Amish Beef and Noodle Casserole
I have always enjoyed Amish casseroles. And we ate Amish beef noodle casserole, or what we called "Dairy Casserole" quite frequently in our home.
Some of my kids don't enjoy casserole dishes as much, but this is one recipe that they all love. This Amish ground beef casserole is honestly loaded with carbs, but it is so delicious! Serve this Amish noodle casserole with a side salad, and you've got a delicious and filling meal that does not take long to prepare.
Amish Country Casserole with beef and noodles
The Amish eat a lot of good home-cooked meals all the time. And they eat a lot of meat and potatoes since many of them grow their potatoes and butcher their own meat. But when you feed a large crowd of people, a casserole is a quick meal to put together, and it is cheaper because you can feed more people on a few pounds of meat.
I don't often cook for a huge crowd of people, but the Amish ladies are used to cooking for big crowds all the time. Whether you are having a workday, hosting the youth group, a school lunch, or a family gathering, it seems like it's always a large crowd of people. This is because most of their families are large. And when you get only a couple of big families together, you've already got a crowd.
Amish family gatherings
The Amish put a lot of value on family. It is important to get together and have good times with family. When there's a wedding or a funeral in the family, even extended family, everyone goes no matter how far you have to travel.
I come from a family of ten kids. One of my brothers passed away, and one sister is still single. But the rest of us are married and have kids. My family is the smallest with just four kids :). So when we get together it is quite a big crowd. The last I counted was several years ago when there were 65 of us. Now I have several nieces and nephews that have a couple of children of their own, so it continues to grow, and I lose track. But I'm sure our number is well over eighty by now.
So you understand why they feed a large crowd of people quite frequently. We often had casserole dishes when we were feeding a big crowd. As a youth group, sometimes we took meals to a park to eat, or to a widow's home, etc. And a casserole dish is an easy meal to transport. Because an Amish noodle casserole can be a complete meal in one dish.
Hamburger and corn casserole
This beef and noodle casserole with cream of mushroom soup also has corn in for your vegetable.
To make this country casserole you boil the noodles according to the instructions on the package and drain. Brown the hamburger and drain. Add minced garlic, cream cheese, cream of mushroom soup, milk, butter, and seasonings. Heat until cream cheese is melted. If using frozen corn, add the corn to this mixture as well, to thaw it. Mix everything, and place it into a greased casserole dish.
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Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
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Can I freeze my hamburger and mushroom soup casserole?
Yes, you can freeze this Amish casserole. If you are only feeding a couple of people you can divide this casserole into two dishes and only bake one of them. Make sure it is well covered and in an air-tight container and freeze for up to a couple of months. This will be a handy Amish beef and noodle meal for another night.
Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight, and bake as normal.
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Amish Beef and Noodles Dairy Casserole
- 12 oz. noodles
- 1 lb. hamburger fried
- 2 c. sweet corn if using canned, drain; if using frozen, let it thaw or add to the meat mixture and heat
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 1/4 c. milk
- 3 Tbs. butter
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tsp. seasoned salt
- 1/2 tsp. onion salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook the noodles according to the al dente directions on the package. Rinse and drian.
- Brown the hamburger, drain. Add the garlic, seasonings, cream cheese, cream of mushroom, butter, and milk. Heat until butter and cream cheese are melted.
- Combine all your ingredients in a large bowl, then transfer to a greased casserole dish.
- Bake, covered, at 350° for 45 minutes.