Mexican Street Corn Recipe

FTC sweet corn

Our Winter here in Minnesota has been sooooooooooooooooooooo long this year. It finally hit 70 degrees yesterday and I was rejoicing in triumph that maybe, just maybe we have finally beaten this long, dreadful Winter. When I went to the local meat market and saw a box of corn on the cob I nearly fell over. Maybe Spring has sprung and fresh produce is on it’s way after all! All Winter our produce is so limited and the dull flavors leave me craving the flavor packed produce that Spring and Summer deliver. I scooped up an armful of corn on the cob and headed home to grill some steak and prepare some Mexican Street Corn!

Mexican Street Corn Recipe
I let the kids shuck the corn while I got the water boiling. They love to help in the kitchen and watching them gleefully peel off the layers of green on the corn is the perfect start to my evening. If all you ever eat is regular old corn on the cob with butter and salt then I highly suggest branching out. While butter and salt are two of my favorite corn on the cob toppings, I have really enjoyed branching out and trying new recipes. One of my favorites is my Cheesy Cajun Corn. Corn is a great canvas to experiment with flavors on.

Mexican Street Corn Recipe
My recipe calls for cotijta cheese which is a Mexican cheese. With our limited resources in my rural area I used this Queso Chihuahua in stead as it was the closest thing available. If you can find cotija cheese use that instead!

Mexican Street Corn Recipe

Yields 12

Mexican Street Corn Recipe

Mexican street corn recipe

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 12 ears corn on the cob (cooked any way you like)
  • 3/4 C Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 lb queso Cotija cheese, shredded
  • pinch of cayenne to your taste
  • Lime


  1. Cook your corn to your liking, boiled, grilled, etc
  2. Spread thin layer of mayo over each ear of corn
  3. Roll in cheese to coat evenly
  4. Sprinkle each ear with cayenne to your taste
  5. Squeeze lime juice over corn
  6. Enjoy!
Cuisine: Mexican | Recipe Type: Side Dish

Mexican Street Corn Recipe

Do you have a favorite corn on the  cob recipe? I’d love to try it! Leave it in the comments below so we can all expand our recipe boxes!


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  1. ohmygosh I have to try this! Yummy!

  2. Bekah Kuczenski says:

    This looks yummy! Honestly I don’t have an exciting corn recipe 🙁 I either boil it or throw it on the grill and eat it with salt and butter… I’m glad you gave me a new recipe to try 🙂

  3. joanna garcia says:

    OMG i have been wanting to know how to make these!! AWESOME!! looks delish!!

  4. Wow, that looks really good. I usually just make corn on the cob the traditional way.

  5. Stacey Roberson says:

    This looks delicious! I love a sweet corn-on-the-cob – and I love the addition of the shredded cheese.

  6. vickie couturier says:

    interesting,,never heard of using those add ons to corn on the cob,but worth a try

  7. teresa herrera-honores says:

    This reminds me of when i went to mexico as a kid and had the corn from the street! it as so good! Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Nicki Zinken says:

    OMG, you have made this prego lady have a MAJOR craving for sweet corn; especially this Mexican Street Corn recipe… I had never heard of it before and cannot wait to try it!

  9. shelly peterson says:

    I dont have an exciting recipe to share , I just like butter and salt. but my daughter loves her corn on the cob this same way

  10. Betty Baez says:

    ive had corn like this before but minus the lime and add chili powder this sounds good!

  11. courtney b says:

    looks delicious ! ) i used to love the street vendor who would come by my old house and sell mexican corn! so good….

  12. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I have never heard of this but wow…talk ab out kicking it up a notch…this looks awesome

  13. Janet W. says:

    I will definitely have to try this!! Looks delicious!

  14. Christina Strapp says:

    This looks so good. Will have to give this a try.


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