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PREP TIME: 5 mins | COOK TIME: 25 mins | TOTAL TIME: 30 mins | YIELD: 8

Getting ready for dinner? Try this Simple Old Fashioned Goulash recipe. A mixture of pasta, beef, and sauce that I completely believe your whole family will love and enjoy. This is without a doubt a delightful and amazingly comforting meal.

This takes five minutes to prep and only thirty minutes for everything to come together. The combination of the simple ingredients along with the ground meat, tomato sauce, and pasta gives this pasta dish a strong punch of flavours that reminds me of mom back in the days. She loves meals that are simple, budget-friendly, and convenient like this Goulash. And although I always stick to the traditional veggies such as bell pepper, onion, and tomato, you are free to add vegetables you desire in this Goulash from cubed potatoes, carrots, and rutabagas.


1 pound Elbow macaroni

2 pounds Ground beef

1/2 Onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

28 ounces Tomato sauce

20 ounces diced tomatoes

2 teaspoons Oregano

1 teaspoon Basil

1/4 teaspoon Rosemary

1 teaspoon Parsley

1/4 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon salt

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1/2 teaspoon Black pepper

1/2 teaspoon Paprika

1 c. Cheddar cheese


Step 1: Cook the macaroni in boiling salted water for about 4 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Step 2: To a skillet, add the ground beef and onions. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until cooked through.

Step 3: Stir in the garlic and Worcestershire sauce.

Step 4: To the skillet, pour in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and the rest of the spices, mixing well.

Step 5: Now, add the pasta, stir, and simmer the mixture for 5 to 10 minutes more until all the flavours are mixed and the pasta is cooked to al dente.

Step 6: If desired, stir in the cheese and let it melt before serving.


For a healthier version, use either ground turkey or ground chicken.


Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 507 | TOTAL FAT: 26g | SATURATED FAT: 10g | TRANS FAT: 1g | UNSATURATED FAT: 11g | CHOLESTEROL: 116mg | SODIUM: 1126mg | CARBOHYDRATES: 28g | FIBER: 4g | SUGAR: 7g | PROTEIN: 39g

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