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Remember how we worked really hard to test a gazillion not so great or even down right gross sloppy joe recipes and then finally not only found a delicious recipe but one that is so blasted good Cade actually converted me to the sloppy joe world? Yeah well now it’s getting real because we just made a sloppy joe casserole and you’re not even going to believe it when I tell you it’s packed full of veggies so side dish not required and the kids wont even know!

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Oh, what?! That’s right, not only is this casserole really easy but it’s an entire meal in one dish.

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We started out with sloppy joes, then I added 1/2 Cup finely shredded carrot and an entire zucchini, finely shredded. Plus there’s already onions and peppers in it so bam, veggies done. Actually, I took it over the top and served it with a salad anyway because I love something fresh with something hearty.

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Anyway, you’ve also got some bread on top which brings the whole meal back to my childhood when Mom often served our dinner with slices of bread. I have no clue why, but it was awesome and I’m never against dipping bread in something saucy.

Is Sloppy Joe and Manwich the Same Thing?

Manwich is often used as an alternate name for Sloppy Joe.

What Are Good Side Dishes to Serve With Casseroles?

A variety of vegetables made good sides for casseroles.

Salad, fruit salad, and dinner rolls go well with most casseroles.

Can Sloppy Joe Be Made Ahead?

Sloppy Joe is a great make-ahead meal.

Make the sloppy joe, refrigerate or even freeze until you are ready to serve.

Reheat and serve!

Sloppy Joe Casserole

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Sloppy Joe Casserole

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


For the Sloppy Joes

  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Onion diced fine
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Garlic minced
  • 1 Pound Ground Beef we use 80% lean
  • 1 Large Zucchini finely shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 Cup Carrot finely shredded
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Dark or Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Cup Ketchup
  • 1/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

For the Casserole

  • 1 Package Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
  • 1-2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Parsley for garnish


  • Heat a dutch oven over medium heat and add the butter.
  • Once melted, quickly add the onion and stir occasionally until translucent.
  • Add the peppers and garlic and stir occasionally for 1 minute then add the ground beef and break it up with a wooden spoon, stirring it all together.
  • Allow to cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the zucchini and carrot and stir to combine.
  • Add the brown sugar, mustard, worcestershire, liquid smoke, chili powder, and paprika.
  • Stir for 30 seconds and then add the ketchup and vinegar.
  • Allow to cook for 30 minutes on low heat.

To Assemble

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour all of the meat mixture into an 8x9" baking dish and top with cheese.
  • Either place the biscuits right on top of the casserole or break each biscuit in half and top the casserole then cook up the remaining biscuits depending on how much bread you want on the actual dish. We tend to half the biscuits and use the rest another night.
  • Bake for 14-16 minutes and then garnish with chopped parsley and serve.


store left overs covered, in the refrigerator
Nutrition Facts
Sloppy Joe Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 672
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 97.8mg33%
Carbohydrates 54.2g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 18.6g21%
Protein 26g52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • This looks delicous and it’s so perfectly timed! I have been craving sloppy joes for *months* now and wasn’t sure of how to logistically serve the standard version to a 4 year old — not sure why I didn’t think of this. Can’t wait to ttry this out!

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    • oh I hadn’t even thought of that! This is totally easier for the kidddos!

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