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Italian Sloppy Joes

An addicting and delicious twist on the classic sloppy joe. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


Italian Sloppy Joes

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 14.5 oz ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp basil dried
  • 1 tsp oregano dried
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup Mozzarella, part skim, shredded
  • salt & pepper to taste

Garlic Bread

  • 6 Slices thick sliced texas toast or choice of bread
  • butter spray I use Parkay
  • 2 pinches italian seasoning, dried
  • 2-3 pinches garlic powder
  • 1-2 pinches salt


  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat add ground beef and sprinkle with kosher salt. Break the ground beef up and then add onions and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until meat is browned and onions are soft. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, basil, and oregano. Stir together and reduce the heat to low and continue to cook for 10-12 minutes. Salt & Pepper to taste. 

  2. While the Sloppy Joe mixture is continuing to cook, prepare the garlic bread slices. Place 6 slices of thick texas toast, spray with spray butter, and sprinkle with Italian Seasoning, garlic powder, and kosher salt on each side.  Place into preheated 415 degree oven and bake for 10 minutes flipping at the half way mark, until bread is golden brown.  (Use whatever method of garlic bread you would like. ) 

  3. When the garlic bread is done scoop one half heaping cup of sloppy joe meat onto each slice of toasted bread and evenly top with shredded mozzarella. (about 2.5 tbs on each pile) 

  4. Place back into the oven for about 3 minutes or  until cheese is melted. 


Recipe Notes

Suggested Serving Size: Heaping 1/2 cup Sloppy Joe mix and 2.5 tbs Mozzarella Cheese

4 Freestyle Smart Points (calculated using Weight Watchers Recipe Builder)

4 Smart Points (calculated using Weight Watchers Recipe Builder)

5 Points Plus (calculated using My Score Plus)

220 calories 9g fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 13g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 6g sugar, 22g protein (calculated using My Fitness Pal) 

Suggested Serving Size: Heaping half cup Sloppy Joe Mix and 2.5 tbs Mozzarella With Texas Toast Garlic Bread

8 Freestyle Smart Points (calculated using Weight Watchers Recipe Builder)

8 Smart Points (calculated using Weight Watchers Recipe Builder)

8 Points Plus (calculated using My Score Plus)

312 Calories 10g fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 30g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 8g sugar, 24g protein. (calculated using My Fitness Pal) 


*You can use 4 tbs dried minced onion in place of the raw onion.