Sloppy Joe Casserole

Sloppy Joe Casserole in a white pan

This Sloppy Joe Casserole is a super easy dish to throw together on a busy night. It has the classic bold flavor of a sloppy joe but all in one pan. Feeding a family of five I am sucker for easy hearty casseroles and this is an oldie but goody . This is one of those recipes all busy moms should have on their go to recipe list, trust me it will be a family favorite. It has the yummy comforting flavors of a Sloppy Joe but all in one dish. I have been cooking a version of this for years but it is forever changing and this is what it has morphed into today.

spoon full of Sloppy Joe Casserole

I used to make this with cornbread on top but fluffy warm biscuits work best in my opinion. It is almost like an upside down open face sloppy joe  with ooey cheese stuck in middle. I think when I first started making this I only used one pound of meat with one can of sloppy joe mix and made it in a small brownie pan. Times have changed and now I have three teenage boys that are bottomless pits so the recipe has grown along with my family.


Sloppy Joe Casserole on a plate

Let’s Make Sloppy Joe Casserole !


To get started preheat your even to 350 degrees and get a large skillet out and start cooking the onions, bell pepper and minced garlic.

veggies cooking

Once the vegetables are cooked a bit and the onions are slightly translucent add the 2 pounds of ground meat.

adding meat


Once the meat is cooked drain all the excess oil

cooked meat and veggies


Grease drained off


Add 2 cans of your favorite sloppy joe mix

adding mix


Add red pepper flakes and let simmer for a few minutes

cooking sloppy joe mix

Pour the meat mixture into a sprayed 9×13 dish

Bottom layer


Cover the meat mixture with the sliced cheddar cheese

Cheese layer

Split the biscuits in half until you have 16 biscuits

dividng biscuits

Cover the entire top of the cheese with the split biscuits

uncooked Sloppy Joe Casserole

Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown

cooked Sloppy Joe Casserole

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder together

garlic butter

Brush the top of the hot biscuits with garlic butter

brushing butter on Sloppy Joe Casserole



fork full of Sloppy Joe Casserole



Sloppy Joe Casserole

4.17 from 18 votes


  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/4 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cans 15.5 of your favorite sloppy joe mix
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 8 slices Cheddar Cheese 6oz
  • 1 can of grands flaky biscuits

Garlic Butter

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large Skillet heat olive oil and add onions, bell pepper, and garlic.
  • Once the onions are slightly translucent add the ground meat and break it up real well while cooking
  • Once the meat is cooked drain excess oil
  • Add both cans of sloppy joe mix
  • Add the red pepper flakes and bring to a simmer
  • Pour meat mixture into a 9x13 baking dish spray with cooking spray
  • cover the top of the meat mixture completely with the sliced cheese
  • Take the 8 biscuits and them in half using the flaky layers so you will have 16 thinner biscuits now
  • Cover the top of the cheese the 16 biscuits
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown
  • Melted the butter and garlic powder together and brush the mixture on top of the biscuits
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2 years ago

5 stars
I made this casserole last night for our Mother and Daughters’ dinner. We all agreed it deserves 5 stars. Everyone loved it. I did make a few changes, due to dietary problems. I did not use onions, bell pepper, red pepper or garlic. The Hunt’s Manwich had sufficient seasoning. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

1 year ago

I added a small can of Rotel tomatoes, just a little something extra.