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Easy goulash recipe

Easy Goulash Recipe (Kid-Friendly)

This goulash recipe is easy to make and only requires one pan! Not only that, it's kid-friendly so your whole family can enjoy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy goulash, goulash, one pan goulash
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Joanna Stephens



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 6 slices colby monterrey jack cheese



  1. The first thing you will do is brown the hamburger meat in a large frying pan. Then, drain the grease in a colander.
  2. While the hamburger is draining, wipe down the frying pan and then add in the water. Bring to boil, and then add in the noodles.  Cook on medium heat for 7-9 minutes.

  3. The water should then be all gone, so add in your cooked hamburger, and canned tomatoes. Give this a quick stir and then bring your temperature down to low.

  4. Then, places your slices of cheese on top of the goulash. When it starts to melt, remove it from heat. Then, serve!