Over the past couple of decades pizza has become increasingly popular among the Amish. And if one is tired of pizza, the Amish are keen on its many variations: Amish pizza casserole, pizza bread, English muffin pizza, and even pizza cookies (okay, that's actually a sweet that just looks like a pizza, not a savory). Pizza casserole is quite popular, so popular that I'm re-posting the recipe, this time with a photo. I've posted the recipe on this site before and it's run in the Amish Cook column several times over the years, the first time was way back in the early 90s. Amish pizza casserole is basically pizza without the crust, and with noodles. This is a photo as it goes into the oven (nope, this is not the Amish Cook's house, she wouldn't have electric range) before the cheese is melted:
Makes 6 to 8 servings
- 8 ounces noodles, cooked
- 1 pound hamburger
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 cup fresh sour cream
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 1 cup diced or shredded Colby cheese
- Cook noodles until tender. Drain and place into 9-inch-by-13-inch baking
- dish. Brown the hamburger in a skillet over medium heat. Remove from heat and drain.
- In order, layer hamburger, onion, sour cream, pizza sauce, cottage cheese
- and Colby cheese on top of noodles. Do NOT stir.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until cheese on top is bubbly. And this is what it looks like after its spooned out and on your plate (a few green beans clipped the corner of the pic):