Easy cheesy One-Pot Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet. All kinds of comfort packed into one meal!
There are meals we ate as kids that will always be near and dear to our hearts, even as our standards and focus on health change. That doesn’t mean we can’t splurge and enjoy them every now and again.
(I heart SpaghettiOs!)
However, if it’s possible to recreate the same concept with fresh ingredients, even better. Right?
If you have a secret childhood love for Hamburger Helper, but are ashamed to admit it, today’s recipe is for you.
This is no boxed meal.
In fact, our One-Pot Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet is entirely homemade with fresh produce, lean ground beef, and canned tomatoes. Yet it’s bold, saucy, and packed with noodles like that quickie meal of the 80’s most of us adored.
Plus, this cozy kid-friendly is fast and easy to make, and even easier to clean up!
I started my One-Pot Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet recipe by sautéing veggies in a large saute pan. Then I added the ground beef and broke it into tiny pieces with a wooden spoon.
Now it’s time to build the Sloppy Joe style sauce. Add canned tomatoes, water, a little brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and hot sauce and stir to combine.
Stir in the noodles and cover the pan so the noodles will fully cook.
Finally top with shredded cheese and serve. That’s it!
See? This One-Pot Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet is almost as easy to make as the boxed variety, yet with a lot more flavor and personalization.
In fact, you can healthify it even more by substituting lean ground turkey instead of beef, and coconut palm sugar instead of brown sugar. You could even use low fat cheese.
If you are a gluten free cook, you can make One-Pot Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet using gluten free noodles as well. Please note, most varieties of worcestershire sauce and hot sauce are gluten free, but check the bottles to be sure.
Nostalgic dinners don’t have to be gut-busters. My family adores this quick and comforting meal, and I get the sensation of being naughty and nice all at the same time!
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