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Instant Pot Goulash

This Instant Pot Goulash recipe needs to pressure cook for only 4 minutes. That's a super fast comfort-food meal. #TexasHomesteader

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword comfort food, fast meal, goulash, instant pot, one pot meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com



  • 1 lb ground meat I used plain ground pork
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 24-oz jar spaghetti sauce
  • 2 15-oz cans Italian-Flavored diced tomatoes (can add 2 tbsp Italian Seasoning if plain)
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups dry elbow noodles
  • 2 1/2 cups broth (can use water if needed)
  • salt and pepper to taste (I used 1 tsp each)



  1. Turn the Instant Pot onto sauté. When hot, add 1 pound of ground meat, 3 cloves minced garlic,1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and 1 chopped onion. Cook until meat is browned.

  2. When meat is browned drain fat then add 1 can spaghetti sauce, 2 cans Italian-flavored diced tomatoes, (plus 2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning if diced tomatoes are plain), 1 Tablespoon chili powder, 2 teaspoons paprika, 3 Tablespoons soy sauce, 2 1/2 cups broth, and 2 1/2 cups elbow noodles.

  3. Lock lid into place & set your Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 4 minutes.

  4. When timer is up perform a quick release of pressure.
  5. Give everything a good stir and serve hot.

  6. OPTIONAL TOPPING OPTIONS: If desired you can top with Parmesan Cheese, or sour cream, or spicy jalapenos if desired. Whatever you like!