Hungarian Cuisine

Hearty and rich, Hungarian cuisine takes local fresh ingredients, usually combining meats and seasonal vegetables into soups and stews like goulash. Paprika plays a starring role in Hungarian cuisine.

See Popular Hungarian Cuisine Recipes

Veal Goulash with Paprika, Caraway, and Fried Capers

Food & Wine

At Seasonal Restaurant and Weinbar, Wolfgang Ban makes his goulash with succulent veal cheeks; here he adapts the recipe for easier-to-find veal shoulder.

Total: 2 hrs 45 mins

Chicken Paprikash with Spaetzle

Family Circle

Purchasing a whole, pre-cut chicken instead of individual pieces is much more economical and can save at least $2 per pound.

Sweet Hungarian Pork Goulash


The perfect winter meal cooked in a slow cooker and waiting for you when you get home.

Total: 8 hrs

Beef Goulash Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

A teaspoon of cocoa contributes flavor to this Old World Hungarian goulash recipe of sirloin steak with noodles in a beef broth mixture with cabbage, carrots, and onions. Serve the goulash with a dollop of sour cream.

Beef Goulash

Better Homes and Gardens

Depending on how much heat you like, choose sweet or hot Hungarian paprika to spice this goulash main-dish recipe.

Sweet Hungarian Palacsinta

Better Homes and Gardens

It's breakfast for dessert when you make these cinnamon-walnut dessert pancakes. Handle them carefully; they are quite delicate.

Chicken Paprikash

Family Circle

Beef Goulash

Midwest Living

Depending on how much heat you like, choose sweet or hot Hungarian paprika to spice this goulash.

Hungarian Goulash

Diabetic Living

Layer the vegetables, meat and tomato mixture in your slow cooker in the morning and leave it until dinner. Just make the noodles, and this beef dinner is done.

Hungarian Beef Goulash


This streamlined goulash skips the step of browning the beef, and instead coats it in a spice crust to give it a rich mahogany hue. This saucy dish is a natural served over whole-wheat egg noodles. Or, for something different, try prepared potato gnocchi or spaetzle.

Total: 4 hrs 30 mins

Sofia's Chicken Paprikash


Brilliant red paprika, the main seasoning in Hungarian cooking, gives this light version of chicken paprikash its color. Vary the heat by using hot, sweet or a combination of paprikas. Serve over whole-wheat egg noodles with a side of steamed broccoli and a cool fruit salad for dessert.

Total: 40 mins
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