Goulash is something I didn’t like as a child. I swear I was the pickiest eater!
It’s still not a meal I have cravings for, but I’ll at least eat it. This goulash recipe is only 4 points per (large) serving. That makes it even better!
So what did I do to make it lower in points? I started with the meat.
Instead of using ground beef (which would have been 12 points) I used fat-free ground turkey for zero points.
I also reduced the amount of pasta, I only used 1 cup of dry pasta.
Most of the other ingredients are zero points. Tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, green pepper, onions, garlic and spices.
Another great thing about this goulash is it is made in one pan. It’s easy to make & the clean up is easy too.
To make it I started by cooking the ground turkey. Once that was cooked I added the chopped onions, green pepper and minced garlic.
It started to smell so good once I added the veggies. I love the smell of onions and garlic cooking.
Next I added the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and water. I brought it to a simmer and let it cook for 5 minutes.
Finally it was time to add the macaroni noodles. I made sure they were covered by the liquid, then I put a lid on the pan and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
^^^ That’s a lot of food! 4 Freestyle points per serving if you divide it into four. If you want to make six servings out of it it would only be 2 Freestyle points per serving.
Either way it’s a tasty, low point meal that’s easy to make!
Yield: 4 servings (4 points per serving for blue and purple, 6 points for green)
- 1 lb. fat-free ground turkey breast
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1/2 green pepper, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 14 1/2 oz. diced tomatoes
- 15 oz. tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
Cook the ground turkey in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, green pepper and minced garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
Stir in the paprika, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Next add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, water and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer, then add the macaroni noodles.
Make sure the noodles are covered by the liquid, then cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Check to make sure the noodles are done, then serve.
If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.
If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!