Aunt Tennie’s Tamale Pie

12-05-2016 9:14 AM

Editor’s note: We think you’ll love this recipe any time of the year. But it’s an easy and warm dish to have ready for those busy holiday evenings in December!

A family recipe. Mary Kay Ash enjoyed a lifetime love of Mexican cuisine.


  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) tamales
  • 1 can (11 oz.) whole kernel Mexican-style corn
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped olives
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup shredded cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350°; spray a 9x12 casserole pan with vegetable spray.

Remove wrappers from tamales. Break up and mash thoroughly with a fork.

Add corn, chili powder, tomato sauce, olives and beaten eggs.

Mix thoroughly.

Add salt and pepper.

Pour into casserole dish, and top with cheese.

Bake 350° for 40 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through.