These easy old-fashioned Amish recipes are simple yet spectacular.
Amish dishes are mostly made of basic, home-grown ingredients, but they’re bursting with flavor.
Consisting of noodles, potatoes, and meats, Amish meals are very hearty and filling.
Milk and eggs are also a huge part of their diet, so the dishes are super-rich and creamy.
The best recipes are passed down from one generation after another, which is why they’re available for us to try today.
You’ll see lots of creamy casseroles and baked goods on this list, so ready your bellies for a heavy meal!
From macaroni salad to sugar cookies, here are 25 amazing Amish recipes for you to try.
1. Amish Macaroni Salad
Let’s get the ball rolling with a guaranteed party hit!
Amish macaroni salad is a ridiculously creamy dish of elbow macaroni, hard-boiled eggs, pickles, red peppers, and onions.
Tying them all together is a sweet and tart dressing of Miracle Whip, mustard, sugar, and vinegar.
Bring it to your next potluck, and it’ll surely wow your friends.
2. Amish Breakfast Casserole
Start your day with a hearty breakfast casserole. Loaded with hash browns, bacon, and cheeses, this casserole is the stuff of legends.
This isn’t your typical casserole, folks. Apart from the usual ingredients, this one features three different cheeses – cheddar, cottage, and Swiss.
To say that it’s rich and cheesy is an understatement.
3. Amish Broccoli Salad
Broccoli and cauliflower don’t sound like something kids will enjoy.
Toss them with bacon and cheddar and drench them in a rich and creamy dressing, and I’m pretty sure they’ll ask for more.
From color to flavor to texture, I give this salad a 12/10. I suggest you double the batch, as it’s quick to disappear.
4. Amish Friendship Bread
This bread has an interesting name, story, and a delightful flavor.
Amish friendship bread is a cake-like bread made from a starter that gets passed on from person to person, much like chain mail.
But instead of getting 7 years of bad luck, you’ll get delicious bread.
Don’t worry, you won’t need to wait for someone to give you a starter to make this recipe. Buttermilk is key!
5. Amish Yumasetti Casserole
What a fun name, am I right? Yumasetti is a traditional Amish casserole made of noodles and beef.
There are many variations of the casserole – some with tomato sauce, others topped with cheese.
For this recipe, you’ll combine ground beef, noodles, sour cream, and a combo of cream of chicken soup and cream of mushroom soup.
That said, expect an ultra-rich and creamy casserole!
6. Amish White Bread
With this homemade Amish white bread, your sandwiches have never tasted better.
This loaf is super soft, fluffy, and just plain delightful.
One recipe makes two loaves, which is perfect if you’re having people over.
Serve it as a side dish to roast beef for a spectacular meal.
7. Amish Baked Chicken
Amish baked chicken is so crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside!
It’s so good, you’ll easily fool people into thinking it took your hours to make.
They’re baked, not fried, so there’s no need to stand for minutes in front of the hot stove to get it done.
Just wait as the oven does its magic!
8. Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken and Dumplings
Pennsylvania Dutch chicken and dumplings is a vintage recipe that’s definitely a keeper.
Chopped rotisserie chicken and thick, square dumplings swim in a creamy, savory broth.
Made even heartier with potatoes, carrots, and sweet peas, this dish is a complete meal on its own.
It seems like a complicated dish, considering you’ll have to make the dumplings from scratch.
But actually, it’s not! In fact, the dish comes together in just under an hour.
9. Amish Potato Salad
Amish potato salad has the perfect combination of sweet, tangy, creamy, and savory.
Since potatoes and hard-boiled eggs are the stars of the dish, it’s a hearty side that pairs well with any meat.
It’s party-worthy, for sure, but it’s also easy enough to make any day of the week.
One recipe makes a huge batch, but you’ll be surprised at how quickly it disappears!
10. Amish Buttermilk Biscuits
These buttermilk biscuits are wonderfully rich and flaky.
You’ll think they require hours to make, but they’re actually done in just 30 minutes thanks to a simple folding technique.
This quick bread is perfect for breakfast paired with sausage gravy or slathered with butter and honey. Either way, it’s fantastic.
