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Cheesy Mexican Street Corn

This cheesy Mexican Street Corn topped creamy chili sauce, fresh cilantro, lime and crumbled cotija cheese is kinda messy but TOTALLY worth it.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 Servings



  • 6 ears sweet yellow corn husked
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder plus more for garnish if desired
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • lime wedges


  • Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.
  • Whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, chili powder, garlic powder and salt.
  • Place the corn on the grill and cook 10 - 15 minutes or until tender. Being careful to turn every few minutes so it doesn't burn.
  • Remove corn from grill. While still hot liberally spread the creamy mixture over the corn. Sprinkle with cotija cheese, fresh cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime. If you want it a bit spicier, add another sprinkle of chili powder. Serve immediately.


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Keywords: corn, summer, Vegetarian