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Sloppy Joe Spaghetti Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Sloppy Joe Spaghetti

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"I invented this recipe using Sloppy Joe sauce when I didn't have spaghetti sauce on hand!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a large skillet, brown beef over medium heat; cook until no longer pink and drain. Add sauce and simmer on low.
  3. Add green bell pepper and onion; mix well. Remove from heat and immediately mix in bread crumbs and cheese.
  4. Add sauce to pasta; serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 24, 2003

I have to say that this recipe was one of the best that this site had to offer in a long time. I would have given it 5 stars, but I felt incline to add some tomato sauce to it. I feel that if I had left it the way that it was, it may have turned out too dry. I also added some italian seasoning to it as well. Everyone loved this dish, and it is something that I will make again!!!! Try this recipe...and just so that you know for me to rave about a has got to be pretty darn good!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 03, 2009

This is a nice idea for spaghetti, however it is extremely bland! It was just so, so dry. I would recommend doubling the sloppy joe sauce and using about 12 oz. pasta.

Feb 20, 2007

This is the first time i have felt compelled to write a review. This was awsome! I would have NEVER thought to use Sloppy Joe as the base fore spaghetti sauce! I did have to alter the recipe a bit (becuase I was out of a bunch of stuff) so I used onion powder (out of onion) and added a some italian seasoning (out of bread crumbs) and added some tomato sauce becuase it looked a bit to thick. But it was wonderful. My husband and I don't like spaghetti and rarely ever have it, but this will definatly go into the rotation! GIVE IT A TRY!!

Aug 29, 2002

This was very simple and quick in a pinch. My boyfriend and co-worker enjoyed it. I didn't change a thing.

Jan 27, 2011

Awesome idea! all i did different was add half a can of plain tomato sauce to it because i had leftovers , but truly I wouldn't have changed a thing if i wasn't so anal about wasting food! My husband was happy for the change from regular pasta sauce. it kicked it up a notch, without having to do anything!

Nov 09, 2009

My husband calls this "man food." This is pretty good. A quick and good meal. I did double the sloppy joe mix.

Jan 29, 2007

I had leftover chunky sauce w/peppers and onions and ground beef, about 2 cups, added a can of sloppy joe sauce, mixed it with the spaghetti and topped with mozzarella, didn't use the bread crumbs, the kids gobbled it up. This is a great recipe to feed a crowd and a good use of leftover sauce, didn't have enough for dinner, but adding the sloppy joe sauce made it. Thanks for the idea!

Nov 11, 2009

Loved this so much that I signed up to just so I could give it a 5 star rating.


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  • Calories
  • 878 kcal
  • 44%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 111 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 28.4 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 6.1 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 40.4 g
  • 81%
  • Sodium
  • 972 mg
  • 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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