Hungarian potato pasta with paprika recipe

Hungarian potato pasta(Krumplis tészta)

Hungarian potato paprika is another traditional dish, budget-friendly, super simple and delicious. It is also called ‘grenadir mars’, however we mention only potato pasta in Hungarian homes.

It is a no meat main course, even vegans can have it if you use no egg pasta. Make sure you have some pickles to serve with and you will also need lots of ground black peppers.


Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 250 grams (8.8 ounces) dried square pasta
  • 500 grams (17.6 ounces) of potatoes, peeled, cut into smaller cubes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet paprika powder
  • vegetable oil
  • ground black pepper
  • salt
  • pickles to serve


In a pot, sauté the onions in vegetable oil over low heat, stirring frequently, until translucent. Do not let them burn. Salt lightly to help tenderize them.

Remove the pot from the heat, add the sweet Hungarian paprika, stir. Do not burn the paprika, or it will become bitter.

Add the peeled and cubed potatoes and pour in just enough water to cover, salt to taste and cook until the potatoes are soft and gravy. Once potatoes are totally soft and the water is almost completely evaporated, mash potatoes roughly with a potato masher or fork.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in salted water according to package instructions, rinse and drain.

Stir pasta into the potato mixture, season with salt and ground black pepper.

Serve warm with pickles.