Amish Country Casserole

I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest and decided immediately that I just HAD to make it. Right away. One of the very few that I decide to make the same day I see it for the first time.

Amish Country Casserole

The picture looked delicious and after reading through the recipe for Amish Country Casserole, I reordered my day around going to the store to pick up two missing ingredients. And thus, we ate this for dinner the very same night.

I don’t know what hooked me on it, but simplicity is a key theme for me when it comes to cooking. Plus, it looked amazingly delicious and like something I thought my picky little toddler would try. (He started to put it in his mouth, then said “ow, no no no” and wouldn’t eat any of it. He’s so funny!)

Amish Country Casserole

SO HOW DID IT GO?

Mr. H actually liked the dish. I know it’s good when he willingly offers compliments without me having to ask what he thought of it. So this recipe is definitely a keeper. It actually reminds me of a potential base recipe for Johnny Machete. It also reminds me of a MUCH better version of hamburger helper.

I only made a couple of minor alterations to the recipe, neither of which hinders the outcome. The first is that I used multiple types of pasta. I had a few nearly empty boxes of different kinds of pasta. So we had a little mish-mash of different pastas. My other change was adding in mushrooms because I had some and they needed to be used.

Amish Country Casserole

I really loved this dish. It was hearty and filling. It made me go back for seconds, which is always a plus. And it makes a ton of food, which makes for great leftover freezer meals. Can we say win-win-win? YES WE CAN!

Amish Country Casserole

Amish Country Casserole

Amish Country Casserole

Ingredients

  • 500g Pasta (~17 oz)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Onion, chopped
  • 750g Lean Ground Beef (~1.5 lbs)
  • 1 can (410g) Tomato Soup (~14.5 oz, use good quality soup)
  • 1 can (410g) Mushroom Soup (~14.5oz, use good quality soup)
  • 1 cup Milk
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F).
  2. Spray a large oven dish with cooking spray.
  3. Cook the Pasta, in a large pot, as per the instructions on the packet.
  4. Meanwhile, saute the Onion in the Olive Oil until soft. ( this is where I added my mushrooms as well )
  5. Add the Ground Beef and cook until done.
  6. As soon as the Pasta is done - drain and return to the pot.
  7. Add the cooked Meat, Tomato & Mushroom Soups and Milk to the Pasta.
  8. Stir through.
  9. Season to taste with Salt & Pepper.
  10. Transfer to the prepared oven dish.
  11. Sprinkle with Paprika and Parsley.
  12. Bake 25 - 30 minutes.
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