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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Yes. You can use regular pasta, gluten free pasta, chickpea pasta or egg noodles. Any work!
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!
Yes. Our readers have used broccoli, corn and mixed veggies in this recipe. You pick the veggies that your family will eat!
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.
Other Casserole Recipes
Here are a few other easy casserole recipes:
Amish Yumasetti Casserole
- 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
- 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.
This recipe was originally published in October 2017.