Hominy Casserole - simple and quick southwestern side dish with of hominy, chilies and cheese. Great for pot lucks and barbecues.
Side Dishes

Easy One Pan Hominy Casserole: Just Dump, Stir, Bake

I was looking for an oatmeal bread recipe in my original binder copy of My I Have a Copy of That Recipe, when I stumbled on this recipe for Hominy Casserole.

It was created by Ma’am’s second mother, Aunt Geneva Smith. Ma’am lived with Aunt Geneva and Uncle Ellis while she was at college in Texas and her parents were still in Alaska.  Since I am on a family research kick lately I thought it was high time I made it. And, I had the ingredients on hand.

Hominy Casserole - simple and quick southwestern side dish with of hominy, chilies and cheese. Great side dish for pot lucks and barbecues.


Could it be any simpler?

You can vary the amount and types of seasonings based on the tastes of the eaters and/or what will accompany it.   I went with about a 1/4 teaspoon each of cumin and garlic. You can use Monterey Jack in place of all or part of the Cheddar, like I did.

If you opt for method two (dump it all in the dish and bake) the onions will still have plenty of bite to them. If you want them milder, precooking is the way to go and only takes a few extra minutes.

This can easily be doubled and taken to a potluck or even served along side a holiday meal.

Hominy Casserole

Serves6
Prep time1 minute
Cook time30 minutes
Total time31 minutes
Meal type Side Dish
Hominy Casserole - simple and quick southwestern side dish with of hominy, chilies and cheese. Great for pot lucks and barbecues.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans 15 ounce hominy (drained)
  • 1 can 4 ounce chopped green chilies
  • 1 Small onion (finely chopped)
  • garlic powder, cumin and/or cayenne to taste
  • 1 pint sour cream (low or no fat will not work well)
  • 1 cup mild or longhorn Cheddar cheese (grated)

Note

Per Aunt Geneva Smith: You can skip the precooking step and just throw everything into a baking dish and place in the oven to bake!

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Place baking rack at middle position.
Heat hominy, onions, chilies and seasoning(s) for 10 minutes in sauce pan on range top burner. Stir in sour cream. Pour into a baking dish and sprinkle cheese over top.
Bake until thoroughly heated, about 20 minutes covered and 10 additional minutes with lid removed.

I never did find the recipe for Oatmeal Bread. If anyone in my family happens to have it in their original copy of the cookbook, or anyone else has a pre 1980’s Joy of Cooking cookbook, can you send me the recipe? It is the BEST! I will never understand why the editors removed it in my edition.

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Until next time, happy eating

~Audrey

11 thoughts on “Easy One Pan Hominy Casserole: Just Dump, Stir, Bake”

    1. Thanks anyway, Linda, that recipe is in my copy too. The recipe isn’t the same. There was no soy flour, and I remember it had molasses in it. It was in Mom’s which would have been the 1963 or 1964 edition

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