If you love Italian food, you’re going to love this Instant Pot Goulash. Comfort food at its finest, goulash is a traditional Hungarian dish of meat and vegetables, traditionally flavored with Paprika. This Instant Pot version has Italian flavors and comes together quickly for a satisfying, hearty weeknight dinner. Check out the Instant Pot Goulash recipe below!

 Instant Pot Goulash

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8 Quart Instant Pot – The larger size (what was used in this recipe)

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How to Cook Pasta in the Instant Pot

If you have a recipe, like the Instant Pot Goulash, that needs pasta, and If you haven’t used your Instant Pot to cook pasta, rest assured it’s not difficult. Some of my favorite and most popular Instant Pot recipes involve pasta, such as Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese.

Pasta in the Instant Pot is delicious because it soaks up the flavors of your sauce and it’s all done in one pot that you don’t even need to watch.

A good general guideline for cooking pasta in the Instant Pot is:

  • Use 1 cup liquid for every 4 ounces of pasta.
  • Cook for 2 minutes less than package directions on “manual” or “pressure cook” setting.
  • Quick release a bit at a time to prevent spewing.

Alternately, you can cook your recipe in the Instant Pot, quick release, then push the “saute” button and boil until pasta is done. This is what we did in this Instant Pot Goulash recipe. Here is an Instant Pot Spaghetti recipe that shows you another way to cook pasta in the Instant Pot.

Take care when cooking pasta or rice in the Instant Pot because the starch makes it more likely to spew out the top when at pressure. Do not overfill the pot, and if it does start to spew from the vent, cover with a towel until cooking is complete.

When the recipe is done, quick release a little bit at a time to help prevent spewing.

You may use white or whole wheat pasta in recipes. If using gluten-free pasta, depending on the brand you may need to cook a bit less.

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WW Points in Instant Pot Goulash

This Instant Pot Goulash recipe is 16 WW Freestyle points per serving with lean ground beef and 12 points with lean ground turkey or chicken breast when a recipe is divided into 6 portions.

Each serving is approximately 1 1/2 cups, although yours might be somewhat different depending on the type of pasta used.

Instant Pot Italian Goulash

This hearty Instant Pot Goulash is sure to satisfy your family – and best of all, it comes together quickly using your Instant Pot pressure cooker.

For those interested, we have the Instant Pot Goulash Weight Watchers points below too!

Instant Pot Goulash is a hearty dinner.
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Instant Pot Italian Goulash

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 306kcal
Author: Sara

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef 90/10
  • 2 bell pepper diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cans Tomato sauce Italian seasoned
  • 2 cans Stewed Tomatoes
  • 1 16oz Macaroni
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • To cook pasta not in the instant pot just cook on stove as package directs, then stir into finished dish.
  • 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.

Notes

WW Points in Instant Pot Goulash
This Instant Pot Goulash recipe is 12 MyWW points per serving on all MyWW color plans with lean ground beef and 12 points with lean ground turkey or chicken breast when the recipe is divided into 6 portions.
Each serving is approximately 1 1/2 cups, although yours might be somewhat different depending on the type of pasta used.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1641mg | Potassium: 1354mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2459IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 6mg

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Ingredients for Instant PotGoulash

Instant Pot Goulash ingredients

In the instant pot on saute mode, add beef, bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Saute until meat is browned and vegetables are tender.Instant Pot Goulash - stirring the pot
Pour in tomato sauce and stewed tomatoes. Add salt and pepper. Set to high pressure for 10 minutes. Let natural release.
To cook pasta in the instant pot, add it to the sauce and put on saute mode until the pasta is cooked. stirring frequently.
Instant Pot Goulash is a hearty dinner. Instant Goulash in red bowl on white table

Serve your Instant Pot Goulash with a salad or any of your favorite side dishes.

This Instant Pot Goulash meal is a quick and easy weeknight meal for the whole family! What’s your favorite Instant Pot ground beef recipe? Have you tried a pressure cooker goulash before?

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Instant Pot Goulash in a serving platter on a kitchen towel sitting on a wooden table top

Instant Pot Goulash in a white serving platter with wooden spoon, kitchen towel and sitting on a wooden table top

 

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