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Slow Cooker Italian Sloppy Joes

Get dinner on the table easily with this Slow Cooker Italian Sloppy Joes recipe. It's one of our favorite crockpot meals.

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Sloppy joes images on top and bottom. Sloppy joe meat in a bun with cheese on top sitting on a white plate next to a side salad.

Is this a Crockpot dinner recipe?

Yes! The great thing about using the slow cooker to have a healthy dinner on busy weeknights is that I can put everything in there and just know that it'll be ready for everyone to enjoy when we get home fro the day. The slow cooker is one of my favorite ways to feed my family.

Using the slow cooker allows me to have a nutritious meal on the table for my family with very little effort. During those busy seasons when we have a lot going on, the crockpot saves us time, money, and stress.

Is this a gluten free dinner recipe?

This Italian sloppy joe meat is naturally gluten-free. Serve with GF hamburger buns (I like Udi's) for a completely gluten-free meal.

They have come a long way with gluten free bread and buns over the years so if you haven't tried any lately, give it another shot. They're not bad!

Another great gluten free option for this recipe is to serve with some gluten free cornbread. The box mixes are pretty delicious and they come together quickly and easily.

The flavors go so well together and the gluten free cornbread has the same great taste and texture that we look for in homemade cornbread.

Slow Cooker Italian Sloppy Joes with Ground Turkey - easy family meal crockpot

When do you usually serve this recipe?

We love this easy family dinner year-round. It's also great for feeding a crowd!

When it comes to potlucks there is nothing easier than a crockpot and some buns to take and feed everyone with ease.

Where did this recipe come from?

This recipe is adapted from one in Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly. If your family is not a fan of ground turkey, just substitute ground beef instead.

You could also use ground chicken or any other ground protein that acts like ground turkey or beef in a recipe, to make this recipe to your liking!

What do I need to make these Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes?

  • ground turkey
  • onion
  • tomato sauce
  • fresh mushrooms
  • sugar
  • Italian seasoning
  • mozzarella cheese
  • hamburger buns

 

How do I make Sloppy Joes in the slow cooker?

  1. Add browned meat, onions, tomato sauce, and mushrooms to slow cooker.
  2. Stir in sugar and spices.
  3. Cover, and cook on low for 4 hours.
  4. Serve on hamburger buns with a little shredded mozzarella cheese.

Printable Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes Recipe:

Yield: 6 Servings

Slow Cooker Italian Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Italian Sloppy Joes recipe - easy family meal crockpot

Get dinner on the table easily with this Slow Cooker Italian Sloppy Joes recipe. It's one of our favorite crockpot meals.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Active Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey, browned and drained
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • hamburger buns

Instructions

Add browned meat, onions, tomato sauce, and mushrooms to slow cooker.

Stir in sugar and spices.

Cover, and cook on low for 4 hours.

Serve on hamburger buns with a little shredded mozzarella cheese.

Notes

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 408Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 621mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 35g

What should I pair these Sloppy Joes with?

We usually serve these Sloppy Joes with a side salad or some fresh veggies. It's an easy meal so I try not to complicate it with a time consuming side dish. Fresh veggies during the summer can also be grilled for a fresh twist that only takes a few minutes!

Slow Cooker Italian Sloppy Joes recipe - easy family meal crockpot

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angie

Sunday 4th of June 2017

sounds so yummy we love sloppy joes and are always welcome to new recipes so want to try this soon come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Miz Helen

Tuesday 30th of May 2017

We will love your Italian Sloppy Joes, can't wait to try them! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon. Miz Helen

Heather Burnett

Wednesday 24th of May 2017

Ok...Now I have to eat this!!!! They look amazing!!! I pinned the recipe & followed you!!! #turnituptuesday

Gentle Joy Photography

Monday 22nd of May 2017

This looks and sounds great! :)

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