Tangy, flavorful and so comforting- this one-pot goulash recipe might become your next favorite weeknight dinner.
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I absolutely love one-pot meals. The simplicity of putting them together is unmatched, and it also translates into fewer dishes to be done, which is a big win in my books.
That’s exactly why I just had to try making this incredible one-pot goulash. And it is exactly what it sounds like- a super fun recipe that needs minimal kitchen ingredients, and yet, is so flavorful and filling.
Tempted enough to try the recipe out? Here’s all you need to know about it before you do.
What Else Can I Add?
Want to lend some extra flavor into the goulash? Add some Worcestershire sauce into the pot along with the soy sauce and other ingredients. This will lend a nice depth of flavor to the goulash. You can also add some other veggies like frozen corn, green beans, mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, celery, scallions, potatoes.
Don’t forget to top the goulash with some chopped fresh basil leaves or coriander leaves before you serve. They’ll add a nice pop of color and some freshness to the goulash.
What Kind of Pasta Can I Use?
The fun part about this goulash recipe is that you can use practically any kind of pasta you have. Obviously, it is best to stay away from spaghetti or fettuccine or any other flat pasta for that matter, but if you have some spiral pasta or macaroni sitting in your pantry, feel free to use it!
Tips to Make the One-Pot Goulash
Think you’re all set and ready to try out the recipe? You can keep these tips and tricks in mind to nail the recipe.
- Your leftover one-pot goulash can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Just use a clean airtight container and you should be good. You can also freeze the goulash if you want it to last longer. Make sure you cover the container with foil or a good lid and allow the goulash to thaw completely before you reheat it.
- While this recipe calls for the use of ground lamb mince, you can replicate the same recipe with any kind of meat of your choice- chicken mince, turkey mince, or even beef mince. Just keep in mind that the cooking time for each of these meats will be different.
- If you are confused about which kind of cheese to top the goulash with, stick to the basics- medium or sharp cheddar. And if you fancy that cheese pull, you can also add some mozzarella.
- Make sure you use a heavy-bottomed pot or saucepan to make the goulash. Thin cookware can create hot and cold spots which can cause the pasta and the meat to cook unevenly.
This one-pot goulash is a complete meal in itself, but if you really want to take things further, you can team it up with a nice honey ginger salad to make it healthier.
Easy One Pot Goulash
- 1 cup pasta
- ½ cup chopped tomatoes
- ½ cup chopped onions
- ½ tbsp chopped garlic
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 150 g lamb mince
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 1 ½ cup stock
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
- 2 tbsp grated cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Start by heating oil in a pot, add the lamb mince and allow it to cook for 5-7 minutes.
- Next, add chopped onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, tomato ketchup, soy sauce and the Italian seasoning into the pot and let it cook for 5 more minutes.
- Now add the chicken stock and let it come to a simmer.
- Add the pasta and allow it cook until it is around 90% done.
- Take the goulash off heat and add the cheese. Let it rest for a minute or two before serving.