Bean goulash with mustard mash

This combo of tangy mash and smoky veggie goulash is comfort food at its best
Bean goulash with mustard mash recipe
5 ratings
Recipe by: Sarah Drabble | Healthy You Editor

Goulash is a winter favourite of mine, so I wanted to create a healthier version that still has a delicious smoked paprika flavour. By swapping the beef for mushrooms, this version still has a chunky texture but it now has far fewer calories and a lower cancer risk. It's also cheaper.



  • 600g new potatoes (about 18 medium-sized), washed & halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons wholegrain mustard
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1–2 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 200ml reduced-salt vegetable stock
  • 100g mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 1 x 400g can mixed beans, drained and rinsed
30 minutes

Nutrition information (per serving)

5 A DAY:

Mustard mash

  1. Place the potatoes into a saucepan and cover with water.
  2. Place the pan over a medium-high heat and bring to the boil. Reduce the temperature and leave to simmer for 15–20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. While the potatoes cook, make the bean goulash (method below).
  3. Drain the water off the potatoes. Mix the olive oil and mustard with the potatoes and then mash.

Bean goulash

  1. Warm the oil in a large non-stick saucepan over a medium heat. Cook the onion until it starts to soften. Add the paprika and garlic, stir and cook for 1–2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, stock and mushrooms. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the mixed beans and cook for a further 3–4 minutes, until the beans are heated through.

Serving suggestion: Serve with green vegetables such as wilted spinach, green beans or broccoli.

Add a spoonful of low-fat natural yoghurt to the goulash before serving. This is lower-calorie than the traditional soured cream but just as delicious.