Weight Watchers Goulash - 7 Points Plus!

I've been doing pretty well on my Weight Watchers trek - I lost 10 pounds in the first month! That said, I'm cooking a lot more and packing my lunch a LOT more. One of my favorite comfort foods growing up was Goulash (well at least that's what my Dad called it). So I was really happy to find something similar on Weight Watchers site - Cheesy Chili-Mac.

First you cook up some ground beef and onion (you could add mushrooms too!). Then you add tomatoes, tomato juice and a few spices...Next throw in beans and macaroni! (You can also use Quinoa Macaroni to add some whole grain goodness to the recipe.)

If you make according to the recipe - it's 7 pts/serving. It's a great comfort food recipe that went through quite a few lunches as well.

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Cheesy Chili-Mac Goulash

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 30 MINStotal time: 40 mins
7 pts on Weight Watchers!!!


  • 1 spray(s) cooking spray
  • 2/3 pound uncooked lean ground beef
  • 2 medium uncooked onion(s), chopped
  • 29 oz canned stewed tomatoes, Mexican-style (undrained)
  • 2 1/2 cup(s) canned tomato juice
  • 4 oz canned green chili peppers, diced, drained
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 serving(s) uncooked macaroni, elbow-size
  • 31 oz canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup(s) low-fat, shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray; set over medium-high heat. Cook beef and onion until meat is browned, stirring and breaking up meat with a spoon as it cooks, about 10 minutes; drain off fat.
  2. Stir in undrained tomatoes and their juice, tomato juice, chili peppers and chili powder; bring mixture to a boil.
  3. Stir in macaroni and beans; return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until macaroni is tender, about 15 minutes. Spoon chili into bowls and sprinkle with cheese. Yields about 1 cup chili and 1 tablespoon cheese per serving.
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Looking for other Weight Watchers-friendly recipes?

Zero Point Turkey Chili
Zero Point Salmon En Papillote
Two Point Breakfast
One Point Lemon Blueberry Donuts


  1. Looks really good! Where do you find Quinoa macaroni? And is that 2 to 3 lbs of ground beef or 2/3 of a lb? Thanks!

  2. two-thirds

    and i have found quinoa macaroni at kroger, meijer and whole foods - you just have to look for it - it's usually tucked away on the bottom shelf somewhere - usually near the grains (rice)

  3. Fun recipe! I wonder if it's a regional thing, calling it goulash. We grew up with the elbow mac/tomatoes/hamburger variety.

  4. I made this last week and LOVED it!!