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17 hominy recipes that can make any meal extra special (and corny!)

17 hominy recipes that can make any meal extra special (and corny!)

Hominy is a star ingredient with a plethora of tasty and satisfying Mexican dishes like the traditional posole. It’s essentially dried corn that has been soaked in a mineral lime bath to loosen the hulls and soften the kernels.

They have this distinct neutral flavor and chewy texture, making them a favorite quick fix for soups and stews!

If you’re a fan of hominy and already know about it, you probably notice them every time you visit a grocery store. But if you’re new to it, this must be the sign to make recipes with hominy at home!

From vegan pozole, salad, right down to cilantro and rice, here are some of the recipes using hominy that can make any of your meals extra special.

Whenever I think about Mexican hominy recipes, I can’t help but remember the comforting taste of pozole. It’s a traditional Mexican comfort dish filled with lots of umami flavor coming from key ingredients such as hominy and meat, then garnished with veggies and spices.

But this version of the pozole recipe is different from the traditional one; still, it tastes hearty and flavorful! The dish is also filled with pinto beans, hominy, tomatillos, and jalapeno that are quite ideal for vegan lovers.

If you don’t have pinto beans on hand, use your favorite ingredients such as chickpeas, cannellini, and black beans.

Here’s the recipe.

2. Flavor-bomb vegan snacking hominy

The vegan butter, red pepper flakes, lime, and scallion combine perfectly with hominy, while the lime juice provides a hint of sweet and tangy flavor to the overall dish.

Both canned hominy or those rehydrated dried ones work fine in this easy recipe. The idea of making this dish is just frying the hominy in vegan butter with other ingredients.

Quick tip: If your hominy is buttery in the end, I suggest draining off those excess vegan butter.
Check out the recipe here.

3. Cajun hominy skillet

This Cajun hominy skillet has a touch of Louisiana cuisine packed with special Cajun seasoning, bacon, hominy, chopped celery, green pepper, and tomatoes.

Though hominy is the star of the recipe, the special Cajun seasoning might steal the spotlight as it creates a burst of exciting flavor to the overall dish.

Get the recipe here.

4. Hominy au gratin casserole

This hominy au gratin casserole is a great way to make use of hominy in a recipe. It’s super creamy and easy to make too!

It would be best if you had a handful of ingredients to make the dish, such as butter, all-purpose flour, milk, pepper, onion powder, cheddar cheese (OMG!), pimentos, bacon bits, and of course…hominy.

Serve this over the weekend as a side with your favorite grilled burgers, trust me, the dish’s creamy taste is enough to convince everyone to grab some more!

Here’s the recipe.

5. Cherokee-style hominy

This hearty Cherokee-style hominy is one of the golden hominy recipes that I enjoy making. It’s simple and only requires three ingredients!

You heard it right! If you have a can of the golden hominy, bacon, and onion, then it’s perfect timing!

With its simplicity, you wouldn’t believe how delectable the recipe is.

Follow this recipe and start making one now.

6. Beef and hominy casserole

This Cajun hominy skillet has a touch of Louisiana cuisine packed with This beef and hominy casserole is a cheese lover’s ultimate dream. It’s a savory and comforting perfection for a chilly night.

The key ingredients, such as lean ground beef, onions, cheddar cheese, hominy, and tomatoes, create a unique blend of flavors you can’t resist. The chili powder also features a hint of spiciness to the dish, which I love.

Get the full details of the recipe here.

7. Blue cheese hominy

This blue cheese hominy recipe is a perfect side dish or comfort food that works well for any of your meals.

The butter, blue cheese, and white cheddar give the recipe a ton of sweet and creamy flavor. The hominy gets added and mixed with the sauce consisting of garlic and butter.

The hominy with butter-based sauce should then be transferred to the oven and bake at 350 degrees celsius for about 30 minutes.

Find full details of the recipe here.

8. Pinto bean and hominy salad

This hearty Cherokee-style hominy is one of the golden hominy recipes that I enjoy making. It’s There are tons of canned hominy recipes out there that are easy and delicious, but this pinto bean and hominy salad have a special place in my heart.

I just love the powerful combo of pinto beans and hominy in this recipe. It creates a harmony that goes well with the remaining ingredients.

Meanwhile, the dish is even better when spices like smoked paprika and ground cumin are added.

Quick tip: This salad tastes better if covered and chilled for at least an hour.

Here’s the recipe.

9. Black bean salad with hominy

Another hominy-based salad that’s worth trying and adding to your recipe box is the black bean salad.

Unlike the pinto bean and hominy salad, this version is packed with different fresh vegetables, including red onion, black and pinto beans, hominy, bell peppers, and radishes.

