The Old Fashioned Goulash recipe from My Incredible Recipes is one of those dishes that everyone loves! It’s cheesy, beefy and stuffed with pasta goodness. The ultimate comfort dish can fill a hungry family all at once!


Have you ever had the pleasure of trying American Goulash previously?

It’s my absolute loved meal that I cook!

I absolutely love pasta of any form or shape as it is

I lived living in the Mid-West where goulash, a traditional dish, was a common staple. My mom would cook it often as I grew as a child and it was a recipe that she was raised with too. It’s an example of a recipe that continues to be developed over and over again. It’s like the home-cooked brownie recipe I’ve been able to memorize since I was eight years old.


My grandma’s old-fashioned goulash recipe (we often referred to it as Johnny Marzetti however it’s also called American goulash, or American Chop Suey) is one of my most popular meals from my childhood.


2 lbs of ground beef or turkey

3.0 tsp chopped garlic

1 large yellow onion, chopped

2 1/2 cups of water

1 cup of beef broth

1/3 cup olive oil

2. (15-ounce) cans of tomato sauce


Two (15-ounce) cans of tomatoes diced

1 T Italian seasoning

1 T Adobo Seasoning

3 bay leaves

1 T salt that has been seasoned

1 T of black pepper

2 cups elbow macaroni not cooked

1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese

1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese


In a large pot cook your meat mixture in a skillet on medium-high heat until it is half cooked. Then, take it off the cooking.

Add onions, garlic along with olive oil and cook until the meat is cooked.

Add broth and water tomatoes, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes the italian spice, bay leaves and salt and pepper seasoned with salt and the adobo spice. Mix thoroughly.

Reduce heat and cover the pan – let it cook for approximately 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

Incorporate the cooked elbow macaroni to the skilletand mix well until everything is combined.

Cover and let simmer for around 30 minutes.

After the food is cooked, you can remove the bay leaves

Only add the cheddar cheese, and mix until well combined.

Add mozzarella right before serving