Simple Pasta Goulash

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

Let's talk comfort food. It just 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

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


1 comment
  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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