Quick Sloppy Joe Pasta


Sloppy Joe with a kick! Picky eaters like this pasta because it taste like Sloppy Joes, yet it has their green veggies in there too!

sloppy Joe pasta in bowl
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ½ small onion, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch garlic powder

  • 1 ½ cups tomato sauce

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 small zucchini, chopped

  • 2 cups uncooked rotini pasta

  • 2 cups frozen whole kernel corn


  1. Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add thyme, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Drain meat.

  2. Pour in tomato sauce, brown sugar, and Worcestershire. Stir in zucchini, pasta, and corn; bring to a boil. Reduce heat slightly. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

472 Calories
15g Fat
57g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 472
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 1144mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 18mg 89%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 909mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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