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Roasted Mexican Street Corn

You can easily make the classic Mexican street food right at home now. BAKED OR GRILLED! And this cream sauce is TO DIE FOR!!

Roasted Mexican Street Corn - You can easily make the classic Mexican street food right at home now. BAKED OR GRILLED! And this cream sauce is TO DIE FOR!!

I am currently enroute to West Palm Beach.

It’s for work.


Because I did tell Butters that I would never leave him ever again.

But, duty calls.

So before I “work” and jump into the warm ocean here, let’s talk corn.

Mexican street corn, actually.

This is a favorite of mine.

Even though I’ve never actually been to Mexico.

Or had their street food.


I always snag one of these at the local farmers market.

Dousing it in chili powder. And cotija.

Because. Well, hello.

The more the better.

But really.

This garlicky-lime cream sauce is simply perfection.

You can even get rid of the corn altogether and just have a side of the sauce with some chips.

Just a thought, guys.

Roasted Mexican Street Corn

You can easily make the classic Mexican street food right at home now. BAKED OR GRILLED! And this cream sauce is TO DIE FOR!!

10 minutes40 minutes


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 6 ears corn
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic powder and lime juice; set aside.
  3. Place corn husks directly on the oven rack and roast until corn is soft, about 35-40 minutes.
  4. Peel down husks and spread with mayonnaise mixture.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with chili powder, cotija and cilantro, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 106.0 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.0g 15%
Saturated Fat 2.0g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 11.0mg 4%
Sodium 386.0mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 21.0g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%
Sugars 6.0g
Protein 3.0g 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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  1. Looks good! Smells good on here! But….. When do I shuck the silk part? I threw them in whole and now I’m worried… am I supposed to clean them first!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    very yummy and flavorful!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very Damn Delicious ! Thank you for a great recipe.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    LOVE IT, JUST HAVE TO HAVE THE TIME TO MAKE IT. (SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS) , forgot to change the button.

  5. Hi, Also called “elote.” I like to roast mine on the grill husked so some of the kernels char. Adds another level of flavor.

  6. Just made these and they were DELICIOUS and super easy!

  7. So you cook the corn in their own husks plain and only rub the mixture on just before serving? Can these be grilled?

  8. what should i serve these with for dinner? really want to make these, but as a side dish with a meat or taco or something?

    • They are great as a side dish if you’re having a BBQ or even a steak salad. Tacos or any kind of meat dish is also a great idea. You really can’t go wrong with these! Have fun!

      • Jana, you are so correct, why can’t people think for themselves??? I have not yet discovered that. Love the corn though, but I would would have to cut the corn of the cob because of my dental problems, which I hope will be soon taken care of.

  9. Yum, this looks so tasty, can’t wait to give this a try.  I to, never had Mexican corn on the cob and can’t wait to give it a try.

    • more the butter more the best taste, love butter over everything that calls for, and salt if you can and not have blood pressure problems….

  10. THIS was FABULOUS!!!!! I grilled it and will be making it again for sure! I used Pepper Jack cheese. Still a 10+.

  11. Looks amazing! love street inspired food (:

  12. Gorgeous pictures! Love Mexican street corn!

  13. Totally agree to Adele ! Damn delicious !

  14. These recipies are amazing

  15. Looks amazing! love street inspired food (:

  16. What can I substitute the cotija cheese with?

  17. I love corn on the cob and this looks DELISH!! Can’t wait to try it.

    BTW THANK YOU CHUNGAH for posting the nutrition facts on your recipes, it is very important for me.

  18. Chungah… You are amazing! Smart and creative… Here you go again… taking such a simple food, and turning it into something so very special… Look at that presentation! You are a gift, Chungah… truly. I look so forward to your posts, have tried so many of your recipes – and have never been disappointed. Thank you!!