This Hominy Casserole is a versatile side dish that can be served with Mexican dishes and other savory dishes. It’s buttery, cheesy, and has a hint of spice, perfect for any gathering!
It costs approximately $5.69 to make this casserole. The recipe makes six servings, which works out to cost around $0.94 per serving.
This easy Hominy Casserole is made by cooking hominy with butter, spices, and Rotel. As the hominy slowly simmers, it gets super soft and buttery, and then sour cream is added before it is topped with cheese and placed in the oven.
This casserole takes hominy to the next level. In conjunction with the spices and cheese, the nutty flavor of the hominy creates a perfect creamy casserole that will impress your family and friends.
Hominy Casserole is a versatile side dish that can be served with your holiday meal, a summer BBQ, or alongside your Mexican dinner. It is so delicious, and I like to look for any opportunity to make it.
Ingredients and Estimated Cost
Per Serving Cost: $0.94
Recipe Cost: $5.69
- 50 ounce can white hominy – $1.68
- 2 cups water – $0.00
- 2 teaspoons garlic – $0.08
- 1 teaspoon cumin – $0.06
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika – $0.03
- 10 ounce can Rotel – $1.24
- 6 Tablespoons butter – $0.66
- 1 cup sour cream – $0.98
- 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese – $0.96
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.
How to make Hominy Casserole
- First, drain and rinse the hominy, and then add it to a large cooking pan.
- Next, add two cups of water, garlic, cumin, paprika, Rotel, and butter to the pan.
- Then, allow the pan to simmer for at least thirty minutes, adding more liquid as needed.
- Remove the pan from the heat and then stir in the sour cream.
- Next, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. If the pan is oven safe, you can leave the mixture in the pan, otherwise, pour it into a casserole dish or any oven-safe pan.
- Sprinkle cheese over the hominy and place the baking pan into the oven.
- Finally, bake for about ten minutes, remove from the oven, and serve.
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
- You can make this in the slow cooker by putting it on high for 2 hours and ensuring it has some liquid, only letting it cook out for the last 30 minutes. Then stir in the sour cream and top with the cheese.
- When I serve this with Mexican dishes, I like adding a can of green chiles with the can of Rotel.
- Instead of cheddar cheese, you can use Monterey Jack cheese or Pepper Jack cheese.
Serving and Storage Tips
SERVE: You can keep the casserole out for no later than two hours before it needs to be covered and stored in the refrigerator.
STORE: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
FREEZE: The casserole does not freeze and reheat well. Therefore, I do not recommend freezing it.
Hominy is a good source of fiber which has many health benefits. However, please note that this casserole is full of other delicious foods like cheese and sour cream, which make it not as healthy as a dish overall. See the recipe card for the total nutritional value.
Hominy looks like pieces of puffed-up pieces of corn. However, it has a nutty flavor with a chewy texture.
More Side Dishes
- Easy Cornbread Casserole with Cheese
- Southwest Pasta Salad
- Cowboy Caviar Dip
- Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce
- Dorito Taco Salad
- Crock Pot Green Chile Pinto Beans
- Easy Mexican Rice
- Black Bean and Corn Salad
- 50 ounce can white hominy drained
- 2 cups water
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 10 ounce can rotel
- 6 Tablespoons butter
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Drain and rinse the hominy, then add it to a large cooking pan.
- Add 2 cups of water, garlic, cumin, paprika, Rotel, and butter to the pan.
- Simmer on a medium-low temperature for a minimum of 30 minutes, adding more liquid as needed. It is even better to let it simmer for an hour if possible.
- Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sour cream.
PREP OVEN AND COOKING VESSEL:
- Preheat the oven to 400°.
- If the pan is oven safe, you can leave it in the pan, otherwise, pour it into a casserole dish or any oven-safe pan.
- Sprinkle the cheese over the hominy and place it in the oven.
- Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 10 minutes.
- Hominy is field corn that has been in a brine to make it softer and easier to eat. It is often added to soups or eaten as a side dish.
- To make the hominy nice and soft, it is important to simmer for 30 minutes or longer. You can make this in the slow cooker by putting it on high for 2 hours and making sure it has some liquid, only letting it cook out some the last 30 minutes of cooking. Then stir in the sour cream and top with the cheese.