Instant Pot Goulash

Last year, I came up with an easy goulash recipe that took about 40 minutes to make, with only 10 to 15 minutes of actual cooking time. This made a complete, hearty, one-pot meal that was also kid-friendly, and I was pretty happy with it. Instant Pot Goulash
But lately, I’ve been making a whole bunch of meals with my Instant Pot, and it got me to thinking. Could the Instant Pot make that easy goulash even easier and faster?
Turns out, it can.

Instant Pot Goulash


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt, I used Lawry’s
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (15oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15oz) can tomato sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 TB dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 large bay leaves
  • 2 cups dry elbow noodles
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1.5 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese


1. Turn the Instant Pot onto saute. When hot, add ground beef garlic, seasoning salt, pepper and onion. Cook until meat is browned.
2. When meat is browned drain fat if needed, then add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, broth, parsley, oregano, noodles, and bay leaves. Set your Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 5 minutes. When timer is up preform a quick release of pressure
3. Take out bay leaves and give everything a good stir. Stir in 1/2 cup of cheese, until melted. Top with the remaining cup of cheese. Sprinkle the remaining cup of cheese over the top of the mixture. Replace the lid and let the cheese melt.