Mexican Street Corn

This Mexican Street Corn recipe is a delightful combination of smoky, sweet, and tangy flavors. Grilled corn on the cob is slathered with a creamy, zesty mixture and topped with feta cheese and chili flakes, creating a mouthwatering dish that’s perfect for summer cookouts or as a side for your favorite barbecue dishes.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This Mexican Street Corn recipe takes a beloved classic and elevates it with a rich and flavorful cream sauce, tangy lime, and zesty chili flakes. It’s a simple yet impressive dish that’s sure to be a hit at any gathering.


  • 8 fresh corn
  • 2 TBSP Melted Butter
  • 1/4 Cup of Mayonnaise
  • 2 Limes
  • 1 Cup of Feta Cheese
  • 2 TSp Chili Flakes
  • 1/4 Cup of Cream
  • 1/2 Cup of Onion Chips (shallots)


  • Peel the corn, keeping the husk at the end of the cob, and tie with a string. Soak the tied husks in water to prevent burning.
  • Brush the corn cobs with melted butter and season with salt & pepper. Grill for 3-4 minutes on all four surfaces (place foil down to make sure the foil protects the husks).
  • While the corn is cooking, heat the cream in a small saucepan over low heat and melt the Feta cheese (whisk frequently so it doesn’t stick to the bottom).
  • Once the corn is cooked, brush the mayonnaise on each cob. Pour the Feta cheese cream over the corn and add the cilantro, lime juice and zest, chili flakes, and shallot chips.
  • Done!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Kcal: 250 per serving
  • Servings: 8


This Mexican Street Corn is best enjoyed fresh off the grill. However, if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the grill.

Recipe Tips:

To add an extra smoky flavor, you can grill the corn directly on the grill without the husks, but be sure to adjust the grilling time as needed to prevent the corn from burning. Additionally, feel free to customize the toppings to suit your taste, such as adding extra chili flakes for a spicier kick or using cotija cheese instead of feta for a different flavor profile.

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