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Elote, aka Mexican street corn will be your new go-to side dish. Elote is traditionally made with corn on the cob, but I’m going to show you how easy it is to make this in just a few minutes in the microwave. Take the corn of your choice and smother it in cheesy, zesty, chili sauce. It is so dreamy! 

creamy elote in a white mug with limes.

I love Elote, but I don’t love eating it off of the cob. Corn kernels always get stuck in my teeth and it gets all over my hands and face creating a huge mess. I’m not sure if it’s just a ‘me’ problem, but perhaps I just can’t control myself when it comes to Elote because the flavors are truly out of this world! If you are messy like me, this recipe is for you. 

Why This Microwaved Chicken Soup Recipe Works 

  • Quick and simple way to make Elote! 
  • Minimal prep and clean up. 
  • Corn won’t get stuck in your teeth – win win! 
  • Skip going to a restaurant to satisfy your craving and make this easy microwave recipe at home! 

Ingredients for Elote.
Ingredients For Easy Microwave Ground Beef Recipe 

    • Corn, frozen, husked and cut off the cob, or canned and drained 
    • Sour cream 
    • Mayonnaise 
    • Chili Powder 
    • Cayenne Powder 
    • Salt 
    • Queso Fresco 
    • Cilantro 
    • Lime 

elote corn in a mug on a red plate.
How to Cook Chicken Soup in the Microwave

  1. Frozen corn – Add frozen corn to a microwave safe dish with 3 tablespoons of water. Cover and microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes. Remove and drain the excess water. 
  2. Fresh corn – After husking and shaving off the kernels with a knife, place corn in a microwave safe mug and cover. Microwave on high for 1 minute. 
  3. Canned corn – Drain and pour canned corn into a microwave safe mug and cook on high for 1 minutes then remove from microwave. 
  4. Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, chili powder, cayenne power, salt, and queso fresco into your corn. 
  5. Sprinkle in salt, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice. 

This microwaved Elote recipe is the absolute best side dish for any Mexican meal, such as, tacos, burritos, enchiladas and so much more. These Grilled Fish Tacos would be amazing paired with this delicious Elote recipe! 

FAQs

What is Elote? 

Elote translates from Spanish to English as ‘Corn Cob’, but it’s not your typical corn on the cob. This Mexican street corn is smothered in a delicious cheesy chili sauce and is one of the most popular street foods you can find in Mexico. 

Why is my fresh corn not cooked yet? 

Fresh, husked corn shouldn’t take very long to cook in the microwave. If you are finding your corn is still underdone, add one tablespoon of water to it and microwave an additional 30 seconds to one minute. 

up close shot of elote with chili flakes on top.

Mexican Street Corn (Elote) in the Microwave

Elote, aka Mexican street corn will be your new go-to side dish. Elote is traditionally made with corn on the cob, but I'm going to show you how easy it is to make this in just a few minutes in the microwave. Take the corn of your choice and smother it in cheesy, zesty, chili sauce. It is so dreamy! 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1
Calories 313 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups of corn frozen, husked and cut off the cob, or canned and drained
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne powder
  • pinch of salt for taste
  • 1/4 cup parmesan or queso fresco or feta cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime

Instructions
 

  • Frozen corn - Add frozen corn to a microwave safe dish with 3 tablespoons of water. Cover and microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes. Remove and drain the excess water.
  • Fresh corn - After husking and shaving off the kernels with a knife, place corn in a microwave safe mug and cover. Microwave on high for 1 minute.
  • Canned corn - Drain and pour canned corn into a microwave safe mug and cook on high for 1 minutes then remove from microwave.
  • Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, chili powder, cayenne power, salt, and queso fresco into your corn.
  • Sprinkle in salt, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 313kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 8gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 398mgPotassium: 733mgFiber: 7gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 752IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Easy Recipe, elote, mexican street corn, microwave, microwave vegetables, mug recipes, street corn
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