Sloppy Joe Mac & Cheese

Sloppy Joe Mac & Cheese

Sloppy Joe Mac & Cheese


2 servings


  • For the sauce:
  • ¾ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoons Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoons ground black pepper
  • For the pasta and the remainder of the dish:
  • 2 cups dry rotini (or any spiral-shaped pasta)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup diced onion
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced (about ½ cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • 1 cup freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese


    For the sauce:
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.

  2. For the pasta and the remainder of the dish:
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the directions on the package.

  4. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat up the vegetable oil. Add the onion, green bell pepper and garlic. Sauté until fragrant and softened, about 5 minutes.

  5. Add the ground beef to the skillet and break it up with your spatula or wooden spoon. Cook until ground beef is thoroughly cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes.

  6. Add the sauce to the skillet, then add the pasta (drained of excess water). Add the cheese on top. Turn the heat down to medium-low and toss the mixture until the cheese has melted and the ingredients are evenly coated and distributed throughout. Serve warm.

* Recipes created for given quantity. Changes to quantities are for planning purposes only and have not been tested.