Meaty Cheesy Sloppy Joe Mac n Cheese

Meaty Cheesy Sloppy Joe Mac n Cheese


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For all the messy eaters out there, this recipe is for you. Who says it was impossible to combine sloppy joe and mac n cheese together? Haters, that’s who. This recipe has the best of both sloppy joes and mac n cheese lovers. You got the macaroni, the ground beef, the cheddar cheese; all these important ingredients that gives you that meaty and cheesy flavor. If you want to make your mouth watering, try this Meaty Cheesy Sloppy Joe Mac n Cheese.

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Time needed

20 min preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

8 servings


  • 16 oz. of elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ lb. of ground beef
  • ¼ cup of butter
  • 1.3 oz. of sloppy joe seasoning
  • 4 cups of shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 3 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

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Preheat the oven to 375F. Lightly grease a large casserole dish.
In large pot, boil the elbow macaroni in salted water for 8-10 minutes or until al dente. Once the elbow macaroni is fully cooked, drain the water and set it aside.
In a large skillet, cook the ground beef in medium heat until it is evenly brown. Drain the grease. Lower the heat and mix in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and sloppy joe seasoning. Let the sloppy joe mixture simmer for 10 minutes.
In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced onions and cook until translucent. Mix the onions with the flour, mustard, salt, and pepper.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the heavy whipping cream and Worcestershire sauce. Add it to the onion mixture and cook for 1 minute until it is slightly thickened. Turn off the heat and add 3 cups of shredded sharp cheese and cooked pasta into the pot and mix well.
Transfer the beef mixture into casserole dish. This beef mixture will be the first layer. Then, transfer the pasta mixture and layer it on top of the beef mixture. Top it off with the remaining cheese.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the cover and bake for another 10 minutes. Let it cool for 10 minutes.

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