Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

I like to keep a can of tamales on hand for this quick dinner treat. Top with sliced avocado and a spoonful of cottage cheese or sour cream.


  1. Unwrap tamales and break into pieces. Lay in skillet.
  2. Top tamales with corn and top with grated cheddar cheese.
  3. Cover skillet with a lid and cook on low heat about 5 min or until hot and cheese is melted.
  4. Enjoy!
  5. Update: I've adjusted the amount of grated cheese. You can actually use any amount you prefer.
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I tried this for my kids, and it turned out really well. It wasn't as cheesy as I hoped though. How much cheese do you use? Can you convert a "handful" into ounces or cups?

fish.fishman December 31, 2012