Eating Well Goulash

A hearty, classic dish that is quick to make and cooks right in the sauce.  A satisfying and comforting meal that can be stored in the fridge and easily heat-up.


  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped 
  • 1lb lean ground beef, turkey or chicken
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 t paprika
  • 1 t Italian seasoning
  • 1 can low sodium diced tomatoes (14 oz.)
  • 1 can low sodium tomato sauce (8 oz.)
  • 1 cup low sodium broth/stock (chicken, beef or veggie)
  • 1 1/4 c whole-wheat elbow macaroni
  • 1 t salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • Parmesan cheese


  • Heat a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high head.
  • Add oil until shimmering, then add onion and beef.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes, or until no longer pink.  Use a wooden spoon to break up the meat during cooking.
  • Add garlic, paprika, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to pan.  Stir and cook for another minute.
  • Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and broth.  Bring to a boil and stir for a minute.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add pasta and stir occasionally.  Cook until pasta is al dente, according to box instructions.
  • Remove from heat and let stand for a few minutes. 
  • Add Parmesan cheese if desired.