Reviews for Turkey Goulash
This was a great recipe, but I followed what others had done in adding onion, paprika, chili powder, and crushed red pepper.
Great recipe for replacing beef with ground turkey. A few little changes, but stayed pretty much the same. Cut out sugar. Everyone loved it.
This was really good. I used rice instead of pasta and my boyfriend and I loved it!!! I've made it several times and he said that we need to definitely have it again!!!
Great weekday meal. Used beef instead of turkey and elbow for the bowties. Also doubled the tomato sauce was a bit too dry without it.
I made this recipe just as recommended and it was great. I think my 9-year-old had 6 bowls.
For a quick and easy meal...you can't go wrong.
Quick and delicious. I didn't use ground turkey but chopped up some breast from a turkey I had baked the day before. I added extra seasonings as advised by other reviewers. Also used shell pasta because I didn't have bowtie on hand. We loved it! Thank You for sharing.
This was DELICIOUS!!! I only had whole wheat penne on hand so I took the chance and it came out wonderful! I added the minced garlic and a ton of spices while the turkey browned and used italian stewed tomatoes like some of the reviews suggested. This was soooooooo good and I can't wait to make it again! I can't believe something healthy can taste this good!
This was great, but I did make some changes which is why I rated it a 4 instead of a 5. I used 14 oz. tomato sauce and 13 oz whole wheat pasta. The extra sauce was definately needed. I browned my turkey with a diced onion and the garlic (garlic probably could've been reduced to 2 cloves). Added a bit more basil, some oregano, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. It turned out great and I will definately be making it again!
This was extremely easy to make - my boyfriend's son actually made it for us, with my help. Overall a good dish, but it does need a little extra flavor. We added some hot sauce, but next time I will add some paprika and see how that does. Quick, easy and hearty though, so will make this again. Thanks!
This recipe made by itself is extremely bland. 16ounces of macaroni is way too much but even when I cut it down it was still bland and I had to put in a whole lot of spices to even get it decent.
Really good. If you like a lot of sauce, you might want to add a little more than the recipe calls for. Is very easy to play around with flavors/spices in this dish. Melted some cheese on top-delicious!
This is a very good recipe, especially to add to. Like others, I added mushrooms, green pepper, crushed pepper flakes. I also added about 1/8 cup of spaghetti sauce.
very good, easy to make!
With some sprucing up this is a 5 star recipe; I took the advice of others..added some orange pepper, fresh mushrooms, half an onion and Italian Seasoning along with the basil. I substituted Stevia for the sugar, and used Chili Seasoning Stewed Tomatoes, stuck with the 1 cup of tomato sauce and only added 2 cups uncooked rotini noodles...this was far from bland.
This will go into my regular rotation of healthy, but delicious recipes. While the healthy eater will want to watch his portion size, the flavor of this recipe is awesome. I made the mistake of missing breakfast and ate two large helpings after working out because I was so hungry. I added 1/2 onion, 1/2 diced green pepper, 1 teaspooon minced garlic, and 1/2 small carton of fresh mushrooms. In terms of spices, I added 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, and one teaspoon red pepper flakes (if you don't like a nice kick in your sauce, leave out the red pepper flakes). I also used whole wheat pasta (penne) to make the recipe even healthier. Finally, I added 1 can tomato soup because with my extra ingredients, I needed more liquid. This is a simple, easy to prepare, yet tasty recipe. We love it.
We really enjoyed this. I added 2 cans of tomato sauce and went heavy on the onion powder, basil, and minced garlic. I served over whole wheat penne. Delicious!
I added extra spices. Not too bad
It was okay. But definitely not goulash more like a very bland spaghetti with the wrong noodles.
This recipe reminds me of my childhood! I also added a sprinkling of crushed red pepper, along with a little smoked paprika. I like to put it in a casserole dish, sprinkle cheese on top and brown it lightly in the broiler prior to serving.
My Wife and I loved this dish. I added 1/2 chopped white onion, 1/2 chopped green pepper, red pepper flakes, tabasco and a pinch of nutmeg and double the tomato sauce. Wonderful leftovers too!
