Southern Comfort Hominy Casserole

Combine your love of Southern food with your desire to eat healthy. This lightened-up Cajun dish takes comfort food to the next level.
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  • 8Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 safflower oil
  • 1 large brown onion, sliced thick and quartered
  • 2 large red bell peppers, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium yellow squash, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 large eggplant, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 Tbs. Cajun Creole seasoning (try Frontier Co-Op Organic Cajun Seasoning Blend).
  • 2 cans (2 1/2 cups) Ro-tel tomatoes
  • 2 15-oz. cans white hominy
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs (or gluten-free breadcrumbs)
  • 1/3 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat inside of a 9x13 glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; add onion and bell pepper, and cook until barely softened. Add squash, eggplant, garlic, and Cajun seasoning, and cook until softened, about 5-7 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and hominy.
  3. Transfer to a baking dish, and sprinkle top with breadcrumbs and cheese. Bake 25–30 minutes, until cooked through and browned on top.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 210
  • Carbohydrate Content: 27 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 5 mg
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 6 g
  • Protein Content: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 620 mg
  • Sugar Content: 9 g
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