Pork Paprikash is a classic Hungarian pork dish in a flavorful sauce, served over bow-tie pasta or egg noodles, and on the dinner table in under half an hour!Pork Paprikash is a classic Hungarian pork dish in a flavorful sauce, served over bow-tie pasta or egg noodles, and on the dinner table in under half an hour!

I recently tried a recipe for Pork Paprikash that I found on Pinterest. I’d never made the dish before, but was looking for a traditional dish that uses Hungarian sweet paprika (which I received as a gift from a friend).

My husband and I LOVED this meal of pork paprikash with it’s amazing flavors. I just gotta say, I was practically GIDDY with excitement over how quick and easy it was to prepare!

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Where Does Pork Paprikash Get Its Name?

The dish gets its name from the generous use of paprika (in Hungarian it is “paprikás”). It can be prepared with either chicken or pork. I prepared it using boneless pork, cut into bite-sized cubes.

It is typically served with egg noodles, but I used bow-tie pasta this time, because it is what I had in the pantry. This is such a quick meal to prepare… it only took about 25 minutes, from start to finish! The Hungarian paprika can be found in most spice sections at the grocery store (FYI).

How To Make Pork Paprikash

Tip: Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, so that you can cook the pasta noodles while you are preparing the pork paprikash. Once the pork is done, serve it on top of the cooked noodles.

Cut the boneless pork into bite sized pieces. Season it lightly with salt and pepper.

Boneless pork seasoned with salt and pepper is used to make pork paprikash.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add the pieces of pork, and cook for about 4 minutes, turning to brown all sides.

Pork cubes for pork paprikash, cooking in oil in silver skilletPork cubes browning in skillet, to be used in pork paprikash.
Once the pork is browned on all sides, remove pork from the skillet. Set aside. Add more olive oil to skillet, and reduce heat to medium. Sauté the chopped onions, garlic, salt and pepper until onions are softened (about 3-4 minutes).

Onions and garlic used in pork paprikash sauce, cooking in skillet.
Make The Sauce

Measure out the flour, tomato paste, thyme, and paprika to the skillet. Stir the ingredients together, and cook for one more minute.

Spices and tomato paste added to cooked onions in skillet to make pork paprikash sauce.
Add the chicken stock into the skillet. Whisk to combine it fully with the other sauce ingredients. Add the vinegar, and bring the sauce to a boil.

Chicken stock added to pork paprikash sauce in skillet
Return the Pork To the Skillet

Transfer the cooked pork back into the skillet, and stir to combine. Reduce the heat under the skillet, and simmer the pork paprikash for 5 minutes.

The pork paprikash, simmering in skillet.
By now the pork paprikash is looking and smelling really good. After cooking the pork and sauce for 5 minutes, remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the sour cream. Mix well, to combine. This yummy pork paprikash is just about ready to serve!

Sour cream is added to pork paprikash in skillet.
Time To Serve the Pork Paprikash

By now your pasta noodles should be done cooking. Drain them and place onto serving platter or individual plates. Spoon the pork paprikash over the pasta. You can garnish the dish with some chopped fresh or dried parsley, if desired. Serve this dish nice and hot, and enjoy!

Pork paprikash and noodles on a plate with peas.
Sure hope you will give this delicious pork paprikash dinner a try! We had it with a side of peas, fresh from our garden on the side (the first picking of the Spring!). This easy, flavor-filled pork paprikash was a delicious meal, and we’ll be having it again!

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Pork Paprikash
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Pork Paprikash is a classic Hungarian pork dish in a flavorful sauce, served over bow-tie pasta or egg noodles, and on the dinner table in under half an hour!
Category: Entree
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: pork paprikash
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 357 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 1 lb. pork tenderloin (or boneless pork chops), cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (for cooking meat)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil (for cooking onions, etc.)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped brown onions
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian sweet paprika (found in most spice sections at grocery store)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons sour cream
  • Egg noodles (or bow tie pasta) -prepare per pkg. instructions while pork is cooking!
  1. Cut the pork into cubes. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in large skillet. When skillet and oil are hot, add the pork pieces; cook the pork for about 4 minutes, turning to brown the meat on all sides. When browned, remove the pork from skillet. Set aside.
  3. Turn the heat down to medium. Add 1 Tablespoon olive oil back into the skillet. Add the chopped onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 3 minutes, or until onions have softened up, then add minced garlic and cook for one more minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Add flour, tomato paste, dried thyme, and paprika to onion mixture. Stir together; cook for one minute.
  5. Pour in the chicken stock; use a whisk to mix the ingredients into a sauce. Add the apple cider vinegar; bring the mixture to a boil.
  6. Once sauce begins to boil, reduce the heat to low, and add the pork cubes back into the sauce. Stir to coat the pork with sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove skillet from heat. Stir in sour cream. Mix sauce well to fully incorporate sour cream.
  8. Place cooked and drained egg noodles (or bow tie pasta) onto serving platter or individual plates. Spoon the pork and sauce over the pasta. Serve while hot... and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Pork Paprikash
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 556mg24%
Potassium 779mg22%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 425IU9%
Vitamin C 6.7mg8%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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