Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole – easy weeknight meal! Ground beef or turkey in a delicious sloppy joe sauce topped with cheese and tater tots! Kids love this one!

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole - easy weeknight meal! Ground beef or turkey in a delicious sloppy joe sauce topped with cheese and tater tots! Kids love this one!

Originally posted March 2014. Photos updated April 2016. 

I know. It’s way too early in the morning to be talking about things like tater tot casseroles.

I’m sorry.

I was sick all weekend – all weekend! – and didn’t have time to get a bunch of yummy things baked and photographed. I made this banana bread crumb cake and it’s delicious and amazing but I couldn’t stop coughing long enough to take pictures. Being sick is the worst.

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole - easy weeknight meal! Ground beef or turkey in a delicious sloppy joe sauce topped with cheese and tater tots! Kids love this one!

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole!

I threw this Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole together for my kids yesterday and there wasn’t a tater tot left by the end of dinner.

They absolutely loved it!

I won’t lie, I didn’t think it sounded very good but I stole a couple bites and didn’t hate it. I like sloppy joes, I love tater tots – so yeah, I think I’m just embarrassed to say that I liked it.

Plus, so easy! Perfect for a busy weeknight! You can even make the filling ahead of time and just top it with the tater tots when you’re ready to bake.

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole - easy weeknight meal! Ground beef or turkey in a delicious sloppy joe sauce topped with cheese and tater tots! Kids love this one!

More Sloppy Joe Recipes

Hawaiian Sloppy Joes – bacon, ground beef, and veggies in a pineapple sweet and sour sauce. Served on a toasted bun with pineapple rings!

Sloppy Joe Fries – fries topped with sloppy joes meat, melted cheese, green onions, tomatoes, and jalapenos. A perfect easy dinner or great for a casual party.

Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes – smoky and spicy sloppy joes topped with Fritos and pickled jalapenos. Easy 30 minute meal the whole family will love!

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 15.5 ounce can sloppy joe sauce
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 16 ounce bag tater tots
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Brown ground beef, breaking it up, until no pink remains. Drain, return to pan, and season with salt and pepper. Add sloppy joe sauce and cream of mushroom sauce. Stir until everything is combined.
  3. Pour mixture into a 9x13-inch pan. Top with sharp cheddar cheese. Arrange tater tots on top.
  4. Bake for about 25 - 30 minutes or until tater tots are cooked and golden brown.
Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole - easy weeknight meal! Ground beef or turkey in a delicious sloppy joe sauce topped with cheese and tater tots! Kids love this one!

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