Tamale pie is the ideal comfort food; a warm, flavorful dish that comes together quickly and satisfies a hungry crowd. Whether you’re using beef, chicken, or your favorite vegetarian substitute, this easy-to-make tamale pie recipe is sure to be a hit.
It starts with a layer of cornmeal, then a layer of flavorful fillings, and finally a layer of cheese. Pop it in the oven and you have a delicious, filling dish that's ready in minutes.
With 23 of our favorite tamale pie recipes to choose from, you’re sure to find a new favorite.
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Easy Tamale Pie
My whole family really enjoys Mexican food. When I'm in a hurry, I make this zippy deep-dish pie. It always satisfies their appetites. —Nancy Roberts, Cave City, Arkansas
This Tamale Pie Mexican Casserole is packed with ground meat, beans, vegetables, and tamale flavors. Baked with a simple cornmeal topping, and sprinkled with cheese, it's an easy dinner any night of the week.
This chicken tamale pie is made up of a soft, sweet cornbread crust and topped off with chicken, enchilada sauce, and melted cheese. This is the perfect dinner idea for when you’re wanting to spice things up!
Get ready for a cheesy, flavorful fiesta in your kitchen! This Easy Cheesy Tamale Pie is packed with all the classic flavors you love, like corn, chiles, and cheese, but it’s quick and easy to make! It’s the perfect weeknight meal for the entire family. Plus, it’s vegan and gluten-free so everyone c...
Try this unique twist on tamales this winter! Our Winter Squash Tamale Pie is made with creamy winter squash, spicy harissa, and a crispy cornbread crust. It's the perfect way to warm up and enjoy the flavors of the season. Serve it as a side or a main - either way, you'll love this delicious dish!