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Our Sloppy Joe Casserole has ground beef and noodles that are smothered in Manwich sauce and topped with melted cheese for a twist on a classic dinner recipe.
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  1. Best Sloppy Joe Manwich Casserole!
  2. Why We Love Sloppy Joe Bake
  3. Ingredients for Sloppy Joe Casserole
  4. Sloppy Joe Pasta Substitutions and Additions
  5. Tools for this Sloppy Joe Casserole Recipe
  6. How to Make Sloppy Joe Casserole
  7. How to Serve Sloppy Joe Bake
  8. Manwich Casserole Storage Tips
  9. FAQ for this Sloppy Joe Casserole Recipe with Manwich
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  11. Sloppy Joe Casserole with Manwich Recipe

This Sloppy Joe Casserole has the same delicious flavors as a classic sloppy joe sandwich in casserole form. Ground beef and noodles are smothered in Manwich sauce and topped with melted cheese for a hearty and delicious dinner recipe.

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Best Sloppy Joe Manwich Casserole!

If you’re a fan of a classic sloppy joe sandwich, you will love this sloppy joe casserole. It’s easy to make and can be ready in less than an hour. Plus, it’s a little less messy to eat than a traditional sloppy joe!

The secret ingredient is Manwich sauce, which gives this pasta dish the delicious, familiar flavors of the beloved sandwich. Mixed with ground beef, onions, pasta and topped off with gooey cheese, this is one pasta bake that you do not want to miss!

Why We Love Sloppy Joe Bake

  • Super easy casserole recipe.
  • Short list of ingredients.
  • Makes a great freezer meal.
  • Quick and easy clean-up!
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Ingredients for Sloppy Joe Casserole

  • Ground beef – You could substitute pork sausage for ground beef.
  • Yellow onion -diced
  • Manwich sauce -original (39oz total) – You can also try Thick and Chunky or Bold Sloppy Joe sauce.
  • Bowtie noodles – Penne or shells could also be used.
  • Velveeta cheese -shredded
  • Colby-jack cheese -shredded

Sloppy Joe Pasta Substitutions and Additions

  • CHEESE: Cubed Velveeta can be substituted for the shredded, it will just take a little longer to incorporate. You could also substitute a different type of cheese in place of the Colby-jack, such as cheddar or provolone if you’d like!
  • CORN: A delicious, simple addition that I sometimes like to add is a bag of frozen corn for a bit of crunch! This is an optional addition to your casserole.
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How to Make Sloppy Joe Casserole

This recipe will come together easily and will be ready in under an hour. You can prepare all of the ingredients in the same pan, then simply transfer them to a baking dish for easy clean-up!

  1. Brown the ground beef in a stock pot. 
  2. Add diced onion.
  3. Cook your pasta al dente.
  4. Add the two cans of manwich sauce to the cooked noodles.
  5. Add shredded velveeta. Stir together until well combined.
  6. Pour the casserole mix into a prepared baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle the shredded Colby-jack cheese on top.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

How to Serve Sloppy Joe Bake

Serve Sloppy Joe Bake with a side salad, or green vegetables, like green beans or broccoli. You can also serve with some freshly baked rolls.

Manwich Casserole Storage Tips

  • To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
  • To Freeze: Sloppy joe casserole makes for a great freezer meal, and can be stored for up to 3 months. 
  • To Reheat: If reheating from the freezer it’s best to let the pasta thaw a bit before placing it in the microwave. If reheating from the fridge, simply pop the casserole in the microwave until it’s heated through.
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FAQ for this Sloppy Joe Casserole Recipe with Manwich

What to serve with sloppy joe casserole?

This recipe is really great on its own and it doesn’t necessarily need a side to go with it. However, if you’re looking for a delicious side dish that would compliment this casserole well, I would recommend this coleslaw recipe!

What is the best canned sloppy joe mix?

As you can tell from the recipe ingredients, I think that Manwich is the best sloppy joe mix out there! It’s the only one I ever buy. But, there are tons of other options out there. So, you can choose whichever you think is the best. You could also opt for making your own homemade sloppy joe mix, too!

What is the difference between a sloppy joe and a Manwich?

Manwich is a brand of sloppy joe sauce already prepared in a can.

What else can I do with a can of Manwich?

You can add them to the top nachos, tater tots or french fries. It is great with ground turkey or chicken as well.

Do you drain the grease for Manwich?

It is a personal decision, but I always drain the grease after I brown my meat.

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Sloppy Joe Casserole with Manwich

Serves — 6
Our Sloppy Joe Casserole has ground beef and noodles that are smothered in Manwich sauce and topped with melted cheese for a twist on a classic dinner recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 24 oz can original Manwich sauce
  • 15 oz can original Manwich sauce
  • 12 oz pkg farfalle (bowtie) noodles cooked al dente
  • 8 oz pkg shredded velveeta
  • 8 oz pkg shredded colby-jack cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350*. Lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish and set it aside.
  • Using a 4-5 quart heavy bottomed stock pot, brown the ground beef and diced onion on medium-high heat. Drain any excess grease, and return the browned ground beef and onions to the stock pot.
  • Add the 2 cans of manwich sauce, the cooked bowtie noodles and the shredded velveeta. Stir the ingredients until well combined.
  • Pour the Manwich casserole into the prepared 9×13 baking dish.
  • Evenly sprinkle the 8 oz pkg shredded colby-jack on top of the casserole.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
  • To Freeze: Sloppy joe casserole makes for a great freezer meal, and can be stored for up to 3 months. 
  • To Reheat: If reheating from the freezer it’s best to let the pasta thaw a bit before placing it in the microwave. If reheating from the fridge, simply pop the casserole in the microwave until it’s heated through.

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 861kcal | Carbohydrates: 125g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 2809mg | Potassium: 1017mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 1034IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 552mg | Iron: 4mg
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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    Definitely had to make this yummy recipe especially since my husband and I love Sloppy Joes. It is so worth trying it and we added this new recipe to our favorites!

  2. Do I cook it for 25 minutes or 40 minutes ? I’m so confused I got it in the oven rn it’s been almost 25 mins

    1. Antonia – so sorry for the confusion. The “cook time” listed at 40 minutes includes the time you are browning the meat and the time on the stovetop.

  3. Hi, looking to make this for a hot meal for the homeless. I will be making enough for 40 people but how much manwich sauce? The recipe shows 24oz and 15oz.