As the fresh produce of summer fades and chillier temperatures set in, it can be more challenging to continue to eat healthy. Carb and cheese are suddenly even more tempting than usual. Any time I come across a main dish that is veggie and/or legume based and has a comfort food feel that works for the colder months, I am thrilled. This vegetarian tamale pie fills the healthy comfort food role perfectly.
The preparation is fairly simple and the dish makes a lot of food – enough for days of leftovers. Next time I may try baking in two separate dishes and freezing one after baking since this was just a lot of food for our family of four, and it is always nice to have an extra meal in the freezer for especially busy nights. We topped with a bit of greek yogurt for some added creaminess and it was great that way.