Simple Pasta Goulash

This Simple Pasta Goulash is the North American version of goulash. 

Let’s talk comfort food. It just is…it is one of those meals I can prep quickly and have left overs for lunches. It is simple, yet delicious, affordable yet not loaded with preservatives. It is perfection in a skillet! (At least I feel this way 🙂 )

Goulash became one of my faves since I started cooking for myself in college. It is easy, affordable and great as left overs. Key factors to consider when you are a poor student, but also very appropriate for a busy mom (20+ years later!). 

While you can add more veggies or cheese, I keep mine simple and basic most times I make it.

Simple Goulash

Course Main Dish
Servings 6
Author Ruth Ann


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 cloves garlic minced
  • 1   can diced tomatoes or 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 15- oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning or other favourite seasoning
  • 3 cups water
  • 1-  340 g box elbow macaroni


  • Sautee onions and brown ground beef together in a frying pan.
  • Prepare macaroni in pot. Cook as directed on package. Drain and set aside.
  • In frying pan, add garlic, tomatoes, tomato sauce, worcestershire sauce and seasoning. Stir to combine.
  • Combine pasta and meat mixture.  Serve and enjoy!


1 thought on “Simple Pasta Goulash”

  1. This is my hubby’s go to dish when he makes supper…he calls it Macaroni Surprise…lol! Always tasty and it’s definitely a comfort food.

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