Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

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What is it about this time of year that makes me want to throw open my windows, decorate with pumpkins, and start baking all manner of casseroles and comfort foods?

I mean, it’s August. I’m supposed to be enjoying the sunshine while laying on a beach, not wishing it away for crisp, cool air and the smell of burning leaves!

But, Fall is my thang, man. I love it. Mostly because it means that I can bust out all of my favorite recipes that require cranking up the oven. Nobody likes a hot oven in summer. Nobody.

So, I hereby declare mid-August as Fall-ish enough for casseroles! Bust out your elastic pants, because this Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole is going to make your tummy very happy.

My entire family gobbles this up, which is saying something, because my daughter and husband are two of the pickiest people I’ve ever met.

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I’m using Manwich in my casserole, because let’s face it…it’s easy, delicious, and you always know what you’re getting. You can count on it to be a kid pleaser! We love plain ol’ sloppy joes, but my favorite way to use Manwich is in this casserole! It’s a one-dish dinner, though a side salad would make a nice addition to your meal. Check out the Manwich Recipes on their site for some more inspiration! Or watch some Manwich TV Ads to get you in the sloppy joe mood!

This comes together quickly for those busy nights when you’re going every which direction and just want to get something hearty and delicious on the table!

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Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

Yield: serves 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 sweet onion, diced
1 can corn, drained
1 can Manwich Bold Sloppy Joe Sauce
2 ounces cream cheese
8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
16 ounces tater tots
chives, for sprinkling on top as desired

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the peppers and onions until the meat is cooked through. Drain the fat and return to the heat. Stir in the corn, Manwich, and cream cheese. Cook over low heat until the cream cheese is melted.
Pour the sloppy joe mixture into a 9x13 baking dish. Top with half of the grated cheese.
Arrange the tater tots in a single layer over the top of the cheese. Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chopped chives if desired. Serve immediately.

Lucky you, Manwich asked me to host a giveaway as well! You can win a Manwich Weekend Meal Prize Pack valued at $100! Inside you’ll find a sample of each of the three Manwich Sloppy Joe sauce varieties, 4 mess-friendly Manwich bibs, a Manwich wooden spoon, Calphalon saucepan, mess-free wipes, and a $30 gift card for groceries!

Giveaways are limited to the US. To enter, please visit Manwich Recipes and then leave a comment on this post with the recipe you’d like to try! Giveaway closes 9/1/2013 at 11:59pm.

Good luck!

 

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130 Responses to “Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole”

  1. Kellie Humphress August 19, 2013 @ 5:52 am (#
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    I would like to try out the sloppy joes tacos! Sounds crazy but kinda delicious!!
    Love your blog, Karly! You’re my fave! :)

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    Karly Reply:

    Aw, thanks Kellie!

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  2. Lisa Brown August 19, 2013 @ 5:53 am (#
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    i would like to try the Tangy Sweet Pork Chops recipe
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  3. Madison August 19, 2013 @ 5:54 am (#
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    That sloppy joe casserole looks amazing and screams FALL, tailgaiting, MANliness. :)

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  4. Sherri August 19, 2013 @ 6:35 am (#
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    I am going to try the Sweet and Savory Saucy Meatballs. They look great.

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  5. Rebecca B August 19, 2013 @ 7:11 am (#
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    I can’t wait to try the Saucy Meatloaf! Meatloaf, Baked potatoes, and cooked carrots say Autumn to me. And after an extremely hot summer, believe me I am ready for my faves!

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  6. carrian August 19, 2013 @ 7:35 am (#
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    dude, I haven’t had a tater tot in like, 15 years and now I’m suddenly craving them.

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  7. Mami2jcn August 19, 2013 @ 7:46 am (#
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    I’d like to try the saucy meatloaf recipe.

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  8. Rachel Cooks August 19, 2013 @ 7:48 am (#
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    Is it weird that I want this for breakfast?

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  9. Belinda @themoonblushbaker August 19, 2013 @ 7:57 am (#
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    This look insanely good! nothing better than baked tater in cheesy tomato sauce. it almost is too dangerous for dinner fair, I might eat it all!

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  10. Lisa August 19, 2013 @ 8:03 am (#
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    The sloppy janes look pretty good. I’m definitely trying the tater tot casserole :)

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  11. Sandy August 19, 2013 @ 8:49 am (#
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    The party sausage dip sounds really good–love chip & dips!

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  12. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl August 19, 2013 @ 8:51 am (#
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    I have been a big Manwich fan since I was a kid so I was all kinds of excited to see a post on my beloved brand. Definitely pinning this to make in the very near future!

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  13. Chris August 19, 2013 @ 9:00 am (#
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    I would like to try the Stress Free Picadillo!

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  14. Harmony B August 19, 2013 @ 9:07 am (#
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    I would make no the No Alarm Chilli

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  15. Cookbook Queen August 19, 2013 @ 9:44 am (#
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    Girl, I am so ready for Fall it’s not even funny. But I can’t wait that long to make this!! Totally going on my dinner menu NOW!!

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  16. Rhoda Cook August 19, 2013 @ 9:48 am (#
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    Where to begin? Meatball Hoagies, followed by Beefy Bean Sloppy Joes followed by Grands Unsloppy Joes followed by… ;)

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  17. sally @ sallys baking addiction August 19, 2013 @ 10:10 am (#
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    August is definitely fall-ish enough for casseroles. Heck, any time of year is OK in my book for this casserole. Bring on the tots!

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  18. Beth August 19, 2013 @ 11:00 am (#
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    Sloppy Joe Cornbread Bake looks good!

