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tamale pot pies with turkey and pepper jack

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Jane Whittaker
Massena (now in FL), NY

This is from a Weight Watchers recipe, but I bumped up the spice and heat level in here if low fat cheese is used there are 6 points per serving.

★★★★★ 1
serves 8
prep time 25 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tamale pot pies with turkey and pepper jack

  • 1 1/4 lb
    ground turkey or chicken
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 10 oz
    can diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 8 oz
    can tomato sauce
  • 1 c
    fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 3/4 c
    yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 clove
    garlic, more if you like
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 3 c
  • 3 oz
    shredded fat free pepper jack cheese

How To Make tamale pot pies with turkey and pepper jack

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 6- 8 ounce ramekins with non stick spray.
  • 2
    Spray large non stick skillet with nonstick spray and set over high heat. Add turkey and onion and stir until turkey is no longer pink. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce and all the rest of the spices. Simmer 15 minutes to marry flavors.
  • 3
    Whisk together cornmeal salt and 3/4 cup water in a med bowl. Bring remaining 2 1/4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Slowly whisk cornmeal mix into boiling water. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently until thickened, 4-5 minutes.Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup jack cheese.
  • 4
    Remove from heat, divide between ramekins. Spoon cornmeal over tops and bake for 8 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese and continue baking until bubbly and cheese melts.

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