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Hominy Squash Skillet Recipe

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This original recipe from my mother captures the flavors of the South. I make it for family dinners and barbecues and even Thanksgiving.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 4 cups sliced yellow summer squash
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) yellow hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 205 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 649 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, toss squash with egg. Place the cornmeal in a large resealable plastic bag. Add squash slices, a few at a time, and shake to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, melt 1/4 cup butter. Add half of the squash. Cook over medium heat until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes. Remove to paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining squash and 1/4 cup butter; set aside and keep warm.
  3. In another skillet, saute the onion and peppers in remaining butter until tender. Add the hominy, salt and pepper; cook and stir until heated through and golden brown. Stir in the reserved squash. Serve immediately. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Hominy Squash Skillet in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p124

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