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5 from 2 votes

Goulash For One

This American Goulash is an easy, one-pot meal made with ground beef, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and macaroni. It's a simple skillet dish that cooks in 30 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
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Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground beef, one pan, pasta
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 576kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
  • 4 ounces ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 ounces elbow macaroni


  • In a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil 30 seconds. Add onions and peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes until tender.
  • Add garlic and ground beef, breaking up the ground beef as it cooks. Cook, stirring occasionally until meat is no longer pink and is starting to brown, 5 minutes.
  • Stir in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and water and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the pasta, cover, and simmer over low heat until pasta is tender, 15 minutes. Be sure to stir the pasta occasionally so that the noodles don't stick together.
  • Transfer to a bowl and enjoy hot.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 902mg | Potassium: 1267mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 671IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 6mg