Tamale Casserole tastes just like your favorite homemade tamales, minus the hours and hours of preparation that tamales require. What I love most about this recipe is the yummy dough that serves as the "crust" for all the delicious filling. This is also a great way to use a store-bought rotisserie chicken to create an impressive dish! Instant corn masa mix makes all the difference here so be sure to get a big bag and keep it on hand, because you will be making this again and again.
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When it comes to choosing the salsa for this recipe, I love the Hatch Valley green salsa from New Mexico, "505 Southwestern"but any green salsa works great.
Meat Options for Tamale Casserole
One of the best things about this recipe is how versatile it is. I use rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, already cooked and ready to go. But you can easily use leftover roast, shredded or diced; cooked pork, diced; or opt for a vegetarian option and substitute with black beans.