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Instant Pot Goulash

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Instant Pot Goulash is a hearty comfort dish that is loaded with meat, tomatoes, onions, macaroni, and cheese that is then perfectly flavored with various seasonings. This is a one dish wonder that is all cooked right in your Instant Pot in less than 30 minutes. 

Instant Pot Goulash 

It’s no secret that Instant Pot recipes are my favorite! In fact this Instant Pot Goulash might just be my favorite! It is the one we go back to week after week that always leaves big smiles on everyone’s faces. And if you are a fan of Hungarian goulash, then be sure to try our Instant Pot Hungarian Goulash recipe as well. 

Instant Pot Goulash

How to Make Instant Pot Goulash

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

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Tips Tricks and  FAQs

  • For this recipe we always use ground beef, but you could easily use sausage, ground turkey or a combination of these meats.
  • I love using macaroni noodles, but you can use any small noodle that you prefer. 
  • Cheddar cheese is my preferred cheese, but you can use any combination. Parmesan cheese is always a great addition. 
  • If you let the goulash sit for a few minutes prior to serving it will thicken a bit. 
  • If you prefer you can substitute chicken broth for beef broth. 
  • If you want to add in a few more vegetables, dice up a green bell pepper for a little more flavor and color. 

Instant Pot Goulash

Storage

You will want to store your leftover cheesy goulash in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 

Instant Pot Goulash

Reheating

You will want to reheat your desired amount of goulash in the microwave, covered. Heat it up for 1 minute and then stir. Heat for thirty second intervals stirring in between until it reaches your desired temperature. 

instant pot goulash

What size Instant pot do I use for this recipe?

For this recipe I used a 6 qt Instant Pot. You will need one that is this size or larger for this recipe to work. 

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Instant Pot Goulash
Yield: 6 6

Instant Pot 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.  

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Press saute on the instant pot and allow to heat about 3 minutes.
  2. Add ground beef and onion and use a chopper to crumble the meat as it cooks.
  3. Cook until no pink is left. Do Not Drain.
  4. Add garlic, basil Italian seasoning, and seasoning salt. Saute for about 5 more minutes.
  5. Pour in broth (scrape the bottom of your pot to deglaze), tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and Worcestershire sauce.
  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

Notes

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Nutrition Information:


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

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Sherry

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.

Julie

Sunday 15th of April 2018

I dont see where the cheese gets put in?

Melissa

Sunday 15th of April 2018

Step #4 in the recipe. :)

Rozalyn

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?

Janice

Thursday 5th of April 2018

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

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