Amish Shipwreck Casserole Recipe II: The Fan Favorite With a Cheesy Twist Casseroles Amish Recipes Budget-friendly Beef Dinner

30Seconds Food
6 months ago

Amish recipes are always popular. But none of them have been quite as well received as our Amish shipwreck casserole recipe. The ground beef casserole went viral and continues to be a fan favorite. When reading the comments and getting emails with questions and suggestions about the casserole recipe, we noticed a trend: you wanted cheese. Doesn't cheese make everything better?

This cheesy Amish shipwreck casserole has the addition of shredded cheddar cheese. It is made the same way as the original casserole recipe. Start by putting sliced onions onto the bottom of a baking dish. Top with thinly sliced potatoes, uncooked (yes, raw) ground beef, uncooked white rice, chopped celery, chopped carrots and tomato soup. Cover and bake for 1 1/2 hours, then uncover, top with shredded cheddar cheese, cover it back up and continue to bake for 30 more minutes. Uncover for five minutes to brown the cheese, then carefully uncover and serve to your family (they've waited long enough!).

Serve this shipwreck casserole with a salad topped with creamy Amish lettuce dressing and hot bread.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours and 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes, sliced
  • 1 pound ground beef, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 can (10 ounces) condensed tomato soup (plus a can filled with water)
  • paprika
  • 2 - 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

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Recipe Notes

  • You could use yellow cheddar cheese or white cheddar cheese for this casserole. 
  • If you're not a fan of cheddar, try gruyere, Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheese.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Layer the onion slices in a buttered 13x9-inch casserole dish. 
  2. Add the sliced potatoes.
  3. Spread the uncooked ground beef over the potatoes. 
  4. Layer with uncooked rice and top with a layer of chopped celery and carrots. As each layer is added, season with salt and pepper and paprika.
  5. Combine the soup with an equal amount of water. Pour the mixture over the top. 
  6. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours. 
  7. After 1 1/2 hours, uncover and top with the cheese. Cover and continue to back to 30 more minutes. 
  8. Uncover the casserole and bake about 5 more minutes or until the cheese begins to brown. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 340

Total Fat: 13.3g

Saturated Fat: 7.4g

Cholesterol: 80mg

Sodium: 447mg

Total Carbohydrate: 27.4g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Total Sugars: 5.9g

Protein: 27.1g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 233mg

Iron: 12mg

Potassium: 690mg

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Comments (7)

Im of the mindset that cheese does make any casserole better. Yummy!
Jill Breese Kempf
This is great! No browning the hamburger, no cooking the rice! I would use mozzarella cheese. I would also use Cream of Chicken or Mushroom soup.
Elisa Schmitz
I know, right? Such a yummy recipe. Thank you for sharing your suggestions, Jill Breese Kempf ! Hope you enjoy this recipe.
Sunil Tulsiani
Thanks for Sharing
Suzie Coy
I am wanting to try to make the Amish Shipwreck casserole tonight, but I don’t have the tomato soup, can I use a can of diced tomatoes?
Donna John
Hmm. Tomato soup is creamier and more liquid than canned diced tomatoes which are packed in water. If you did use them, I would puree them in a blender to make them more saucy. Hope this helps!
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