Sloppy Joe Casserole
By BethAtStructure on March 23, 2014
I absolutely love finding ways to repurpose leftovers. While I'm not someone who really minds eating the same meal again (it's my favorite lunch!), I do like to find ways to mix it up a bit. So knowing I had some leftover Sloppy Joe in the freezer, I thought I would search for something new to do with it. Low and behold, I found a ton of different recipes for Sloppy Joe Casserole!
While there are a lot of different recipes, they are all pretty similar. You simply choose your bottom and your top and stick your Sloppy Joe in the middle! Here are some of the variations I saw:
- You can use crescent rolls for the top and bottom and use Sloppy Joe and cheese in the middle.
- You can use thawed frozen hashbrowns for the bottom, then top with a can of cheese soup and Sloppy Joe.
- You can place your Sloppy Joe on the bottom, then add cheese and tater tots on top.
- You can start with either a crescent roll bottom, or just Sloppy Joe on the bottom, then top with mac & cheese or with cornbread.
Here is the super simply Sloppy Joe Casserole I made:
Unroll a can of crescent roll dough and flatten out to fit a 9 x 13 pan. Top with about a cup of shredded cheese - I used Colby Jack, but you could also use cheddar or Mozzerella. Then top with about 3-4 cups of Sloppy Joe meat. (I use The Pioneer Woman's recipe). Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. Take out of the oven and top with another cup of shredded cheese and another layer of crescent roll dough. Brush a couple tablespoons of melted butter on top of the crescent roll dough. Bake for another 12-15 minutes, or until the crescent roll is lightly browned.
On to my menu! This is our last week of basketball practice! So we will have a nice little lull before baseball practice starts! I'm doing a couple favorite winter meals in the hopes that it will be the last time we have them for awhile. Despite loving some of my winter foods, I am SO ready for spring! I’ll be linking up on I’m an Organizing Junkie if you’re looking for more meal planning ideas! I also often link up at Feeding Big. Or check out and follow my Yummy dinners board on Pinterest! Interested in meal planning? Check out my post on meal planning. Here’s what we’re eating this week:
Breakfasts (we don’t plan for each day – see here for why – but these are our choices along with a fruit)
Lunches (see this post for Peanut Free lunch ideas!)
• Roo: Monday – Lunchable; Tuesday – Mama Lunch; Wednesday – School lunch; Thursday – Lunchable; Friday – PB&J
• Monkey: Monday – Lunchable; Tuesday – Mama Lunch; Wednesday – School lunch; Thursday – Lunchable; Friday – PB&J
• Me: Monday – Leftovers; Tuesday – Leftovers; Wednesday – Leftovers; Thursday – Leftovers; Friday – Leftovers
• Monday – Mississippi Pot Roast, mashed potatoes, carrots
• Tuesday –Fettucine Alfredo, asparagus, garlic bread
• Wednesday – Chili, cornbread
• Thursday –Chicken Tacos, salad
• Friday – Pizza
• Saturday – Leaving open - we have a basket ball tournament, so we'll see what everyone is up for!
• Sunday – Hawaiian Ham & Cheese Sliders, chips, fruit salad
What are you eating this week? Leave a comment and feel free to link back to your blog if you have your plan posted!
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