The addition of jalapeño, feta cheese, and chipotle powder, and lime vinaigrette features earthiness and spice to the dish.

Find full details about this recipe here.

10. Hominy-Jalapeno cornbread

This hominy-jalapeno cornbread is probably the center of attraction at your next meal!

It’s made with yellow cornmeal, egg, milk, yogurt or sour cream, butter, roasted peppers, hominy, and walnuts. It’s the jalapeno-based recipe so expect a slight zing of heat in every bite.

It’s delicious on its own but pairing them with veggies like sauteed asparagus or roasted carrots. Yum!

11. Hominy cakes

Hominy, panko breadcrumbs, provolone cheese, and spices make this cake insanely tasty.

On the other hand, the combination of spices such as ground cumin, cayennecinnamon, and jalapeno peppers offers extra heat to this Southern-style dish.

If you’re looking for a cake recipe for your next Thanksgiving party, then these hominy cakes are the ones you’re looking for.

Quick tip: The cakes are delicious when you serve them warm.

Find the recipe here.

12. Canjica

When it comes to easy hominy recipes, I always opt for this Brazilian hominy pudding or Canjica! The ingredients are easy to find too! All you need is hominy, whole milk, coconut milk, condensed milk, shredded coconut, and cinnamon!

Add a few crushed peanuts at the end of the preparation if you want some crunch to the pudding.

Check out the recipe here.

13. Cilantro and rice with hominy

This cilantro rice is buttery and scrumptious enough to pair with your favorite grilled meats, especially a steak or pork tenderloin.

Plus, it’s cooked in a rice cooker, so it’s a prep-and-go dish! You can even make them ahead or freeze the rice if you make a large batch.

Just be sure you add the cilantro before the serving as it turns dark if added too early.

Quick tip: No rice cooker? No worries! You can create this recipe using an instant pot or on top of the stove.

If you love everything about cilantro, then you’re bound to love our version of cilantro lime rice.

Find full details here.

14. Sauteed hominy with bacon and tomato

This no-fuss, sauteed hominy offers both color and flavor to any dish. 

In addition to a short prep time, it also comes with a short ingredient list. The recipe features lots of corn mouthfeel and is cooked with familiar flavor profiles like bacon, tomato, and cilantro. 

Finally, it’s versatile enough that you can make it for dinner or serve it for breakfast alongside biscuits. 

Here’s the recipe.

15. Hominy with eggs

Want to inject more fun in your mornings? This comforting hominy recipe is more enjoyable when served hot with queso fresco slices and black coffee. 

When cooking canned hominy, make sure to stir it well to ensure the milk and the flavors of onions and garlic are absorbed by the kernels. 

Don’t forget the eggs, chives, cilantro, and adobo seasoning!

Get the recipe here.

16. Summer Zucchini and hominy

Believe it or not, this recipe can be served on your table in less than 20 minutes, and that isn’t even the best part! It bursts with nice flavors from hominy, zucchini, jalapeno, tomatoes, lime juice, chili powder, garlic, and onions. 

Put some extra sliced jalapeño or chili to this dish to add some heat to this summertime meal. 

Here’s the recipe

17. Braised Tofu with hominy

The rich tomatillo sauce served with this hominy-based dish is packed with white onions and cilantro. 

This recipe is quite straightforward to put together, too. The tofu is braised in the flavorful sauce, fused with hominy and salt, then cooked for about 15 to 20 minutes at low temperatures. 

Add some lime juice and cilantro for zesty aftertaste and serve over cooked brown rice. 

Get the recipe here.

The bottom line

Whether it’s dried, cooked, or canned, adding hominy to the recipe is sure to bring a huge difference to the overall flavor of any dish. Its unique, neutral taste and chewy texture make this vegetable flexible and complement other ingredients and spices.

If you’re not into hominy, then this must be the right place to start. From Vegan pozole right down to cilantro rice, these hominy recipes are sure to delight your taste buds!

Are you familiar with hominy? If you know some recipes, feel free to share them in the comments.

17 BEST Ways To Cook Hominy

17 BEST Ways To Cook Hominy

Unlock these thirteen corn-some hominy recipes that will make your meal extra special. Follow this recipe guide and learn how to make them at home!


  • Vegan pozole
  • Flavor-bomb vegan snacking hominy
  • Cajun hominy skillet
  • Hominy au gratin casserole
  • Cherokee-style hominy
  • Beef and hominy casserole
  • Blue cheese hominy
  • Pinto bean and hominy salad
  • Black bean salad with hominy
  • Hominy-Jalapeno cornbread
  • Hominy cakes
  • Canjica
  • Cilantro and rice with hominy


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