Skillet Elote (Mexican Street Corn)


All the flavors you love in Mexican street corn made in a skillet for times when grilling isn't an option.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder

  • 4 ears sweet corn, shucked and kernels cut off

  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro

  • 3 tablespoons cotija cheese


  1. Whisk mayonnaise, lime juice, and chili powder together in a bowl until evenly combined. Set aside.

  2. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn and cook for 5 minutes without stirring. Toss around with a spatula and cook until corn has started to brown, about 3 minutes more. Remove from heat.

  3. Add reserved mayonnaise mixture and stir until evenly combined. Add cilantro and stir again. Transfer to serving plates and sprinkle cotija cheese over the top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

171 Calories
10g Fat
19g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 171
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 184mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 9mg 44%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 292mg 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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