This hominy macaroni and cheese may be the best macaroni and cheese I’ve ever made.  The hominy makes it!

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What is hominy?

Full disclosure, I had to look this up!  “Hominy is made from whole corn kernels that have been soaked in a lye or lime solution to soften the tough outer hulls. The kernels are then washed to remove the excess solution, the hull, and often the germ. You can find ready-to-eat hominy in cans.”  Thanks for the info The Kitchn!

this is a picture of canned hominy

this is a photo of hominy drained in a collander

The flavor of the hominy kicks up this macaroni and cheese, and adding the grated jalapeno really spiced it up.  I also added crushed red pepper, so if you don’t like spice, you can totally leave those out.

this is a photo of hominy macaroni and cheese

Hominy Macaroni and Cheese

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Hominy Mac N Cheese. Guys, I think this is my favorite mac n cheese to date!


  • 3 cups hominy (canned, drained)
  • 224 grams pasta (dry)
  • 2 tablespoons light butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 ounces cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 jalapeno, grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat oven to 375.
  2. Cook pasta to al dente (that was 8 minutes for cavatappi) and drain. Drain hominy in same colander.
  3. In a bowl, mix the egg, half and half, broth, dijon mustard, cornstarch, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and jalapeno.
  4. In a skillet, melt the butter. Add flour and stir for one minute. Slowly add the liquid to the pan, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes until sauce is thick and can coat the back of a spoon.
  5. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese. Stir in pasta and hominy and mix until combined. Put in a casserole dish and top with panko bread crumbs and spray with avocado oil spray. Cook ten minutes, then broil for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Garnish with cilantro.


If you make this 8 servings of 2/3 cups: each serving is 5 WW points.

If you make this 6 servings, each one cup serving is 8 WW servings.

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Here is an OG recipe from my blog from 2010 – an ancho chile pork and hominy stew which I remember to be absolutely delicious.

Have you tried hominy before?

I can’t wait for you guys to try this one!

this is a photo of hominy macaroni and cheese in a skillet

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