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  19. Angie August 19, 2013 @ 11:18 am (#
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    Looking forward to trying the Saucy Meatloaf… Looks yummy!

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  20. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet August 19, 2013 @ 12:02 pm (#
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    My kids would go nuts for this!!

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  21. Andrea D. August 19, 2013 @ 12:12 pm (#
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    I would like to try the Sloppy Joe Slider Pull Aparts. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  22. Joanne August 19, 2013 @ 12:28 pm (#
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    Oh tater tots. how I really do love thee.

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  23. Michelle August 19, 2013 @ 12:32 pm (#
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    supersize sloppy joe dip

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  24. Tahnycooks August 19, 2013 @ 12:44 pm (#
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    I love quickly thrown together dinner meals like this! Plus, who doesn’t love tater tots?!!!

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  25. Vickie August 19, 2013 @ 12:55 pm (#
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    Kathy- This looks wonderful and very kid friendly! Can you believe-I have never had Manwhich?! I believe my grandson and his grandpa are going to love this casserole and can’t wait to try it. That meatball hoagie isn’t looking too bad, either!

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  26. Jessie C. August 19, 2013 @ 1:08 pm (#
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    I would like to try Sloppy Joe Slider Pull Aparts

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  27. Liz August 19, 2013 @ 1:22 pm (#
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    Thanks for nice recipe.

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  28. Cierra August 19, 2013 @ 2:08 pm (#
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    The saucy baked chicken!

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  29. Tara August 19, 2013 @ 3:59 pm (#
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    I would like to try the Tangy Sweet Pork Chops!

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  30. Melissa August 19, 2013 @ 5:00 pm (#
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    This sounds SO good! But my youngest is allergic to Manwich. How do I know you ask? We had it on two different occasions, in two different states & his eyes swelled shut after touching them with Manwich on his hands. I’ll just have to fix him something different & make this for the rest of us. Maybe I could make homemade sloppy Joe sauce?

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    Karly Reply:

    Oh, that’s scary! But, yes, you can totally sub in some homemade sauce!

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  31. Susan Christy August 19, 2013 @ 6:35 pm (#
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    The slow cooker pulled chicken sandwiches sound yummy

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  32. Matthew August 19, 2013 @ 6:46 pm (#
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    Totally want to try the Manwich Sausage Dip–easy and sounds super delicious!!

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  33. Marie August 19, 2013 @ 7:13 pm (#
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    I’d love to try the Sloppy Joe Macaroni Skillet :)

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  34. Noemi August 19, 2013 @ 7:28 pm (#
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    Oh. My. Gosh. I love everything about this casserole! This post has made me so happy. Def making this.

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  35. Eleanor August 19, 2013 @ 7:32 pm (#
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    This looks amazing! I also gotta try the sloppy joe tacos! WHAT!?

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    Karly Reply:

    Don’t those sound FUN?!

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  36. Laura C August 19, 2013 @ 8:07 pm (#
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    Wow! Your casserole looks awesome!! I think I’d try the Saucy Baked Chicken from the Manwich site…different than the average sandwich :-)

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  37. tanabana22 August 19, 2013 @ 11:26 pm (#
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    I love the simplicity of the Sloppy Joe Macaroni Skillet. Great idea for an easy weeknight dinner! Loved your recipe as well ;-)

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  38. Dana August 19, 2013 @ 11:48 pm (#
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    Most definitely gonna try the meatballs, yummo! Excited to try a new tater tot casserole as well! Thanks a bunch????

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  39. Terri B August 20, 2013 @ 12:04 am (#
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    The recipe for Savory Chicken and Pasta Skillet looks good!

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  40. Melissa August 20, 2013 @ 5:08 am (#
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    I think I will try the Chuckwagon Beef and Bean dish along with your casserole recipe. Who doesn’t love a tator tot every now and then ;)

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  41. Whitney Lindeman August 20, 2013 @ 7:16 am (#
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    Saucy chicken wings sound wonderful!

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  42. Elizabeth August 20, 2013 @ 8:36 am (#
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    I would try the chuck wagon turkey and bean casserole in a skillet, but first I would try your tater tot casserole recipe! I think that’s what’s for supper tonight!

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  43. Amy Clarke @ The Savvy Kitchen August 20, 2013 @ 9:44 am (#
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    We’re a huge lover of chicken wings so I’d love to try out the Saucy Chicken Wings! What a great idea.

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  44. Lydia Wells August 20, 2013 @ 10:22 am (#
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    I am laughing because it has never even crossed my mind to use Manwich for anything other than traditional sloppy joes! Now I want to try the chili and the unsloppy Janes. Thanks for the ideas!

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  45. MelanieL August 20, 2013 @ 12:09 pm (#
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    We love Manwich! The Sloppy Joes over spaghetti looks delish and it reminds me of the chili mac at one of our favorite restaurants!

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  46. Eric August 20, 2013 @ 12:10 pm (#
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    It’s in our genes to create dinners such as this!

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  47. Eric August 20, 2013 @ 12:12 pm (#
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    Also, I will try the Meatball Hoagie recipe!

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  48. Alicia August 20, 2013 @ 1:26 pm (#
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    What a delicious recipe! I’m going to have to try this!

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  49. rachel August 20, 2013 @ 1:42 pm (#
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    Yay for meals the whole will eat. I’d make the Sloppy Joe Biscuit Casserole.

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  50. carol w August 20, 2013 @ 1:58 pm (#
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    I would like to try the saucy chicken wings. thanks
    carolwegs at gmail dot com

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