This recipe was yummy and pretty fast. However, i did add a few things. I used flavored stewed tomatoes and extra sauce. I also added some green onion and fresh parsley. All in all it was very good my husband went back for seconds but we did have a lot of tra pasta.
Needed a bit of tweaking to meet my families taste buds but it was even better the next day after all the flavors had a chance to sit.
Quick, easy, good
Pretty good recipe. Family enjoyed it. I made it as written. Will probably tweak it a bit next time I make it. I would cut back the pasta by about a third and cut the sugar in half. I may sub oregano instead of the basil or perhaps add it with.
This was a hit in our house as well! As others suggested, I added some onion when I cooked the turkey. I also used an entire can of tomato sauce, and added parsley, paprika and S/P. My husband had thirds, my 2-year old ate everything in his plate and we still have leftovers. Thanks for a great recipe!
I loved it! I doubled the tomato sauce, added chili powder and flakes, as well as mushrooms.
I was a little doubtful about this one when I read the recipe..but man oh man..this one is good!! I have made it a few times and my only adjustment is I cut back on the sugar. My husband loves this and I always have the ingredients on hand! This one is a keeper!
EXCELLENT!!! Even my picky eater kids liked this one!
This recipe is a good starter recipe...has room for improvement. I did add onions, green peppers and some red pepper flakes. Not very good the next day.
I upped the amount of tomato sauce to a full can (14 oz, I think) and it turned out so well!
For a turkey based meal it was good. Because of dietary restrictions didn't season this as I might normally but it was a nice meal and better the next day. We will make this again.
This was so delicious and simple to make. I used half a jar of garlic pasta sauce and it made this just saucy enough. Very good.
This recipe saved me! Had ground turkey, but not much to make it with until I came across this recipe! It's a simple recipe with room for growth, I love that you can add your own spin to it. I added green peppers and onions as well, along with chili powder and paprika Would be great with corn thrown in there, too!
A nice dish I'll make again.
this dish was delicious...the only thing i did different was that i added some chopped onion and a few red pepper flakes for some heat. it was excellent!
Quick and easy
Really easy and fast recipe in a pinch!! Loved it.
Base recipe is somewhat bland; however, doctored with paprika, cayenne, a little seasoned salt, and some yellow onion sautéed with the ground turkey, it was quite tasty. Swap out the ground turkey with ground beef and I'm ten years old again, eating my Mom's goulash in our country kitchen. NOTE: I doubled the recipe but left the amount of pasta the same--if using the recipe as written, halve the pasta or the dish will be wayyyy too dry. Also, slightly undercook the pasta and let it simmer in the dish for fifteen or twenty minutes, so it absorbs some of the tasty liquid.
Very good! The changes I made: sauted onion and green pepper in a little olive oil & then added ground turkey and browned. Doubled the amount of sugar and basil. Added a partial can of Rotel. I'm sure I added more garlic too :). I thought it tasted as good or better then goulash with ground beef.
Pretty good. I did alter it a bit though due to a lack of ingredients; I used macaroni noodles instead of bow-tie and other seasonings instead of basil. I still got the overall idea though, and it was a decent, quick, easy meal.
Good recipe. Get's 4 stars because all the kids ate it. Used entire can of tomato sauce which was 1 & 3/4 cup. Just the right amount of sauce.
This was ok. It wasn't gross, it was edible but I wouldn't make it again. It was good to find only because I was using up what was left in my freezer and fridge before grocery shopping. I did add some onion and some mixed veggies and some garlic and a little italian and tex mex spice for more flavor.
Very simple and good.
My husband and I love this recipe with the "spicy variation" submitted by another reviewer. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Easy, and can go into a slow cooker, very tastey, and can freeze left overs and re-heat, by adding some v8 juice.
This was a very good dish and so simple to make, my husband and I both enjoyed it.
pretty bland tasting. I added onions, a little bit of parsley and a dash of salt and that improved the flavour a bit.
