Mexican Corn Elote Recipe – Mexican Style Corn

This Mexican corn Elote recipe is so easy to make thanks to this new Trader Joe’s seasoning I picked up earlier this week. With just a few simple ingredients, we were able to replicate the best Mexican style corn at home in a matter of minutes.

Mexican Corn

I’m lactose-sensitive and so we did not include the traditional cotija cheese that you normally find when purchasing this sweet corn recipe at restaurants or on the street. While I absolutely love the way that combination tastes, I prefer to make the recipe without the extra dairy if I can avoid it.

However, PLEASE feel free to sprinkle on HEAPS of cotija cheese when you make this recipe at home for your family. I am just showing you what I made last night.

Vary up this version and make it your own! That’s the beauty of the Internet. You can do what you want with each recipe and customize it to your needs.

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Mexican Corn Elote Recipe – Mexican Style Corn

Mexican Style Corn

In my house, corn is usually served as a side dish. My children LOVE this vegetable and when I don’t feel like putting up a fight, I open up a few cans and call it a day.

But when I want to spice things up, I turn to this elote recipe and add a little kick to the cob with little to no effort. SO EASY!

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Ingredients For Mexican Style Corn

  • Trader Joe’s Everything But The Elote Seasoning Blend
  • 1/4 stick of butter
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • Lime
  • Optional – cotija cheese
  • Optional – cilantro

How To Make Grilled Mexican Corn

elote corn

Grab a frying pan and coat with some butter. Grill your corn on the cobs until they are cooked through. Make sure you toss corn every few minutes to ensure one side doesn’t brown more than the other. Cook for about 10 minutes.

mexican corn recipe

Meanwhile, melt your butter in the microwave (30 seconds) and cover on every side. Then top with your mayonnaise. Sprinkle with some lime.

street corn

Now, take your Trader Joe’s Everything But The Elote Seasoning Blend and cover generously on every side. If you have cotija cheese and cilantro on hand, be sure to top your corn on the cob and serve immediately.

We eat street corn with just about everything – chicken, steak, pork – you name it! Sweet summer corn goes with pretty much every meal. LOL!

What’s a good substitute for mayonnaise in this recipe?

If you don’t like mayonnaise, you could always consider using fat free yogurt. That would be another great option to consider.

Do I serve this dish chilled?

We do not serve Mexican Corn chilled. I love to eat elote corn right out of the pan – nice and hot. But if you like it chilled, go for it.

I can’t find cotija cheese. What would be a good substitute?

If you can’t find cotija cheese or if you just don’t want to use it (my kids don’t like it), you can either omit it or substitute it for feta cheese. That is a personal choice.

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elote corn

Do I Have To Use Corn On The Cob?

No, not really. If you don’t want to deal with the cobs, you do not have to! You could actually just make canned corn and toss with the ingredients mentioned above. You will still get the same flavors and zest with the canned or frozen version.

street corn

Mexican Corn Recipe

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Mexican corn Elote recipe is so easy to make thanks to this new Trader Joe's seasoning I picked up earlier this week. With just a few simple ingredients, we were able to replicate the best Mexican style corn at home in a matter of minutes. 

Ingredients

  • Trader Joe’s Everything But The Elote Seasoning Blend
  • 1/4 stick of butter
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • Lime
  • Optional – cotija cheese
  • Optional – cilantro

Instructions

  1. Grab a frying pan and coat with some butter. Grill your corn on the cobs until they are cooked through. Make sure you toss corn every few minutes to ensure one side doesn’t brown more than the other. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, melt your butter in the microwave (30 seconds) and cover on every side. Then top with your mayonnaise. Sprinkle with some lime.
  3. Now, take your Trader Joe’s Everything But The Elote Seasoning Blend and cover generously on every side.
  4. If you have cotija cheese and cilantro on hand, be sure to top your corn on the cob and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 149Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 216mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

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