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Instant Pot® Goulash

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Have you ever heard of goulash and thought that it sounded kind of complicated? A fancy dish with too many ingredients? Well think again! Using your Instant Pot makes goulash a delicious and super simple dinner to make. Everything goes right into the pot and out comes a perfect meal that everyone from kids to adults will enjoy. Trust me, goulash is going to be your new favorite recipe.

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Instant Pot® Goulash

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 6
Calories 515 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Measuring Cup
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board


  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 large Onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 3 cups Tomato Sauce
  • 1 cup Canned Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 0.5 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 0.25 tsp Salt
  • 0.125 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Pound Noodles


  • Press the ‘saute’ button on your Instant Pot and add the ground beef, onion, and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, to brown the beef.
  • Add all of the seasonings, soy sauce, water and bay leaves and stir.
  • Add the noodles then close the Instant Pot lid. Make sure the steam valve is set in the “seal” position then press the “manual” button and set the timer for 5 minutes using high pressure.
  • When the timer goes off indicating that the meal is done, let the pressure naturally release. His means just let the Instant Pot be and don’t touch anything! WHen you are able to unlock the lid, after about 10 minutes, open the pot, remove the bay leaves and serve the goulash while hot! Enjoy

Not hard at all, right? Goulash is a fantastic dinner for any night of the week and this recipe will give you a lot of leftovers too! Before you start cooking, leave any questions you may have in the comments below and we will answer ASAP!


About Amanda

My name is Amanda and I am a professional pastry chef. I have over 16 years of culinary experience and a bachelors degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. I currently live right outside New York City with my husband and two daughters who are my official taste testers and kitchen helpers. Chocolate chip cookies and ice cream are my weakness and, because I have two young kids, I need coffee every day. I love sharing my cooking passion and hope that you find some culinary inspiration here!

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