This Easy American Goulash recipe is old fashioned pure comfort food and very budget-friendly. It's simple, beefy, cheesy goodness. You only need one pot and 30 minutes of time, making it perfect for busy weeknights!
Heat olive oil in a large dutch oven or pot over medium-high. Add onion, garlic, and beef; cook until browned and no pink remains, breaking up into crumbles, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes. Season with the salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Drain excess fat.
Stir in the tomato paste until combined.
Poor in the chicken broth, marinara sauce, diced tomatoes (with their liquid), Worcestershire, Italian seasoning, and paprika. Season with a bit more salt and pepper, to taste.
Bring to a boil and add in pasta; cover, reduce heat to a gentle simmer and cook until pasta is tender, about 14 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat. Stir in the cheese and parsley.
Serve immediately, garnished with additional cheese and parsley, if desired.
Nutritional information given is an automatic calculation and can vary based on the exact products you use and any changes you make to the recipe. If these numbers are very important to you, I would recommend calculating them yourself.