Alright, I hope you’re ready for some yummy and healthy comfort food goodness. Since we have been little, goulash has been one of our favorite dishes of our Grandma. She is the queen of all things homemade and delicious 🙂 To be honest, I haven’t had it in a while because for one I haven’t been home as much (college), and for two, it’s a very “loaded” recipe if ya know what I mean LOL. So I am super excited to share a common dish with you guys, in a lighter/healthier way!
Chickpea noodles have been very popular lately and I am loving them! Who doesn’t love pasta that has protein in it?! Yeah, nobody. Pasta is so easy and quick to cook up, and it just got a whole lot better! I have tried it with spaghetti and turkey meatballs and loved it. When I made this recipe for the first time, I took it to Dylan to test it out. Because if anybody can taste food and realize that it’s been “healthified”, it’s men. And no joke, he was eating it and says to me “What kind of pasta did you use? I really like it!”. With only 8 simple ingredients, you can whip this bad boy up in 35 minutes (or less if you’re a boss) so I would say this recipe is a winner 🙂
These are the exact ingredients that I used:
- My dad raises beef, so mine is born and raised right here on the homestead 🙂 (we get 80/20 so you can obviously get leaner if you would like).
- I also was able to find the chickpea pasta at Fareway (Harlan peeps) in the gluten-free section. I forget to look there because I’m not purposefully looking for gluten-free options, but a lot of these newer “trendy” foods are gluten-free as well, so check out that section if you can’t find them in the normal pasta aisle!
- I also used 1% milk for flavor purposes, but you can use almond milk or another version as well if you’d like.
- You can also substitute the cheese for “fat-free” as well! If you do, comment below how it turned out!! 🙂 (I want to try this sometime too, and will let you guys know if I do!)
- I have the nutrition facts set for 4 servings, but if you want smaller portions you can easily split it up into 5 or even six servings if you’d like!
STEP 1: Cook chickpea pasta as directed on the box. (Get that started first because it takes longer.) And then start browning your ground beef in a large skillet. Add 1 tsp. each of the basil and garlic powder now.
STEP 2: Once beef is cooked, drain fat from pan. Once pasta is cooked, drain and add to ground beef.
STEP 3: Add milk, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes. Mix everything together until combined.
STEP 4: Cover and let sit for about 5 minutes on medium to high heat, stirring occasionally. I just used foil to cover it.
STEP 5: Remove cover and stir in cheese until combined. Add the other tsp. each of basil and garlic powder as well.
And now you have a plate full of yummy cheesy goodness 🙂 Don’t forget to comment below or tag us on Instagram (@sistershealthandhome) if you try this out!
This is a super easy meal to prep ahead of time or have for leftovers! Just split it up into containers and store in the fridge until you’re ready to heat it up 🙂
Creamy Chickpea Goulash
- 8 oz. chickpea pasta
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup milk
- 5 T. tomato paste
- 2/3 cup diced tomatoes
- 3/4 cup shredded cheese
- 2 tsp. basil leaves
- 2 tsp. roasted garlic powder
- In a medium-sized saucepan, cook pasta as directed on box.
- While pasta is cooking, brown ground beef in a large skillet.
- When beef and pasta are both done, drain and combine in the skillet.
- Add milk, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes. Stir until combined.
- Cover and let sit on medium to high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove cover and stir in cheese until combined.
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