Simple Amish Beef and Egg Noodle Casserole
Craving a simple hearty home-cooked meal?
Look no further, this easy beef and egg noodle casserole is bound to delight. Perfect for a quick and speedy entree that will pair with essentially anything!
This budget friendly Amish casserole recipe is a great family go-to that will easily save time in the kitchen while satisfying that need for a hearty home cooked meal.
Casseroles are a home cook's best friend. They are convenient, quick, and very budget-friendly. They store and freeze well and can be reused whenever. Not to mention casseroles are probably THE comfort meal, especially during these cold winter months on the farm.
This egg noodle casserole is filled with hearty seasoned beef, tender egg noodles, and a super easy sauce consisting of easy-to-find store-bought ingredients like tomato soup and cream of mushroom.
Alternatively, you can switch out the canned soup for homemade tomato sauce or homemade cream of mushroom. It's up to you!
Simple Amish Country Casserole
Meats and Main Dishes
A comforting classic Amish dish that is simple, delicious, and budget friendly.
1 1/2 lb. ground beef
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 (10 oz.) pkg. wide egg noodles, cooked and drained
2 cans (10 3/4 oz. each) Tomato soup or Tomato Sauce
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can cream of Mushroom
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 green onion (sliced for garnish)
Preheat the oven to 350° degrees.
Cook egg noodles according to instructions. Set aside.
Start by browning your beef in a hot skillet or pan. Cook until there is no visible pink coloring.
Saute finely chopped onions and green peppers in butter until translucent (roughly about 3-5 minutes).
Add beef and Worcestershire sauce to onions and green peppers. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
Add a can of cream of mushroom, tomato soup, and cooked egg noodles to the beef. Turn off the heat and mix and combine well.
Transfer the mixture into a 3-quart casserole pan and top with a layer of cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes until the top of the cheese forms a crispy browned exterior (kind of resembling a pizza). Garnish with green onion and serve immediately.
How to store Amish beef and noodle casserole:
This cozy dinner recipe can easily be frozen and stored for months while still retaining its deliciousness upon reheating. Casseroles can be stored for up to six months in the freezer. This beef and noodle casserole will keep in the fridge for about 4 days. It can be reheated in the oven or microwave, whichever suits your needs.
What goes well with casseroles?
As this is a hearty dish, it is best served with something light and crispy such as a salad or roasted vegetables. And of course, no casserole would be complete without fresh garlic bread.
If you don't have egg noodles, feel free to replace them with any other type of pasta. Linguine, rotini, farfalle, or penne would also work well in this recipe. This simple budget-friendly Amish casserole with ground beef is
versatile and can be easily adapted to your preferences. Try switching
out beef for lamb or chicken. Serve this Amish casserole on repeat while
just making subtle changes in sauces, seasonings, and meats. Cheddar is a great option for a filling casserole, but any melty cheese will do the trick. Monterey Jack or a Mexican blend would add a Tex-Mex element to the dish, and some fresh grated Parmesan is a welcome addition to anything tomato-based!
Tips and Tricks:
This dish doesn't require much seasoning as the soups themselves contain enough seasonings to flavor the beef and dish. If you are looking for a more spicy casserole, try adding some cayenne or chile flakes when browning the beef. Feel free to get creative and add whatever spices you and your family love. This Amish noodle casserole derives most of its flavor from the tomato soup and cream of mushroom. Make sure you can find a good quality condensed soup and if you have the time then try to make it at home.