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Turkey sloppy joe tater tot casserole

October 6, 2019

If you don’t like tater tots or sloppy joe’s we can’t be friends…. just kidding! Let’s face it we all like simple dishes and ones that the whole family, including those picky kids will eat. This turkey sloppy joe tater tot casserole is sure to be a hit at any table, it’s simple to make and who doesn’t like a dish with tater tots in it, mum win am I right! This tasty dish takes little time to prepare and is just 6 smart points per serving on WW freestyle.

Turkey sloppy joe tater tot casserole
Recipe type: Main meals
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Serves: 6
6SP blue & purple, 7SP green/7PP per serving
  • 1lb fat free ground turkey *weighed raw
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 can tomato paste, 5.5oz
  • ¼ cup reduced sugar ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheese *mine is pictured, 1 cup = 9SP
  • 48 frozen tater tots
  1. Cook the ground turkey in a frying pan on stove over medium heat.
  2. Preheat oven to 425F and spray a 9x13 casserole dish with some cooking spray.
  3. Once turkey is cooked, add diced onions and garlic, let cook for a few minutes.
  4. Stir in tomato paste, ketchup, brown sugar, worchestershire, mustard, vinegar and pepper and mix well, let cook for 5 minutes over low heat.
  5. Transfer meat mixture to casserole dish. Sprinkle just a little more than ½ cup of the cheese on top of meat mixture. Place frozen tater tots on top, I did 6 rows of 8 tater tots.
  6. Bake in oven for 15 minutes, remove and sprinkle remaining cheese on top then return to the oven for 10 minutes. Make sure the tater tots are cooked through.
  7. Makes 6 servings at 6 freestyle smart points each. Use the tater tots as a guide per serving, each one should have 8 tater tots in it. Left overs will freeze well.
Freestyle SP- (blue & purple) 6 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- (green) 7 using WW calculator
Points Plus- 7 using PP calculator
Nutritional info... Calories 259...Fat 11.2g...Sat fat 2.9g...Carbs 20.3g...Fiber 2.1g...Sugar 2.8g...Protein 18.8g using My Fitness Pal




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    Reply Cari Erwin October 7, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Is there supposed to be some water in this recipe? I added a tomato paste can of water because my mixture was very dry.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 12, 2019 at 2:09 pm

      Nope, I didn’t need any water but if your mixture seems too thick it doesn’t hurt to add some, maybe your paste was thicker?

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      Reply Ann July 1, 2020 at 10:15 pm

      I also add some bell pepper in mine. It was delicious 😋

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    Reply Sofia October 26, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Just made this and it was absolutely delicious! Thank you for the awesome recipe!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 2, 2019 at 1:50 pm

      You are very welcome, so glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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    Reply Kayla Lewchuk February 3, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    My whole family loved it! Will def make again. This ”sloppy joe” sauce mixture is amazing. I’ve used it in other recipes and have eaten in a pita wrap as well. So good!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 3, 2020 at 7:39 pm

      That is so awesome to hear! Glad everyone enjoyed it 🙂

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    Reply Jennifer February 24, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    This was absolutely delicious! However I’m having some trouble with the points. I entered it in the ww recipe builder and it came out to 8 pts on blue? I even used Velveeta shreds cheese which was less points than yours (8 pts per cup). I think where the highest points were besides the tator tots was the tomato paste? Why is tomato paste 7 points per can? I thought tomatoes were 0? I can’t figure out how to get it to come out to 6 pts?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 25, 2020 at 4:46 pm

      Hi Jennifer, yeah that is too high for the paste, you used a 5.5oz can which is the tiny one? I think it’s 2-3 points depending on brand.. my tater tots were 22 points, ketchup was 1 point, cheese 9, brown sugar 2.. I am glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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