Making this Weight Watchers ground turkey goulash is simple, quick, and it’s a family friendly healthy dinner everyone can enjoy. This flexible ground turkey recipe can be made gluten free and dairy free as well!
I love making simple recipes like this for my family. It’s one pot, everything is together, we get our protein, carbs, and veggies all in one bowl. It makes life simple, it also makes this Weight Watchers ground turkey goulash great for meal prep.
If you like to have lunches that are ready for the week this recipe is a dream. You can prep it in advance and portion it out into containers for the week. Turkey goulash reheats really well and everyone can pop things in the microwave on their own so it’s also a nice dinner recipe that can be reheated even by tweens and teens.
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Ingredients needed for Weight Watchers Ground Turkey Goulash:
Goulash is typically made with pasta, potatoes, or rice and it was traditionally not made with turkey. I’m using ground turkey because it’s lighter and healthier for the Weight Watchers program. You can use any ground meat you like, just be sure to track accordingly (or don’t if you aren’t on WW).
We will be using lean ground turkey, white onions, minced garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, whole wheat pasta, and basil leaves!
That’s it! There’s nothing really complicated here. Most of the points will come from the pasta and the ground meat. If you check below you’ll see there are some ways to reduce points so if you like to keep all your meals really low in points you’ll want to check out those recommendations.
Homemade Turkey Goulash Recipe:
Here’s the run down on how to prepare this really simple meal. It’s healthy, calculated for Weight Watchers and perfectly family friendly. You can enjoy how tasty this meal is, bask in the glory of having everyone eat their dinner without complaint, and you don’t even have to stress about preparation because it’s simple and flexible.
You can easily add more veggies or different veggies to this recipe. If you want you can include your favorites, whatever you have on hand, etc. The points for this one are calculated with the ingredients in the recipe card at the bottom of the post so be sure to adjust your points according to what you use.
In a large sauce pot add in your chopped onions, garlic, and one tablespoon olive oil. Saute for about 2 minutes. Add in your ground turkey.
Stirring frequently, breaking up your meat while browning. Once your meat is browned add in pepper.
Then add in three cans of stewed tomatoes and a large can of tomato sauce. Bring to a low boil then reduce to a simmer.
Fill a large pot with water and one tablespoon olive oil. Salt your water. Bring to a boil. Drop in pasta and cook until done or as directed on the box. Strain.
Mix pasta with sauce. Top with chopped fresh basil. Serve.
How do I make this recipe dairy free and/or gluten free:
All you need to do to make this one allergy friendly is use the appropriate substitutes for the pasta and the dairy products. I like to use gluten free pasta and then keep an eye on my ingredients to be sure nothing else has sneaky gluten or dairy.
It has become much easier in recent years to use dairy free and gluten free alternatives. It’s pretty simple to get your hands on these items at places like Walmart, etc.
Here are some kitchen essentials that I like to have on hand when making recipes like this for meal prep:
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.
Weight Watchers Points for Ground Turkey Goulash Recipe:
With the new system in place for Weight Watchers (Personal Points) this recipe will be different for everyone based on your caloric needs, settings, and even diabetic status changes points on the new plans. You can use the WW.com system or the app to calculate this recipe for your own plan.
This recipe is between 6-11 points per serving on the Personal Points program depending on settings, dietary needs, etc.
For older program information (if you are sticking with Freestyle) you can find information below:
Here is a breakdown of the points for this ground turkey goulash recipe. It’s a simple recipe that you can easily alter to your needs. If you make changes be sure to recreate the recipe in the myWW+ app or their online system so that you are tracking properly.
Even small changes between brands can make a difference so it’s always good to recreate the recipe using the ingredients you actually put into the meal. Here is how I track this recipe for myself on all three plans.
This is calculated for 6 servings. These are pretty big servings so if you wanted to cut down the points on Blue and Green you could easily make the servings smaller and dole this out into 8 or maybe even 10 smaller portions to be served up with fresh or steamed veggies on the side!
Another way to reduce the points is to use really lean ground turkey breast. If you have access to that it’s a great option but sometimes people have a hard time finding 99% fat free or ground turkey breast (I usually have the best luck at Walmart or Giant for ground turkey breast).
Printable Weight Watchers Goulash with Ground Turkey Recipe:
- 1 lb ground turkey 93/7
- 1 white onion; diced
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt & Pepper To Taste
- 3 cans stewed tomatoes; 14.5 oz
- 1 tomato sauce; 28 oz
- 1 lb Whole Wheat Pasta, uncooked
- 4 basil leaves
- In a large sauce pot add in your chopped onions, garlic, and one tablespoon olive oil. Saute for about 2 minutes. Add in your ground turkey.
- Stirring frequently, breaking up your meat while browning. Once your meat is browned add in pepper.
- Then add in three cans of stewed tomatoes and a large can of tomato sauce. Bring to a low boil then reduce to a simmer.
- Fill a large pot with water and one tablespoon olive oil. Salt your water. Bring to a boil. Drop in pasta and cook until done or as directed on the box. Strain.
- Mix pasta with sauce. Top with chopped fresh basil. Serve.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 411Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 80mgSodium 946mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 6gSugar 9gProtein 26g
As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.
This recipe is in no way authorized or associated with the Weight Watchers Program.