The BEST Mexican Street Corn “Elote Dip” Recipe

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This creamy and delicious Elote Dip features all the flavors of Mexican Street Corn in dip form! Made with a blend of mayo, cream cheese, lime juice, elote seasoning, and fire-roasted corn and topped with cilantro, cotija cheese, diced jalapenos, and green onions. The perfect dip just in time for summer! 

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What is Elote?

Elote is a popular Mexican street corn dish featuring grilled or boiled corn on the cob, mayonnaise, cotija cheese, chili powder, lime juice, and other toppings. It’s popular among street vendors and is so delicious! 

I turned the traditional elote recipe with all the classic flavors into an easy elote dip! This Mexican-inspired appetizer tastes just like elote and consists of a creamy and tangy base made with mayonnaise and cream cheese, and is flavored with fresh lime juice and homemade elote seasoning and mixed with sweet corn kernels. 

I finish it off with cotija cheese, cilantro, diced jalapeños, and green onions on top. The perfect dip for tortilla chips or veggies or as a topping for tacos, quesadillas, or grilled meats!

an up close photo showing elote dip topped with green onions and cilantro

What Makes This Recipe Great

If you’re looking for THE BEST dip for summer, I’ve got you covered! Y’all know how much I love easy recipes that have simple ingredients and come together quickly without sacrificing any flavor, and boy does this hit the spot!

This Elote Corn Dip is now in the ranks among my other delicious dip appetizers, like this Fried Pickle Dip, this Hot Cajun Crab Dip, this Jalapeno Popper Dip, and this Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Corn Dip

Elote dip is the perfect appetizer or side dish for game day, summer BBQs, or a movie night, you name it! It’s family-friendly, easy to make ahead, and probably one of my favorite things I’ve ever made. Serve this hot corn dip with tortilla chips, veggie sticks, or corn chips, and enjoy the creamy, tangy flavors of classic Mexican street corn in dip form!

Ingredient Notes

The best thing about these ingredients is that if you don’t have them on hand, they are super easy to find in most grocery stores. 

recipe ingredients in small bowls and labeled.
  • Fresh Corn: You’re going to grill the corn cob, then cut the grilled, fresh corn kernels to add to the dip. I use an ear of corn, so it’s easy to grill, but if you don’t prefer the char or only have corn kernels, you can skip this.   
  • Butter
  • Sour cream: you can use regular or dairy free
  • Jalapeno peppers: You can also use a can of green chilies if you prefer a milder spice level.  
  • Yellow onion
  • Garlic cloves
  • Mayo or Greek Yogurt: Either one will work great. Here’s my awesome 60-second homemade mayonnaise recipe if you’d like to make it homemade. 
  • Cream cheese
  • Lime: You’ll use lime juice for the dip and then an additional squeeze of lime to garnish, to taste. 
  • Cotija cheese
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Green Onions
  • Elote seasoning: Chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, black pepper, and tajin (optional for garnish). 

Step-by-Step Instructions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Add cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, and all of the seasonings to a large bowl. Use a handheld mixer and mix until combined. Add the corn to either your gas stove or grill to get a char on 375F for 12 minutes. 
  2.  Add butter, onions, and garlic over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the corn, cilantro, jalapenos, and 3/4 cup cotija cheese. Cook for 3-4 mins, Transfer the cream cheese mixture and stir to combine. Allow to heat for a couple more minutes until everything is melty.
  3. Spoon mixture into an ungreased baking dish or 10” cast iron skillet and spread into an even layer. Evenly top with remaining Cotija cheese and sprinkle with Tajin seasoning.
  4. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. I like to broil mine on low at the last minute or two. 
  5. Garnish with cilantro, green onions, jalapeno slices, lime wedges, and any additional grilled corn pieces. Serve with tortilla chips or corn chips, and enjoy. 
an overhead shot of mexcian street corn dip topped with cilantro, onions, and jalapenos.

Mac’s Pro TipS

Serving Tips

  • Serve with tortilla chips, corn chips, or veggie sticks. This dip also pairs perfectly as a topping for tacos, grilled chicken, or even a taco salad!

Storage Tips

  • Store leftover elote dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven and serve with your favorite chips, veggies, and more! 
  • This recipe does not freeze well, so I recommend making a fresh batch if needed for a later date. 
a tortilla chip dipped in inside a creamy hot corn dip

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The BEST Mexican Street Corn “Elote Dip” Recipe

5 from 1 vote
This creamy and delicious Elote Dip features all the flavors of Mexican Street Corn in dip form! Made with a blend of mayo, cream cheese, lime juice, elote seasoning, and fire-roasted corn and topped with cilantro, cotija cheese, diced jalapenos, and green onions. The perfect dip just in time for summer! 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients  

Elote Dip

  • 3-4 cups corn 3-4 ears of corn
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-2 jalapeno peppers minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 3 gloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoons mayo or Greek yogurt
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 cup cotija cheese crumbled
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tabelspoons cilantro plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup green onions diced

Seasoning

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepepr to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tajin for garnish

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375F. Add cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, and all of the seasonings to a large bowl. Use a handheld mixer and mix until combined. Add the corn to either your gas stove or grill to get a char on 375F for 12 minutes.
  •  In a large skillet, add the butter, onions, and garlic over medium/high heat. Add the corn, cilantro, jalapenos, and 3/4 cup cotija cheese. Cook for 3-4 mins, Transfer the cream cheese mixture and stir to combine. Allow to heat for a couple more minutes until everything is melty.
  • Spoon mixture into an ungreased baking dish or 10” cast iron skillet and spread into an even layer. Evenly top with remaining Cotija cheese and sprinkle with Tajin seasoning.
  • Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. I like to broil mine on low at the last minute or two. Garnish with cilantro, green onions, jalapeno slices, and any additional grilled corn pieces. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy. 

Notes

Serving Tips

  • Serve with tortilla chips, corn chips, or veggie sticks. This dip also pairs perfectly as a topping for tacos, grilled chicken, or even a taco salad!

Storage Tips

  • Store leftover elote dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven and serve with your favorite chips, veggies, and more! 
  • This recipe does not freeze well, so I recommend making a fresh batch if needed for a later date. 

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 484mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1731IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. I really can not wait to try many of your recipes! I was going to make your Elote Dip but there is no mention of the sour cream in the ingredients just the recipe. Could you give me the measurement of sour cream please TIA

    1. Hi Wendy, that was a miss on my end. I’m so sorry. It is 1 tbsp of of sour cream and 1 tsp of mayo. The recipe card is updated. Hope you enjoy!