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Sloppy Joe Pasta

This budget-friendly dinner for Sloppy Joe Pasta is a delicious, family-friendly twist on classic Sloppy Joes.
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, easy dinner, easy weeknight dinner
Servings 4 people
Calories 442 kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • ½ Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tsp yellow mustard
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes drained
  • 8 oz rotini pasta or pasta of choice


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet on high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Drain off any fat.
  • Add the bell pepper and saute 1 minute to soften.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, and add the brown sugar, mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir well to combine.
  • Add the tomatoes and gently stir them in. Simmer gently to blend flavors while you cook the pasta.
  • Cook the pasta to al dente according to package directions. Drain and toss into the Sloppy Joe mixture.


If wanting a traditional Sloppy Joe mix, omit the tomatoes and pasta. then just pile on hamburger buns and serve.
Calorie estimation is approximate.


Calories: 442kcal (22%) | Carbohydrates: 59g (20%) | Protein: 31g (62%) | Fat: 9g (14%) | Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) | Cholesterol: 71mg (24%) | Sodium: 915mg (40%) | Potassium: 275mg (8%) | Fiber: 3g (13%) | Sugar: 15g (17%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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