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Easy Goulash (Skillet Beef & Macaroni)

  • prep time: 5 min
  • total time: 25 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 444 1 serving

This Easy Goulash is one of those recipes where you pull a few things from your pantry, add some ground beef and it magically becomes a delicious homemade dinner.  Beef and macaroni are always a good start for a family dinner, but this dish is special because of the creamy, spicy sauce.  Save time by making the beefy sauce while the macaroni is cooking.  Pantry staples cream of mushroom soup and picante sauce provide the magic, making this Easy Goulash ready in 2 steps and 25 minutes.  Then sprinkle with shredded cheese while it's hot for a melty, cheesy topping.


  • 4 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni (about 1 cup)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 1 can (10.5 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup or (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 cup Pace® Picante Sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Step 1

    Cook and drain the macaroni according to the package directions.  While the macaroni is cooking, season the beef with salt and pepper.  Cook the beef and Italian seasoning in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring often to separate meat.  Pour off any fat.

  • Step 2

    Add the soup, picante sauce and cooked macaroni to the skillet.  Cook until the mixture is hot.  Season to taste.  Sprinkle with the cheese (the heat from the mixture will melt it).

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