Cheesy Chicken Tamale Casserole Recipe Is Insanely Delicious & Easy by 30Seconds Food

Cheesy Chicken Tamale Casserole Recipe Is Insanely Delicious & Easy

Casserole recipes are usually a good bet when planning family dinners. If you enjoy a good taco casserole or chicken casserole, you're going to love this easy chicken tamale casserole recipe! The simple casserole uses pantry ingredients, has minimal prep and bakes up in 30 minutes.

The tamale base of this casserole is basically a flavorful cornbread made with cream-style-corn, corn muffin mix, chopped green chiles, sour cream, an egg, ground cumin and cheese. After the tamale part of the casserole bakes, it is topped with shredded cooked chicken, enchilada sauce (you can use red or green enchilada sauce) and more cheese. Everything bakes together and creates a drool-worthy Mexican casserole.

Serve the cheesy chicken tamale casserole with toppings like sliced avocado, guacamole, chopped tomatoes, fresh cilantro, sour cream, pico de gallo or fresh jalapenos. This could be a complete meal, but if you have time, make some homemade refried beans, Spanish rice or cilantro lime rice. Ole!

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Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4


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Recipe Notes

  • For a little heat, stir in some chopped jalapeno, serrano or poblano peppers.
  • The casserole reheats well in the microwave.
  • Freshly grated cheese melts better than pre-shredded cheese, so grate your own if you can.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Whisk together the cream-style corn, corn muffin mix, chopped green chiles, sour cream, egg, cumin and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Spread the mixture into a 13x9-inch baking dish or casserole dish. 
  2. Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven for 20 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven, and take the end of a wooden spoon and make indentions all over the top. 
  3. In a bowl, stir together the chicken and enchilada sauce. Spread the mixture over the cornbread. Top with the remaining cheese. Bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese has melted. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 539

Total Fat: 28g

Saturated Fat: 15.9g

Cholesterol: 172mg

Sodium: 1430mg

Total Carbohydrate: 35g

Dietary Fiber: 1.9g

Total Sugars: 10g

Protein: 39.1g

Vitamin D: 4mcg

Calcium: 506mg

Iron: 3mg

Potassium: 413mg

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There’s nothing I don’t love about this tasty Mexican casserole. So good!

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