If you are like me, you may find you 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 easy Sloppy Joe Mashed Potato Pie is full of healthy ingredients like Idaho® Russet Potatoes and ground beef or turkey. If you love easy dinner recipes, you will also want to check out these gluten free dinner recipe ideas.
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(*This post is a sponsored conversation for the Idaho® Potato Commission. I love using Idaho® potatoes in my recipes and 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 an idea my daughter came up with, these delicious Potato Bacon Roses.
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 is where Idaho® Potatoes come in!!
Idaho® Potatoes are fresh and grown right here in the U.S.A. Just look for the special logo on bags of potatoes. You really can taste the difference!
There are several varieties of potatoes grown in Idaho, but russet potatoes are the best for this recipe. They mash into a very creamy blend! The creamier the potatoes, the nicer your potato crust will fluff up while baking!
What ground meat is best to use?
As I mentioned earlier, 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 more low fat since Mr. Fearless Dining and I are trying to be a little healthier.
My kids couldn't tell and honestly, I am just so excited that my "picky one" will eat this dish...I may have to make it 2-3 times a week to get protein into her. It also has me wondering what else I can stuff into a mashed potato crust like this!
If I knew mashed potatoes were the secret to get her to eat better, I would have used this stealthfully a few years ago :-).
You can see here how thick I made the crust...the juices from the Sloppy Joe mixture just ooze into the creamy mashed potatoes.
First, add peeled, chopped Idaho® Russet Potatoes to a pot and boil until soft.
Cook onion and scallions with ground beef in a frying pan.
Mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a measuring cup or bowl.
While the meat is cooking, whip the mashed potatoes in a large bowl.
Pour the Sloppy Joe sauce onto the meat, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the mashed potatoes to a springform pan and make an indentation for the meat to go in.
Add the Sloppy Joe mixture to the pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes until the crust is slightly puffy and the middle is bubbling a little bit. The Sloppy Joe Casserole is now ready!
More Delicious Potato Recipes to Try:
- Pizza Stuffed Hasselback Potatoes
- Bacon Ricotta Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
- Easy Potato Soup
- Jambalaya Stuffed Baked Potatoes
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef or turkey
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 1/2 cup scallion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- For sauce:
- 1 cup tomato puree
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (or tamari)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- For Potato Crust:
- 3 large russet potatoes
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 446Saturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 271mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 20g