Sloppy Joe Tator Tot Casserole

When I first started this blog, I proclaimed that I was a casserole hater.  Over the last almost 2 years of blogging, I have realized that statement was a complete LIE!  Haha.  I am a casserole lover!  It’s true!  There is something about dumping everything into one dish to make dinner easier that most busy families love, myself included.  This one is a new favorite of ours!  I have another recipe for Tator Tot Casserole here on my blog that is more traditional with cream soup & you can even make that one in the crock pot.  We make that recipe frequently, so I knew this one would be a hit!


When I came across this idea of Sloppy Joe Tator Tot Casserole from The Savvy Kitchen, I put it on my make soon list, & boy am I glad I did!  We loved it!  It’s meaty, sloppy, and the tator tots & cheese give it extra heartiness.  This is a great meal that feeds a lot & is so warm & filling.  Enjoy!



Sloppy Joe Tator Tot Casserole
 
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Yield: 6-8 Servings
Ingredients
  • 1lb lean ground beef
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 (15oz) can Manwich Original Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • 2oz cream cheese
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (16oz) package frozen tator tots/tator puffs
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 450*F.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the peppers & onions, until the meat is cooked through. Drain the fat & return meat mixture to the heat.
  3. Stir in the corn, sloppy joe sauce, & cream cheese. Cook over low heat until the cream cheese is melted.
  4. Pour the sloppy joe mixture into a greased 13x9" baking dish. Top the mixture with half of the grated cheese.
  5. Arrange the tator tots in a single layer over the top of the cheese. Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until bubbling & tots are cooked all the way through. Remove from the oven & sprinkle with chopped chives if desired. Serve immediately.
Notes
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Recipe lightly altered from The Savvy Kitchen 

Comments

    • Amber says

      If you click on the Magic button underneath the main photo, then click on the nutrition tab, it will give you the calories and servings.

  1. Jennifer says

    I had tried Tator Tot Casserole a while back and felt, eh about it. I even thought, hmmm, maybe if I made it with Sloppy Joe meat, that might be great.
    Just found my new meal for the week, THANKS!

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  1. […] Instructions 1. Pre-heat oven to 450˚F. 2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef until the meat is cooked through. 3. Drain the fat. 4. Add in the pepper and onion. Cook for 3-4 minutes on medium low heat. 5. Stir in the corn and sloppy joe sauce. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring. 6. Pour the sloppy joe mixture into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle half of the cheese on top. 7. Arrange the tater tots in a single layer over the top of the cheese. Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese. 8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until it bubbles and the tater tots are cooked through. 9. Remove from the oven and enjoy. Recipe adapted from Dessert Now, Dinner Later. […]

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