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Easy Mexican Street Corn

Enjoy this festive side dish perfect for the warmer months!
Keyword mexican street corn
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 Ears of Corn broken into 2 pieces each
  • 1/2 of 1 lime
  • 1 cup of Cotija Cheese crumbled
  • 1 cup of Sour Cream
  • 1 tbsp of melted butter
  • 1 tsp of Smoked Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Green Onions for garnish


  • In a large stock pot, bring enough water to a boil to cover the corns.
  • Boil corn for 8-10 minutes until kernels are tender, remove from water and set aside.
  • Melt butter in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  • In a small bowl, squeeze the juice of half a lime and pour melted butter over the cooked corn.
  • Season the cooked corn with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add sour cream to the bowl and coat the corn evenly.
  • For a grilled taste, place corn on a grill pan for 2 minutes per side until golden brown *this step is optional. You can proceed to the next step if you don't have a grill pan.
  • Use a skewer, and poke it into the bottom of the corn for serving.
  • Add more sour cream if needed and proceed to add crumbled cotija cheese all over the corn on all sides.
  • Garnish with fresh scallion and sprinkle with smoked paprika to serve.


Use fresh corn, not frozen, for best results!