Mexican Street Corn


This Mexican street corn recipe is made by flavoring hot corn on the cobs with crumbled cotija cheese, fresh cilantro, chili powder, and lime juice. This easy recipe roasts the corn in its husks instead of grilling it.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 ears of corn


  • 6 ears corn, unhusked

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • ¼ cup crumbled cotija cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Roast corn, in husks, directly on the oven rack in the preheated oven until tender and cooked through, 40 to 45 minutes.

  3. Peel down husks and rub each ear of corn with 1 tablespoon butter. Sprinkle each with cotija cheese, cilantro, lime juice, and chili powder.


You can use dried cilantro instead of fresh and cilantro juice instead of lime juice.

You can use a Mexican-style blend, Parmesan, or Greek feta cheese instead of cotija.

You can shave the roasted corn from the cobs, mix it with the remaining ingredients, and serve it as a dish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
14g Fat
20g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 14mg 69%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 301mg 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.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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