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Old Fashioned Skillet Goulash

Old Fashioned Skillet Goulash

Linda Larsen

With a skillet, a spoon, and a burner, you can make some delicious and easy meals in minutes. In fact, with an electric skillet, you don't even need a stove! Pasta and rice are really excellent cooked this way; they absorb lots of flavor from the other ingredients. There are only two tricks to getting the best results from your skillet; make sure to stir often and thoroughly, vigorously scraping the bottom of the pan, and carefully follow the directions for covering the skillet and regulating the heat.

Using pasta mixes, frozen vegetable combinations, and rice mixes saves time and allows you to add more layers of flavor to your skillet meals. Feel free to substitute your favorite ingredients and flavors in these easy recipes. And be sure to print out my Mix and Match Skillet Meals chart for the basic essentials of these easy meals, so you can invent your own recipes.

Skillet Meals

  • Tex Mex Skillet Lasagna
    This spicy and easy recipe is full of wonderful ingredients such as black beans, cream cheese, cilantro, and Pepper jack cheese.
  • Chicken Lo Mein
    Lots of fresh veggies make this simple recipe delicious and colorful.
  • Skillet Spaghetti
    I just love this easy recipe. The spaghetti absorbs flavors from the sauce so it has a lot more flavor than spaghetti boiled in a pot.
  • Beefy Greek Skillet
    Feta cheese, olives, and rosemary add wonderful flavor to this easy recipe.
  • Sausage and Vegetable Risotto
    There isn't a more interesting and colorful risotto recipe anywhere!
  • Skillet Paella
    Paella is usually a complicated and long-cooking recipe. Not this gem!
  • Pork Fried Rice
    All you need is eight ingredients, a spatula, and a skillet to make this wonderful meal.
  • Spicy Apple Pork Chops
    Pork and apples are a natural combination.
  • Old Fashioned Skillet Goulash
    I love this flavorful recipe where the pasta cooks right in the sauce.
  • Scrambled Eggs with Spinach
    For a last minute breakfast or dinner, it's hard to beat this healthy recipe.
  • Meatballs with Orzo
    Lots of tomatoes and Italian seasoning make this simple recipe so flavorful.
  • Turkey Porcupines
    The rice is precooked in this recipe so it's perfectly cooked inside the meatballs. This old fashioned recipe is a winner.
  • Cheesy Skillet Lasagna
    Yes, you can make lasagna in a skillet!
  • Southwest Mac and Cheese
    Just seven ingredients make this spicy and easy creamy dish in your skillet.
  • Salsa Frittata
    Any frittata is a perfect skillet meal. I like the flavors and colors in this recipe.
  • French Gemelli Skillet
    Green beans, chicken, and boursin cheese add interest to this simple pasta dish.
  • Cheesy Pasta Frittata
    Another frittata recipe! This one uses leftover cooked pasta, so plan ahead to make it.
  • Tex Mex Skillet
    Hash brown potatoes and green chilies are the secret ingredients in this simple, tasty recipe.
  • Chicken with Peppers Stir Fry
    A frozen pepper and onion stir fry mixture cuts preparation time for this recipe down to 5 minutes.
  • Tropical Beef
    Would you ever think of combining coconut, pineapple oranges, and cashews with ground beef? It works in this recipe!
  • Chicken Stroganoff
    Use a stroganoff sauce mix to make this comforting and creamy dish.
  • Sour Cream Chicken Risotto
    And finally, a rice and vermicelli mix makes this flavorful and simple meal so easy.

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