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Lightened Up Sloppy Joe’s

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Dinner will be ready in less than 30 minutes with this lightened up sloppy Joe recipe!

When I searched the Weight Watchers app for a sloppy Joe sandwich it came up as 10 points. I knew I could make one for way less points.

I calculated this recipe at 6 servings. For blue and purple it came out to 0 points for one serving. For green it came out to 2 points.

That doesn’t include the bun, that is just for the meat. I used Pepperidge Farm mini slider buns which are 3 points each.

Since I follow the blue plan that means my sloppy Joe was only 3 points!! I could have two lightened up sloppy Joe’s for fewer points than one regular one.

Instead of using ground beef I used fat-free ground turkey. This is what saved me the most points.

I cooked the turkey with onion, green pepper and garlic which helped give it a ton of flavor.

To get the sloppy Joe sauce going I used tomato sauce, which is 0 points. I added brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce to amp up the flavor.

Even though brown sugar has points (2 points for 1 tablespoon) the recipe still comes out to 0 points because there are 6 servings.

If you were to have two servings of the meat mixture it would change to 1 point for blue and purple.

I had my sloppy Joe with a pickle and it was a filling meal!

The points for the buns are not included because it can vary so much depending on what you choose.

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Lightened Up Sloppy Joe’s
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Yield: 6 servings (for the meat only) 0 points per serving for blue and purple, 2 points for green

Course: Main Course
  • 1 lb. 99% fat-free ground turkey
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 14 1/2 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  1. Add the turkey, onion, green pepper and garlic to a pan. Cook over medium heat. Break up the turkey as it cooks.

  2. Add the tomato sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper then stir. Bring to a low simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.

If you’re looking for more dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

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Tuesday 15th of February 2022

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Friday 24th of January 2020

I'm just going to say you can also use ground chicken breast in this recipe and that is also zero points and tastes delicious!


Friday 24th of January 2020

Good idea!

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