Amish Country Casserole

Amish Country Casserole is a classic dish known for its hearty ingredients and straightforward preparation. Originating from the Amish community, it reflects their commitment to simple, wholesome meals that nourish both body and soul.



Ingredient Quantity
Ground beef 1 lb
Onion 1, finely chopped
Garlic cloves 2, minced
Tomato sauce 2 cups
Elbow macaroni 1 cup, cooked
Cheddar cheese 2 cups, shredded
Salt and pepper To taste


  1. Browning the Beef:
    • In a skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat.
    • Add finely chopped onions and minced garlic, sauté until onions are translucent.
  2. Adding Tomato Sauce:
    • Pour in the tomato sauce, stir well to combine with the beef mixture.
    • Allow the flavors to meld by simmering the sauce with the beef for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Cooking Macaroni:
    • In a separate pot, boil the elbow macaroni until it reaches al dente texture.
    • Drain the macaroni and add it to the beef and tomato sauce mixture.
  4. Layering with Cheese:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
    • In a baking dish, layer the macaroni mixture evenly.
    • Sprinkle generous amounts of shredded cheddar cheese over the top.
  5. Baking to Perfection:
    • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven.
    • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
  6. Serve:
    • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
    • Serve the Amish Country Casserole hot, and enjoy the wholesome flavors!

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