It was year ago that I first tried Mexican Street Corn at restaurant in Louisville, KY. I knew as soon as I tasted that ear of corn that I needed to make some Mexican Street Corn inspired recipes. This corn casserole, with it’s freshly grated cotija cheese and ancho chili powder was a hit…and reminded us so much of the elote we had in Kentucky.
What is elote?
Elote means “corn cob”. So if you hear about elotes, it will involve corn. Mexican Street Corn (AKA elotes) is a grilled chili powders, butters, creams and lime. It’s a loaded ear of corn and if you like spicy food, you’d love it!
How to Make Mexican Street Corn Casserole
Mix up all of the ingredients in bowl, then bake in a casserole dish! Really…it’s that easy. But here a few things to remember:
Use real butter. You may be able to cut the butter down by a few tablespoons. We’ve done that and the casserole is just as good.
Drain the whole kernel corn. You don’t want that extra water in the casserole.
Use freshly shredded cotija…meaning shred it yourself. Freshly shredded cheese is always best in casseroles.
Use as much spice as you’d like.
The exact time it will take to baked depends on the size and type of pan you use. Plan 1 hour for baking. Check the casserole before that though. It should be lightly browned and set in the center.
Can you make corn casserole a day ahead?
Yes! Simply mix the ingredients and place them in the greased casserole dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight to bake right before you want to serve it. Remove the casserole from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving so the casserole bakes more evenly.
In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients together and pour into a greased 8"x8" baking pan.
Bake at for 55-60 minutes or until the center of the casserole is set.
The calories shown are based on the recipe being cut into 10 pieces, with 1 serving being 1/10 of the casserole. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**