Cheesy American Goulash – A Vintage Recipe

Cheesy American Goulash is another family favorite!

Back in the day, when I was a young lass of 14, I scoured the pantry for something different to make for supper. It had to be ready by 6 p.m. when Mom arrived home from work. I have no idea what my options were, but I pulled out a large can of tomato sauce, a box of elbow macaroni, and grabbed the Velveeta (cheese of the Gods) and a pound of ground beef. I threw in a healthy dose of whatever seasonings seemed reasonable –probably salt, pepper, oregano, parsley, garlic powder, and onion powder.

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I’ll never forget Mom walking in and asking what on earth had I made? I called it my version of goulash. She loved it! Since I’m an American born and bred, it’s now Cheesy American Goulash in my house. All the ingredients are the same, but I’ve discovered my family loves it best when I use straight up Old World Style Ragu, Traditional or with Meat. No other pasta sauce gives it the same awesome flavor.

Vintage Cheesy American Goulash

It’s a super simple recipe with only 4 ingredients (6 if you count a bit of salt and pepper to taste).

We usually have buttered peas with b&b on the side. This recipe is also great as a make-ahead and freeze option, too. Store in a sealed container and place in the freezer for a quick supper down the road. Just microwave ’til hot and bubbly.

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About Melissa

Melissa is a wife, mother, family cook, and romance novelist. The very first thing she learned in the kitchen was how to scramble eggs in an old cast iron skillet at the age of five. Her great-grandmother put her on a step-stool at the stove and thus began her passion for whipping up great tasting foods.

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