This Sloppy Joe casserole recipe is a simple and good recipe and if you have kids to feed, they will love it. It does take a little time to put it all together, but you can probably have it on the table in about an hour. The seasoning depends on the brand of Sloppy Joe mix you are using.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 2 /12-quart casserole with cooking spray.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook shell macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Add water, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and seasoning mix. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.

  • Drain and rinse macaroni. Spread 1/2 of the macaroni into the bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with cottage cheese, then the beef mixture. Repeat layers of macaroni, cottage cheese, and meat. Cover with Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbly, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve hot.

Cook's Note:

This recipe is very basic, so you could easily add some extra ingredients like chopped onion, green pepper, and maybe even some mushrooms.

Nutrition Facts

446 calories; 16.8 g total fat; 74 mg cholesterol; 1316 mg sodium. 41.2 g carbohydrates; 33.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (34)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2019
Turned out good. Hubby and I enjoyed it. Added bell peppers and onions as suggested, and used ground turkey and a 15 oz. can of sloppy joe mix in place of the packet if mix and tomato sauce. Wasn't sure about the cottage cheese but I remembered my mom used cottage cheese in her spaghetti casserole, so I gave it a whirl. I actually couldn't taste it much, but I think it made the dish a bit soupy. I recalled later that my mom used to strain the cottage cheese, so I will have to do that next time. Thank you for the great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2020
This was just ok for us -- needed more seasoning. I did add onion, garlic, salt, & some red pepper, but it still needed something more, though I'm not sure what. We'll finish what's left over, but probably won't make this again. Read More
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2019
Turned out good. Hubby and I enjoyed it. Added bell peppers and onions as suggested, and used ground turkey and a 15 oz. can of sloppy joe mix in place of the packet if mix and tomato sauce. Wasn't sure about the cottage cheese but I remembered my mom used cottage cheese in her spaghetti casserole, so I gave it a whirl. I actually couldn't taste it much, but I think it made the dish a bit soupy. I recalled later that my mom used to strain the cottage cheese, so I will have to do that next time. Thank you for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2019
Turned out good. Hubby and I enjoyed it. Added bell peppers and onions as suggested, and used ground turkey and a 15 oz. can of sloppy joe mix in place of the packet if mix and tomato sauce. Wasn't sure about the cottage cheese but I remembered my mom used cottage cheese in her spaghetti casserole, so I gave it a whirl. I actually couldn't taste it much, but I think it made the dish a bit soupy. I recalled later that my mom used to strain the cottage cheese, so I will have to do that next time. Thank you for the great recipe! Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2019
Cheated and used canned Sloppy Joe sauce with extra onion and bell pepper added. Came out pretty good, except next time I'll use 1.5 pounds of meat. I used a 9X9 square baking dish and there wasn't enough meat to cover edge to edge. As far as cottage cheese goes, that is verboten in ANYTHING! Nasty stuff. Used shredded colby-jack for the whole thing. Try to make enough so that you'll have leftovers for lunch the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2019
My husband and I really liked this. I forgot to add the water to the sauce and it turned out great. I can see how if you add all that water, it would turn out watery. Next time I'm going to try using ricotta cheese, otherwise it was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2020
I made a Sloppy Joe Casserole and it was Awesome! However, I used the canned Sloppy Joe mix instead of the packet. I didn't use the can of tomato sauce and turned out perfect! Considering my boys are forced to be at home, and always looking for something to eat, this casserole hit the spot. God Bless!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2019
Will make this again. About half of us liked it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2020
Mushrooms, onions, and green peppers. I definitely would n make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2020
I added panko crumbs to the cheese topping for extra texture and will make it again. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2019
Very easy to make. Very tasty. I didn't give 5 stars because it didn't have ENOUGH of a Sloppy Joe flavor. (Could be the store brand seasoning I used.) I would make it again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/07/2020
I followed the recipe to the letter It turned out delicous Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2020
This was just ok for us -- needed more seasoning. I did add onion, garlic, salt, & some red pepper, but it still needed something more, though I'm not sure what. We'll finish what's left over, but probably won't make this again. Read More