Mexican Street Corn, or elote seems to be the latest food craze. That tasty combination of roasted sweet corn, lime, chili, salt and cotijo cheese is just so irresistible.
It’s such a great flavor that people are coming up with all sorts of delicious ways to have it. That’s why we decided to compile this great collection of Mexican Street Corn Recipes for you.
This list includes not only the basic preparation, but all sorts of creative ways to enjoy those great flavors.
From dips and casserole, to soups and salads, you’ll find plenty ways to satisfy your elote cravings. Cook your way through them all and have fun!
1. Mexican Street Corn Salad
This Mexican street corn salad is a great way to get the classic flavors of elote served salad-style. It’s creamy, cheesy, and filled with corn, red onions, cilantro, mayonnaise, and more..
Get the Recipe: Mexican Street Corn Salad
2. Elote Wings
These Elote Wings, inspired by the popular Mexican street corn, may be the best chicken wings ever!
Baked till crisp, they’re tossed in a creamy, dreamy mayo based sauce that’s savory and tangy, then finished off with a touch of chili powder.
Get the Recipe: Elote Wings
3. Roasted Mexican Street Corn
Here is your basic roasted Mexican street corn. You can cook it baked or grilled, and it comes with amazing garlicky-lime cream sauce. Whether you’ve tried elote before, or this is your first recipe, you’ll be sure to love it.
4. Easy Elote Dip
If you’re going to be making Mexican street corn, why not try a recipe that makes it into dip? This easy elote dip can be made in under fifteen minutes, and it perfect for parties, gatherings, or anywhere there’s going to be a lot of chip dipping!
5. Mexican Street Corn Slaw
Need a side dish and can’t decide what to bring? Wanting to make a coleslaw but can’t decide what to use? Try this Mexican street corn slaw! The slaw is smoky, creamy, and filled with charred corn and salty feta cheese.
6. Mexican Street Corn Bowls
These Mexican street corn bowls don’t just look amazing, they taste amazing too! The hearty bowls are filled with pico de gallo, whole grains, avocados, black beans, and other great ingredients. It all comes together to make great little bowls.
7. Shrimp & Mexican Corn Foil Packets
Another cute and convenient way to eat and hold your food is shown off with these shrimp and Mexican corn foil packets. The foil packets act as a bowl or container, and they’re filled with terrific Tex-Mex ingredients and flavors.
8. Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos
What better way to enjoy elote flavors than with Mexican street corn chicken tacos? They’re just what they sound like, fresh Mexican corn slathered in tangy cream sauce with both chicken and chili powder in taco form.
9. Mexican Street Corn Casserole
This Mexican street corn casserole is a perfect dish for fans of elote and casseroles. It’s filled with amazing Mexican street corn spices, cilantro, and queso fresco cheese. It makes for a great side dish, or a full-blown meal.
10. Mexican Street Corn Nachos
Another great way to celebrate your love of Mexican street corn lies in these marvelous nachos. The crunchy nachos are loaded with roasted corn, lime, chili powder, and Mexican crema. Any fan or corn, nachos, or both must try it!
11. Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
This Mexican street corn pasta salad does exactly what it’s name implies, it combines the greatness of elote with a pasta salad. You might not find a dish like this in Mexico, but that doesn’t make it any less delicious and worth trying!
12. Mexican Street Corn Fritters
Get all of the flavors of Mexican street corn packed into crispy, brown, fritters! The corn is mixed together with the other ingredients in a simple batter to hold everything together and then fried in oil. It’s also super customizable.
13. Elote Tater Tots
Next up on the list are these splendid elote tater tots. They can be made entirely on the grill, and use an amazing homemade cheese sauce. Mix that with the scallions, cilantro, lime, and chili pepper, and you get one tasty treat.
14. Mexican Street Corn and Chicken Chowder
This Mexican street corn and chicken chowder is loaded with fresh juicy corn, tender chicken, and vegetables of your choosing. It comes out as a phenomenal creamy soup that is perfect for a cold night.
15. Skillet Mexican Street Corn
Corn is already great, but it can taste even better when you char it in a skillet! This skillet Mexican street corn does just that, and it also adds in mayonnaise, green onions, chili powder, cilantro, crumbled cotija cheese, and optional jalapeños.
