Corn And Green Chili Tamale Casserole

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


A fast and easy casserole using premade tamales. From Bon Appetit.

The spicy casserole can also be made in a microwave: Cook on high until it's hot and bubbling, about 15 minutes; rotate the dish several times, if necessary.


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15 Min
35 Min


  • 6 4-oz
    frozen tamales, chicken or beef
  • 10 oz
    frozen corn
  • 4 oz
    green chilies, diced
  • 3
    green onions, chopped
  • 1 c
    whipping cream
  • 7 oz
    salsa verde
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 c
    monterey jack cheese, grated
  • ·
    avocado wedges, optional
  • ·
    salsa verde, optional

How to Make Corn And Green Chili Tamale Casserole


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place frozen tamales in microwave and cook on high until thawed, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove husks.
  4. Cut tamales in half lengthwise.
  5. Place in single layer in 10-inch-diameter glass pie dish.
  6. Sprinkle with frozen corn, chilies, green onions and 1/2 cup cilantro.
  7. Whisk cream, salsa verde, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper in medium bowl to blend; drizzle over casserole.
  8. Sprinkle grated cheese over top.
  9. Bake casserole until heated through and bubbling, about 35 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cilantro.
  11. Serve with avocado and more salsa, if desired.

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About Corn And Green Chili Tamale Casserole

Course/Dish: Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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