Sloppy joe is comfort food at it’s best.. not to mention easy peasy! I thought it would be fun to put a little twist on it and instead of the same old meat on a bun, this casserole is a simple solution for sprucing it up. ๐Ÿ™‚ It takes very little time to prepare and I am sure it will be a family favorite.. The garlic biscuits on top are simply scrumptious.. Makes 9 servings at 7 freestyle smart points each, you can swap the ground beef for ground turkey or chicken to bring the points down.


Sloppy joe casserole

4.67 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9
7SP blue, green & purple *use ground chicken/turkey to lower points for purple & blue, 5PP


  • 1 lb cooked extra lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 can of sloppy joe sauce (manwich 398ml)
  • 2/3 cup light shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 7.5 oz can of pillsbury biscuits (In the 4 value pack, you can use bigger biscuits and weigh out or increase points)
  • 1.5 Tbsp melted reduced calorie margarine
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic (diced)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano


  • Cook your ground beef and onions on the stove in a pan, drain.
  • Preheat oven to 350F, spray a 9 inch square dish.
  • Add your sauce to your meat and simmer on low for 5 minutes, stirring well.
  • Pour meat mixture into your dish, top with cheese.
  • Place 9 of your 10 biscuit dough pieces on top of mixture, you will have 1 extra biscuit.
  • Bake in oven for 14 minutes. Just before the time is up, melt margarine and add diced garlic and oregano. Remove dish from oven and using a small spoon drizzle your garlic butter over top of all your biscuits.
  • Return to oven for 6-8 minutes, until your biscuits are a golden brown. Makes 9 servings at 7 smart points on all 3 MyWW programs or 5PP
  • Nutritional info (adapted from my fitness pal) Per serving.. Calories 204...Fat 9.3g... Saturated fat 3.6g... Carbohydrates 17.5g... Fiber 1.8g... Sugars 5.5g... Protein 13.2g
Author: Drizzle
Course: Main meals










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    Making this tonight! Question.. Do u put it in the oven for a total of 14 min or 20-22 min? Thanks!

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      14 minutes, then add the garlic butter to the biscuits and return back to oven for 6-8 more minutes as recipe calls for ๐Ÿ™‚

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    I am feeling very frustrated I made this tonight and added broccoli because I needed some veg but when I create the recipe on weight watchers it says it’s like 13 pp a serving…what am I doing wrong?

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      Drizzle Reply

      Hi Cassie.. I wouldn’t trust the App too much right now, they are still working out a lot of kinks.. also adding broccoli should not increase points.. When I input the nutritional info into the new calculator for smart points I get 7sp, for points plus its 5pp.. Sorry for your frustration ..

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    Lisa castro Reply

    Made this for dinner last night and it was delicious! Thank you..

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    I am new in Australia and don’t know yet if I can get the PillsBury biscuit. What else can I use?

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Hi Michelle, I have had a few people in Australia ask about the pillsbury, unfortunately they don’t carry it, I always suggest people look at the website to see if they can compare it to anything, in some cases pizza dough might work if it is thinned out.. hope that helps…

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    L9ve this site. So grateful to you and your help! Okay questions, – reduced calorie margarine? What do you use.. the only thing in my life I have ever used is butter!
    I haven’t a clue what to use here.. help?
    Gratefully Yours,
    Kat D G

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Hi Kat, I use Becal light.. It may depend on where you live and what is available to you as far as brand goes, you can use butter it just might increase points a little..Thanks for your kind words ๐Ÿ™‚

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        Thank you! I have never seen this but some said I could us brummel it’s like a light margarine using some yogurt. Going to try it. What you use- how many points for a Tablespoon or teaspoon?
        Tia.. . โ™ฅ

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    For anyone who wants to add more veggies–I processed 8 button mushrooms and 4 good sized florets of fresh broccoli really fine in the food processor, chopped about 3/4 cup of zucchini and 1/2 cup green pepper and added all of that to the skillet while browning the meat. I like to slip in as many veggies as I can! I also used a 5-count can of biscuits, quartered them and laid them evenly on top of the casserole. I did not put the butter mixture on top. It turned out awesome, and my kids never even knew they were eating their veggies. I went ahead and plugged it all in on the WW site as a new recipe to get the points right for my own count. It was about 10 points per serving, so I’m not sure how you were able to get it down to 7, especially including the butter mixture on top. At any rate, my family loved it. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      How many servings did you have, 9 small servings like mine? I don’t use the recipe builder on App, I use my fitness pal, build my recipe and then use nutritional numbers in my WW calculator.. Glad you enjoyed it and great way to get veggies in ๐Ÿ™‚

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        What would the sp be if you used ground turkey instead of ground beef?

        • Drizzle
          Drizzle Reply

          Hi, I never cook with ground Turkey, based on the WW App 1 lb raw extra lean beef is 12SP and if it’s 99% fat free ground turkey 1 lb raw is 6SP hope that helps

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    Can I find your recipes somehow on my fitness pal? I see you use them to calculate, but when I enter ‘drizzlemeskinny’, nothing comes up.


    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Hi, I am not sure how that works, om myfitnesspal I go by k8drizzle, I only really use myfitnesspal to figure out nutritional numbers on my recipes so I don’t know if you can add people etc..

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    This was fantastic my husband even liked them and he doesn’t like anything.

