A healthy goulash recipe is perfect for busy weeknight dinners. This Weight Watchers goulash with corn is quick, easy, and delicious.
One of my favorite goulash traditional recipes with plenty of protein, veggies, and flavor. Check out all of these ground turkey recipes!
You can use any kind of ground meat with this recipe but for those of you on myWW+ programs you’ll want to use ground turkey or ground chicken breast to keep those points low!
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The Origins of Goulash:
For me, the goulash origin is my grandma! Goulash brings back so many childhood memories for me. When I was growing up we visited my Grandma’s house on Sunday for a family dinner.
Goulash was one of my favorite meals. It’s comfort food to me. That is why I had to make this Weight Watchers Goulash recipe and add a bit of southwestern flair.
Can I freeze this goulash recipe?
You can make this Weight Watchers Goulash recipe and freeze it too. This casserole will make a great dinner and you can take the leftovers for lunch later in the week.
Goulash reheats well so you can just thaw it out or even put it frozen back into the crockpot to warm up throughout the day and be ready when you get home from work.
Weight Watchers Goulash Info:
With only two points per each serving, you can enjoy this recipe anytime you like. Each batch makes about 6 generous 1/2 cup servings. There are 2 Freestyle Smart Points in each serving.
For those of you who have switched to the myWW+ programs you can find those points below. This recipe is for 6 servings and each of the color coded plans has the points listed here. If you make changes to brands and ingredients you’ll need to calculate the recipe using the Weight Watchers recipe creator tool on their website for the most up to date and accurate points.
Healthy Weight Watchers Goulash Recipe with Corn Ingredients
For this simple goulash recipe we will be using whole wheat elbow macaroni, extra lean ground turkey, onions, diced tomatoes, frozen corn, tomato sauce, chopped green chilies, ground cumin, salt and pepper to taste, and some minced fresh cilantro!
The full list of ingredients with amounts is located in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post! This recipe is really simple and part of the reason why I love it so much is that there is no fancy or funky ingredients included.
Everything on this list is easy to grab at the grocery store and then I know I can whip up a great meal that is fuss free and family friendly.
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Making healthy meals is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.
Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping meals like this is a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.
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How to make goulash with corn:
Cook macaroni according to package directions.
While the water is boiling and pasta is cooking, prepare the ground beef and vegetables.
In a large skillet set over medium heat, cook the ground meat and onion, stirring and breaking up the meat into small crumbles, until meat is no longer pink, about 6 minutes.
Stir in the tomatoes, corn, tomato sauce, chilies, cumin, pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil then lower the heat to a gentle simmer and continue to cook, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
Drain macaroni and add to the meat/vegetable mixture.
Stir in the cilantro and heat through. Taste and adjust the seasonings, adding more salt, pepper, cumin, etc. to taste.
Looking for more great dinner recipes?
If you are looking for more Weight Watchers friendly casserole recipes try our Weight Watchers Friendly Pepperoni Pizza Casserole Recipe. You can also try some of these delicious dinner recipes:
- Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet 7 WW Freestyle Smart Points
- Weight Watchers Stuffed Shells Recipe
- Turkey Sliders with Mushrooms
- Chicken Sausage Stew
Printable Weight Watchers Goulash Recipe:
This Weight Watchers Goulash will be a crowd pleaser! Here’s the printable version of this tasty recipe so you can keep everything organized while preparing this meal at home.
Weight Watchers Southwestern Goulash
A healthy goulash recipe is perfect for busy weeknight dinners. This Weight Watchers goulash with corn is quick, easy, and delicious. One of my favorite goulash traditional recipes with plenty of protein, veggies, and flavor.
- 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni, I used whole wheat
- 1 pound lean ground turkey, 99% lean
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 can, 28 ounces diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 can, 8 ounces tomato sauce
- 1 can, 4 ounces chopped green chilies
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin, I used 1 teaspoon
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro
- Cook macaroni according to package directions.
- While the water is boiling and pasta is cooking, prepare the ground beef and vegetables.
- In a large skillet set over medium heat, cook the meat and onion, stirring and breaking up the meat into small crumbles, until meat is no longer pink, about 6 minutes.
- Stir in the tomatoes, corn, tomato sauce, chilies, cumin, pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil then lower the heat to a gentle simmer and continue to cook, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
- Drain macaroni and add to the meat/vegetable mixture.
- Stir in the cilantro and heat through. Taste and adjust the seasonings, adding more salt, pepper, cumin, etc. to taste.
2 Freestyle Smart Points per Serving
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Amount Per Serving Calories 211Cholesterol 41mgSodium 139mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 22g
Friday 13th of September 2019
Hi! How much is a serving? 1 cup?
Wednesday 18th of March 2020
Monday 19th of August 2019
This was a great recipe! Thanks for sharing. Not sure if I messed up on my ingredients, but mine made way more than 6 - 1/2 cups servings! Nonetheless, I loved it and it satisfied my craving for goulash & did bring back childhood memories! Will be looking for more WW friendly recipes from you!
Wednesday 28th of November 2018
I am looking for recipes like this that taste good, but they never have a calorie and nutrient chart. That is what is necessary for my weight loss/management program. It would be so nice and very helpful if included or added, etc.
Wednesday 3rd of April 2019
I agree. I always look for the nutrient chart......