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    The 25 BEST Hungarian Recipes

    Whether you’re new to Hungarian food, or simply want to expand your collection of dishes, you’re in the right place!

    This list of the best Hungarian Recipes will help you explore their tasty cuisine, in all it’s forms.

    From cozy soups and stews to amazing side dishes, appetizers and sweet treat, you’ll find it all here.

    Cook your way through all of these wonderful Hungarian recipes, they’re all big time hits!

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    Hungarian Recipes:

    1. Hungarian Goulash

    Try our Hungarian Goulash recipe, which you will fall in love with its lovely flavors and hearty ingredients.

    This rich and delicious soup is one of a kind, and makes an amazing comfort food for winter nights. Serve it hot with crusty bread and experience the most divine Goulash ever.

    Get the Recipe: Hungarian Goulash

    2. Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

    Make this classic Hungarian dish, Chicken Paprikash, at home and impress everyone.

    This silky-smooth stew is made simply by braising chicken in a paprika-laced gravy with a dollop of sour cream. So good! It’s one of our favorite Hungarian recipes.

    Get the Recipe: Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

    3. Hungarian Mushroom Soup

    Meet your new go-to comfort food, Hungarian Mushroom Soup, it’s just heavenly.

    Made with hearty, earthy ingredients, this soup is a totally soul-warming meal. It makes a perfect cold night dinner when you crave something delicious, easy, and creamy. Try it!

    Get the Recipe: Hungarian mushroom Soup

    4. Nokedli (Hungarian Dumplings)

    Guys, give your regular pasta a beak and try this Hungarian version of dumplings. called Nokedli.

    You can easily make these dumplings using pantry staple ingredients, and they get ready in just 15 minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ poshjournal

    5. Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

    If you like stuffed dishes, then we have got you a Hungarian delight, Stuffed Cabbage Rolls.

    This recipe is pure comfort food, made with a ground pork and rice mixture packed inside fresh cabbage leaves, then cooked in tomato sauce and sauerkraut.

    Everyone will devour this new Hungarian dish.

    Get the Recipe @ thebeachhousekitchen

    6. Pörkölt- Hungarian Stew

    Yet another traditional Hungarian dish, Pörkölt, is basically a beef stew made in a savory onion and sweet paprika-based sauce that is simmered low and slow.

    It’s so flavorful, and best served over egg noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes. Your whole family will love this Hungarian stew.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    7. Langos 

    Make Hungary’s favorite street food, Langos, at home. It’s is a delicious fried bread that we’re sure you will like.

    The recipe shows easy ways to make this bread dough perfect. Don’t wait, give it a try.

    Get the Recipe @ happyfoodstube

    8. Lecso (Hungarian Pepper Stew)

    Lecso, a Hungarian Pepper Stew, is a classic dish that you all will love. It’s made by smothering peppers and tomatoes together with other flavorful ingredients to make one delicious dish.

    It’s great served with rice, or as a side dish for your favorite meats. Yummy.

    Get the Recipe @ whereismyspoon

    9. Hungarian Stuffed Peppers

    Get ready to taste the most delectable Stuffed Peppers dish with this amazing recipe. This Hungarian version is so good that it will become your all-time favorite stuffed pepper dish.

    It’s made with a delicious pork, beef, and rice stuffing, and served with flavorful tomato sauce for extra deliciousness. Relish it as it is, or with bread.

    Get the Recipe @ laurenslatest

    10. Krumplileves (Hungarian Potato Soup)

    This winter season, warm yourself with Krumplileves, a Hungarian Potato Soup, which is the most comforting soup you will ever come across.

    Made using very few flavorful ingredients, we are sure you are going to add this fantastic recipe to your favorite soup repertoire.

    Get the Recipe @ tarasmulticulturaltable

    11. Hungarian Haluski (Cabbage and Noodles Recipe)

    Give a break to your regular meal and try Hungarian Haluski, which makes the most delicious family meal.

    This easy recipe needs only 5 ingredients, and it hardly takes any time to cook. Make your weekday dinner special with these Hungarian cabbage and noodles.

    Get the Recipe @ aspicyperspective

    12. Hungarian Layered Potato (Rakott Krumpli)

    Give your potatoes a Hungarian makeover with this Layered Potato dish, popularly called Rakott Krumpli.

    Imagine your simple potatoes getting a delicious avatar with smoked sausages and boiled eggs mixed with sour cream and then baked to golden perfection. You will absolutely devour this classic.

    Get the Recipe @ krumpli

    13. Hungarian Meatloaf (Stefánia Szelet)

    Introduce this Hungarian Meatloaf, also called Stefania Szelet, to your family and make everyone happy with this wonderful dish.

    This flawless meatloaf is juicy and moist, and stuffed with hard-boiled eggs. How cool!

    Get the Recipe @ onesweetharmony

    14. Paprikash Meatballs

    Give your beloved meatballs a Hungarian twist by making these mind-blowing Paprikash Meatballs.

    This scrumptious comfort food is cooked in the most flavorful sauce, which includes mushrooms, bell peppers, and other tasty ingredients. It’s one of our top Hungarian recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ servingdumplings

    15. Hungarian Shortbread

    Now the dessert, Hungarian Shortbread. This unique and delicious dessert is sure to be a hit.