You have to make a few changes to the recipe in order to give it a 5 star rating. There isn't enough sauce or too much pasta. So I made it like the recipe said, then I doubled the tomato sauce because it looked like it was too much pasta. Still added a 3rd can of tomato sauce and another can of Diced tomatoes. After I did that, the dish looked amazing and tasted great!! So I ended up using 3 cups of tomato sauce (24 ounces) and 28 ounces of Stewed diced tomatoes with seasonings of Basil, garlic and oregano. This is a must try recipe.
I can't agree with most people on this one. I followed the instructions and this dish was so bland and lacking flavor. It seemed like it needed more sauce and because of the lack of seasoning the plain ground turkey flavor was the most potent
This was excellent!! I didnt use sugar and it was still good. I also used Italian seasoning. Everybody loved it.
Super easy and so delicious! I added corn, rinsed black beans, and onion!
This is a good recipe, but it will be bland if you don't add more spices, i.e., chili pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, and Italian seasoning. I also added sauteed onions and green peppers, and used cans of "spicy" diced tomatoes. I seasoned my ground turkey and let sit overnight for more flavor. My family that has tasted it thus far loves it.
As others have stated this recipe is great but a bit bland. I did the same as others as well and added my own spices as well as chopped onions. I think I would also add more tomato sauce next time as it didn't seem like enough to cover all the pasta it calls for. Overall this was a quick and easy recipe and very tasty too!
This went over well at home. I don't add as much pasta maybe about 10-12oz. It's a keeper and it's very easy for us busy working women! Thanks.
Tasty recipe, but I added 1/2 and onion and some additional seasonings including salt, pepper, parsely, and garlic salt (about 1/2 tsp each). Even with the extras its still a bit bland if you like your food with a lot of flavor. I will probably up the seasoning to 1 tsp each next time. I also subsituted elbow noodles for bow-tie.
This was good. I added a red bell pepper to the recipe. I also used whole wheat riggatoni. It isn't the most flavorful dish, but it is healthy and I enjoyed it and will make it again. The most important thing to me is that my three year old ate it.
My kids LOVED this! I didn't have a lot of time to make dinner and knew I had ground turkey in the fridge. Found this recipe on AllRecipes.com and decided to try it. They're never crazy about ground turkey but within one bite kept telling me how much they liked dinner. I didn't have bowtie pasta on hand so subbed in medium shells. Will definitely add this into the rotation.
We found this to be delicious.
This is a good basic recipe that you can spice up however you would like. It was relatively quick and very easy to prepare.
Was a hit with coworkers and family, made this recipe twice and the only variant to the recipe was adding parmesan cheese.
So quick, so easy, so delicious!! I have been making this for awhile now and is my go to recipe for ground turkey. Sometimes I add some zucchini or yellow squash. Thank you Denise for this fabulous recipe...
I added 2 tsp. each of basil and oregano, also diced onion and celery to saute with the garlic. Added a couple of splashes of Frank's hot sauce to the mix and a dash of sweet paprika before final stir and served! It's REALLY good! My husband and I are trying to eat heart and body healthy, so we eat a lot of ground turkey instead of ground beef. Love this recipe, I've made it 3 times this month! Thank you for sharing it!
I didn't add the sugar b/c Stewed Tomatoes are already pretty sweet. Also, I used a whole grain pasta instead of Bow Ties, b/c that's always what we prefer. A lot of fresh Basil, & some Thyme, Rosemary & Garlic made a lot of difference the second time I made it.
Great recipe! I read the reviews and took others' advice. I used italian stewed tomatoes instead of regular and added sauted onion and garlic powder (lots). I also used sicilian seasoning instead of the basil. My three year old asked for seconds and he is picky so I'm definitely keeping this recipe!
Way too much pasta. I used half the recommended pasta.
This is a good basic recipe that can be "spiced up" and suggested by the other reviewers. I added a lot of onion and garlic, paprika and Italian spices. A box of pasta turned out to be too much, even after increasing the amount of sauce. I would use half, and may even try it on rice next time.
Less herbal blend.
Yummy and easy to make, we didn't like chunks of tomatoes in our sauce so we left them out and it was still wonderful! next time I will add more tomatoe sauce, because it was a little dry.
It's very simple and easy to make. You can always add spices to give it a little twist.
