Amish Yumasetti Casserole

Amish Yumasetti Casserole is a traditional Amish casserole. It’s hearty, creamy, comforting hotdish that is full of ground beef and noodles.

So how do you feel about casseroles? I’ll have to be honest. We don’t eat a lot of them. I’m not really sure why, but I think one of the reasons is that when the kids were younger, they did not like casseroles. At all. When there are three kids within four years, life is too hectic to fight over dinners. Maybe you can relate?  

Casseroles have always been true comfort food for me.When Matt and I were first married, we lived on casseroles. We still chuckle about how I’d bake a casserole on Monday and we’d eat it all week long. Those were the days!

a casserole with beef and noodles

 Just recently the kids have decided they liked having their meat, carbs and veggies combined in a creamy, comforting casserole. Finally. Today I’m sharing with you a fun, new-to-our-family casserole dish. Amish Yumasetti Casserole.

Traditional Amish Casserole

Yumasetti.  Isn’t that a great, fun name for a casserole? Have you ever heard of this comforting dish? Yumasetti is a traditional Amish dish that is comfort food at its best, found in one of my favorite Amish cookbooks.

So what is yumasetti? It’s a noodles and ground beef casserole.

There are different versions of this casserole that I’ve come across.  Some have tomato sauce, some have cheese on top.  Ours is a simple combination of ground beef, onion, noodles, peas, sour cream, cream of chicken soup and cream of mushroom soup.  Just 7 ingredients inside, with a golden brown, buttery bread crumb topping baked on top.

peas, beef and sour cream in a mixing bowl

How to Make Amish Yumasetti

  • Boil. Cook the noodles according to the package directions. If you are using pasta or egg noodles, follow the instructions on the back of the package.
  • Brown. Brown the ground beef along with the onion. Drain the fat off the meat. 
  • Mix. In a large bowl, combine the noodles, beef, peas, soups and sour cream. Pour the mixture into a greased 9×13 (or even a bit larger) greased baking dish.
  • Sprinkle. In a small bowl, toss the breadcrumbs with the melted butter. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top of the casserole. The pan will be very full.
  • Bake. Cover the casserole with foil and bake the casserole in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes, then uncover and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, or until is heated through and lightly browned on top.
A dish is filled with beef and pasta casserole

Potluck Recipe

This recipe fits in a 9×13 pan and the pan will be very full. Because this recipe makes a large amount, it is great for when you need a leftovers meal, for feeding a large crowd and for potlucks.

I honestly thought we’d be eating this casserole for about 4 days, but the kids loved it so much it lasted just two meals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make half of the recipe?

Yes. This recipe halves easily. If it is just the two of you, you easily half the recipe and bake it in an 8×8 pan.

Can I use pasta instead of egg noodles?

Yes. You can use regular pasta, gluten free pasta, chickpea pasta or egg noodles. Any work!

I don’t like mushrooms. Do I have to use cream of mushroom soup?

You can use whatever “cream of” soups you’d like in this recipe. Just use the same amounts as we list below. Cream of celery, cream of chicken, cream of potato…you choose!

I don’t like peas. Can I add another vegetable?

Yes. Our readers have used broccoli, corn and mixed veggies in this recipe. You pick the veggies that your family will eat!

Will it be good if I add cheese on top?

Yes. If you love cheese, add as much as you’d like either in the mix or as a topping. We like swiss cheese, cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese in this casserole.

A plate of food with beef and Noodles

Other Casserole Recipes

Here are a few other easy casserole recipes:

beef noodle casserole
beef noodle casserole

Amish Yumasetti Casserole

4.71 from 24 votes
Amish Yumasetti Casserole is a traditional Amish dish. It’s hearty, creamy, comforting casserole that is full of ground beef and noodles.
Servings 12
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 12 ounces egg noodles
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 20 ounces cream of mushroom soup
  • 20 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups crumbled bread (or panko bread crumbs)
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted

Instructions
 

  • Cook the noodles according to the package directions. 
  • Brown the ground beef along with the onion. Drain the fat off the meat. 
  • In a large bowl, combine the noodles, beef, peas, soups and sour cream. Pour the mixture into a greased 9×13 (or even a bit larger) greased baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, toss the breadcrumbs with the melted butter. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top of the casserole. The pan will be very full.
  • Cover the casserole with foil and bake the casserole in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes, then uncover and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, or until is heated through and lightly browned on top.
  • Serve immediately.

Video

Notes

For the bread crumbs, we used leftover hamburger and hot dog buns that we had in the freezer. This is a great way to use up some of those spare pieces of bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 789mg | Potassium: 464mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3mg
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Calories 470
Keyword beef casserole, easy casserole recipe

This recipe was originally published in October 2017.

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Tammy Bridges
2 years ago

5 stars
We love this recipe but instead of using peas we use broccoli. It turns out amazing and my kids love it 😍!!

Tamarr
2 years ago

Made this casserole tonight for my family of four. It was fabulous! The only minor change that I’d made was the addition of broccoli instead of peas. I left out the cheese it was not needed and added 2 TBSP of whipping cream and pureed garlic. Will be making this casserole a staple in my “Keeper’s” file. Thank you!

Kathi Swartz
2 years ago

Was not as good as I had hoped. A little to dry for us. Sorry.

Tillie
2 years ago

Could this be made ahead & saved for later?

Melanee
2 years ago

With only two people in my house I cut the recipie in half. Made great leftovers for lunch.

ANGEL
1 year ago

Since we dont eat much ground beef. . . I bet this would be just as good with ground chicken or pork.

Linda
1 year ago

This looks delicious. Do you use 4 cans of cream of whatever soup? The usual can size is 10 1/2 ounces. Also, I assume the soup’s not diluted. Also, I’d like to share it on our Amish and Menonnite Recipes Facebook site if that’s okay with you.
Thanks much, Linda

Last edited 1 year ago by Linda
Christn
9 months ago

Can this be frozen before baking?

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