braces friendly dinner idea, sloppy joe tater tot casserole

What?  Two of every kids’ favorite things: Sloppy Joes and Tater Tots.  This is delicious for everyone!


1 pound ground beef
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 sweet onion, diced
1 can corn, drained
1 can sloppy joe sauce
2 ounces cream cheese
8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
16 ounces tater tots
chives, for sprinkling on top as desired



  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the peppers and onions until the meat is cooked through.
  • Drain the fat and return to the heat.
  • Stir in the corn, sloppy joe sauce, and cream cheese. Cook over low heat until the cream cheese is melted.
  • Pour the sloppy joe mixture into a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Top with half of the grated cheese.
  • Arrange the tater tots in a single layer over the top of the cheese. Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chopped chives if desired. Serve immediately.

Braces Friendly Recipe.