START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Corn Mother Squash and Hominy Casserole Recipe

Corn Mother Squash and Hominy Casserole Recipe

This substantial summer casserole makes luscious use of two staples of the Native American diet: squash, and corn that has undergone a special process to increase the availability of its nutritional value, turning it into hominy.

Add onion, sour cream, cheese, and jalapeno peppers and you get a piquant dish reminiscent of the American Southwest, and a nourishing reminder of the traditional Corn Mother goddess who gives herself so that her children may be fed.


2 pounds zucchini or summer squash, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup water
2 16-ounce cans hominy, drained (try to find hominy made by a traditional method, if possible)

2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped (wear plastic gloves when handling)
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 teaspoons salt, or to taste
2 cups grated sharp cheese
crushed taco chips for topping

1. Combine squash, onion, butter, and water in a skillet and cook slowly until tender, 10 minutes or so.

2. Add hominy, peppers, sour cream, salt and 1 cup cheese. Pour into greased 3-quart casserole, top with remaining cheese, and sprinkle with crushed taco chips.

3. Bake at 325F for one hour.

Serves 8.

Read more: Food, All recipes, Entrees

Adapted from The Church Supper Cookbook, edited by David Joachim (Rodale Press, 2001).

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


+ add your own
2:24AM PST on Jan 31, 2010


add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Hmmm. No news here, but some evidence of the extent to which each "fights" cancer would be helpful.

U know? its pathetic this subject has to be even put in print!!! Time to go PUKE!!! *~*

yay!! almost all of my favorites!! may i pee freely!!

Some great ideas, thank you.


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!