Instant Pot American Goulash
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Instant Pot Goulash (Ground Beef)

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!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Pressure build15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Goulash
Servings: 8
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes (with basil, garlic, oregano) (do not drain)
  • 1 (24 oz) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 (16 oz) box macaroni noodles (3 cups)
  • shredded cheddar cheese, for topping


  • In a 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 "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. Serve in a bowl topped with shredded cheddar cheese or grated Parmesan cheese. 


Serve with a salad and garlic bread.


Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 652mg | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 24.1mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 3.5mg