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.
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.
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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 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 lb. ground beef
- 1 box Jiffy mix
- You can make our copycat Not so Sloppy Joe Sauce or just the 3 basics below;
- 3/4 – 1 c. Ketchup
- 1/4 c Mustard
- 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
- Use a bit of cooking spray so it doesn’t stick
- Some diced onion and bell pepper are great
- Brown the ground beef and onions in a pan on the stove
- Once onions are softened turn your heat off
- 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 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.
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!
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:
- 4 cups noodles, we used cavatappi
- Ground beef or for a vegetarian option you can make Sloppy Lentil Joes as the base
- Manwich sloppy joe sauce (it’s an amped up tomato sauce essentially)
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!
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.
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.
- At Thanksgiving and Christmas we add a can of whole kernel and creamed corn to it to make our VERY popular Jiffy cornbread pudding side dish.
- And for a side dish you can make cornbread in cast iron skillet which is a fun way to serve it.
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
- 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.