Friday, December 7, 2012

hominy leek breakfast casserole

random foods make me happy. this dish combines two of those: hominy and leeks.

do you use hominy much? i love it(!), and finding new ways to incorporate it into dishes, like enchiladas or the most incredible soup. and leeks -- well, they're one of my favorite cooking ingredients ever. therefore, i lovedddd this breakfast!

this is a great dish for a lazy weekend morning -- it comes together very quickly and smells absolutely divine while it's baking. if you'd like, add in some bacon or chorizo, or green chiles for some heat! however you make it, i think you'll love it!

hominy leek breakfast casserole
serves 4-6

you'll need:
cooking spray
1/2 cup leeks, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 28oz. can hominy, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
3 cups milk (i used 2%)
5 eggs
1/2 tsp. hot sauce (like tabasco)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
dash of cayenne pepper

preheat oven to 350. spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

in a blender or food processor, blend hominy for about 1 minute, or until ground (it should not be completely smooth - should have the consistency of grits).

combine all ingredients (except 1/2 cup of the cheese) in a large bowl and mix well, until everything is completely combined. pour into the prepared baking dish. top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

bake for 1 hour, or until set and browning at the edges. allow to sit for about 5 minutes before cutting into slices and serving.

and that's it! a super easy, super yummy breakfast for your weekend. have a great one, dears! xx


  1. I haven't cooked with hominy much. It's not so well known here, I have to order it online. I have a can of it in my larder, so I'll give it a try. It looks so good. Sunday morning, here I come.

  2. oh so glad you already have some around! i love using it in all kind of mexican dishes. let me know how it goes over!!

  3. It was yummy. Reminds me of a fresh corn omelette that I make, only better. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This looks like a great and an unusual breakfast casserole. I hope you'll consider adding this to the link up on HammockTracks. We are featuring casseroles and this would make a great addition. -Savannah

    1. Hi Savannah, thanks so much for the invite!! I just linked the recipe. So many great recipes on there! Thanks for stopping by!! :)

  5. Looks and sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes! This week we'll be having a St Patrick's day party so bring anything green! Hope you'll come! Paula

    1. Thanks, Paula! Sounds so fun - now I need to whip up something green! Yay! Thanks for the invite!

  6. Thanks for linking up to Saturday Dishes. I am featuring this wonderful breakfast recipe on HammockTracks this week.

    1. Thank you so much Savannah!!! I loved being part of Saturday Dishes!! :)

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