Sloppy Joe Casserole Recipe – Bowl Me Over


This Sloppy Joe Casserole is ultimate in comfort! This is easy weeknight meal that your family will love. The combination of ground meat, pasta, cheese and sloppy joe sauce creates delicious flavor that for your whole family asking more.

Sloppy Joe Casserole in a baking dish with a serving spoon.

 Why do you like this recipe?

✔️ A convenient way to enjoy the taste of classically prepared jocko with a twist of pasta.

✔️You can put this dish together in advance and keep it in the fridge to pop in the oven on busy weeknights at home.

✔️ With this generous pan, you don’t have to worry about buying hamburger buns.

Ingredients to make casserole dish, with print overlay.


  • minced meat
  • onion red or green pepper
  • minced dough for farfe
  • Manwich Sauce
  • grated cheese
Step-by-step instructions showing how to make casserole dish, with print overlay.


This is an overview of the instructions. Scroll down for complete instructions. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  • Spray 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set.
  • Cook pasta in large pot of water until dente Drain well.
  • Brown the ground beef, pepper and diced onion in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Remove excess fat. Add Manwicha sauce, cooked kiki noodles and half of the grated cheese.
  • Mix the ingredients while stirring well. Spoon into the prepared baking dish.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and place in preheated oven.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove the foil and sprinkle with the remaining cheeses.
  • Place under broiler for 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted and golden brown.


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  • silver paper

 Frequently Asked Questions

 What is the difference between sloppy joe and jane?

The difference between the two is that Jane is made of turkey and Joe is made of beef.

Why is it called a reckless river?

 The dish is believed to be named after the Sioux City, Iowa, chef who created the original version of the dish in 1930. It is believed that this soup was called “lazy river” because of the sauce, which made it “dizzy”. “

 Can I leave out the paprika?

 Yes, you can definitely leave the peppers in this cheese casserole. It doesn’t change the taste of this dish much.

Sloppy Joe Casserole in a baking dish.

 Tips from Deb

  •  I prefer the flavor of red pepper in this dish, but you can use any color you have.
  •  Cheddar cheese works for me in a casserole like this, but if you want to add some spice, you can use Mexican blend, Colby Jack, or even Pepper Jack.
  •  If you want to save food, cook the pasta first, then drain and set aside. Then use the same pot that the pasta was cooked in to brown the meat. Just make sure there are no lumps of dough in it.
  •  If you are using lean ground beef, you may need to add a little oil to the pot or large pan to prevent it from sticking while browning.


  •  You can substitute ground beef or turkey for the ground beef in this recipe to reduce the fat.
  • If you want to add flavor to your Manwich, you can add some yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce or even ketchup if it’s a bit sweet for you.
  •  If you want to add more flavor to this casserole recipe, you can also add chopped onion meat while browning.


In fridgestore leftovers in airtight container in fridge for 3-4 days.

InFreezer – This casserole can made ahead and frozen. Cool completely, wrap tightly in foil or plastic wrap freeze for 3 months.

Reheat – To reheat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator if frozen. Once cooled, place in a 350 degree oven until heated through, about 20 minutes. Or you can heat individual parts in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.

A serving of Sloppy Joe Casserole on a plate.
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Serve together

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 To Bad Joe Cassero

 This delicious Sloppy Joe Casserole is a delicious blend of classic comfort flavors and cheesy goodness.

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Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Total time 35 minutes

Course: lunch or dinner

Cuisine: American

Servings: 8 servings

Calories: 399 kcal


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Set aside a 913 dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
    Cook pasta in large pot boil water and Drain well.
  • Brown minced meat, peppers and onion cubes in a large stock pot over medium heat. Excess fat must be drained.
  • In a bowl, mix Manwicha sauce, cooked kiki noodles and half of grated cheese. Combine all ingredients in bowl.
  • Fill prepared pan halfway with mixture. Place in preheat oven and covered with aluminum foil. Bake for 20 minutes at 350°F.
  • Remove foil after 20 minutes and sprinkle with the remaining cheeses. Bake for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown.


Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 2mg