Skillet Mexican Street Corn


This fast to prepare side dish takes on the flavors of elote, a popular Mexican favorite!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 (16 ounce) packages frozen corn

  • ¼ cup crumbled cotija cheese

  • ¼ cup minced red onion

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro


  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon smoked sweet paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch ground coriander


  1. Heat a 14-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the skillet. Spread frozen corn evenly across the skillet; do not stir. Cook corn for approximately 8 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt, and coriander in a large bowl. Set aside.

  3. Check the corn; it should be slightly charred. If not, allow to continue cooking for 4 more minutes (stirring is fine at this point.)

  4. Once corn is sufficiently browned/charred, transfer to the bowl with dressing and toss to coat. Add cotija cheese, red onion, and cilantro and mix until well combined. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

If you cannot find cotija cheese, queso fresco may be used but it will have a milder taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

193 Calories
10g Fat
25g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 193
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 265mg 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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