obe pot beef goulash in a skillet from the top with a napkin

One Pot Beef Goulash

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

This easy dinner idea is going to become a family favorite! Beefy, creamy pasta shells and red peppers make the ultimate comfort food!



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups pipette (or other sort tube pasta)
  • 2 cups water
  • 24 ounce jar marinara sauce (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • Chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Add the oil to 12-13 inch skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and red peppers and cook for 7-8 minutes until softened. Add the beef to the skillet and break up while browning. Drain any grease from the pan.
  3. Add the garlic, stir and cook for 1 minute, then add the salt, pepper stirring to combine.
  4. Pour in the water and marinara sauce, stir then add the pasta. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring once in between cooking.
  5. Remove the lid, stir, then remove the skillet from the heat. Pour in cream (or add sour cream) and parmesan cheese and stir.
  6. Season with more salt and pepper if needed, then garnish with chopped parsley.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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