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Jiffy Cornbread Sloppy Joe Casserole

3 easy cornbread sloppy joe casserole recipes need just 5 simple ingredients! Delicious homemade easy sloppy joes in a casserole your whole family is sure to love! Use ground beef or turkey to make the base with sauce from scratch, bake and enjoy.

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I have to share this easy 5 ingredient sloppy joe casserole recipe with you! Now about 2 years ago I went about making up my own homemade easy sloppy joe recipe using condiments I already had at home. We’ve never bought sloppy joe canned mix after that (so much better). (affiliate links present)

This year I have been focusing on new crockpot and casserole meals that moms can throw together in 30 minutes or less and thought a sloppy joe casserole would be a great addition to our monthly meal planning rotations.

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole

Doesn’t it look good??!! I know your kids will love it. The way you make the meat is you mix in just 3 things: ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar. If you want a more complex bottom with a bit of heat you can follow our Jiffy tamale pie too. Both are winners for dinner.

To tell you the truth by now I just squeeze and throw these ingredients in until it has the right taste but if it is your first time making your own sloppy joes I will include the measurements I use below (approximately).

Jiffy Cornbread Sloppy Joe Casserole

I have made this same easy sloppy joe casserole recipe using the meat mixture below and laying crescent rolls on top. It was gobbled up but this one turned out amazingly well using about 11 oz. of Jiffy corn muffin mix.

If you are only using 1 lb. of ground beef you’ll need to use an 8×8 baking dish, but could easily double it and use a 9×12 pan as well.

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Bake

I’d use closer to 15 oz. (2 of these would work) of cornbread for that. The key is not making the cornbread mixture too thick on top or else the very middle (bread) won’t get completely done. Not horrible, but that is what I have found to be true. Any size you make it, everyone LOVES it!


  1. 1 lb. ground beef
  2. 1 box Jiffy mix
  3. You can make our copycat Not so Sloppy Joe Sauce or just the 3 basics below;
  4. 3/4 – 1 c. Ketchup
  5. 1/4 c Mustard
  6. 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  7. Use a bit of cooking spray so it doesn’t stick
  8. Some diced onion and bell pepper are great

How to Make Jiffy Sloppy Joe Casserole

  1. Brown the ground beef and onions in a pan on the stove
  2. Once onions are softened turn your heat off
  3. Add your ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard
  4. Stir in well until combined (taste now and add more of this or that ingredient to make it the taste you desire)
  5. Spray an 8×8″ pan with non stick spray and spoon in meat mixture
  6. Use a separate bowl to make the Jiffy cornbread mix as directed on the box
  7. Pour cornbread mixture on top of meat in pan

Put in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for the amt of time directed on your Jiffy cornbread box until top is golden brown, about 15 minutes to 20 minutes. Serve…top with a bit of cheddar cheese when warm so it melts too…yum.

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Cornbread Sloppy Joe Casserole

When I serve it I like to put a little dollop of sour cream on top of the scoop, and even a few green onions diced if I have them. For added flavor add a small can of chiles into your cornbread mixture too! YUM!!

Here is the second recipe for an easy sloppy joe casserole using noodles that varies slightly from the one above, tastes a bit different, but is really yummy!

More like a traditional recipe using noodles and serving more people than the one above it is easy to throw together, and I use a canned sloppy joe mixture for this one to make it even easier…it’s really cheesy too!

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Sloppy Joe Casserole with Noodles

If you are looking for a traditional sloppy joe taste but tweaked a little bit I would try this type of sloppy joe casserole recipe. It’s ooey gooey with lots of cheese and kids love everything with cheesy noodles.

I add diced bell peppers and onions as well to give it more texture and a lot more taste but of course you could omit if you chose to. This is what you’ll need for this recipe:

  1. 4 cups noodles, we used cavatappi
  2. Ground beef or for a vegetarian option you can make Sloppy Lentil Joes as the base
  3. Manwich sloppy joe sauce (it’s an amped up tomato sauce essentially)
  4. Cheese

Bell Pepper and onion were finely diced and added into this but of course are optional choices. Gives the dish some great texture though so I would recommend it.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Brown ground beef together with olive oil, diced onion and bell pepper until beef is browned and slightly softened.
  • Boil noodles in another pot until al dente.
  • Pour Manwich in with browned beef mixture and stir
  • Drain al dente noodles from water and pour into mixture. Fold in until all noodles are coated with sauce
  • Add 1 c. shredded cheese in and slowly mix in too.
  • Pour mixture into a 13×9″ casserole dish covered with foil and put in oven for 25 minutes

Remove foil, sprinkle rest of cheese on top and put back in uncovered for 3-5 min. or until cheese is melted. Serve!

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Sloppy Joe Casserole Crescent Rolls

If you wanted a different covering you could use refrigerated crescent rolls or biscuits like you see here. You would use the same directions for the meat mixture below. Instead of mixing the ingredients for the cornmeal muffins and pouring that on top, just roll our the raw crescents.

Use the directions on the back of the tube as far as the temperature and bake time goes. The underside is already cooked and warmed so you’re just cooking the dough until it is no longer sticky and golden brown.

OR just leave the topping off all together like our cheesy ShipWreck Casserole, it is super versatile of course like other throw together meals.

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Jiffy Corn Muffin Recipes

Ok so we use this stuff like a lot, for all sorts of things. It is so cheap and can be amped up so many different ways. If you wanted to add heat to this one you could use our Jiffy Mexican cornbread directions instead of this plain version.

You can jump to recipe below which has nutritional information, calories, saturated fat listed too. That will vary slightly depending on the fat content on your meat but will give you a general idea. 😉 Just enjoy it y’all.

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Cornbread Sloppy Joe Casserole

These 2 easy cornbread sloppy joe casserole recipes need just 5 simple ingredients! Delicious homemade sloppy joes in a casserole your whole family is sure to love!
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, easy, sloppy joe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 314kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Brown the ground beef, diced onions and bell peppers in a pan on the stove with olive oil until meat is no longer pink. Add your ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard.
  • Stir in well until combined (taste now and add more of this or that ingredient to make it the taste you desire). Spray an 8×8" pan with non stick spray and spoon in meat mixture.
  • Use a separate bowl to make the Jiffy cornbread mix as directed on the box. Pour cornbread mixture on top of meat in pan.
  • Put into preheated oven at 400 degrees and follow same timing on back of box to bake, about 15 – 18 minutes or until browned on top and cooked all the way thru.
  • If you wanted to melt cheese on top, sprinkle on 3 minutes before bake time is up.


Nutrition Facts
Cornbread Sloppy Joe Casserole
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 331mg14%
Potassium 325mg9%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 354IU7%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
5 from 2 votes
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Thursday 5th of January 2023

Someone tell me where the noodles come in to play??


Tuesday 15th of November 2022

I made the cornbread sloppy joe casserole for dinner tonight. It got a 3 out of 3 here! (Each person in my house gets one vote on everything I make). I’ll, definitely, be making this again!

The Typical Mom

Thursday 17th of November 2022

Oh yeah!!


Monday 5th of February 2018

Can you cook the sloppy Joe Casserole in a crockpot? If so, how long?


Sunday 1st of October 2017

What are the measurements for the cornbread recipe? I’d love to make but I don’t see anything.


Monday 14th of August 2017

Do u drain the ground beef?

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 15th of August 2017

I do, yes.

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