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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 take on Hungarian goulash, a hearty beef and noodle recipe, uses picante sauce for the tomato base, adding an extra layer of flavor to a fast, filling meal. Seasoned ground beef and tender macaroni noodles simmer in a creamy, savory tomato sauce, then get a sprinkle of cheddar cheese just before serving so it all melts together in one skillet. With all the flavors kids love, it’s sure to be a family favorite.

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $5.48

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

Instructions

  • 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, stirring occasionally.  Season to taste.  Sprinkle with the cheese and serve hot.

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  • shane to call it Goulash

    Carace P.
    January 11, 2016

    Goulash a delicious and very typical hungarian dish. Nothing to do with this variation of "maccaroni & cheese"

    I firmly believe it is a lack of respect to call this
    (otherwise easy dish) Goulash.

    I

  • This is NOT Goulash.

    Marsha B.
    May 29, 2019

    This is Hamburger Mushroom Macaroni and Cheese

  • Extras

    Tammy E.
    April 23, 2017

    Was really good add a few extras mushrooms,mixed peppers and a can of tomatoes

  • Quick and easy.

    1Nana
    January 5, 2015

    I was searching the site for something to make with what I already had on hand and only knew that I wanted beef. I found this recipe and thought I'd give it a try. I didn't have the celery or oregano but everything still had good flavor. My only issue is that it wasn't spicy enough. Plenty of leftovers for one person too which I love.

  • Quick and Easy...

    AjCole
    March 30, 2014

    I've been making these tasty favorite for many years. Some of my friends don't eat beef, so I use 2 chicken breasts in its place. Still tasty and the calories even drop down a bit. :)

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    Calories 444
    Fat Calories 193
    Total Fat 21.4 g
    Sat. Fat 7.4 g
    Trans Fat 0.6 g
    Sugar 3.35 g
    Vitamin A 46
    Vitamin C 0 mg
    Calcium 103 mg
    Iron 2.87 mg
    Potassium 536 mg
    Cholesterol 81 mg
    Sodium 1146 mg
    Total Carb 30.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    Protein 29 g
    Total Fat %DV 28 %DV
    sat-fat-dv 37 %DV
    Vitamin A 5 %DV
    Vitamin C 0 %DV
    Calcium 8 %DV
    Iron 16 %DV
    Cholesterol 27 %DV
    Total Carb %DV 11 %DV
    Potassium 11 %DV
    Fiber 10 %DV
    added-sugars 0 g
    vitamin-d 0 mg
    vitamin-e 0.03 mg
    vitamin-k 1 mg
    thiamine 0.253 mg
    riboflavin 0.113 mg
    niacin 6.222 mg
    vitamin-b6 0.04 mg
    folate 78 mg
    vitamin-b12 1.68 mg
    biotin 0 mg
    pantothenic-acid 0.122 mg
    phosphorus 307 mg
    iodine 0 mg
    magnesium 44 mg
    zinc 5.6966839212 mg
    selenium 35.5 mg
    copper 0.154 mg
    manganese 0.37 mg
    chromium 0 mg
    molybdenum 0 mg
    chloride 0 mg
    choline 0 mg
    Sodium %DV 1146.733209 mg
    added-sugars-dv 0 %DV
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Vitamin E 0 %DV
    Vitamin K 1 %DV
    Thiamin 21 %DV
    Riboflavin 9 %DV
    Niacin 39 %DV
    Vitamin B6 2 %DV
    folate-dv 20 %DV
    Vitamin B12 70 %DV
    Biotin 0 %DV
    Panthothenic Acid 2 %DV
    Phosphorus 25 %DV
    Iodine 0 %DV
    Magnesium 10 %DV
    Zinc 52 %DV
    Selenium 65 %DV
    copper-dv 17 %DV
    Manganese 16 %DV
    Chromium 0 %DV
    Molybdenum 0 %DV
    chloride-dv 0 %DV
    choline-dv 0 %DV
    Calories 420
    Fat Calories 165
    Total Fat 18.5 g
    Sat. Fat 7.1 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Vitamin A 0
    Vitamin C 0 mg
    Calcium 103 mg
    Iron 2.87 mg
    Potassium 0 mg
    Cholesterol 81 mg
    Sodium 1074 mg
    Total Carb 31.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    Protein 28.4 g
    Total Fat %DV 30 %DV
    sat-fat-dv 35 %DV
    Vitamin A 0 %DV
    Vitamin C 0 %DV
    Calcium 10 %DV
    Iron 15 %DV
    Cholesterol 25 %DV
    Total Carb %DV 10 %DV
    Potassium 0 %DV
    Fiber 10 %DV
    added-sugars 0 g
    vitamin-d 0 mg
    vitamin-e 0.03 mg
    vitamin-k 1 mg
    thiamine 0.253 mg
    riboflavin 0.113 mg
    niacin 6.222 mg
    vitamin-b6 0.04 mg
    folate 78 mg
    vitamin-b12 1.68 mg
    biotin 0 mg
    pantothenic-acid 0.122 mg
    phosphorus 307 mg
    iodine 0 mg
    magnesium 44 mg
    zinc 5.6966839212 mg
    selenium 35.5 mg
    copper 0.154 mg
    manganese 0.37 mg
    chromium 0 mg
    molybdenum 0 mg
    chloride 0 mg
    choline 0 mg
    Sodium %DV 1146.733209 mg
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    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Vitamin E 0 %DV
    Vitamin K 1 %DV
    Thiamin 21 %DV
    Riboflavin 9 %DV
    Niacin 39 %DV
    Vitamin B6 2 %DV
    folate-dv 20 %DV
    Vitamin B12 70 %DV
    Biotin 0 %DV
    Panthothenic Acid 2 %DV
    Phosphorus 25 %DV
    Iodine 0 %DV
    Magnesium 10 %DV
    Zinc 52 %DV
    Selenium 65 %DV
    copper-dv 17 %DV
    Manganese 16 %DV
    Chromium 0 %DV
    Molybdenum 0 %DV
    chloride-dv 0 %DV
    choline-dv 0 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.