Pa. Dutch Yum-A-Setta

As a Dutchie and Coal Cracker, I never met a noodle or dough ball I didn’t like.  Add cheese to the noodles or dough, and I am in 7th heaven. This casserole does that and, needless to say, is one of my favorites.  Layers of noodles, cheese, and lightly sweetened tomato/burger mix come together in a dish sure to become a family favorite. A pot-luck friendly, travels well recipe, it is also budget friendly, kid-friendly, and can be prepared ahead of baking time. I prefer Velveeta wrapped slices for their melting quality in this recipe, but you can substitute another brand or use deli sliced “American cheese”.  I also use medium width noodles in this dish so the sauce and cheese mixes through well.

I pair this with Pa Dutch Pepper Cabbage and it becomes the ultimate comfort food meal for me!

NOTE: When draining noodles after cooking, I do not drain them perfectly dry.  I leave them slightly damp so that the undiluted cream of chicken soup mixes nicely with them.  SLIGHTLY damp — not dripping!

Pa. Dutch Yum-A-Setta

Recipe by A Coalcracker in the KitchenCourse: EntreeCuisine: Pa. Dutch, Coal RegionDifficulty: Intermediate

Noodles and ground beef in a creamy tomato and cheese sauce made easy using condensed soups.


  • 1 – 1/2 pounds hamburger

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped

  • 1 can condensed tomato soup, undiluted (10-3/4 ounce can)

  • 1 can cream of chicken soup, undiluted (10-1/2 ounce can)

  • 12 ounces egg noodles

  • 12 slices individually wrapped processed (Velveeta or equivalent deli sliced)


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Brown hamburger and onion with salt, pepper. Drain off excess grease.
  • Add brown sugar, and undiluted tomato soup to the meat mixture and stir well.
  • Meanwhile, cook the egg noodles according to package directions; drain. Add undiluted cream of chicken soup to the noodles and mix.
  • Butter a 13″ x 9″ casserole dish.
  • Layer 1/2 of the noodle mixture in the bottom of the pan, top with 6 slices cheese layered across the top, then top that with 1/2 of the hamburger mixture. Repeat the layering with the remaining noodle mixture, 6 cheese slices, and hamburger mixture.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 – 35 minutes.


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