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Delicious Amish Country Casserole

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Welcome to our hearty and comforting recipes section! Today, we’re sharing a delightful and satisfying recipe for Amish Country Casserole. This casserole combines tender egg noodles, savory ground beef, and a creamy tomato-mushroom sauce, making it perfect for a family dinner or potluck. Let’s get started!

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Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz) bag medium egg noodles
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 (10.75 oz) can tomato soup
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp dried onion flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Noodles

  1. Cook Noodles: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the medium egg noodles and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Step 2: Cook the Ground Beef

  1. Brown the Beef: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until browned and cooked through, breaking it up into small pieces as it cooks. Drain any excess fat.

Step 3: Prepare the Sauce

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the tomato soup, cream of mushroom soup, milk, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, dried onion flakes, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.

Step 4: Assemble the Casserole

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix Noodles and Beef: In the large mixing bowl with the sauce, add the cooked egg noodles and browned ground beef. Stir until the noodles and beef are well coated with the sauce.
  3. Transfer to Baking Dish: Pour the mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish, spreading it out evenly.

Step 5: Add Cheese and Bake

  1. Top with Cheese: Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese evenly over the top of the casserole.
  2. Bake: Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the casserole is bubbly and the cheese is golden brown.

Step 6: Serve

  1. Cool Slightly and Serve: Allow the casserole to cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your delicious Amish Country Casserole!

Cooking Notes and Tips

  • Ground Beef: For a leaner option, use ground turkey or chicken instead of ground beef.
  • Vegetables: Feel free to add vegetables like peas, carrots, or bell peppers to the casserole for added nutrition and flavor.
  • Cheese: You can use other types of cheese such as cheddar or mozzarella for a different flavor.

Variations

Cheesy Amish Country Casserole

Add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the sauce mixture and sprinkle an additional 1/2 cup on top before baking.

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Spicy Amish Country Casserole

Add 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce mixture for a spicy kick.

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Vegetarian Amish Country Casserole

Replace the ground beef with a mixture of sautéed vegetables such as mushrooms, zucchini, and bell peppers.

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Bacon Amish Country Casserole

Add 1/2 cup of cooked and crumbled bacon to the sauce mixture for a smoky flavor.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this casserole ahead of time?

Yes, you can assemble the casserole a day in advance. Cover it tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate. When ready to bake, remove the plastic wrap and bake as directed.

How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftover casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Can I freeze this casserole?

Yes, you can freeze the assembled casserole before baking. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before baking as directed.

What can I serve with this casserole?

This casserole pairs well with a simple green salad, garlic bread, or steamed vegetables.

How can I make the casserole healthier?

Use whole wheat egg noodles, lean ground beef, and reduced-fat soups to make the casserole healthier.

Amish Country Casserole is a hearty and comforting dish that’s perfect for any occasion. With its tender egg noodles, savory ground beef, and creamy tomato-mushroom sauce, it’s sure to be a hit with family and friends. Enjoy making and sharing this delicious casserole with your loved ones!

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