Turkey Tamale Pie That's Sure to Satisfy

November 12, 2015
1 Ratings
Photo by Rojo's
  • Serves 4 - 6
Author Notes

Branch out from your traditional Thanksgiving turkey recipe this year and try this unique, crowd-pleasing turkey tamale pie recipe that's sure to delight any palate. —Rojo's

What You'll Need
  • Filling
  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • 4 Green Onions (cut in ½ inch pieces)
  • 1 15 oz. Container of your favorite salsa (I prefer Rojo's Homestyle Fresh Cut Salsa – Medium)
  • 1 Can Sliced Ripe Black Olives (drained)
  • 1 cup Whole Kernel Corn
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • Crust
  • 3/4 cup Cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheese or Cheese Alternative of Choice (Recommended: Sharp Cheddar Cheese)
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and spray a 9-inch square pan with pan spray; set aside.
  2. In large skillet, brown turkey; drain. Stir in remaining filling ingredients and heat through.
  3. In saucepan, whisk together cornmeal, chili powder and salt. Stir in water and, stirring constantly, cook over medium heat until thickened. Add butter and cheese and stir until well mixed.
  4. Spread ½ of cornmeal mixture over bottom of prepared pan then add filling and spread evenly. Spread remaining cornmeal mixture over filling. Bake at 375°F for 40 minutes or until top is golden brown.

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  • Cynthia Pelfrehy
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  • Jolie
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3 Reviews

Cynthia P. December 16, 2020
Ditto Jolie and Karen. No mention of water and says add butter but ingredients list says olive oil. Very madenning!
Jolie April 24, 2018
What butter? What water? I'm a bit worried about any other ingredients that may have been left out...did I miss something?
karen F. November 25, 2018
I agree Jolie. Very poorly written recipe. I also believe that the photo does not represent a tamale pie. Did anyone at Food 52 actually make this?