Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 45 mins | Total time: 50 mins | Servings: 6
This casserole is seriously delicious! A sure crowd-pleaser packed with ground beef and noodles smothered in a delightful cheesy Manwich sauce with tomatoes and corn. For a complete, hearty meal, serve this Sloppy Joe Casserole with cornbread.
½ c. onions, diced
1 pound ground beef, 85% lean
¾ lb farfalle pasta, uncooked
1 15.5-ounce can Manwich sauce
1 14.5-ounce can of diced tomatoes, DO NOT drain
8 ounces Velveeta cheese, cubed
2 ½ c. chicken broth
1 ½ c. cheddar, shredded
1 c. corn, frozen or drained from a can
How to make Sloppy Joe Casserole
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 375 degrees.
Step 2: In a large, high-walled skillet/pot, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes, breaking the meat into chunks. Then, add the onions and continue to cook for another 5 minutes or until the beef is no longer pink and the onions are tender. When done, drain the grease.
Step 3: Next, add the Manwich sauce, chicken broth, and undrained diced tomatoes. Bring everything to a gentle boil before adding the pasta. Mix well.
Step 4: Put the lid on and continue to cook until the pasta is al dente, stirring a couple of times to make sure that the pasta does not stick to the bottom of the pot. Adjust the taste if needed.
Step 5: Then, adjust the heat to low and add the corn. Stir and add the cubed Velveeta. Replace the lid and let the cheese melt. Then, stir gently.
Step 6: Into a lightly greased 9 x 13-inch casserole dish, transfer the mixture and sprinkle with shredded cheddar.
Step 7: Cover the casserole and place it in the preheated oven. Bake for about 15 minutes. When done, remove from the oven and serve the casserole right away with cornbread. Enjoy!
To make the casserole in advance, assemble it and sprinkle it with cheese. Tent the dish and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days. When ready to serve, let it sit for about 30 minutes at room temperature. Then, bake for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees, covered.
For this recipe, you can use a different variety of pasta and adjust the cooking time as directed in the package. Penne is an amazing substitute for farfalle.
If desired, you can use a whole pound of pasta.
Calories: 663 kcal, Carbohydrates: 61g, Protein: 38g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 99mg, Sodium: 1599mg, Potassium: 998mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 1119IU, Vitamin C: 19mg, Calcium: 485mg, Iron: 4mg