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Quick and Easy Goulash Recipe
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Quick and Easy Goulash

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"A homemade meal easy enough for a busy college student! Hearty beef and cheese with noodles and corn."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add egg noodles and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the beef; drain.
  3. Heat through over medium the beef, spaghetti sauce, corn, chopped onion and cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 20, 2006

This is by far the best goulash I have ever made, but here are some things I will change the next time I make it: First, the onions do not cook through that well when mixed with the sauce so I will fry them up with the hamburger, and change the cheese to mozzarella. Do add a ton of spices to your meat when frying it if you have a bland sauce. The corn makes this so yummy! Also, I used ground venison instead of hamburger (My husbands a hunter) and elbow macaroni. A+ super recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 19, 2007

I thought I was the only one to make goulash like this! I love this recipe and change it up some by adding Taco Seasoning mix with the ground beef. Gives it a lil kick.

Dec 15, 2006

We love this recipe...with a few changes. Elbow noodles insted of egg noodles and I hate onion, so I use onion powder and garlic insted. Easy and basic...what more could you ask for.

Nov 18, 2007

I used to make almost this exact recipe when I was growing up... so I was happy to come across this one since I'd forgotten exactly what the ingredients were. My recipe was slightly different, though, so I adjusted this one to match it. Instead of egg noodles, I used spaghetti noodles. I added minced shallot and minced garlic while the meat was browning. To the sauce (I used a jar of maranara) and corn, I added garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, dried basil leaves, minced rosemary, and salt to taste. After the noodles were cooked and drained, I put all of them in the bottom of a casserole dish and mixed about half the sauce in with them so they wouldn't stick together. Then I layered 1.5 cups of cheese over the top, then spread out the rest of the sauce over the cheese. I baked it at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Yummy!

Nov 17, 2011

We're on a super tight budget this week so I made this and bent it to stretch to feed the four of us at least for two dinners (feedng one hungry husband, two hungry growing boys and one mother) and at LEAST one lunch. I used organic spaghetti sauce and I added one very large red pepper, one cup chopped fresh mushrooms and a mess of fresh garlic that I sauteed in olive oil before adding in the rest of the ingredients, as well as adding in one can drained petite diced tomatoes. I also threw in some dried basil and dried oregano. The boys and I really liked this and along with homemade dinner rolls, this made a filling meal that stretched very well.

Jan 22, 2008

I bit bland for my taste but a good base recipe to start with. I subtitute italian sausage for the ground beef. For the sauce. I use 2 cans of diced tomatoes (drained) and one can of tomato sauce. I let the sausage simmer with the sauce for 10 minutes or until it thickens. The diced tomatoes gives the dish texture and substance that it needs. I also added some fresh garlic. With these changes my husband LOVES this dish and its pretty simple and easy for me. I love those type of dishes.

Feb 24, 2003

Overall, this was a good basic goulash recipe. The flavor appeals to kids because it's not very strong, but next time I will probably cut back on the cheese a little bit for more of a tomato flavor and add some oregano and basil. It was quite good for the effort required! -Allison

Nov 24, 2002

This was a great recipe- esp. since I am living overseas and many of the ingredients included in traditional recipes are hard to come by. It was quick, easy, and wonderfully tasty! I recommend topping it with some extra cheese on your plate.


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  • Calories
  • 885 kcal
  • 44%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 101.1 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol
  • 163 mg
  • 54%
  • Fat
  • 35.2 g
  • 54%
  • Fiber
  • 9.7 g
  • 39%
  • Protein
  • 42.8 g
  • 86%
  • Sodium
  • 1314 mg
  • 53%

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

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