Instant Pot Goulash

american goulash in a bowl

Instant pot goulash is a hearty one-pot dish with ground lamb, macaroni, tomatoes, broth, spices and seasonings.




  1. Switch on your instant pot and press sauté (normal). When the display shows HOT, add oil, onions, garlic, bouillon cube and tomato puree. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the mince and sauté for 10-12 minutes. Deglaze with a few tablespoons of broth if needed.
  3. Add the canned tomatoes, broth, salt, pepper, paprika, water and macaroni. Mix everything well. Cancel sauté, secure the lid and pressure cook for 4 minutes. Do a quick release of pressure.
  4. Open the pot and add the cheddar and oregano or thyme. The cheese will melt in the residual heat from the pot. Serve hot with some extra herbs sprinkled on the top.
  5. Add macaroni, diced tomatoes and broth. Cancel saute and pressure cook for 4 minutes.


  1. You can substitute lamb for beef if you want. The cooking times will remain the same.
  2. If you want the goulash a bit spicy, add a teaspoon of cayenne in addition to the paprika.
  3. Switch up the dried herbs for Italian seasoning if you have it.
  4. Increase the amount of broth or water if you want your goulash more liquidy.


Keywords: instant pot goulash, American goulash, American chop suey