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Tamale Casserole

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6 servings

Here are your favorite tamale ingredients—beef, salsa, beans, cheddar and more—all tucked into one easy-to-make casserole.

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Brown meat in large skillet; drain. Return meat to skillet. Stir in salsa, beans and seasonings; simmer on low heat 5 min., stirring occasionally.
  • Spread onto bottom of 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bring water to boil in medium saucepan. Stir in cereal; cook 1 to 3 min. or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  • Add cheese, chiles and egg whites to cereal mixture; mix well. Spread over meat mixture.
  • Bake 20 to 25 min. or until golden brown.
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Serving Suggestion

Serve with baked tortilla chips and a selection of toppings, such as chopped black olives, chopped onions, shredded lettuce, chopped jalapeño peppers, and BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream. Set up buffet style, dig in and enjoy!


  • 6 servings

Healthy Living

  • Low calorie
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1-1/2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1-1/2 Starch
  • 2 Meat (L)
  • 1-1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

A good source of iron from the fortified creamy wheat cereal, this tasty low-calorie casserole features the great taste of tamales without all the work.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 270
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 600mg
Carbohydrate 23g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Protein 23g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 30 %DV
Iron 45 %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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  • DK1969 |

    Wonderful!!! Was not sure using the cream of wheat. However, it was great. Hide the box so your family does not see your adding cream of wheat to the dinner.

  • nimojagw |

    This dish was very interesting. We enjoyed the casserole and I was suprised at how tasty the topping was....cream of wheat really?

  • Dayna0114 |

    Super easy and super good! Great for large groups or Super Bowl!