The Best Mexican Street Corn Casserole – MomsHealth.co

Who among you here still remembers eating corndogs back in the day? If you still remember these little goodies, come and raise your hand. For many of us who were absolute fans of corndogs, I have something you are bound to love even more: Mexican Street Corn Casserole.

What Is Mexican Street Corn Casserole?

You can probably tell from the name itself that this is a Mexican-inspired dish. Casseroles are obviously nothing like a taco, but many people agree that they can be an excellent alternative during Taco Tuesday.

I never would have learned about this dish if not for my friend who brought me this as a surprise on my birthday. I personally love having this dish during summertime and anytime in between wherever I am craving cheesy comfort food.

The main ingredients of Mexican Street Corn Casserole are queso fresco cheese, Mexican street corn spices (as expected), and cilantro.

What’s There To Love About Mexican Street Corn Casserole?

I think the better question is asked is what is there not to love? You have to admit even though corn is a meal that people started serving back in the early ages, it is still one of the most enjoyable food of all time (even if we are already in modern times and there are already countless food variations to choose from).

And you’re right. Most of the time, people do eat corn cob rather than turning it into a casserole but frankly, preparing corn in this way enables you to enjoy it a lot more not to mention share it with the rest of your friends and family as well.

But even with all the things that I have just mentioned, one thing I really love about this dish is that I don’t have to try so hard to turn it into a satisfying meal.

It already has about everything that you’d ask for. The flavors already complement lots of meat and other dishes that you may want to add to your menu for dinner. So whatever you have on your table, it is bound to fit your Mexican Corn Casserole Recipe.

Ingredients For Your Mexican Street Corn Recipe

We are about to be headed to the good part but first, let us talk about the ingredients that you are going to need to get started with your traditional Mexican street corn recipe.

  • Cheese
  • Corn or sweet corn
  • Spices
  • Grilled Steak or Chicken
  • Hotdogs or Hamburger
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup garlic powder
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Red bell pepper
  • Red onion

Let’s Get Started With Your Favorite Street Food

You can start by preheating your oven to 350˚F.

Take a large casserole dish and pour all of your corn into it. After that, you can mix in the mayo, sour cream, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and half of the queso fresco. Make sure to mix it in really well.

When that is all done, you can go ahead and bake your corn mixture for about 30 – 40 minutes. If you don’t want to follow a timer, that’s fine as well. You just gotta make sure that the cheesy dish is heated through. One good sign that your dish is all goo is if the sides are starting to bubble up.

What comes next is actually the last step and is also my favorite part of the entire recipe. It is when you take what remains of your queso fresco and top it up into your casserole. You can then sprinkle your cilantro.

And that’s the end of it. You can start to enjoy your Mexican blend of cheese.

Mexican Street Corn FAQs

as I promised, this popular street food is relatively easy to make and doesn’t require top-of-the-line cooking skills. Still, if you’re new to this whole baking, I know that you probably have a lot of questions there you want to ask. So, I made this special section just for you so that you can be an expert in no time.

Can I Turn This Into Low-Carb?

For sure. Mexican blend cheese isn’t just for people with a high metabolism. If you are trying to atep in shape and would want to try your hand in making this a bit low-carb, you can go right ahead.

You can opt for light sour cream or mayo. If that’s not possible right now, you can also limit the amount of mayo and sour cream you are going to add to your casserole.

It is bound to impact how your casserole is going to taste but you can remedy this by using other organic ingredients that works to add flavor to your dish.

Can I Make Smaller Portions Of This?

You most certainly can!

You see, I am always having friends and relatives over at my house. That is why I always opt for larger portions when coming up with recipes. I want every single one of them to get a taste of these wonderful flavors.

But if there are only very few people you are hoping to feed this Mexican Cream to, it makes a lot of sense to make smaller portions.

Can I Use Canned Corn?

You can.

I prefer frozen corn (or even fresh corn) )when making this dish but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have canned corn as a good substitute. Just be sure to drain it before adding it to your casserole dish. You don’t want that unnecessary liquid to mess up with your Mexican cheese specialty.

But let’s just go back one second to frozen or fresh corn. I have some pointers on how to get the best ones. It should be a little bit damp and bright green, Avoid the ones with brown holes since this is an indication that there are some insects inside already.

That is totally going to get in the way of you giving your dish some delicious flavors.

How Can I Make The Dish Even Better?

From personal experience, I can say that this Mexican Street Corn tasted a whole lot better with a squeeze of lime zest juice over the top just before serving.

Now here is another tip. If you plan on making your Mexican street corn a pan side dish, there are a couple of main appetizers that I can suggest. Tasty tacos would be a good idea. Pork Carnitas would be awesome at the very first bite. Enchiladas would be a good pairing for your Mexican Crema as well.

The Best Mexican Street Corn Casserole - MomsHealth.co

The Best Mexican Street Corn Casserole - MomsHealth.co

This recipe for Mexican Street Corn Casserole is just like those old-fashioned corndogs, but with a twist. The cornbread is made with masa harina, which gives it a unique flavor, and the casserole is topped with a creamy sauce and plenty of cheese. So, if you're looking for a nostalgic treat, this recipe is sure to hit the spot.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cheese
  • Corn or sweet corn
  • Spices
  • Grilled Steak or Chicken
  • Hotdogs or Hamburger
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup garlic powder
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Red bell pepper
  • Red onion

Instructions

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350˚F.
  2. Take a large casserole dish and pour all of your corn into it. Mix in the mayo, sour cream, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and half of the queso fresco.
  3. Bake your corn mixture for about 30 - 40 minutes.
  4. Take what remains of your queso fresco and top it up into your casserole. You can then sprinkle your cilantro.
  5. Enjoy your Mexican blend of cheese.
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