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Back to school is busy enough without having to worry about making a dinner everyone will like. Tamale pie is a great solution.
Made with Shamrock Farms protein-packed cottage cheese, refrigerator pie crust, and other quick ingredients, you’ll have a satisfying dinner on the table in just 30 minutes.
Getting the family to eat healthier meals isn’t easy, either, just another reason I love tamale pie.
With 12 grams of protein and 110 mg of calcium per serving, it helps with energy and focus, keeps you and your family fuller longer, and makes it easier to maintain bone health and lean muscle.
As a bonus, the cottage cheese makes the tamale pie taste so good, the kids won’t even notice how good it is for them.
Tamale Pie Ingredients
- Refrigerator pie crust
- 15 ounce can beef chili (no beans)
- 2.25 ounce can sliced black olives
- 2/3 cup ounce whole kernel corn
- 2/3 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1 1/2 cups Shamrock Farms low-fat cottage cheese (Look for the NEW green lid in your local dairy case!)
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, cup reserved
Making tamale pie is super easy. First, Line an 8×11 baking dish with a ready-made pie crust.
Heat filling ingredients and pour on top of the crust.
Top with protein-rich Shamrock Farms Cottage Cheese. It’s also low in calories, carbohydrates and fat, and high in bone-building calcium.
Shamrock Farms cottage cheese is hand-crafted, soft and mild in taste, and made with pure, fresh Shamrock Farms milk. The only option for us!
Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.
Top with remaining pie crust and use a knife to put slits for venting.
Once out of the oven, sprinkle with more cheddar cheese.
Be sure to let the pie cool before cutting into it.
Anytime I cook or bake there are always a few tools that I can’t live without. My Aunt Sue once told me that “Having the right tools makes all the difference for any job.” Boy was she right!
One of my favorite kitchen tools is my silicone spatula. I use it for baking, mixing, and in this recipe, stirring the filling and scraping it out of the pan into my baking dish.
Another kitchen tool I can’t live without is my cooling racks. I use them for cookies, pies, rolls, casseroles, and in this case, tamale pie.
They are the perfect height for just the right airflow.
Tamale Pie Recipe
Look for the NEW green lid in your local dairy case.