Fabulous, Skinny Tamale Pie Recipe

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65 mins (prep 15, cooking 50)
16 ingredients
8 servings
What a wonderful, traditional, Mexican-style casserole. Comfort food for sure. I’ve loved this zesty dish for years but this was my first time making it. It was such a hit that my husband and I had it for dinner 3 days in a row. I stored the leftovers in individual plastic containers and put them in the freezer. This dreamy recipe is skinny due to using very lean ground beef and after browning, draining the fat. In addition, using just a bit of reduced-fat cheese, it doesn’t need much. Instead of making a corn bread topping from scratch, I’ve topped this pie with Marie Callender’s low fat corn bread mix! What a terrific find! It helps to make this dish come together very quickly. One skinny serving now has 389 calories and 8.6 grams of fat plus 5 grams of fiber. Savory every skinny bite because it’s really delicious…

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Serving Size (63.47 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 34.09 Calories from Fat 5.31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.59g 7.23%
Saturated Fat 0.12g 4.64%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 150.27mg 50.09%
Total Carbohydrate 7.36g 19.63%
Dietary Fiber 2.29 g 73.35%
Sugars 2.77 g %
Protein 1.15g 18.37%
Vitamin A 1097.49IU% Vitamin C 4.4mg%
Calcium 25.81mg% Iron 0.76mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
tamale filling, or, ground turkey, fresh garlic, fresh or frozen corn, reduced-fat cheddar cheese, fresh ground black pepper, corn bread topping, package