Looking for an easy plant-based, comfort food dish the whole family will love? Try this easy, yummy Vegan Tamale Pie, which is a retro recipe from my own mother’s kitchen years ago. My mother would make this easy recipe—which we would all greet with glee—many nights during my childhood. I took her classic, dog-eared recipe card and gave it a little bit of a healthier, more layered makeover, and I really love it. It’s great because you can literally whip up this recipe in less than 10 minutes and pop it in the oven. Use a cornbread mix to make it even easier! All you do is create a bottom crust of corn bread batter, and then top it with beans, veggie taco crumbles, onion, corn, salsa, plant-based cheese, green onions, and cilantro. The flavors meld together in the oven into golden, rich, satisfying perfection.
Serve it with a crisp green salad and dinner is in the bag! This recipe is also a great one for serving if you are new to plant-based eating. I honestly think it could satisfy any palate—from meat lovers to vegans. Once you try it, you can keep these pantry-friendly ingredients on hand quite easily in order to turn to this meal as a go-to favorite in your culinary repertoire. It’s also a really great dish to tote along to a party, picnic, or potluck. And the leftovers are great for breakfast or lunch the next day. Mix it up by personalizing it—you can add diced green peppers, jalapeño slices, sliced black olives, or chopped fresh tomatoes. Make it your own. The recipe satisfies as a good source of protein, whole grains, and veggies all in one.
Follow along with this step by step guide on how to make this recipe below.