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Some sloppy Joe tater tot casserole cheese strings with a fork.

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


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!


Units Scale
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can (15 oz.) corn, drained
  • 1 can (24 oz.) Sloppy Joe sauce
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • 32 oz. frozen tater tots


  1. Over medium-high heat, brown beef until cooked. Drain any fat and remove and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, saute onions and garlic until translucent.
  3. Add red bell pepper and corn and cook until soft.
  4. Add beef, Sloppy Joe sauce, cream cheese, paprika and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
  5. Simmer over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
  6. Pour the beef mixture into a 9×13 baking dish and spread evenly.
  7. Top with a layer of 1 cup of cheese.
  8. Arrange tater tots and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  9. Bake at 450 degrees F for 20 minutes or until the tater tots are crispy and golden.
  10. Dish and serve hot.
  11. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins