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Instant Pot Cheesy Goulash

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cheesy goulash

There are certain recipes that bring me right back to my childhood. They are also recipes that I want my children to enjoy.  This Instant Pot Cheesy Goulash is a great take on the Classic American Goulash I was raised on.  The cheesy deliciousness of this recipe is going to make this a huge hit with your kids.  

American goulash is an American comfort food dish, similar to American chop suey.  When I was a child these were two of the most popular weeknight meals in mine and my friend’s houses.  

Being able to make this in the instant pot made this one-pot meal even easier to prepare.  

Instant Pot Cheesy Goulash

Your kids will love this instant pot cheesy goulash and you will love how quick and easy it is to make.  

Instant Pot Cheesy Goulash
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Instant Pot Cheesy Goulash

Prep Time: 9 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Delicious Cheesy Goulash that is every bit of comfort food with all of the ease of a one-pot instant pot meal.  


  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 15- ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbs seasoning salt
  • 2 tbs Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon basil


  1. Press saute on the instant pot and allow to heat about 3 minutes.
  2. Add ground beef and onion and using a chopper crumble meat as it cooks.
  3. Cook until no pink is left. Do Not Drain.
  4. Add garlic, basil Italian seasoning, and seasoning salt sautes for about 5 more minutes.
  5. Pour in broth, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes.
  6. Add dry macaroni and stir well.
  7. Place on the lid and turn to lock, cook manual high pressure for 4 minutes
  8. When your IP beeps QR all pressure.
  9. Remove lid and add in cheese. and serve

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 505Saturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 2397mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 27g

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Friday 4th of January 2019

Was pretty good.. Though turned out soupy.. I added more noodles an cooked it for 3 more mins... Was still soupy... Will try again with less sauce.


Sunday 15th of April 2018

I dont see where the cheese gets put in?


Sunday 15th of April 2018

Step #4 in the recipe. :)


Sunday 15th of April 2018

I guess the cheese just goes in at the end?? Seems like something is missing. Should I wait before releasing pressure?


Sunday 8th of April 2018

What kind of release does this need? Do you stir the cheese in at the end?


Thursday 5th of April 2018

Great flavor but a little soupy. I think I would eliminate one can of sauce.