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Sloppy joes wasn’t something we had a lot of growing up. Simply put, my mom doesn’t like the taste of them. Because of that, I really haven’t made them much (or, more accurately, ever). Sure, I’ve had them camping, or at youth church activities, but for the most part, they haven’t played a huge part in my culinary adventures.
Because I never make sloppy joes, I never buy the canned sloppy joe mix. I always though, what’s the point? Turns out, there are so many other things you can do with a sloppy joe mix; I mean, check out all these Manwich Recipes. After realizing this, I decided that I wanted to try and make something a little different with some of the Manwich sauces I was sent recently.
We’ve been contemplating going gluten-free for a little bit, to see if it resolves some health problems in our family. Although we haven’t totally made that plunge (as evidenced by just about everything I post here in Clarks Condensed!) I have been trying some gluten-free options, like pasta. I picked up some quinoa pasta shells at Sprouts, some fresh vegetables, and some ground turkey, combined it with the Manwich Bold and Manwich Thick & Chunky sauces, and hoped for the best. It actually turned out really yummy and was more-or-less healthy. Each of Manwich sloppy joe mix offers a full serving of vegetables, and they contain no artificial sweeteners. How great is that?
Gluten Free Sloppy Joe Casserole with Manwich
- 2 Cans Hunts Manwich Sloppy Joe Casserole
- 1 box Ancient Quinoa Pasta Shells, or any brand of mini pasta shells
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1/4 red pepper, diced
- 1/4 green pepper, diced
- 1/4 onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Kraft Powdered Parmesan Cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until al dente.
- Brown ground turkey. In the same pan, add in the diced vegetables and saute until soft. Combine ground turkey, vegetables, pasta, Italian seasoning and two cans of Manwich sauce in a large bowl.
- Spray a 9x13 dish with cooking spray, and pour mixture into the dish. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cover with tin foil, and bake for 30 minutes. Remove tin foil and bake for another 10 minutes.
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
Karen H. says
I used to love Manwich and this looks great, but Manwich contains high fructose corn syrup which is NOT natural. Thanks for the recipe. I may tweak it to see if I can recreate without the mix.
Let me know if you do – I’d love to try it out and update recipe. My son has a fructose intolerance, so HFCS is off the table (which is better for everyone all around!)
I didn’t see an amount for the italian seasoning so just wanted to clarify. Is it a whole packet or partial or just a favorite italian spice blend? Sorry if its there and I missed it
Nope sorry, it’s not there! I usually just eye it, but I’d say there’s about 1 teaspoon of dried Italian Seasoning.
Never mind.. I have some Italian seasoning. Thx!
No problem! Hope it turned out well 🙂
Hi. Can I use Knorr vege mix instead of Italian? I don’t have time to run back to the store.
Morgan @ Modern Mommyhood says
Oh yum! Looks easy to make so I’ll have to add it my my dinner list!
We are manwich fans so we’ll definitely have to try out this recipe. 🙂
I love a quick and easy dinner idea. thanks for the recipe!
This looks like a fabulous easy dish to serve the football team for the next team dinner!! Pinning. Thanks
Thanks! I think they’d love it; and you can easily make a lot!
Oh that looks so good and easy to make. Manwich was a stable when my boys were growing up 🙂
Yum!! I’m so going to have to try this!
Vanessa Barker says
This looks super yummy. I’ve never heard of the “bold” one before. I’m gonna have to try it out!
It was my favorite! It was a little different than your typical sloppy joe flavor.