Italian Goulash is a simple, budget friendly dinner. Tasty alternative to spaghetti. It’s what my grandma used to make us for easy, weeknight dinner.
This is seriously one of my most favorite dishes my grandmother would make. Over the years, it has just become such a comfort food for me. This is also my budget friendly go to dish.
Italian Goulash is what she called it. Goulash has many forms from stewed beef in paprika to the versions I am used to with ground beef. I make another Czech Goulash in which my mother in law taught me.
This version of goulash is made with bell peppers, ground beef, onion, and stewed tomatoes. Hence it’s super easy and comes together in just under 30 minutes.
Gluten Free Goulash:
The perfect comfort food to feed your family on a budget. This can also be gluten free. Just replace the pasta with gluten free pasta. Easy gluten free dinner.
I remember being a kid and coming home into the house to smell that my grandmother was making this goulash. She after all raised me. I would get so excited that we were going to have goulash and garlic bread.
Goulash usually meant we were going to sit in the living room while watching some movie on TV. Eat just simple comfort food and watch a movie which; is still today one of my favorite things on earth.
Do you have a family goulash or maybe a comfort food you like to enjoy? I’d love to hear about it or maybe you can share the recipe here with us in the comments.
This version of Italian goulash is made with bell peppers, ground beef, onion, and stewed tomatoes.
- 1lb ground beef
- 1 white onion; diced
- 1 green bell pepper; diced
- 2 tablespoons garlic; minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 4 - 14.5 oz. cans stewed tomatoes
- 1 - 28 oz. tomato sauce
- 1lb medium shell pasta
- Parmesan cheese for topping
- In a large sauce pot add in your chopped onions, peppers, garlic, and one tablespoon olive oil. Sauté for about 2 minutes. Add in your ground beef. Stirring frequently, breaking up your meat while browning. Once your meat is browned add salt and pepper.
- Add in your four cans of stewed tomatoes and one large can of tomato sauce. Bring to a low boil then reduce to a simmer.
- Cook pasta as directed on box. Drain.
- Mix pasta with sauce. Serve topped with parmesan.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 1457mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 7gSugar: 17gProtein: 30g
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Is it 3 cans of stewed tomatoes or 4?
It’s three cans. I updated the recipe to reflect this.
Great recipe for italian goulash. i have used this recipe like 5 times now and it just gets better and better. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT
Glad you like this recipe! It’s one of my childhood favorites my grandmother used to make.
I am currently making this recipe but I did 1 Ib ground turkey & 1Ib ground sausage. I am currently waiting for the noodles to finish cooking before I add them to the meaty deliciousness!
I CANT STOP tasting the sauce it is freaking delicious!!!
Glad you like the sauce! Let me know how it came out.
Jenne, sounds delish AND comforting. Especially with the grandma memories attached to it! Here’s one of my favorite comfort food meals, learned from my “honorary” grandma: http://www.delightfulrepast.com/2015/01/stuffed-cabbage-rolls-grandmas-golumpkis.html