11. Amish Chicken Corn Casserole
This chicken and corn casserole has a Ritz cracker crumb topping. How amazing does that sound? It’s comfort food at its best.
The chicken and corn kernels are covered in a creamy and buttery sauce. That alone is already a winner.
But it’s the crushed Ritz crackers on top that take it to a whole new level of deliciousness.
12. Amish Onion Patties
These onion patties are simple, but they sure hit the spot.
The contrasts between sweet and spicy, tender and crunchy create amazing fireworks in my mouth.
You can dip them in ketchup or salsa, but personally, I love it with sour cream.
I can’t get enough, and no, I’m not sorry about my onion breath!
13. Amish Ground Beef and Cabbage Skillet
This colorful, budget-friendly skillet will be your new favorite. The combo of ground beef and cabbage makes for a hearty and tasty dish.
The best part? This recipe comes together in just one pan. It’s easy to make, easy to clean, yet impossible to resist!
14. Amish Cabbage and Potato Casserole
Ground beef, potatoes, and cabbage join forces to make one delicious casserole.
There are loads of cheese slices on top, too, guaranteeing maximum magnificence.
Sure, it takes over an hour to bake, but it’s definitely worth the wait.
15. Amish Baked Oatmeal
Elevate your regular oatmeal into an unforgettable dish!
Rolled oats, maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla are baked to perfection, giving you one heck of a morning meal.
I love how these squares are able to hold their shape! It’s like eating one giant oatmeal cookie.
Even oatmeal haters will have no problem devouring this dish!
16. Amish Baked Beans
Looking for scrumptious comfort food to warm you up on a cold, rainy evening? Look no further than these Amish baked beans.
Soft and tender beans are swimming in a sweet, savory, and smoky sauce. It takes a while to cook, but the preparation couldn’t be easier.
17. Amish Pancakes
These pancakes are outrageously light and fluffy!
They’re ideal for breakfast and lunch, but I don’t mind devouring them for dinner, either. They’re that good.
No matter the mix-in, no matter the topping, these pancakes are a sure win.
18. Whoopie Pie
Warning: these sandwiches are highly addictive.
Two soft and chewy chocolate sandwiches are stuffed with a sweet, fluffy filling.
If you can’t decide between a cake and a cookie, here’s your answer.
19. Amish Cake
It’s a basic cake – soft, fluffy, and moist. What sets it apart is that ridiculously buttery brown sugar and nut topping.
Trust me, you’ll want that second slice.
20. Amish Apple Fritter Bread
This apple fritter bread is the epitome of fall desserts.
The combo of soft and crispy apples and brown sugar and cinnamon is absolutely to die for.
Finished with a sweet vanilla glaze, this bread is the best way to start your day.
21. Amish Apple Goodie
It definitely is a goodie! The aroma alone will make you drool.
This apple crisp recipe has a crispy and buttery oatmeal streusel topping that will knock your socks off at first bite.
22. Amish Apple Dumplings
If you want to give apple pie a new twist, this recipe is calling out your name.
These apple dumplings are insanely delicious.
Sweet and crispy apples are covered with a buttery dough and baked to perfection.
Drizzled with cinnamon sugar syrup on top, these dumplings will blow your taste buds away.
23. Amish Caramel Corn
The Amish may not watch movies, but they do make a mean popcorn.
This caramel corn has a beautiful combo of sweet and salty, and the crunchiness is undeniable.
Serve this at your next game night or gift it to family and friends. They’ll love you for it!
24. Amish Oatmeal Pie
There was a shortage of pecans during the Civil War, so instead of making pecan pies, people made oatmeal pies instead.
They’re amazing, and much more budget-friendly, to boot!
The filling is a combo of brown sugar, butter, rolled oats, and milk.
Once baked, the filling becomes wonderfully ooey-gooey. The sweet, buttery flavor is also impossible to resist.
25. Amish Sugar Cookies
Let’s end this list with a bang! These Amish sugar cookies are definitely the bomb.
They’re insanely soft they almost melt in your mouth. It’s impossible to stop at one.
Also, look how dainty they look! So delicate, so attractive.
They’re gorgeous as they are, but you can also jazz them up however you please. Sprinkles, colored sugar, lemon glaze – you name it!
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