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Two white bowls filled with Instant Pot Goulash. Two silver forks sit beside the bowls and a white and grey striped towel is placed behind the bowls. Everything sits on a wooden backdrop.

Instant Pot Goulash

A fast and easy weeknight dinner, perfect for the entire family! This Instant Pot Goulash is Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Freezer-Friendly! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Instant Pot Goulash, Instant Pot Goulash Recipe, Instant Pot Pasta, Instant Pot Spaghetti, Instant Pot Spaghetti Recipe, Pasta in the Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker Goulash, Pressure Cooker Pasta, Pressure Cooker Spaghetti
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 279 kcal
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula


  • 28 oz canned tomato sauce
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 lb lean grass fed ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 lb uncooked chickpea Casarecce pasta or any pasta you prefer
  • 28 oz water or chicken broth
  • 5 sprigs fresh parsley chopped fine
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp dried basil flakes
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced garlic


  1. Set the Instant Pot to the saute feature and spray the insert with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Add in the meat, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, Italian seasoning, onion powder, and garlic powder.

  3. Use a meat masher or spatula to break the ground beef into small crumbles as it cooks. Brown the meat completely through until no pink remains.

  4. Once the meat is cooked, add in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water, and uncooked pasta.

  5. Stir all ingredients in, turn the Instant Pot off, and place the lid on.

  6. Lock the lid in place, set the steam release valve to the sealing position, and cook on manual, high pressure, for 4 minutes.

  7. Once the cooking cycle is complete, quick release the pressure, stir well, and taste for seasonings. If additional seasonings are needed, stir them in.

  8. Serve hot and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Calories and nutritional information calculated using grass fed ground beef, chickpea pasta, and water. If you substitute any of these ingredients please be sure to re-calculate nutritional information. 

Please Note: Any pasta can be used in this recipe including spaghetti, angel hair, macaroni, rollatini, etc. 

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Goulash
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 67
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.4g11%
Saturated Fat 1.8g11%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 603.1mg26%
Potassium 399.7mg11%
Carbohydrates 36.4g12%
Fiber 8.8g37%
Sugar 8.7g10%
Protein 21.7g43%
Vitamin A 520IU10%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 6.4mg36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.