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pasta shells stuffed with sloppy Joe mixture with a red pepper tongue and olives for eyes to look like a Monster

Monster Sloppy Joes

Monster Sloppy Joes are a fun twist on traditional sloppy Joes, perfect for a kid-friendly Halloween dinner.  This easy pasta recipe is made with ground beef and cheese and stuffed in a cooked jumbo pasta shell.  
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 98kcal
Author Amee


  • Recipe for Homemade Sloppy Joes *see above
  • 1 box jumbo pasta shells cooked according to package directions
  • 8 oz block cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Green olives for eyes
  • 1 red pepper sliced in strips for tongue
  • toothpicks for placing eyes on shells


  • Slice a red pepper into strips and cut an upside down "V" for the tongue
  • Prepare shells according to package directions
  • Separate shells on a parchment lined cookie sheet and set aside
  • Prepare the homemade sloppy joe filling
  • Before removing sloppy joes from the cooktop, stir in shredded cheese until melted
  • Spoon filling into shells
  • Decorate your monsters adding eyes and tongue


Nutrition info is for the cooked pasta shells and cheese only.  The nutrition information for the sloppy joe filling can be found in that recipe post.  The nutrition will vary depending on how much filling is used.


Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 1mg