Mexican-Style Street Corn


Spice up your go-to corn on the cob recipe with our special Mexican-Style Street Corn recipe. This recipe guides you through artfully grilling the corn and preparing it with our unique mayonnaise mixture to create your new favorite corn on the cob recipe.

Mexican-Style Street Corn
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Grill Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 4 fresh ears corn (with husks)

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)

  • 4 ounce Cotija, Parmesan, or aged cheddar* cheese, grated

  • Bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)


  1. Peel back cornhusks but do not remove. Gently rinse corn and scrub with a stiff brush to remove silks. Brush corn with oil. Fold husks back around corn and tie with 100-percent-cotton kitchen string or strips of husk.

  2. For a charcoal grill, grill corn on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 25 to 30 minutes or until corn kernels are tender, turning and rearranging ears occasionally. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place corn on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as directed.)

  3. Meanwhile, in a shallow dish stir together mayonnaise, garlic, paprika, and, if desired, the 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce. Place cheese in another shallow dish or pie plate.

  4. To serve, peel back cornhusks. Roll corn in mayonnaise mixture to coat; sprinkle evenly with cheese. If desired, serve with additional hot pepper sauce.


If using cheddar cheese, choose an aged cheese that will be crumbly and dry when grated.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

396 Calories
36g Fat
17g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 396
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 184mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 6.5mg 33%
Calcium 262.5mg 20%
Iron 1.3mg 7%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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