I read a lot of the reviews on this recipe and added chopped onion and green pepper. We really liked this with that change but I think next time I will add a little more tomato sauce.
Very tasty, only gave it 4 stars because I also had too tweak it. I added oregano, red pepper flakes, extea garlic cloves, pepper, another can of tomatoe sauce, and a can of diced itialian tomatoes. Everyone loved it, very TASTY!!
It sounds tasty, it is sooo far from being a goulash..... as we used say in Hungary (where the goulash originates from): it is far away as Makó from Jerusalem :)
We've been making this for years. You do have to add to it. It is very bland without seasonings & dry. We add garlic, onions, green pepper (sometimes)& all kinds of seasonings when we cook the turkey, but we do double the sauce & tomatoes.
Very good recipe, used whole wheat macaroni chili diced tomato’s, parsley . Did not use sugar . Was a little bland but with a sprinkle of salt and topped with some sautéed vegetables turned i am outside tasty.
Delicious!! I added worcestire sauce for something extra. Yummy!
I am wondering why you call the American Goulash, Goulash, does it not require Paprika, I think your recipe is a good one, but I would call it something else. I am very careful about adding green pepper to anything, it takes over the flavour and cancels out any suttle good flavour of other spices, I would never add it to this recipe, anyway, those are my thoughts.
it is delicious! my son is 2 and he absolutely loves it too. perfect for something to wip up real quick.
I added some black olives and fresh tomato to this wonderful Recipe! We loved it! Next time I’ll bake it with some cheese on top and see how it turns out.
Delicious! I never made this before so I have nothing to compare it to, but it was really good. I followed the recipe and suggestions from others, I used 1 lb turkey, 1 (10oz) can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilis, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 (15oz) can tomato sauce, 2 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp basil and 8 oz bowtie noodles. Definitely a keeper!
Less pasta. Loved it.
We really liked this! I always use ground turkey in lieu of beef anyway. I had to use 3/4 can of tomato soup instead of sauce and forgot the sugar. Not missed! I always cut the pasta in half too. I don't understand how anyone can use an entire pound in any one recipe.
This was a nice tasty weeknight recipe with readily available pantry items. A good base recipe, I found it needed some tweaks on spices as other reviewers mentioned. I added fresh basil, dried Italian seasoning, paprika, and some beef boullion powder and water/ red wine. I also halved the amount of pasta. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Denise.
I wasn't sure about the turkey but this dish is as my husband would say. A Do -over . Very good.
This was very good and easy to make. I added a chopped onion and browned with the turkey. I added about a tsp of paprika to the sauce and about a cup of Parmesan cheese. This made the sauce thicker and creamier. Used whole wheat rotini. Will be making again!!
This was very tasty. I used diced tomatoes instead of stewed, added salt, pepper, and paprika. I used a cup of homemade pasta sauce and cut sugar amount in half. I chose Barilla Veggie pasta. Next time I will use ground bison instead of turkey.
Really good but I added green bell pepper and onion. Definitely needs it.
I used diced tomatoes rather than the stewed and only 12 oz. pasta which was more than enough for the amount of sauce. Terribly bland.
I added a little more sauce to this dish. Other than the family loves it.
It's delicious ... I think it could use a little more seasoning .. Other than that taste like something from Olive Garden :)
No one in my family liked it. We ended up tossing it out and going through a drive thru. Very little flavor and just blah.
Very good,easy to make and quick!
It was tasty and I will make it again! Instead of basil I added cumin which is great :). This was my first time attempting goulash and the only thing I found was it wasn't as "chili-like" as I assumed it would be. I followed the liquid instructions exactly and when I finished it was like pasta with a meat sauce. Wondering if this has happened to anyone else? Still really good. Thanks!
This was quick and plenty good. Easy to individualize for taste. We added a small can of black beans, a small can of corn, used pre-seasoned diced tomatoes, and added a bit of pesto. It was tasty and filling!
I found that the sauce was somewhat watery so I added a tomato paste. Also I added chopped onion and a dollop of relish (yes relish) to regular diced tomatoes instead of stewed.