16. Mexican Baked Cheesy Street Corn Dip
This Mexican baked cheesy street corn dip perfectly lives up to its name. It takes the form of hot corn dip that tastes just like Mexican street corn. It’s creamy, cheesy, and the ultimate dip to bring to a party or a family dinner.
17. Easy Mexican Street Corn Fries
Easy is in the name of these easy Mexican street corn fries for a reason! They can be made in about ten minutes, and look like a professional dish. The crispy fries are topped with roasted corn and covered in cilantro cream sauce and a bit of lime.
18. Slow Cooker Mexican Street Corn Casserole
Looking for a convenient casserole to make? This slow cooker Mexican street corn casserole is a perfect recipe to try. The street corn inspired recipe results in a rich and cheesy dish that’s bursting with great flavors.
19. Charred Mexican Street Corn Flatbread Pizza
Can’t decide between Mexican street corn or flatbread pizza? Well, have no fear! This awesome dish combines the two into a perfect pizza. The vegetable and corn filled pizza works great as an appetizer or an entrée.
20. Mexican Street Corn Chicken Chili
Another combination dish on our list is this Mexican street corn chicken chili, which combines the best parts of white chicken chili and Mexican street corn to make a delicious dish that’s loaded with great flavor. You’re going to love this one!
21. Mexican Street Corn Tostadas
These terrific Mexican street corn tostadas are covered with refried beans, mashed avocados, and creamy elote. The meal is a perfect fit for a family taco Tuesday, and it can be made in under twenty minutes.
22. Mexican Street Corn Enchiladas
Classic Mexican street corn flavors combined with enchiladas make this amazing vegetarian dish. The corn kernels are mixed with cotija cheese, lime, and chili powder, and then stuffed inside the corn tortillas to make this great meal!
23. Mexican Street Corn Soup
Any soup lovers reading? If you love trying different soups, try making this Mexican street corn soup. It’s filled with delicious flavors and it makes for a great way to introduce the classic corn flavors.
24. Mexican Street Corn Empanadas
Craving elote but want it in more portable form? Try these Mexican street corn empanadas. They’re in a flaky crust that gets cooked in an air fryer for just the right amount of perfect crispness.
25. Mexican Street Corn Macaroni & Cheese
As you may know, we love different kinds of mac and cheese, and this Mexican street corn mac and cheese is something special. The savory flavors combined with the cheesy, creamy mac is a wonderful match.
26. Mexican Street Corn Avocado Toast
Avocado toast is a great way to start off the morning, but sometimes it need a little boost. This Mexican street corn avocado toast helps spice things up and adds creamy, cheesy flavor alongside lightly charred corn to help make the toast special.
27. Loaded Sweet Potatoes (Mexican Street Corn Inspired)
What better way to change up a regular old sweet potato than by loading them with Mexican street corn flavors? It’s an easy oven-baked potato that’s filled with green onions, corn, lime, jalapeños, cilantro, a creamy sauce, and more.
28. Street Corn Pasta Salad with Cilantro Pesto and Goat Cheese
For the final salad on the list, we have this street corn pasta salad. It’s got sweet corn, red bell peppers, avocados, creamy goat cheese, and a cilantro pesto. It’s great for using any extra corn you may have, and it just simply tastes amazing.
29. Bubbly Hot Mexican Street Corn Dip
This bubbly hot Mexican street corn dip is perfect for get togethers and pot lucks. It’s creamy and cheesy and great for dipping. YUMMM.
30. Mexican Street Corn Walking Tacos
Finishing off our list we have these Mexican street corn walking Tacos. They are another twist on the traditional recipe, and make for a great portable meal. Walking tacos are perfect for parties, and these tasty tacos are sure to impress friends and family alike!
There you have it, thirty great ways to satisfy that Mexican street corn craving. Try all of these great elote recipes, surely some will make it into your regular rotation.
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- 4 ears sweet corn
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp lime juice
- 1 tsp chili powder
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- 1/3 cup crumbled cotija cheese
- Salt, to taste
- Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
- Brush the oil onto the corn.
- Place the corn in the preheated air fryer and cook 5 minutes. Flip and cook an additional 5 minutes.
- In a bowl, mix sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder and lime juice.
- Spread mixture on freshly cooked corn cobs. Garnish with cotijo cheese, cilantro, chili powder and salt.
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
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