I’ve discovered how to make easy Mexican Street Corn at home. It’s better than finding a hole in the wall Mexican restaurant here in our neck of the woods. For some reason, the nicer Mexican restaurants don’t seem to make it like real Mexican street corn. 

Easy to make Mexican Street Corn Recipe. It tastes like the real thing. Tweak it for your liking.

I had the opportunity to ask a little girl in my Dual Language class how her mom makes Elotes known as Mexican corn. She laughed at me because she said there isn’t a recipe, you just put anything you like in it. Her mom makes it all the time and it’s different every time depending on what’s in their refrigerator at the time. 

So my first attempt at making Mexican Street Corn was luck, but it actually came out wonderful. We had it on Taco Tuesday and my kids thought it was tasty, too.

Easy to make Mexican Street Corn Recipe. It tastes like the real thing. Tweak it for your liking.

The one thing that I will do differently is roast the corn ahead of time, so it will have that Mexican Street Corn taste, but it’s definitely not necessary. 

How to Make Mexican Street Corn

Easy Mexican Street Corn Recipe

This Mexican corn recipe can be altered to fit your liking. It's a wonderful side with any Mexican dish.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican


  • 1 16 oz bag frozen corn thawed
  • 2 cups shredded cheese I used a Mexican blend
  • 1 c sour cream
  • 1 c mayonaise
  • 4 oz can green chilis drained
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • Mexican Chile Powder Seasoning I used Tajin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lime sliced
  • cilantro garnish


  1. Mix corn, sour cream, cheddar cheese, mayo, green chilis, Mexican chili powder seasoning and salt and pepper in a large bowl

  2. Place corn mixture in a large skillet and heat on medium while stirring frequently

  3. Place corn mixture in a greased baking dish

  4. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until slightly browned on top

  5. Serve with lime slices to squeeze on corn and garnish with cilantro

Recipe Notes

The first time I made this I served it in individual cups to get the full effect. However, now I serve it in the baking dish. I always allow my kids to squeeze a lime on their serving. 

The best part of this Mexican Street Corn recipe is that you can add anything you want to the corn mixture. A lot of people prefer Queso Fresco (Mexican cheese) and Mexican Crema (Mexican Sour Cream). It's easy to find in Texas, but I'm not so sure in the other states. Both ways taste awesome. 


Of course you can grill corn on the cob and cut the kernels off, but that would take a little bit more time. I would probably use 8 ears of corn for this recipe if you choose to grill the corn.

Have fun and experiment. 

What ingredient would you modify to fit your family’s needs with this easy Mexican Street Corn recipe? Leave us some ideas.