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Sweet Potato & Mozzarella Tamales

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16 servings

Want to thrill a crowd of 16? Start soaking some corn husks to make these gloriously cheesy Sweet Potato & Mozzarella Tamales.

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Make It

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  • Add hot water to bouillon cube in small bowl; let stand until dissolved. Use wooden spoon to mix lard, potatoes, baking powder and nutmeg in large bowl until blended. Add masa harina and chicken broth; stir until mixture forms soft dough.
  • Spread 1/4 cup masa dough into 4-inch square down center of each of 16 corn husks, leaving about 2 inches at top of husk; top with 2 Tbsp. cheese. Fold over sides and both ends of each husk to completely enclose filling.
  • Pour 3 cups water into tamalera. Use enough of the remaining corn husks to line bottom and side of tamalera. Stand tamales, open ends up, in tamalera; cover with remaining husks. Steam 1 hour or until tamales are done, adding water to tamalera if needed. (Tamales are cooked when they pull away from husks.) Cool slightly. Serve with sour cream.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with fresh fruit and a side salad to round out the meal.

If You Don't Have a Tamalera

Stand assembled tamales in steamer basket in large saucepan filled 1/4-full with water. (Make sure tamales are not touching the water.) Bring water to boil; cover. Steam 1 hour or until tamales are done, adding more water to saucepan if necessary.

Cooking Know-How

To avoid burning bottom of tamalera if it runs out of water, add a coin to tamalera along with the water. The coin will sizzle throughout the cooking time. If the sizzling stops, more water needs to be added to the tamalera.


  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
Calories 200
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 210mg
Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 80 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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