Hey guys, have you ever had a sloppy joe casserole that just makes you wanna hug somebody? Well, let me tell ya, this one is a real winner winner, chicken dinner! It’s got all the flavors of your classic sloppy joe, but mixed with pasta and cheesy goodness that’ll make your taste buds dance a jig. And don’t even get me started on that melty Velveeta – it’s like a warm, cheesy hug in your mouth! Plus, it’s so easy to throw together and doesn’t require any fancy ingredients. This is comfort food at its finest, folks. So grab a fork and dig in, you won’t regret it!
Prep time: 5 MINUTES
Cook time: 45 MINUTES
Total time: 50 MINUTES
1 lb. ground beef, 85% lean
½ cup onions, diced
1 15.5 oz can Manwich sauce
2 ½ cups chicken broth
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, not drained
¾ pound farfalle pasta, uncooked
8 oz. Velveeta cheese, cubed
1 cup corn, frozen or drained from a can
1 ½ cups cheddar, shredded
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cook and crumble the ground beef in a large, high-walled skillet pot over medium-high heat for 2 minutes.
Add the onions and cook for 5 more minutes, or until the beef is brown and the onions are softened. Drain grease.
Add liquids: Manwich sauce, chicken broth, and undrained diced tomatoes.
Bring to a gentle boil, then add the pasta and stir to combine.
Cover and let it boil gently until al dente. Stir a few times throughout to ensure the pasta doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot. Add a few extra minutes than what’s indicated on the box since we are boiling gently. Taste-test a noodle before proceeding.
Reduce heat to low. Stir in the corn. Add the cubed Velveeta and place the cover on the pot to allow it to melt. Lift the cover and gently stir to combine.
Transfer to a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.
Top with shredded cheddar.
Cover and bake for 15 minutes.
Remove cover and serve with cornbread!