So easy to make! Quick week night dinner. I made biscuits to go along with it. I will definitely make this again. YUM!

Have made this for years. I was just wondering why the broth?

Hey there, we use the broth in this recipe to cook the macaroni, because it goes in uncooked. Thanks for your question.

Super easy, fast, and yummy. I like more noodles than meat and making for two (with intentions of leftovers) so I only added one pound of ground beef (93% lean) and it was a perfect ratio for me. I may add some celery along with the onions next time.

I always rence the grease off of my hamburger with water. Because it's a healthier way to make one pot goulash. It tastes great this way too.

Hi my husband loves this goulash, it's so easy to make.

Can someone please tell me if you need to drain the grease after cooking the hamburger? I would like a opinion of someone that has drained the grease and one who has not if possible please and thank you

Yes, always drain grease after cooking hamburger unless there isn't any grease in bottom of pan. Nothing worse than greasy hotdish or sloppy joes. If you use 93% hamburger you may just use paper towel in pan to soak up the little bit of grease.

What are the nutritional facts for this?

Figure it out yourself. This is a recipe site, not a health sciences course.

It's the best meal I've made yet. It was soooo good. Thanks Mr. Food

In fact, plan to make it again tonight

Thank you - we're so happy you loved it! We'd love it if you could share a photo of your dish with us on Facebook so we can share your great experience with everyone. :)

We had several kids over for a playdate, and I made this for dinner. It was so good, and got thumbs up, from all the kids, even my picky one! I ended up adding about 2/3 of a small can, or about 4 oz. of tomato paste, a round or two of Worcestershire, and as it sat, it got too thick, for our taste, so I continued to add beef stock, as we went. When I warmed it, the next day, for lunch, it was thicker, still, so I added more. Ended up using nearly 32 oz. of broth, all told. It was delicious, and will be put into regular rotation! So easy and almost no cleanup! Thanks!

Made this tonight and doubled the recipe, was feeding 10 people. Everyone kept saying how good it was. Will be making this again and also trying more recipes on this site. Thumbs up.

My son and I made this tonight......so easy and sooo good!

how do you make 8 ounces of macaroni using measuring cups

Typically you would not measure the macaroni, you would weigh it. You can purchase macaroni in 8-ounce boxes or if you find a 16-ounce box, just use half. Thank you for your question!

I'm assuming you drain the ground beef after cooking it? Sorry, I'm new here and am used to recipes being very specific :)

Yes you can drain the grease, it will depend on the leanness of your ground meat.

Have been making this for over 40 years an been a family favorite all that time.

Thanks for sharing! We hope it continues to be a family favorite for many more years! :)

Made for dinner and it is delicious. The family (3 adults) loved it, huge servings and we had alot left over. Followed the recipe as written.

I made this for lunch and it is so good. followed the recipe as written.


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