Skillet Meatball Goulash

Skillet Meatball Goulash – Italian meatballs cooked and simmered in a hearty homemade gravy along with farfalle pasta. All in one skillet.

  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red wine
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 12 ounces frozen cooked Italian meatballs
  • 8 ounces uncooked farfalle pasta
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until simmering.
  2. Add onion and bell pepper; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until the onion is translucent and the pepper is tender.
  3. Stir in flour, mustard and followed by wine. Mix well, then add broth; stir until the gravy is thickened. (If the mixture is too thick, add water until it comes to the desired thickness.) Taste; season with salt and pepper if desired.
  4. Add chili sauce and meatballs; mix well. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  5. Reduce heat to medium; cook 5 minutes, covered or until meatballs are thawed.
  6. Now, add uncooked pasta and mix well; cover again and cook for about 10 minutes or until the pasta is tender and meatballs are thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
  7. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream until well blended.
  8. Sprinkle with parsley and serve!


Alternatively, you may use a 12-ounce jar of gravy. After the onion and pepper are cooked, add gravy, 1 1/2 cups beef broth and 3/4 cup water, mix well and then follow the instructions from step 4 to the end.


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