We've made a few tweaks to the original Sloppy Joe recipe for our easy slow-cooker version. We've replaced ground beef with ground turkey, added lots of vegetables and pizza sauce, and topped each sandwich with a thick slice of yummy mozzarella cheese. These pizza-flavored sandwiches will appeal to pizza lovers everywhere with a taste is out of this world!

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Coat a very large skillet with cooking spray. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat. Cook half of the turkey at a time in the hot skillet until the turkey is no longer pink, stirring to break apart the turkey as it cooks. In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker (see Tip) stir together the turkey, pizza sauce, vegetables, and tomato paste.

  • Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours or on High for 3 to 4 hours.

  • Spoon about 1/2 cup of the turkey mixture onto each bun bottom. Top each with a half-slice cheese and a bun top.


Tips: To toast buns, arrange split buns, cut sides up, on an unheated broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until toasted.

For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Equipment: 4- to 5-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts

276.2 calories; protein 29.7g 59% DV; carbohydrates 27.4g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 3.5g 14% DV; sugars 6g; fat 4.5g 7% DV; saturated fat 1.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 63.3mg 21% DV; vitamin a iu 530.7IU 11% DV; vitamin c 7.7mg 13% DV; folate 8.1mcg 2% DV; calcium 251.1mg 25% DV; iron 2.6mg 14% DV; magnesium 37.5mg 13% DV; potassium 436.7mg 12% DV; sodium 437.8mg 18% DV.