Grandma's Ghoulash from the Organized Cook

Grandma’s Ghoulash Pasta Recipe

Published On June 5, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Cafe Mom, Family, Food, Recipes

On Days Like This, Let’s Go With Quick and Easy

If you have kids that are in a CCSD school, then you know today is the last day of the school year!  For me personally, it’s a super busy crazy day so the last thing on my mind is what to make for dinner.  But since my family has to eat, I have two choices: take out or I make dinner.  If I choose the latter, that means more work for me but if I choose the former, then my family will end up eating something really unhealthy.  So… making dinner it is!  On days like this, I like to make a simple, quick but delicious dinner.  The Organized Cook has a great recipe from her grandmother which she calls Grandma’s Ghoulash.  It has pasta (which makes the kids happy) and meat (which makes the husband happy).  It’s not a complicated recipe and I already have many of the ingredients in my kitchen.  So let’s celebrate the last day of school with Grandma’s Ghoulash!

Grandmas Ghoulash

The Organized Cook’s Grandma’s Ghoulash

Grandma’s Ghoulash


  • ground beef – 1 – 1 1/2 lbs
  • bell pepper, green – 1, cored and diced fine
  • onion, white or yellow – 1 small, peeled and diced fine
  • elbow macaroni – 1 lb
  • crushed or diced tomatoes – 1 15oz. can
  • shredded Monterey Jack or Mozzarella cheese- 1 cup (8 oz.)
  • vegetable oil- 1 tablespoon
  • salt- 1 teaspoon
  • paprika- 1/2 teaspoon
  • pepper- 1 teaspoon


  1. Boil macaroni in salted water until tender; drain
  2. Heat oven to 350º
  3. In large skillet, brown meat with a tablespoon oil over medium-high heat until just brown; season with salt, paprika and pepper to taste
  4. Add diced onion, diced bell pepper, cooked macaroni and tomatoes; mix well and transfer to a baking dish
  5. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top
  6. Bake for 25 minutes

What are you doing to celebrating the last day of school?  Share your last day of school ideas.

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About The Author

UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

One Response to Grandma’s Ghoulash Pasta Recipe

  1. Susan says:

    This is NOT a Ghoulash!!!!!!!!!!!!

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