Make comforting, hearty Goulash in your Instant Pot! This American version of Goulash could not be easier or more delicious. It cooks perfectly every time and is done in only 30 minutes. Perfect easy dinner any night of the week!
I truly did not think this comforting Goulash recipe could get any easier or more delicious, but ohhh how wrong I was! This Instant Pot version of Goulash is AMAZING. It is done in 30 minutes from start to finish, prep included. The pasta cooks absolutely perfectly and when you remove the lid for that first glimpse, you may get a bit weak in the knees. It is perfection! The textures and flavors work so well together and you truly just can’t find an easier, more comforting meal. This is a great dinner to make for busy week nights and also a perfect recipe for weekend guests or parties. It’s an all-purpose comfort food!
How do you make goulash in the instant pot?
The ratio of easy:delicious in this recipe should break some sort of record. Any meal that tastes this good should not be this easy. But it does, and it is. It is one of those magic recipes that turns out sooo perfectly and with very little effort. Here's what you’ll need to do to make Instant Pot Goulash!
Set Instant Pot to saute. Add the ground beef, garlic and onion and cook until meat is no longer pink. If you’re using a fattier beef, you’ll need to drain grease quick before continuing.
Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, seasoned salt and elbow macaroni (uncooked) to the pot and mix well. Place the cover on the pot and set timer to 4 minutes on high pressure (pressure cook setting). It will take the IP around 17 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking.
When cooking is done, do an immediate quick release and wait for the float valve to drop. Remove cover and serve immediately! Top with shredded cheese, if desired.
What is the best thing to cook in an Instant Pot?
The list of recipes you can make in an Instant Pot is endless! It can act as a slow cooker, saute pan, steamer, rice maker, yogurt maker and pressure cooker. It can cook soup, chili, pasta, meat, potatoes, veggies, cake, beans and so much more. Here are a few of my favorite Instant Pot recipes:
What other comfort food recipes should I make this week?
If you are looking for other delicious comfort food recipes to feed the masses, you have come to the right place. Here is a teeny-tiny list of some of my favorite comforting meals that are always a hit:
If you own an Instant Pot, I promise this recipe will become one you’ll return to again and again. If you do not own an Instant Pot, GO GET ONE. You are about to fall in love! Enjoy the Goulash, friends. Stop back and let me know how it turns out for you!