When it comes to home cooking, it’s safe to say that the Amish have it down pat! If you have never gotten the opportunity to sample some of their fare, you really are missing out; it doesn’t get more “farm fresh” than their simple cuisine.
From chewy breads to decadent desserts to hearty casseroles, these are 9 of our all-time favorite Amish recipes. For full tutorials on each and every one of the dishes, be sure to follow the links below.
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Believe it or not, casseroles taste just as good in the morning as they do in the evening. Packed with eggs, cheese, sausage, and plenty of veggies, this unexpected breakfast dish is sure to give you plenty of energy to see you through the day!
This Pennsylvania Amish classic contains some of the most decadent ingredients you could hope to find in a mess-free hand-held dessert, including chocolate, icing, and loads of marshmallow crème. Yum!
Quite possibly the most versatile side in the entire Amish cooking repertoire, these crispy onion patties go well with breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Substitute a couple for your AM hash browns or crumble one up over a bowl of savory chili—the possibilities are endless!
This ain’t your mother’s Wonder Bread—the Amish really know how to pack a ton of nourishment and flavor into that dough of theirs. The best part about this semi-sweet bread? It only requires 6 simple ingredients to make!
Yet another side that goes great morning or night, these scrumptious biscuits are some of the most satisfying that we’ve had the pleasure to sample. To get the full experience, be sure to top them with Amish-style roll butter.
If you’ve never canned but are interested in coming to learn the ways of this food-preserving hack, pickled beet eggs are a great way to start. The best part about this dish is that it’s ready within 3 days and only requires a few pantry staples. Canning doesn’t get much easier than that!
Do you describe your taste in food as “meat and potatoes?” If so, then this classic cottage pie is THE Amish dish for you!
Calling all chicken lovers! This Amish comfort food calls for a whole hen, plenty of egg noodles, and even more butter. An absolute must-cook recipe for those cold winter days ahead!
There are two types of people in this world; the ones who like “mustard-y” potato salad and the ones who prefer the mayo-based kind. Personally, we love both, but we find that the mustard and vinegar-packed variety made famous by the Amish is much more flavorful than the latter. Pro tip: this stuff goes great on a sandwich, too!
How yummy do these Amish meals look?! Have you ever made one of these dishes yourself? If so, do you have any food prep advice? What’s your favorite farm fresh meal?