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

Yield 6 -8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 (15oz) can Manwich Original Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 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.

Recipe Notes

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 Recipe lightly altered from The Savvy Kitchen