If you are like me, you may run out of fun dinner ideas that your kids will eat. Well, here is a new recipe to add to your kid-friendly arsenal! Your kids will clamor for you to make this Sloppy Joe Pie again and again!


(*This post is a sponsored conversation for the Idaho® Potato Commission. I love using Idaho® potatoes in my recipes; all opinions are my own.)

We eat a lot of potatoes in our house. One of our new favorite recipes is this Mashed Potato Pie with Bacon Potato Roses. It makes a beautiful side dish. That recipe uses my daughter’s idea, these delicious Potato Bacon Roses.

Several varieties of potatoes are grown in Idaho, but russet potatoes are the best for this recipe. They mash into a very creamy blend, and the creamier the potatoes, the nicer your potato crust will fluff up while baking! This easy Sloppy Joe Casserole contains healthy ingredients like Idaho® Russet Potatoes and ground beef or turkey. If you love this sloppy joe idea, you will also want to check out these gluten free dinner recipe ideas.

Your kids are going to love this new sloppy joe casserole recipe! Even your pickiest of eaters! It is so easy to learn how to make Sloppy Joes…once you can make that recipe, you can get creative! This Sloppy Joe casserole is big, so you get many leftovers. It is an excellent meal when you are on a budget! If you are looking for more inexpensive gluten free meal ideas, these on a budget meal ideas should help.

Kid friendly yes, but I think I know 2 senior citizens who are going to love this too!”

Leslie, blog comment

Allergen Information:

This homemade sloppy joe casserole is gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, soy-free, and oat-free.

Photos of the sloppy joe pie ingredients.

Ingredient Notes:

For the full list of ingredients and amounts, please go to the recipe card below.

  • Ground beef – you can use lean or regular ground beef. You can switch it up using ground pork, turkey, or chicken.
  • Potatoes – I like russet potatoes for this recipe because they get so fluffy when whipped.
  • Heavy cream – you can use a dairy-free cream if you want to keep it dairy-free.
  • Coconut aminos – you can also use tamari or gluten free soy sauce.
  • Molasses – feel free to use either blackstrap molasses or regular.

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

Sloppy joe pie photos of steps 1 and 2.

Step 1: Add peeled, chopped potatoes to a pot and boil them until soft.

Step 2: Add the cooked potatoes to a bowl with the heavy cream and cheddar cheese. Whip the mashed potatoes with an electric mixer.

Sloppy joe pie photos of steps 3 and 4.

Step 3: Heat a little oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and scallions. Cook onion and scallions with ground beef.

Step 4: Make the sloppy joe sauce by mixing all of the sauce ingredients in a measuring cup or bowl.

Sloppy joe pie photos steps 5 and 6.

Step 5: Pour the Sloppy Joe sauce onto the meat, cover the pan, reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 6: Add the mashed potatoes to a springform pan and make an indentation for the meat to go in. You can see here how thick I made the crust…the juices from the Sloppy Joe mixture ooze into the creamy mashed potatoes.

Sloppy joe pie photos of steps 7 and 8.

Step 7: Add the Sloppy Joe mixture to the pan. Bake at 375º F for 25 minutes until the crust is slightly puffy and the middle is bubbling slightly.

Step 8: The Sloppy Joe Casserole is now ready! Serve it hot with a salad!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What ground meat is best to use?

As I mentioned, this recipe is great with either ground beef, ground pork, or ground turkey. The last two times, I made this sloppy joe pie with ground turkey just to make it lower-fat since Mr. Fearless Dining and I are trying to be a little healthier.

Why do you use a springform pan?

I use a springform pan because it is easier to remove the casserole when the sides open up.

How do you know when it is done baking?

You will know this is done baking when the meat mixture is bubbling, and the potato crust slightly pulls away from the pan.

How long will this keep fresh?

This casserole will keep fresh for up to 4 days in an airtight container or up to 4 months in the freezer.

Can you make this Sloppy Joe meat pie dairy-free?

You can easily make this dairy-free by using dairy-free cream and cheese.

A slice of sloppy joe pie with  piece cut out with a fork.

More Delicious Potato Recipes to Try:

  1. Bacon Ricotta Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
  2. Easy Potato Soup
  3. Jambalaya Stuffed Baked Potatoes
  4. Air Fryer Carnitas


  1. A springform pan to bake the pie in.
  2. An electric mixer to whip up the potatoes.

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. This will help others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

A sloppy joe pie on a serving dish.

Sloppy Joe Mashed Potato Pie

Sandi Gaertner
An easy sloppy joe mashed potato pie recipe that kids love.
4.82 from 11 votes
an egg free allergen icon
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dinner Recipes, Meal Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 400 kcal


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef * see note
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • ½ cup scallion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced


  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon ground paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 3 large russet potatoes
  • ¼ cup heavy cream * see note
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar * see note


  • Preheat the oven to 375º F.
  • Peel the potatoes, chop them, and add them to a pot of water. Bring to a boil until the potatoes are soft.
  • Drain the potatoes. Add cream and cheddar to the pot and use an electric mixer to whip the potatoes. 
  • In a skillet add the olive oil and brown the onion, scallion, and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the meat and cook until the meat is browned. 
  • While the meat is cooking, add the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl. Pour onto the cooking meat and simmer for 10 minutes. 
  • Add the mashed potatoes to the springform pan. Press it up against the sides to make an indentation for the meat.
  • Spoon in the meat mixture onto the potato crust.
  • Bake for 25 minutes until the meat is bubbly.
  • Serve hot.


  1. You can use lean or regular ground beef. To make this low fat, use ground turkey or chicken.
  2. I recommend using russet potatoes because russet potatoes whip up fluffier.
  3. To make this recipe dairy-free, use dairy-free cream and a dairy-free cheddar like Daiya, VioLife, or Kite Hill brands.
  4. This casserole will keep up to 4 days in an airtight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 400kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 19gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 268mgPotassium: 904mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1175IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 4mg
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  1. Love this idea! I look forward to trying it for my very picky 13 year old who was just diagnosed with Celiac. We will unfortunately have to leave out the worcestershire sauce. I’ve not been able to find a gluten-free brand of it yet. =( I have found gluten free Soy Sauce though (while hunting for coconut aminos)!