Tater Tot Sloppy Joe Casserole the whole family will go nuts for!

Y’alllllll!! Tater tot casserole just got a major update and Joe is responsible. Sloppy Joe, to be exact. This is a perfect blend of sloppy joe’s and tater tot hotdish smooshed into a crazy easy and delicious sloppy joe casserole your whole family will love. Guaranteed.

If you love TaterTot Hotdish don’t miss the classic MN Tater Tot Hotdish recipe or my Chicken TaterTot Casserole.

Start with your favorite sloppy joe sauce smothering the bottom of a casserole pan.

Note: if you don’t have a homemade sloppy joe sauce you love…try mine. It’s kind of a crazy popular recipe guaranteed to please!

Now those mixed veggies get spooned over the top. Just like traditional Minnesota tater tot hotdish.

Of COURSE we are adding cheese. It wouldn’t be tater tot casserole without it! I prefer to use cheddar cheese with the sloppy joe sauce but use your favorite.

The best part!! When my kids were young they loved lining up the frozen tots on top of the hot dish. Granted, they took foreeevvveer! But now that they are grown, I miss those days.

Tip for perfect tater tot hotdish: Splurge on the name-brand tots. Totally worth it!

Right! Doesn’t that look like a plate full of goodness? It is! Family friendly goodness.

That bite is everything! Even your picky 12 year old will eat this gladly. And the best part is you’ll have it on the table lickity split. This is also a great dish for making ahead and reheating. The leftovers are just as good the next day!

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Hotdish

| 8 servings
Prep Time | 10 minutes
Cook Time | 45 minutes
Total Time | 55 minutes
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A delicious Tater Tot Hotdish with the delicious addition of sloppy joe sauce. 


  • 1 recipe sloppy joe sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup frozen mixed veggies
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag frozen tater tots
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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Spread the sloppy joe sauce on the bottom of a 9 by 13 baking dish.
  • Spread the mixed veggies on top.
  • Gently pour the water on the top. 
  • Add the cheese to the top. 
  • Top with tater tots. 
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until bubbling. Tip: to get the tater tots extra crispy and the cheese bubbling, turn the broiler on for the last 5 minutes, or so. 

Other family-friendly recipes you’ll love:

Make a homemade version of the family favorite Cheeseburger Macaroni!

easy Broccoli and Chicken Alfredo

This is an easy Broccoli & Chicken Alfredo that everyone will like!

fast and easy hawaiian chicken. a great recipe to have on hand for those busy nights!

Oh my gosh, we LOVE this Hawaiian Chicken!

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3 thoughts on “Tater Tot Sloppy Joe Casserole the whole family will go nuts for!”

  1. 5 stars
    We made this last night for dinner and it was a huge hit! We love your Sloppy Joe Sauce already and finally tried with this hot dish, can’t say enough how good it was.

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