Instant Pot American Goulash
This Easy Instant Pot Goulash is a one pot meal. Ground beef, spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, macaroni and melted cheese!
A CLASSIC MACARONI DISH
This Easy Instant Pot Goulash is a one pot meal. Ground beef, spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic and macaroni noodles. All topped with cheese! Also called Slumgullion, American Chop Suey or Johnny Marzetti (depending on where you’re from.) 🙂
WHAT SIZE PRESSURE COOKER DO I NEED?
For this recipe, I am using an 6.5-quart pressure cooker (specifically the Ninja Foodi). It makes a lot! You can freeze any leftovers. Don’t have an electric pressure cooker? No problem! Check out my Stovetop American Goulash recipe.
CAN I MAKE GOULASH ALL IN ONE POT?
My favorite thing about this recipe is it is made all in one pot! Who doesn’t love a good, filling, comforting one pot meal? I am all about reducing the dirty dish pile! A couple of tips: use lean ground beef. Most lean ground beef doesn’t need to be drained of excess grease and will keep you from dirtying up a strainer. Use fresh garlic. There are so few ingredients in this dish that fresh garlic really deepens that homemade taste!
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)
- lean ground beef
- small onion
- green pepper
- garlic cloves
- can diced tomatoes (with Italian seasoning)
- spaghetti sauce
- macaroni noodles
- Italian seasoning
- shredded cheddar cheese
HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT AMERICAN GOULASH:
In an 6.5-quart electric pressure cooker, press the sauté option and put on high. Brown and crumble the ground beef along with the diced onion and green pepper.
If the beef produces a lot of grease, then drain. If not, then there is no need. Stir in minced garlic. Turn off sauté setting.
Pour in diced tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, water and Italian seasoning. Finally, stir in macaroni noodles.
Seal the lid, then turn the pressure release valve to “SEAL”
Set pressure cooker on high for 5 minutes. Once finished, do a quick pressure release (carefully turn the pressure release valve to “VENT”.)
Open lid and stir mixture. Want to take it over the top? Add some shredded cheese on top. Close lid for a couple of minutes to allow the cheese some time to melt.
Serve in a bowl topped with more shredded cheddar cheese or grated Parmesan cheese.
Instant Pot American Goulash
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
- 1 green pepper, diced (optional)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes (with basil, garlic, oregano) (do not drain)
- 24 ounce jar spaghetti sauce
- 3 cups water
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 16 ounce box macaroni noodles (uncooked) (3 cups)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- shredded cheddar cheese and/ or grated Parmesan cheese (for topping)
- In a 6.5-quart electric pressure cooker, press the sauté option and put on high.
- Brown and crumble 1 pound lean ground beef along with 1 small yellow onion, finely diced and 1 green pepper, diced.
- If the beef produces a lot of grease, then drain. If not, then there is no need.
- Stir in 3 cloves garlic, minced. Turn off sauté setting.
- Pour in 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes (with basil, garlic, oregano), 24 ounce jar spaghetti sauce, 3 cups water and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning.
- Finally, stir in 16 ounce box macaroni noodles (uncooked). Seal the lid, then turn the pressure release valve to "Sealing"
- Set pressure cooker on high for 5 minutes. Once finished, do a quick pressure release (carefully turn the pressure release valve to venting)
- Open lid and stir mixture. Taste and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve in a bowl and top with shredded cheddar cheese and/ or grated Parmesan cheese.
- Serve with a salad and garlic bread.
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Making this right now. So far…super easy to just dump everything in the IP. It smalls amazing. Glad I don’t have to wash two separate pans and a colander. It will probably be done by the time I finish this post. We have goulash pretty regularly and if this tastes as great as it smells,. We’ll be making it all the time!! Oh wait! The bell just went off. I willtry it now!! Yummm. It’s a winner!! Yeah!!!
New to instant pot and this may sound elementary, but when you use the sauté option, do you put the cover on the pot and seal it? Timing? I like canned kidney beans in our goulash. What would be the recommendation on adding/cooking these in the recipe? Thank you.
Think of sautéing in the instant pot just the same as cooking on your stove. All the same rules apply. So no lid and no sealing. I would add the kidney beans in the end. They may burst during the pressure cooking process.
Can I use a smaller insta pot with the same amount of ingredients?
I wouldn’t recommend it. This would be too much for a smaller instant pot.