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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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are a few other easy casserole recipes:
This recipe was originally published in October 2017.
Beef stroganoff! So tasty and a good diversion from our usual chicken based dishes.
Can this be frozen before baking?
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!
As a kid, I loved to eat these noodles plain with some soy sauce, or buttered with a little Parmesan cheese!
I like chicken and noodles.
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
Since we dont eat much ground beef. . . I bet this would be just as good with ground chicken or pork.
With only two people in my house I cut the recipie in half. Made great leftovers for lunch.
Could this be made ahead & saved for later?
Was not as good as I had hoped. A little to dry for us. Sorry.
We love this recipe but instead of using peas we use broccoli. It turns out amazing and my kids love it 😍!!
My family loves this recipe. I’ve made it a few times. Also I have used what ever cream soups i have on hand such as cream of celery or cream of onion but I always use at least 1 can of cream of chicken since it’s our family’s favorite. I usually use bread crumbs from a can since its quicker and we always have it in our cabinets. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
This was really good! Way too much for my husband an me. Can leftovers be frozen?
Any substitute you can recommend for cream of mushroom soup? (Not a fan of mushrooms)
5 stars out of 5! I made this tonight and my family loved it. I didn’t have cream of mushroom so I used cream of celery and I was out of egg noodles so I used bowtie pasta. Will definitely make this again.