Gulyas Leves Recipe -

Gulyas Leves

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"This is a vegetarian version of a classic Hungarian soup. For a vegan version, substitute vegan pasta for the noodles. You can choose sweet or hot Hungarian pepper, but we like it hot!"

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Original recipe makes 2 to 4 servings Change Servings


  1. In a heavy pot, heat oil over medium heat. Saute onions in oil until tender.
  2. Add paprika, textured vegetable protein, and green pepper; cook and stir mixture until vegetables are coated with paprika. Stir in broth or water, potatoes, carrots, tomato, 1/2 teaspoon salt, black pepper, and parsley. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until carrots and potatoes are almost tender. Add more water if needed.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together, egg, flour, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix in enough water to have a smooth consistency; dough should be stiff and sticky. Spoon onto a flat plate, and slice off small amounts into soup while it is simmering. Add to soup in such a way that noodles do not land in the same spot every time. Continue until all mixture has been added to pot. Simmer until done.
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Jul 11, 2003

Hungarian all the way!!! This is the only recipe I have found that is Hungarian all the way!!

Oct 09, 2004

Ilona, Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. While the soup was simmering, the pleasant aroma brought back memories of my Hungarian grandmother's kitchen when I was a child many years ago. My husband and I both loved the gulyas. It tasted very Hungarian, despite the lack of beef. I only made 2 modifications. I had to use regular paprika (not Hungarian) as it was not available in my supermarket, and I did not use the vegetable protein. I will definitely make this again as my husband raved about it.


7 Ratings

Oct 26, 2008

This was a great recipe.My Family LOVED IT!!!!!!!

Sep 15, 2005

This passed for a meal but if you're a feeding a beginner-vegetarian family... this will cause havok. Had to make the kids eat some with bribes of ice cream& fruit. Hubby didn't like the thick dumpling/noodles much but he ate it because it's healthy. We thought it was bland, flavorless. Guess we're just not a Hungarian family at heart. Used Sweet Hungarian Paprika and followed instructions , save for the vegetable protien, I crumbled two Original Garden Burgers in. Even added some summer squash slices at the end because it just wasn't tasting like much. What do I do with the rest???


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  • Calories
  • 1014 kcal
  • 51%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 140.1 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 20.5 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 21.3 g
  • 85%
  • Protein
  • 80.4 g
  • 161%
  • Sodium
  • 2064 mg
  • 83%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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