Instant Pot Midwest Goulash


I lightened up this Instant Pot Midwest goulash by using ground turkey instead of beef. Feel free to add corn, beans, or peas. Garnish with cheese if desired.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 2 small carrots, grated

  • ½ medium onion, diced

  • ½ medium green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt (such as Lawry's®), or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoons beef bouillon granules

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 (15 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select the Sauté function. Add olive oil and turkey; cook until halfway browned and crumbly, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in carrots, onion, bell pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, seasoned salt, and black pepper.

  2. Mix water, Worcestershire sauce, and bouillon granules together in a small bowl. Pour into meat mixture and stir until well combined. Bring to a simmer, then stir in macaroni and paprika. Add tomatoes and tomato sauce, making sure not to stir after this addition. Close and lock the lid. Set the timer for 4 minutes. Allow about 10 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to the manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  4. Mix well before serving.

Cook's Note:

You can use Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes or stewed tomatoes instead of regular diced tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

460 Calories
13g Fat
53g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 460
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 1415mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 28mg 140%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 871mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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