Tamale Casserole

Tamale Casserole


"Here's a great recipe that's quick to make, but not short on taste. Canned beef tamales with onions and Cheddar. Mmmm!"


1 h servings 679 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 679 kcal
  • 34%
  • Fat:
  • 42.2 g
  • 65%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.8g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 30.1 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 1544 mg
  • 62%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Unwrap tamales and cut into thick chunks. Place a portion of the chopped tamales in the bottom of a 2 quart casserole dish. Then layer the onions, cheese, tortilla chips and chili without beans.
  3. Repeat this until all ingredients are used, topping off with cheese and chips. Then sprinkle with the water.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 to 45 minutes.
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  1. 52 Ratings


Don't let the negitive comments scare you away. I used frozen tamales (not canned) and it turned out great. It's not something you'd want to serve for company unless you having a Super Bowl p...

I made this one evening earlier in the week. Very easy and oh so GOOD. Will certainly be making this one again and again. I will add a small (single serving size) can of whole kernel corn next ...

This was great! I used frozen tamales (based on the reviews I read) and scaled down the recipe down to three servings. I also used yellow onions instead of green & mexican blend cheese. I then ...

This is a quick and tasty dish. The only changes that I made were that I used one can of chili w/o beans and one with. Also I left out the onions since my boyfriend thinks he'll die instantane...

Great Recipe thank you for a really simple,great tasting,and very filling dish. My Husband and I loved it! I was out of tortilla chips but had fritos on hand also added more cheese (mexican ble...

Yum! Family loved it....I added corn, black olives and sour cream :-) Good stuff!

This is so easy and quick. I don't cut the tamales up. I do prefer the tamales you find in the freezer section over the canned. I also put some shredded monteray jack on the top. This was always...

I followed this recipe as written but did not like the flavor of the canned tamales. Perhaps it was the brand. I will try it again but I will use frozen(thawed)tamales and the appropriate amount...

This was a big favorite at last night's pot-luck, thanks for the recipe. I added a sml. can of black olives and all the juice from the tamale cans. Next time will also add a sml can of chopped g...