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Haha.. poor you, my husband will eat anything thankfully.. but I am glad he enjoyed it (you as well) Have a great day!

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    Made it with ground turkey but followed the rest of your recipe. Awesome! Thanks so much for the great dinner!

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      I would think so, I personally have not frozen the recipes with pillsbury in them so I can’t say for sure..

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    I’m calculating the nutritional information you provided and it’s telling me it’s 8 SP per serving, not 7. This should be updated so people have the accurate numbers ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Hi Erin, please know that products vary, we could live in different countries (I am in Canada) if your in the U.S then we may use a different product that could easily affect the points, especially only by 1 point, I go based of my ingredients, I can’t update it just because you say it’s 8, I have to go based on what I used, the WW app recipe builder is not the same everywhere either..

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    Just made this last night and it came out delicious. I bulked it up a bit by adding a green bell pepper and a yellow squash. Thank you for the recipe!

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      You are very welcome, so glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Hello! I am wondering about halting the recipe. Do you know if i open the can of biscuits and use half one night for half this recipe, and then the other half of the can of biscuits the next night for half of another one of your bubble up recipes……do you think the biscuits would be okay or too dried out if stored in a tupperwear in the fridge for the night? Its just my husband and i and id like to not have to eat leftovers so much when making these recipes that make too much for us.

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Hi Leah, if it is just one night in the fridge I think the biscuits will be fine, maybe in a sealed container, I wouldn’t let them sit longer than that though

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    Deborah Taylor Reply

    This was so good! Husband & I enjoyed it, thanks for sharing your recipes! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      What if I left off biscuits completely? Hubby is diabetic and we don’t want bread. How many points would that be?

      • Drizzle
        Drizzle Reply

        Hi Terry I only know the points as the recipe is… I can tell you there is 17SP in the whole package of biscuits, hope that helps

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    Just made this tonight! Sooo delicious, i havent had a sloppy joe since i was a kid! The garlic took it over the top!!

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    I just made this tonight. Epic fail. The rolls would not cook all the way thru. I had to scrape off and cook sperately

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Hmm. so sorry that happened, I have never had an issue with them baking

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    Hi I am just wondering if anyone has made this and made the two ingredient biscuits to go on instead of pillsbury biscuits?

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Hi Lisa, I know some have tried the bubble ups with the 2ID and said it just does not bake the same, all I can suggest is to try it and see ๐Ÿ™‚

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    This is a family favorite in our house! So delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

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    Hello. Have made this twice before with ground lean beef but going to make it with lean ground chicken, in the recipe builder comes out to 5 smart points a peice. Sure it will still be delish ๐Ÿ˜‹.

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        Making your banana blueberry oat muffins tmorrow. Needed new food ideas and your website is sure helping. Thank you ๐ŸŒธ

        • Drizzle
          Drizzle Reply

          Yay, so happy to hear that, hope you enjoy them ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Robin Johnson Reply

    OMG! THIS IS SO GOOD, I ate more of it than I should have. I’m wondering if this casserole will freeze well? Ya think?

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      So glad you enjoyed it Robin, mine usually never lasts long enough to freeze but I have seen others say they freeze it with no issues

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    Niki Jolene Reply

    I can never get the biscuits to cook properly. Theyโ€™re always still doughy. And if I put them back in the get harder on top, but still doughy in the bottom.

    My family likes it but we usually have to scrape away some of the biscuit.

    Anybody else ever have this issue?

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      H Niki, I have seen some say they have this issue too and all I can think is ovens can vary so maybe just play around with the temperature and or cooking time

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    I made this tonight and I was honestly so excited. But itโ€™s been 30 minutes and the dough still isnโ€™t cooked and Iโ€™m getting extreme frustrated and ready to toss the whole thing and order a pizza.

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      I’m so sorry to hear that ๐Ÿ™ I’m not sure why the biscuits did not cook, unless it comes down to your oven varying in temp, mine always bake

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    This was delicious but realistically itโ€™s not serving 9 adults. Kids maybe but not adults. Changing servings to 5 makes it 16 points. It was heavenly but 1lb if meat isnโ€™t feeding 9 ppl.

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Hi Karen, it is 9 servings because of the 9 biscuits used.. nowhere do I state that 1 serving is plenty for 1, I just listed it as 9 servings as mentioned due to the biscuits, that would be like saying a recipe of cookies that makes 36 will feed 36 people, we all know most will have more than 1 cookie ๐Ÿ˜‰ serving size does not always mean that it will accommodate a family of that size, sorry you felt that way .. as an alternative you can swap out the ground beef for turkey/chicken to lower the points

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    I made this tonight. I didnโ€™t use can of manwich since I didnโ€™t have it but got another recipe for the sauce on Pinterest. Iโ€™d definitely make it again. Thanks so much!

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    I love your recipes! I was wondering if there is anything that I can substitute for the canned biscuits? My husband is allergic to something in the canned biscuits but love all of your recipes with them! Would it be the same with homemade biscuits?

    Thanks so much!

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Hi Lena, so glad you are enjoying the recipes ๐Ÿ™‚ you could use homemade biscuits they would just likely be higher in points, I know some have tried using the two-ingredient dough as well

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    This was very hearty and very good. I’m lactose intolerant and used a dairy free cheese and the biscuits helped melt it. This is definitely going to be a regular in my rotation. Might try the manwich that is burbon barbeque for something a little sweeter next time. Great recipe though!

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