A sloppy joe casserole recipe topped with biscuits that is Weight Watchers friendly and is bursting with flavor.
After making this casserole for the very first time, I was pleasantly surprised to hear my husband say, “I love this!”. Not that I didn’t expect for it to be good – it’s just that he isn’t usually quite so enthusiastic with his food opinions.
Believe me – you don’t need to be trying to lose weight to enjoy this recipe. It’s so flavor filled that everyone will enjoy it and it doesn’t taste like a low calorie/low fat/low carb recipe at all.
My husband and I are following the Weight Watchers Purple plan and were pleased to find a recipe that allowed us to have such a generous portion of food for only 3 points!
In fact, we actually eat 2 servings each because the points are so low and it fills our tummies so nicely. Yay for not feeling hungry after finishing a meal – right???
HOW TO MAKE THIS WW FRIENDLY SLOPPY JOE CASSEROLE
Step 1: Start by preheating your oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Coat a skillet with non stick cooking spray. Add the ground turkey to the skillet and cook until almost completely done.
Step 3: Add the chopped vegetables to the meat and continue cooking until the vegetables are soft.
Step 4: Stir in all of the dried seasonings, except for the basil, and mix well.
Step 5: Add the crushed tomatoes, ketchup and Dijon mustard. Mix, reduce heat and simmer until the tomato juice has cooked down.
Step 6: Remove from the heat. Mix in the corn, basil and shredded cheese. Add mixture to a rectangular baking dish.
Step 7: Prepare dough as listed in the recipe directions, cut into 8 equal pieces and place atop the meat mixture in the casserole dish. Add an egg wash and sprinkle with Everything seasoning.
Step 8: Bake at 375° for 20 – 25 minutes or until the biscuit topping is lightly browned.
TIPS FOR PREPARING THIS RECIPE
- Be sure to use a large skillet.
- Break the turkey into small chunks as it cooks.
- Chop the vegetables in small pieces.
- The dough is sticky, so be sure that the surface for rolling the dough is generously floured and that you flour your rolling pin.
- My photos show me cutting the dough with a biscuit cutter, but in reality I think it would be better to simply cut the dough into equally sized pieces.
- The baking dish that I used measures 10 x 12 x 2.
An added bonus is that any leftovers heat well in the microwave, although you may want to remove the biscuit topping before microwaving to prevent it from becoming chewy.
For a fun spin, bake the casserole in individual baking dishes! Just be sure to keep an eye on the biscuit topping so that it doesn’t overcook.
Weight Watchers Sloppy Joe Casserole With Biscuit Topping
- 6 sprays Non Stick Cooking Spray
- 1 lb 98% Fat Free Ground Turkey
- 3/4 cup Chopped Onion
- 3/4 cup Chopped Celery
- 3/4 cup Chopped Green Pepper
- 1 tblsp Chili Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 28 oz Crushed Tomatoes
- 1/4 cup Sugar Free Ketchup
- 1 tblsp Dijon Mustard
- 2 tsp Dried Basil
- 1 cup Frozen Corn Kernels
- 2/3 cup Fat Free Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 cup No Fat Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 cup Self Rising Flour
- 1 Egg
- 2 tsp Everything Seasoning
- Add ground turkey to large skillet sprayed with non stick cooking spray. Cook until almost completely done, breaking into small pieces as it cooks.
- Add chopped vegetables to turkey and continue cooking until vegetables are soft.
- Add chili powder, salt, black pepper and cayenne to turkey and vegetable mixture. Mix well.
- Reduce heat and add crushed tomatoes, ketchup and Dijon mustard. Stir well. Simmer 15 minutes or until tomato liquid is reduced.
- After tomato juice has reduced, add corn, cheese and basil. Mix well and remove from heat.
- Add mixture to a rectangular baking dish sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
- Prepare biscuit dough by adding yogurt and flour to a medium size bowl. Combine ingredients well. Dough will be sticky.
- Turn dough out onto a generously floured surface, including any loose flour that didn't get mixed into the dough. Roll/spread out to about 1/4" thick and cut into 8 equally sized pieces.
- Using floured fingers, add cut pieces to top of meat mixture in the baking dish. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with Everything seasoning.
- Bake at 375° Fahrenheit for 20 - 25 minutes or until biscuit topping is lightly browned on top.