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Vegan Hungarian Goulash

Vegan Hungarian Goulash is sweet with a slight hint of spice. This one-pot wonder is easy to make, quick and hearty. My family LOVES this dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: Hungarian
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 388kcal



Garnish (optional)

  • Chopped Basil or chopped parsley


Saute Vegetables:

  • In a large pot, saute onions and garlic over medium heat until translucent.
  • Add red peppers.
  • Cook about 4 minutes longer, stirring with onions and garlic.
  • Add mushrooms and cooked lentils (if using soy crumbles, add instead of the lentils and mushrooms)
  • Stir and cook another 7 minutes.
  • Add a little vegetable broth if the mixture sticks to the bottom of the pan, but the mixture from the mushrooms, onions, and peppers should provide ample moisture.

Add Other Ingredients:

  • Add tomato sauce, canned roasted diced tomatoes, vegetable broth.
  • Add soy sauce, adobo sauce or smoked paprika, garlic powder, the two bay leaves, and stir.
  • Make sure the mixture is boiling BEFORE you add the noodles
  • Add elbow macaroni and stir.
  • Cover and reduce heat to simmer.
  • Cook covered for 20 minutes.
  • Check noodles to see if they are done. Depending on the noodles, you may need to adjust the time to 5-7 more minutes.

Gluten-Free Noodle Tip:

  • If you use gluten-free noodles, they often absorb more fluid than noodles with gluten. Because of this, you want to be sure to keep some additional vegetable broth available.
  • While cooking the 20 minutes covered, make sure you add fluid if necessary if the noodles absorb too much liquid.
  • Cooking the noodles in a separate pan and rinsing them before adding them to the pan at the last minute of cooking is also an option.



What's the difference between Hungarian goulash and American goulash?
Traditional Hungarian goulash is usually made with beef, onion, and paprika. On the other hand, American goulash is made with tomato and beef. Vegan Hungarian goulash is a veganized Americanized version. 
What is another word for goulash?
Another word for goulash is soup, stew, or casserole. 


Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 1284mg | Potassium: 1018mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1884IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 7mg