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Over head picture of Instant Pot goulash to show off the ground beef, noodles, tomatoes and green peppers.

Instant Pot Goulash

Instant Pot Goulash is one of my family's favorite dinner recipes. Packed full of hearty ground beef, macaroni pasta, and just the right amount of spaghetti sauce and spices. Made in a pressure cooker so it's easy and ready to eat in 25 minutes.
5 from 20 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, pasta
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 342 kcal


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium green pepper (diced)
  • 1 medium yellow onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 24 ounces pasta sauce (I used Prego traditional)
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes (1 can)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • cups elbow macaroni (uncooked)
  • cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Turn the Instant Pot to saute. Add olive oil, diced green pepper, garlic, and diced onion. Stir often until onions become translucent. About 3-4 minutes.
  • Add ground beef, cook until completely browned. About 3-4 minutes. With a spoon remove any excess grease.
  • Add beef broth, water, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Scrap the bottom of the pressure cooker to remove any stuck pieces of ground beef and incorporate spices.
  • Turn Instant Pot off and add the elbow macaroni. Layer on top of ground beef evenly. Press macaroni lightly down into ground beef. Do not stir.
  • Pour pasta sauce over macaroni making sure to coat evenly. Then dump in diced tomatoes.
  • Put the lid on Instant Pot and set the valve to sealing. Select pressure cook high, high pressure. Set the time to cook for 3 minutes.
  • When goulash is done cooking. Turn off the Instant Pot and open the valve to release pressure. Remove move lid and gradually stir in cheddar cheese. Make sure to mix all ingredients well.
  • Serve immediately and garnish with more cheddar cheese. Enjoy!


*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.


Serving: 1gCalories: 342kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 31gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 651mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5g
Keyword Instant Pot Goulash, Instant Pot Pasta, Pressure Cooker Goulash
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