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Mexican Street Corn casserole

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Dive into a recipe that’s a sensory gateway to the vibrant heart of Mexico. Ever experienced a dish that’s not just a feast for your taste buds but also a nostalgic journey to a memorable place? Recently, I’ve stumbled upon such a culinary treasure, and I’m ecstatic to share my personalized spin on it. So, let’s commence a gastronomic adventure with this spectacular Mexican Street Corn Bake!

The inspiration for the Mexican Street Corn Bake is drawn from Elote, a prized delicacy amongst Mexican street food. Picture walking through a lively Mexican market, the savory aroma of corn grilling dances in the air, simultaneously tempting and welcoming. This dish aims to encapsulate that experience, enriching it with creamy, cheesy luxuriance, molded into a format ideal for communal enjoyment. That’s the essence of this dish!

What elevates this dish? Firstly, its lush, silky texture coupled with a plethora of spices, constructs a flavorful concert, each note resonating in seamless harmony. It is a carnival on a plate! Secondly, its adaptability is unmatched, whether it’s the centerpiece at a lavish dinner, a cozy family gathering, or a soothing solace on a laid-back evening, this bake is a consistent crowd-pleaser. It’s versatile, enchanting, and transports a slice of Mexico to your dining table.

Moreover, for aficionados of Mexican cuisine, this dish is a heartfelt ode. And the bonus? Its uncomplicated nature! Regardless of your culinary expertise, preparing this dish is a breeze, guaranteeing gourmet-quality results in your home kitchen.

So, as you perceive, this isn’t merely food; it’s a journey, a sentiment. Regardless of your travels to Mexico, this Mexican Street Corn Bake assures a gastronomic getaway with every mouthful. Eager to dive in? 🌽

What’s the unique charm of this dish?
This dish is a heartfelt hug from the rich Mexican culinary tradition, offering more than just tantalizing flavors; it’s about living the experience. It captures the vibrant essence of Elote, blended with creamy textures and harmonious spices, offering a comforting, delightful, and absolutely addictive dish.

Is this dish adaptable to various occasions?
Undoubtedly! Whether orchestrating a lavish celebration or simply elevating a mundane meal, the Mexican Street Corn Bake is a sublime choice. It’s versatile, universally cherished, and injects the festive spirit of Mexico wherever it appears.

Is this recipe accommodating to beginners?
Absolutely! The straightforwardness of this recipe guarantees that culinary novices can also bring the mesmerizing flavors of Mexico to their kitchens, experiencing a touch of gourmet perfection.

Can the spice levels be modified?
Certainly! Adjust the spice levels to your preference. Whether you’re a fan of a gentle spice or desire a bold zest, this dish can be customized to satisfy all flavor profiles.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • For the Corn Casserole:
  • 6 cups of corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (queso fresco or a blend of monterey jack and cheddar work well)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (preferably smoked paprika)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Topping:
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (180°C) – this will ensure that our dish cooks evenly and to perfection.
  2. Grab your baking dish and give it a nice, light grease. A 9×13 inch dish is ideal for this flavorful concoction!
  3. In a spacious mixing bowl, introduce the corn, mayonnaise, sour cream, shredded Mexican cheese, cilantro, green chilies, garlic, chili powder, smoked paprika, black pepper, and salt to each other.
  4. Mix them well, making sure every corn kernel is hugged by the creamy, spicy mixture. Oh, and let’s not forget the burst of freshness – squeeze in the lime juice and give it another mix!
  5. Pour the lovely mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading it evenly. This will ensure every bite is packed with the full spectrum of flavors!
  6. Time to bring in the crowning glory! Sprinkle the crumbled feta or Cotija cheese over the mixture. For those who crave an extra zing, a sprinkle of chili powder or smoked paprika will do wonders!
  7. Send the dish into the preheated oven and let it bake for about 30-35 minutes. Look for the golden kiss on the edges and the bubbly, melty cheese on top. The enchanting aroma will fill your kitchen, making the wait seem eternal!
  8. Once out of the oven, let the masterpiece rest for a few moments. Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro and, if you fancy, a dash of cayenne pepper for that extra kick of spice!
  9. There you have it! A bubbly, golden, flavorful Mexican Street Corn Bake ready to delight your taste buds! Serve it warm as a comforting side or with tortilla chips as a tantalizing dip.

Cooking tips :

  • While you can use either fresh or frozen corn, fresh corn can elevate the flavor profile significantly, especially during the corn season!
  • Feel free to experiment with different cheeses. Aged Cotija can add a robust, salty kick, while feta can introduce a creamy, tangy dimension.
  • If you are sensitive to spice, start with a smaller amount and gradually add until you reach your desired heat level. For those who crave extra fire, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes can add a wonderful heat wave!
  • Feel free to throw in some additional ingredients like chopped red onions or bell peppers for an extra crunch and flavor, or maybe even some crumbled bacon for a smoky twist!
  • Keep an eye on your bake during the last few minutes of cooking. The golden, bubbly top is what we aim for – overcooking can make it too brown and affect the texture.
  • This dish pairs well with a variety of mains. Try it with grilled chicken, tacos, or burritos, or even as a dip with tortilla chips during a movie night!
  • If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, reheat them in the oven to maintain the creamy texture and crispy top. Avoid the microwave if possible, as it can make the dish soggy.

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1 Comment

  1. Jane Gilbert

    5 stars
    Love all your recipes I have a found a few I am going to try

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