Mexican Street Corn Nachos

Mexican Street Corn Nachos
With the new football season starting we're going to need some new snacking ideas and I have one for you right now, some Mexican street corn nachos! I am a big fan of the Mexican street corn (elote) style flavours which vary but the flavour combo that I like is with butter, mayo, crumbled cotija (or feta), cilantro, chili powder and lime juice which goes so well with sweet juicy corn! When I came across the idea of Mexican street corn nachos on Simply Recipes I just had to try it! Normally when I make nachos I load them up with ingredients, sprinkle on plenty of cheese and then throw it into the oven to melt the cheese but this recipe calls for a cheese sauce which is always a nice alternative especially when it's a creamy Monterey Jack cheese sauce! Other than the addition of the tortilla chips and cheese sauce these nachos have all of the ingredients of Mexican street corn and when in nacho form they are perfect for snacking on while watching the game!

Check out below the recipe for links to other recipes that use this amazing flavour combo!

Mexican Street Corn Nachos
The assembly.

Mexican Street Corn Nachos

Mexican Street Corn Nachos

Mexican Street Corn Nachos
If you're looking for the meat, add some cooked Mexican style chorizo sausage!

Mexican Street Corn Nachos

Mexican Street Corn Nachos
Mexican Street Corn Nachos

Mexican Street Corn Nachos

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Servings: 8

All of the flavours of Mexican style street corn in nacho form with grilled or charred corn, mayo, feta, cilantro, cayenne and lime juice along with the nachos and a creamy melted Monterey Jack cheese sauce!

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups corn, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream, half and half or milk
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 (14 ounce) bag tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup cotija or feta, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons crema or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • cayenne to taste
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  1. Melt the butter in a heavy bottomed pan over medium high heat, add the corn and let it sit until it starts to char a bit, mix it up and let it start to char a bit again before removing from heat and mixing in the mayo.
  2. Mix the cornstarch into the cream, bring just to a simmer, reduce the heat and mix in the cheese until it melts.
  3. Place the nachos on a serving dish, pour on the cheese, top with the corn, cotija, creme, cilantro and cayenne and hit everything with a few squirts of lime juice!

Option: Use grilled corn off the cob!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 356, Fat 16.9g (Saturated 9.2g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 291mg, Sodium 331mg, Carbs 41.8g (Fiber 5.2g, Sugars 4.9g), Protein 13.7g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Joanne said...

This may just be the ultimate football food! All that cheese...definitely something I need in my life.

Maria said...

Nachos are always a favorite in our household!

Bella B said...

Yummy these look so good!!!

Gaby Dalkin said...

cheese sauce!! Yes, Please!

HipFoodie Mom said...

what a great way to use corn! love this for game day food!!!

Sue R said...

Loving your blog! I really appreciate the alternatives you give for us that don't live where you can buy thing like cotija, crema etc.. I'm in Australia in the tropics. Keep up the great work.

Ms. B. said...

When you say cream, what kind do you mean?

Kevin Lynch said...

Mr. B.: Heavy or whipping cream. Enjoy!

Scott & Candy said...

These are soooo good...making them again for game night! You have never let me kids know it's going to be good dinner when I tell them it's a Closet Cooking recipe.

Katie said...

Does the jalepeno make it pretty spicy or just give it a kick?

Kevin Lynch said...

Katie: This dish is not too spicy and you can control the heat by reducing or increasing the chili.

Sarah Bleier said...

These are sooooo good!!! I can't wait to have them again. Thank you for another great recipe.

Kevin Lynch said...

Sarah: I'm glad you like them!

Thora Bott said...

How far ahead an you make this dish?

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