Easy Tamale Casserole

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Ingredients

6
to 8 green pork tamales (Oaxaca style), husks removed
2
cups cooked, shredded chicken (from 3 lb deli rotisserie chicken)
2 1/2
to 3 cups green salsa, from 2 (10 oz each) jars
2
cups shredded Mozzarella, Oaxaca or Manchego Cheese
1/2
cup sour cream

Directions

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400° F. In a 13x9-inch glass baking dish (3-quart), place the tamales (husked) so the bottom is completely covered (you may have to cut some in half).
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix chicken and salsa; spoon over tamales. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover dish tightly with foil sprayed with cooking spray to avoid sticking.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is partially melted. Remove from oven; uncover. Drop sour cream by tablespoonfuls over casserole. Garnish with fresh cilantro and avocado slices or finely chopped red onion.

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Tips

Expert Tips

The tamales should fully cover the bottom of a13x9-inch glass baking dish. Tamales sizes vary by brand or type.

Serve with extra green salsa and refried beans.

Tamales Oaxaca style are tamales wrapped in banana leaves; their shape is square or rectangular.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
(
Calories from Fat
310),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
34%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
820mg
820%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.