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Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

This delicious recipe has 4 basic ingredients. A simple and fun recipe the whole family will love. Great for a busy weeknight dinner and always a hit at potluck dinners.
Course Dinner, Main Course, Main Meal
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, Sloppy Joe, Tater Tots
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Pam


  • 1 1/2-2 pounds lean ground beef, chicken, or turkey
  • 15.5 ounce can Sloppy Joe sauce
  • 8 ounces grated mild cheddar cheese
  • 32 ounce bag frozen Tater Tots
  • chopped small onion and green pepper added, optional


  1. 1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees, spray a 9 x 13 casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.

    2.In a large nonstick pan, spray the pan with cooking spray and add ground meat. Add onion and pepper if using. Cook until meat is completely cooked. Drain off any excess drippings.

    3.Pour in Sloppy Joe sauce and mix to combine well.

    4.Spread out meat sauce in casserole dish. Sprinkle on cheddar cheese.

    5.Layer the tots over the entire top. Put unused tots back in freezer.

    6.Bake for about 25 minutes. You will see the tots brown and may be bubbling a little. Take out of oven and let sit on cooling rack for just 5 minutes. Then, serve up and enjoy!