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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


  • 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


  • 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.


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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