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Amish Country Casserole

Amish Country Casserole is an easy and budget-friendly meal. Egg noodles, ground beef, special sauce and seasonings with a touch of cheese!


Full disclosure: I have no idea if this is a true Amish recipe. What exactly makes a recipe ‘Amish’? Is there a set of guidelines or rules for this category of food? All I know is that, in general, if a recipe title starts with the word ‘Amish’, we automatically assume it’s gonna be awesome! Right? So this recipe may (or may not) be Amish but I suppose it doesn’t matter at the end of the day. It’s good and it’s easy and budget-friendly.

Creamy Egg Noodle Amish Casserole on a white plate.


What exactly is Amish Country Casserole?

Amish Country Casserole is a delicious and hearty casserole made with ground beef, egg noodles, cream of mushroom soup, tomato soup and seasonings.

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes! Simply prepare the casserole as directed, cover with foil, and refrigerate until ready to bake. When you’re ready to serve, remove the foil and bake in the oven as directed.

What can I serve with this?

This is a hearty and filling dish on its own, but it can be served with a side salad, some garlic bread or some steamed vegetables to balance out the meal.

Can I substitute ground beef with another type of meat?

Certainly! Ground Italian sausage would work wonderfully in this. You could also use ground chicken, turkey or pork as well.

Could I add vegetables to this?

Certainly, although you’d want to make sure they were partially cooked before adding because the cook time for this casserole may not be long enough for certain vegetables to cook throughly.

Can I substitute the milk?

The milk adds moisture and creaminess to the dish. However, you could substitute with something like sour cream or plain Greek yogurt to still maintain the creaminess and adding a touch more flavor. I would still use the same amount.

Can this casserole be frozen?

Definitely! If you have a small family, like I do, you could separate this into two smaller pans. Eat one now and freeze one for later! After it has cooled fully, just wrap with plastic wrap then aluminum foil and it will freeze well for up to 3 months.

Amish casserole serving shown on a small round white plate with casserole dish in the background.


  • medium egg noodles – I tend to use no yolk or egg free noodles but you can use what you enjoy.
  • ground beef – see my FAQ’s above on substitutions.
  • tomato soup – I would recommend if you are sensitive to salt to use low or no sodium options for this one.
  • cream of mushroom soup – I have a homemade cream of mushroom soup recipe if you prefer to make it from scratch.
  • milk – this is going to add creaminess and to help it be a bit more saucy. You could also use heavy cream or half and half.
  • Worcestershire sauce – this doesn’t add a strong flavor, it just adds an extra layer of flavor. If you do not like Worcestershire sauce you can leave it out.
  • garlic – you can use the jarred minced garlic. Fresh minced garlic will give you stronger garlic flavor.
  • dried onion flakes – onion powder can be substituted. You’d want to use about 1-2 teaspoons (to taste.) Or you can dice up about half a small onion. Just make sure to cook it with the ground beef so they soften up.
  • Parmesan cheese – I’m just using the shakeable kind from the green bottle but you could use shredded Parmesan cheese as well.
egg noodles, ground beef, tomato soup, cream of mushroom soup, milk, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, dried onion flakes, Parmesan cheese.


Preheat oven to 350f degrees. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. Cook egg noodles according to package directions and drain well. In a large skillet, cook and crumble ground beef. Drain grease.

Amish Country Casserole

In a large bowl stir together tomato soup, cream of mushroom soup, milk, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic and dried onion flakes. Finally, stir in cooked egg noodles and ground beef.

Amish Country Casserole

Spread mixture into prepared baking dish.

Amish Country Casserole

Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes. Then top with grated Parmesan cheese.

Amish Country Casserole in a baking dish with Parmesan cheese on top.

Serve with some bread and a salad.

Easy Amish Country Casserole on a plate served with bread in the background.


Originally published: July 2017
Updated photos & republished: January 2020

Easy Amish Country Casserole with ground beef and egg noodles

Amish Country Casserole (+Video)

Amish Country Casserole is an easy and budget-friendly meals. Egg noodles, ground beef, special sauce and seasonings with a touch of cheese!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6



  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Cook 12 ounce bag medium egg noodles to package directions and drain well.
  • In a large skillet, cook and crumble 1 pound ground beef. Season with a little salt and pepper (to taste). Drain excess grease.
    ground beef being cooked in a skillet.
  • In a large bowl stir together 10.75 ounce can tomato soup, 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup, 1 cup milk, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, 2 Tablespoons dried onion flakes and a little bit of salt and pepper.
    onion flakes and cream of mushroom soup in a bowl.
  • In the same large bowl, stir in cooked egg noodles and cooked ground beef. Spread mixture into prepared baking dish.
    cooked ground beef stirred in with cooked egg noodles in a bowl.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes. If the top looks like it's getting too dry or crispy, remove and add aluminum foil on top and put back in the oven to finish cooking.
    Amish Country Casserole in a baking dish with Parmesan cheese
  • Then top with 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese and serve with garlic bread and salad.
    Easy Amish Country Casserole on a plate served with bread


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  • This casserole can be frozen. 
  • Use egg noodles or no-yolk noodles. 
  • Like this with more sauce? Just double up on the tomato and cream of mushroom soups. 
  • Onion powder can be substituted for the onion flakes. You would use about 1-2 teaspoons (to taste)
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 21g | Sodium: 706mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g

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  1. 5 stars
    Delish! I wasn’t too sure when I saw tomato soup but I figured it wouldn’t hurt. I love how it’s almost a good base and I have great ideas on how to season this meal next and how to add different cuts of meat. This is also very quick for a mamma with a new baby!

