Hotdish: Pumpkin Pie Goulash Casserole

This recipe is a selection from TPT Cooks: Hotdishes & Casseroles, the companion cookbook to the program TPT Cooks: Hotdish!, which aired on Twin Cities Public Television.  

TPT held an open call for recipes for its first cookbook, spotlighting home-cooking, specifically hot dishes and casseroles. The response was terrific, and TPT collected dozens of recipes from viewers for the cookbook celebrating every Minnesotan's traditional meal, the Hot Dish.

Pumpkin Pie Goulash Casserole
Submitted by Alice Seuffert, St. Paul, Minn.
Serves 12.


1 (1 pound) box uncooked elbow macaroni
1 tablespoon oil
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups pumpkin pie mix
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)


  1. Preheat oven to 375º F. Cook pasta for 7 minutes; drain and set aside.
  2. In large stockpot, heat oil. Add turkey, salt, pepper and cinnamon. Cook until turkey is no longer pink. Add pumpkin pie mix and milk. Stir in cooked macaroni.
  3. In small bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour and butter; set aside.
  4. Spoon goulash mixture into a 13×9-inch pan or into 2 muffin trays with cupcake liners. Bake for 10 minutes. Top with pumpkin seeds.

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