This Easy Chipotle Tamale Pie is a delicious idea for dinner packed with lean ground turkey, tomatoes and spices nestled under a cheesy cornbread crust. This is the perfect comfort food!
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This is the ultimate comfort food dish with a lot of sass! Layers of sauteed ground turkey, tomatoes and spices are nestled underneath a cheesy cornbread crust. Doesn’t that sound delicious?
I first fell in love with this recipe years ago and over time, I have switched things up and adapted it for my mood, what’s in the pantry, etc. It’s a great recipe to play with. I often make it with ground chicken but decided to go with ground turkey today, much like the original recipe.
Also, while the original recipe calls for chipotles in adobo, I must confess, I got a bit lazy after a long day at the 9to9. Whenever I open a new can of chipotles, I hate to have them regulated to the back of the fridge as a science experiment so I often break out the mini food processor and go through the process storing the leftover chipotles. Sadly, there was no leftover chipotle puree in the freezer and, as I glanced at the unopened chipotle can, I made an executive decision. Thankfully, I had a jar of chipotle spice powder in the spice cabinet which saved the day.
Don’t tell anyone, but I think I liked this version a bit better. Leftovers are fantastic for lunch the next day as the flavor just intensifies as it sits. I was already asked when it was going to be on the dinner plan again. Serve with a light green salad and you will have a dinner that your friends and family will love.
So, when your dinner menu needs a bit of spicing up and you still want something comforting but with a bit of sass, make this Chipotle Tamale Pie!
On to the Recipe:
Gather your ingredients
Bloom the spices with the turkey
And bring it all to a bubble
Layering the cornbread batter
Now – this is a dinner that will be a family favorite
Yields 10 This Chipotle Tamale Pie is so easy to prepare and packed with smoky Latin flavors. Made with ground turkey, this Chipotle Tamale Pie is a lighter spin on a classic. 20 minPrep Time 40 minCook Time 1 hrTotal Time Ingredients Instructions
Aly M. Cleary | Adapted from Ingrid Hoffmann
This Chipotle Tamale Pie is so easy to prepare and packed with smoky Latin flavors. Made with ground turkey, this Chipotle Tamale Pie is a lighter spin on a classic.
20 minPrep Time
40 minCook Time
1 hrTotal Time