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Chili Cheese Hominy


1 teaspoon oil
½ cup onion, chopped (about 1/2 a medium)
1 can (31 ounces) white or yellow hominy, drained and rinsed, or 2 cans (15.5 ounces each)
1 can (7 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained, or 2 cans (4 ounces each)
1 cup nonfat sour cream
1 teaspoon chili powder
⅛ teaspoon pepper
1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet). Add onion and cook until tender, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in hominy, green chilies, sour cream, chili powder and pepper. Add half of the cheese and mix well.
  3. Reduce heat to medium (300 degrees in an electric skillet). Cover and cook until heated through, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Cover and cook an additional 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Photo of Chili Cheese Hominy
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 Cups
Nutrition Facts: View Label


I have never had hominy before so this was an experiment! I foung out that hominy is delicious! I really appreciated the creamy texture and the loads of flavor in this dish.

This is truely delicious and a great comfort food!

100% fav Food Hero recipe!!  And I love that it uses an ingredient that is low cost and I hadn't used before.  I couldn't belive from the taste that it was really healthy?!?!  It is a comfort food as another commentor mentioned.  I had to look at the nutrition info, and yes it really is healthy, low fat, and a good source of calcium, A and C!!  I will make this again and again!!

This was my first time trying hominy and I loved the spicy flavior.  This recipe was a hit with everyone!