Mexican Street Corn (Elote) in the Microwave

How to make Mexican-style street corn, or Elote, in the microwave in just a few simple steps!

I love Elote, but I do not like eating it off the cob, it always gets stuck in my teeth and it gets all over my hands and face. I don’t know if you have the same problem or if I just can’t control myself when it comes to food! If you do, then this recipe is for you because the corn is not on the cob, let’s dive in!

Why Make Elote in the Microwave?

  • It is the fastest and most simple way to make Elote
  • Little prep time and clean up
  • Corn won’t get stuck in your teeth
  • You can skip going out to satisfy your craving!

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 (optional)
  • 1 lime

How to Make Mexican Street Corn (Elote) in the Microwave

1.Pour frozen corn in a microwave safe mug, add 3 tablespoons of water, cover, and microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes; remove from microwave and drain excess water

1.After husking and shaving off the kernels with a knife, place corn in a microwave safe mug, cover and microwave on high for 1 minute; remove from microwave

1.Drain and pour canned corn into a microwave safe mug and cook on high for 1 minute; remove from microwave

2.Mix in sour cream, mayonnaise, chili powder, cayenne powder, salt, and your choice of cheese

3.Sprinkle in salt and cilantro, squeeze a quarter of a lime over your corn and enjoy!

Tips For Making Elote in the Microwave

This dish is best enjoyed warm so eat or serve immediately!

How to cut kernels off the cob

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How to Make Mexican Street Corn (Elote) in the Microwave

How to Make Mexican Street Corn (Elote) in the Microwave

Learn how to make Mexican sryle street corn in the microwave! Depending on how many watts your microwave is, cook time may vary.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

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

    1.Pour frozen corn in a microwave safe bowl, add 3 tablespoons of water, cover, and microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes; remove from microwave and drain excess water

    1.After husking and shaving off the kernels with a knife, place corn in a microwave safe bowl, cover and microwave on high for 1 minute; remove from microwave 

    1.Drain and pour canned corn into a microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 1 minute; remove from microwave 

    2.Mix in sour cream, mayonnaise, chili powder, cayenne powder, salt, and your choice of cheese

    3.Sprinkle with salt and cilantro, squeeze a quarter of a lime over corn and enjoy!

If you have tried making Mexican-style street corn in the microwave, or any other recipe on my blog, then please rate it and let me know how it turned out in the comments below!

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