    1. Congratulations Kay! So happy for you! And I am so happy you like this recipe. I know you’re so busy right now so I really appreciate you taking the time out of your day to come back and comment!

  2. 5 stars
    This is delicious as written! But, the 2nd time I made it, I used ground turkey, fresh and dried onions, I added Sundried tomato pesto, cut-up Sundried tomatoes, and used Alfredo sauce (more than it calls for) instead of milk. Italian mix cheese on top. It was amazing!

  3. 5 stars
    thawed out pork sausage by accident so I used it. I must try it with beef to see how it compares! awesome meal 5stars THANK YOU FOR THE RECIPE!

  4. 5 stars
    I made this the other night and it was DELICIOUS! I added bell pepper and onion, soy instead of Worcestershire and added colby jack cheese to the casserole and to the top. This will be part of our regular rotation at home. I was skeptical with the tomato soup, but it is DIVINE!

  5. 5 stars
    This was a big hit.!! I’m not a fan of mushroom (soup), but I loved it—the flavors all come together very well. I’ll make again & again!!

  6. 5 stars
    My husband makes fun for me for now knowing how to cook, so I made this tonight….My husband loved it! Thanks for a fool proof recipe! I followed the recipe exactly…except I may have added more cheese than called for but who doesn’t love a little extra cheese? Thank you!!

  7. 5 stars
    Made a double batch of this casserole. One for a friends celebration of life gathering, and the other I split into two casseroles. One went to my senior parents apartment and the other just stayed with us to enjoy. All were a great hit. All I added was 1 chopped onion, 2 stalks of celery diced, and cooked with the ground beef. I also added a can of sliced mushrooms and a can of whole kernel corn to the soup mixture. This recipe was easy to make, tastes yummy, and makes a nice large casserole for a gathering.
    For our meal I added a green salad and sweet Hawaiian rolls To make a nice meal.

  8. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and it was great! I halved the recipe since it was just for me, and I still have plenty for leftovers. The only thing I may change next time is to cook some frozen diced onions in with the beef. I’m not the biggest onion fan so that may help cut back on the onion taste. I could still add some dried onion, just not near as much. I wasn’t sure how the flavors of tomato and cream of mushroom soups would taste together so I was pleasantly surprised at how good this was! Will definitely be making it again.

  9. 5 stars
    I have a tendency to overdo it at times. LOVED this recipe, the next time i made it I added fresh onion and garlic, tomatoes (replacing tomato soup), Hatch Green Chilis ( if u like a little heat) and half cup sharp vermont chedder cheese before baking. It was AMAZING! Thank you so much.

  10. 5 stars
    Made it tonight. Super easy and super good! You can’t beat that! Pretty much the only different thing I did was to add some shredded parm cheese to the pasta mixture and also liberally sprinkled on top. We love cheese 🙂

  11. My MN parents grew up eating this and it was one of the many recipes they just called “hotdish”. You can easily make it a much larger dish for bigger families or groups by using an entire bag of noodles, 1 lb hamburger, and 1 can each of tomato, cream of mushroom, cream of celery, and cream of chicken soups. My sister makes a chicken version with two cans of cream of chicken soup and shredded chicken instead of hamburger. The leftovers are even better.

  12. 5 stars
    I made this dish for dinner. Very good and easy to make. I will definitely make it again. Will also serve this to my extended family too. I served toss salad and brownies. Perfect meal. Highly recommend!

  13. 5 stars
    Love this and my family did too.Can you cook the meat with the onion and garlic ? I used ground turkey instead of the ground beef.

  14. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! EXACTLY as written! My husband does NOT compliment ANYTHING I make with always something negative to say! Like 26 yrs worth! NOT this! he was so full n kept sayin how delicious it was! He wanted it for lunch next day! Needless to say tray was emptied very next day! Thanks for an awesome recipe! Can not wait to try more! Bubble up casserole is next on the list! U r an AWESOME cook ms Brandie! T.y.!

  15. 5 stars
    I read the email recipe just in time to prepare it for supper tonight. Yummm! I used fresh chopped onion and garlic and probably added a little extra Worcestershire sauce, and not much salt because of the salt in the soups. Thanks for sharing this!!

  16. 5 stars
    Oh, my does that look good!! I have all of the ingredients to make this and will definitely be doing so next week. I’ll let you know how much we loved it when I make it!!! 🙂 Thanks for all your recipes.

  17. This recipe is similar to one I make. Differences are my recipe calls for spaghetti noodles instead of egg noodles and layers of cheddar cheese in middle and on top. My husband doesn’t eat much cheese so I’m going to try this recipe. I’m sure it will be good.

  18. Looks Delish! Making a batch tonight for our small family of 3, if I break it up into two pans, one for freezing, should I freeze the final product or hold off on baking until ready for consumption? Thanks in advance!