Gluten-free Goulash

Gluten-free Goulash

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I don’t think cooking can get any simpler than my grandmother’s goulash. This is a dish we had a lot while growing up, especially during the long, cold winter months. This is also a dish I made quite frequently during college when I first started living on my own. It is delicious, filling, economical, and only takes a few minutes to make. With only four ingredients, dinner will be ready and on the table in less than 30 minutes! I have since modified my grandmother’s version to be gluten-free, while still retaining the original flavor. This gluten-free goulash pairs well with some freshly baked homemade rolls or gluten-free cornbread. If you want to add a little zip to the dish, try adding some Frank’s hot sauce.

How to Make Gluten-Free Goulash: Step-By-Step

In a large pot, cook pasta according to package directions. Cook until al-dente. It’s very important not to overcook the pasta, otherwise, the leftovers will be soggy. If using gluten-free pasta, you will want to undercook by a minute or two. After the pasta is finished cooking, remove from heat, drain, and return to pot. While the pasta is cooking, add 1 tablespoon of extra light olive oil to a frying pan, and heat over medium-high heat. Brown ground beef (or beef alternative) in a frying pan until no longer pink. To the large pot with the pasta, add the browned beef, can of tomato soup, can of lentil vegetable soup, garlic powder, and Himalayan pink salt and black pepper to taste. Serve with applesauce, and either homemade rolls or cornbread and enjoy!

Gluten-free goulash sits in a large pot. A stainless steel mixing spoon at the top of the photo is dipped into the goulash.

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Gluten-free goulash sits in a decorative white bowl. A spoon sits in the bowl on the right side. To the right of the bowl is a white and red checkered tea towel.

Gluten-free Goulash

This goulash makes a great weeknight meal because it is so easy to make, and only consists of four ingredients! Serve with applesauce, and either homemade rolls or cornbread.
4.8 from 6 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner ideas, goulash
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 415kcal
Author: The Panicked Foodie


  • 8 ounces gluten-free elbows (or other pasta shape) (OR non-gluten-free elbows)
  • 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
  • 1/2 pound ground beef (OR beyond meat)
  • 1 14.5 oz. can of vegan and gluten-free tomato soup (OR any tomato soup)
  • 1 14.5 oz. can of vegan and gluten-free vegetable soup (I used Amy’s Lentil Vegetable) (OR any vegetable soup)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Freshly ground Himalayan pink salt, freshly ground black pepper, and Frank’s hot sauce to taste
  • Frank's hot sauce to taste (optional)


  • Bring a stockpot of water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta, lower heat to medium, and cook until al dente (per package instructions). For gluten-free pasta, subtract a minute or two from cooking time to prevent soggy pasta.
  • In a medium skillet, heat extra light olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook ground beef until no longer pink.
  • Drain pasta and return to pot. Add in cooked ground beef, both cans of soup as-is, and garlic powder. Mix well.
  • Add in Himalayan pink salt, fresh ground black pepper. If desired, add Frank’s hot sauce to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten-free Goulash
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 415
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutritional information on The Panicked Foodie is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.
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