Sloppy Joe Casserole

Compromise and comfort collide in this Sloppy Joe Casserole. Tender pasta is crafted into a savoury sloppy joe meat sauce, and a layer of melted cheddar cheese tops it off! This casserole is the love child of deliciousness and comfort food! 

– 8 ounces short pasta – 1 tablespoon olive oil – 1 medium onion  – 1 medium bell pepper  – 1 pound ground beef – 15 ounce tomato sauce – ¼ cup ketchup – 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce – 1 teaspoon garlic powder – 1 teaspoon chili powder – salt and pepper  – 2 cups cheddar cheese



Turn the oven on to 375°F, or 190°C. Boil your pasta as directed on the package, but cook it just a little bit less than done. After draining, set aside. 

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Heat the olive oil in a big skillet over medium heat. Add the bell pepper and onion, chopped. Cook them until they begin to get tender. 

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To the skillet, add the ground beef. Dice it up and cook it until the pink is gone. If necessary, drain any excess fat. 

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Mix in tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire, garlic, and chilli powder. Let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes to blend flavours. 

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Stir the cooked pasta into the beef mixture in the skillet. Salt and black pepper to taste. 

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Place the beef and pasta mixture in a greased 9x13-inch casserole dish. Scatter shredded cheddar cheese on top. 

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Place the casserole in the preheated oven for 20 minutes to melt and bubble the cheese. Remove from oven and let rest for a few minutes before serving. 

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