Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sloppy Joe Dip

Perfect Pairing:  Potato chips


Thank you to everyone for the sweet comments, messages, calls, texts, etc. on our engagement!  I am so so excited!  We have been busy with wedding planning and already have a date, church, and venue!  The next 6 months are going to be so much fun.  

I am sure balancing my job, wedding planning, teaching zumba, spending time with friends and family, and of course spending non-wedding planning time with Chris will be interesting but I definitely still want to be on Perfecting the Pairing!  

Growing up we always had a can of Manwich in our pantry.  I think it was there “in case of emergencies”.  I had never purchased a can of it as an adult.  I have made sloppy joes, but they were always made with a homemade sauce.  I am sure you could make this awesome dip with a homemade sauce, but man, that can is just so easy.  It is mixed with ground turkey (trying to keep it at least a little healthy), sautéed veggies, cream cheese (light is fine), and shredded cheddar cheese.


Soooo sloppy joe dip is not beautiful.  Unfortunately, it is quite hard to get a shot that accurately portrays how yummy it is.  I cook all the time for my fiance (I love writing that!!) and he is always so sweet and appreciative about everything I make.  People ask him what his favorite dish is that I make, and he always says, “it is too hard to choose, I love everything!”.  Ah, so sweet.  If I had to guess his favorite it wouldn’t be a fancy dessert, or expensive cut of meat, it would be this dip.  It is up there with the other man-pleasing favorite, Buffalo Chicken Dip.

You could serve this with crackers or veggies, but I think it is best with potato chips.  I have always used the reduced fat variety and they were perfect with it.   


One year ago on Perfecting the Pairing: Pork Chops and Apples

Two years ago on Perfecting the Pairing: Tortilla Soup

Sloppy Joe Dip

Adapted by Lindsay at Perfecting the Pairing from Buns in my Oven


·        2 tsp olive oil

·        ½ onion, chopped

·        ½ pepper (red, yellow, or orange), chopped

·        1 lb ground turkey breast

·        1, 15 oz, can sloppy joe sauce (like Manwich)

·        8 oz cream cheese

·        1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the chopped onions and peppers, sauté until tender, remove from pan.  Add the ground turkey to the pan and break up.  Sauté until cooked through.  Remove any excess grease (you probably won’t have any if you use ground turkey breast). 

Add the sautéed veggies back to the pan and stir in the sauce.  Add the cream cheese and stir until it melts and combines completely.  Add the shredded cheese and stir until melted.  Serve with potato chips, crackers, or veggies.


  1. Manwich is totally my comfort food - as are potato chips. I see a date with a can of manwich in my future. ;)

  2. This is amazing thanks for sharing this blog I have become a fan of your blogs now. This blog is so interesting and informative.


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