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Instant Pot Italian Goulash


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This Instant Pot Italian Goulash is a hearty, flavorful dinner that is extra satisfying on cold, winter days. It’s also an inexpensive meal so it’s perfect for feeding a crowd!

collage of italian goulash in an instant pot and in a white bowl on top of noodles with title text reading Instant Pot Italian Goulash

 

I’m always looking for recipes that are both easy and that my kids will eat without complaining. Since they love Italian food, I had high hopes for this Italian Goulash.

This is a dish that could easily be made on the stove as well. What I love about making it in the Instant Pot is that I only dirty one pot.

How to Make Instant Pot Italian Goulash

Like most of my recipes, this one is easy as 1-2-3. Ingredients you can easily find (and probably usually have on hand), just a few steps, and only about 10 minutes of hands-on prep time.

You just need a few simple ingredients to whip up this Instant Pot Italian Goulash. Onions, bell peppers, garlic, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, ground beef and pasta.

Onions, bell peppers, garlic, cans of stewed tomatoes and tomato sauce, packages of ground beef and pasta

Step 1 – Saute the Meat and Vegetables

First, set the Instant Pot to saute mode. Let it heat up, then add ground beef, diced bell pepper and onion, and minced garlic. Cook until the meat is no longer pink.

Step 2 – Add Tomatoes and Sauce

Next, pour the tomato sauce and stewed tomatoes over the meat and vegetables. Then, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Step 3 – Pressure Cook

Secure the lid, press “manual” and set the time for 10 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally, then carefully remove the lid.

Italian goulash in an instant pot with a spoon in it

If you want to make this as a one-pot meal, add the pasta to the pot and set it to “saute.” Cook, stirring frequently, until the pasta is cooked.

Or, if you prefer, you can cook the pasta separately while the goulash is pressure cooking and then stir it in at the end.

Italian goulash on top of pasta in a white bowl

Instant Pot Italian Goulash Recipe

Ready to make this Instant Pot Italian Goulash? Here’s the recipe card with the exact measurements.

Instant Pot Italian Goulash

This colorful recipe is mouthwatering good!
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 588 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground beef 90/10
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 2 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cans italian stewed tomatoes 14.5 oz
  • 1 can tomato sauce 28 oz
  • 1 lb pasta of choice cavatappi

Instructions
 

  • In the instant pot on saute mode. Add beef, bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Saute until meat is browned and vegetables are tender.
  • Pour in tomato sauce and stewed tomatoes. Add salt and pepper. Set to high pressure for 10 minutes. Let natural release happen.
  • To cook pasta in instant pot just add it to the sauce and put on saute mode until the pasta is cooked. Stirring frequently.
  • To cook pasta not in the instant pot just cook on stove as package directs.

Nutrition

Calories: 588kcalCarbohydrates: 84gProtein: 27gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 1354mgPotassium: 1411mgFiber: 8gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 1109IUVitamin C: 63mgCalcium: 148mgIron: 7mg
Keyword easy dinner, instant pot, italian goulash
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My friend Ashley, from I Don’t Have Time for That, has a different Instant Pot Goulash recipe. If mine wasn’t quite what you were looking for, you might like hers.

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5 thoughts on “Instant Pot Italian Goulash”

  1. Still getting pasta addition straight with total cook time (which includes coming to and then down in pressure).

    I am not supposed to add the to the pressured time. OR Do add them but saute if not cooked enough.

    OR Do not cook pressured but just put pasta in pot at the start and use saute for the whole thing

    ??

    Reply

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