Sloppy Joe tater tot casserole is both quick and easy and kid-friendly. With all the flavors you love in a Sloppy Joe and the fun of tater tots!
Today we’ll be making sloppy Joe tater tot casserole. It’s an easy meal to put together that’s kid-friendly and super yummy. I wanted to play around with some tater tots because they are so darn cute so in today’s recipe, we’ll be doing just that.
And seriously, these little things are like an army. I had a ton of fun lining them up in the casserole dish so this could also be a group activity with your kids.
It has all the flavors you love in a Sloppy Joe with all the fun of tater tots. There’s also a ton of cheese to appeal to the cheese-loving eaters out there. There’s some cream cheese mixed in with the beefy sloppy Joe sauce and generous layers of cheddar in between that and the tater tots.
So despite being a very simple casserole to throw together, this is not lacking in flavor and should appeal to both kids and adults alike. So let’s start cooking.
SLOPPY JOE TATER TOT CASSEROLE TIPS AND TRICKS
This is simple, really it is. Sauté some onions, garlic, bell peppers, corn and add in some ground beef. Then season with some cream cheese and Sloppy Joe sauce and a couple of seasonings. Add it all in the casserole dish and top with cheddar cheese. Line up your army of tater tots and top it with more cheese love. And that’s all there is to it. One paragraph. That’s how simple it is.
Some notes: I used about 90% of the bag of frozen tater tots but you might have leftovers like me. Also, I added some smoked paprika, salt and pepper because even though the Sloppy Joe sauce tastes great on its own, I wanted even more flavor and smoked paprika really shines in that respect.
And that’s about it. Enjoy your tater tots and happy eating!
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