Tamale Pie With Cornmeal Cheese Crust

Recipe by MsPia

I got this recipe from a Healthy Choice recipe booklet. Every single time I made this pie, somebody ask me for the recipe. The original recipe asks for everything fat free and egg substitute instead of regular eggs. I post it the way I normally make it.

Top Review by Messy44

This was easy to make and delicious. The cornmeal mixture was just a bit too wet so I added a small amount of additional cornmeal so I could handle it. The boys all had seconds and the only suggestion they shared was that it was a little heavy on the bread. Next time I will make slightly more filling and less crust. Very yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine cornmeal and sugar; stir in 1-cup cheese, milk, eggs and oil. Stir just until moistened.
  3. Press mixture on bottom and up sides of 9"pie plate sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
  4. In a 10"skillet, cook ground turkey, green peppers, onion, garlic and jalapeños over medium high heat until turkey is no longer pink.
  5. Drain. Stir in tomato sauce, corn, chili powder, cumin and cayenne.
  6. Spoon turkey mixture into cornmeal crust.
  7. Bake at 350 F, 30 to 35 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven; sprinkle with 1-cup cheese.
  9. Return to oven and bake until cheese melts.
  10. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  11. Serve with sour cream and salsa if desired.

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