Dinner Shortcuts: Sloppy Joe squares

Brandy O'Neill

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Who says you have to eat your sloppy Joe in sandwich form? This casserole bake gives you all the flavor in one simple dish.  

Sloppy Joe Squares

This simple casserole bake is a breeze to put together and can even be made the night before! Buttery crescent rolls, tangy sloppy Joes and lots of cheese all baked into one delicious dish. You will not be disappointed by this dish!

Sloppy Joe squares

Yields an 8 x 8-inch dish of squares


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can sloppy Joe mix
  • 1 (8 count) can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 cup shredded cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Brown meat and drain off fat. Add in sloppy Joe mix and cook until warmed.
  3. In an 8 x 8-inch dish, press out 4 of the crescent rolls to create a bottom crust. Add meat mixture on top.
  4. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup of cheese and top with 4 more pressed together crescent rolls. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  5. Bake for about 35 minutes until crescent top is cooked and browned.

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Brandy O'Neill
Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New York. Her food is influenced by her small town roots as well as her many travels around the world.