My Favorite Corn Chip Tamale Casserole

Martha Price


I know there are a lot of Frito Casserole recipes out there, but this version is my favorite! Everyone from kids to adults seem to enjoy it, and it is sooo easy!

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2 - 4
5 Min
25 Min


1 can(s)
tamales (prefer hormel's)
1 can(s)
chili with beans (prefer dennison's)
1 - 2
green onions, white and green parts - finely sliced
1 - 2 c
grated cheddar cheese (i use mild)
1 to 1 1/2 c
corn chips (such as fritos)

How to Make My Favorite Corn Chip Tamale Casserole


  • 1Remove paper from tamales and place in small baking dish, along with liquid from can. Slice each tamale into 3 - 4 pieces. Sprinkle with half of the chopped green onion.
  • 2Spread chili with beans over the tamales. Sprinkle with rest of green onions. Sprinkle with plenty of cheese!
  • 3Put corn chips in a baggie, and with hands or rolling pin, crush and spread over cheese to cover.
    *You can put the cheese on top of the corn chips, but I like the cheese to melt directly onto the beans.
  • 4Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until heated through. Serve with condiments of your choice - I use sour cream and taco sauce. A great quick and tasty meal!

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About My Favorite Corn Chip Tamale Casserole

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #easy, #Entree, #fritos