    The fluffy and tender shortbread is perfectly layered with citrusy sweet jam, and then stacked together to make a classic treat. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ soupaddict

    16. Kalács (Hungarian Nut Roll)

    Kalács are Hungary’s sweet festive nut rolls, which you all will certainly love.

    This tasty delight is made with rolled yeast dough stuffed with a walnut and raisin filling, and then bake to light brown perfection. YUM!

    Get the Recipe @ savoringitaly

    17. Korozott (Hungarian Cottage Cheese Spread)

    Add this Hungarian Cottage Cheese Spread to your party spread, it’s a delicious appetizer.

    This traditional dish is a creamy mixture of dry cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, mustard and paprika.

    Get the Recipe @ dobbernationloves

    18. Hungarian Bean Soup 

    One more hearty soup recipe for you to try this season is Hungarian Bean Soup.

    This wonderful soup is made with lots of beans, vegetables, and kielbasa sausage in a fantastically warm paprika-spiced broth, and later finished off with a dollop of sour cream.

    Serve with crusty bread and enjoy a flavorful meal with your loved ones.

    Get the Recipe @ seasonsandsuppers

    19. Hungarian Smoked Sausage And Potato Stew

    Hungarian Smoked Sausage and Potato Stew is a vintage dish, and this authentic recipe is made using simple ingredients which yield the most delicious flavors.

    You will love this filling meal, and will surely go for a second round. A must-try recipe for all stew lovers.

    Get the Recipe @ thehungarysoul

    20. Hungarian Marinated  Tomato Salad

    This fresh and light salad is made using tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and onions, which are tossed together in a flavorful vinaigrette.

    It’s a great easy salad for potlucks.

    Get the Recipe @ unsophisticook

    21. Hungarian Dobos Torte

    Hungarian Dobos Torte is the most authentic and gorgeous-looking cake.

    This attractive cake is made with 6 layers of thin moist sponge cake, along with a delicious rich chocolate buttercream frosting.

    Just follow the recipe to make this masterpiece for any of your special occasions.

    Get the Recipe @ sprinklebakes

    22. Hungarian Creamy Pork Paprikás

    Hungarian cuisine is one of the most flavorful cuisines in the world, and this Hungarian Creamy Pork Paprikás is the perfect example.

    Pair it with dumplings or pasta to make a hearty meal. It’s one of our favorite Hungarian recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ thehungarysoul

    23. Hungarian Crêpes: Palacsinta

    Treat your family with these Hungarian Crêpes, famously known as Palacsinta. It is an awesome variation of crepes, which is mostly served as dessert or brunch.

    It’s made special with a lemony cottage cheese filling, and garnished with fresh raspberry sauce to make it celebration-worthy.

    Get the Recipe @ mygourmetconnection

    24. Hungarian Cookies (Kiffles Cookies)

    All cookie fans, these Hungarian Kiffles Cookies are waiting for you.

    Don’t get intimidated by the looks, they’re surprisingly easy to make, and the apricot preserve filling makes them totally irresistible.

    Get the Recipe @ thesimpleparent

    25. Hungarian Crispy Patties (Fasirt)

    Last but not least are these Hungarian Crispy Patties, traditionally known as Fasirt. This recipe shows you how to make a classic patties that are perfectly juicy and perfectly flavorful.

    The next time you crave a burger, do try this awesome recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ thehungarysoul

    So many delicious and easy Hungarian recipes to try. The flavors are all so amazing!

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    25 BEST Hungarian Recipes

    This collection of Hungarian Recipes will give you a great taste of classic Eastern European fare. We love this cozy beef soup:


    • 3 Tbsp lard, butter or oil, divided
    • 2 pounds chuck roast, cut into 1 inch chunks
    • 2 large yellow onions, diced
    • 1 red bell pepper, diced
    • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper, diced
    • 5 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
    • 1/4 cup Hungarian sweet paprika
    • 1/2 tsp caraway seeds, slightly pounded
    • 1/2 tsp black pepper
    • 2 small bay leaves
    • 5 cups of beef broth
    • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
    • salt to taste
    • parsley, chopped for garnish


    1. Melt 2 Tbsp lard in a large heavy bottomed soup pot or dutch oven over medium high heat. Season the beef chunks with salt and pepper and sear until brown on all sides. Brown the meat in two batches, so as not to over crowd and steam it. Plate it out.
    2. In the same pan, add 1 Tbsp lard and add in diced onion and sauté the onions till they start caramelizing a little, about 12-15 minutes. Add in bell peppers and garlic, cook for another 6-8 minutes.
    3. Add in tomatoes and sauté for 5-6 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
    4. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the paprika, salt, pepper and caraway.
    5. Add in the beef chunks back into the pot and mix well. Stir in the broth along with bay leaf and carrots and return the pot back to the stove.
    6. Bring it to boil, then reduce the heat to medium low. Cover and simmer the stew for an an hour or more, stirring occasionally.
    7. Add in potatoes when the meat is almost tender, and simmer the stew till the potatoes are cooked to your liking and the beef is fork tender.
    8. Taste and adjust the salt, and garnish it with chopped fresh parsley.

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