Mexican Street Corn Casserole Recipe

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I went to the Colorado State Fair this year and had the most amazing Elotes (street corn) ever, then it dawned on me… Why just have this delicacy on the cobb?  Why not find a way to have this as a side dish with some of my favorite holiday meals?

Mexican Street Corn Casserole Recipe

So, we got to work and created this gem below, share away and let’s kick off some holiday celebrations with Elotes.

Yield: 8-10 People

Prep time: 10 Minutes – 15-20 Minutes of Smoke

Total time: 15-20 Minutes smoke, 25. Minutes cook


Measure   Ingredient                                                         

8 Cups          Corn, Kernels, Frozen or Fresh - Defrosted

1 ½ Cup        Quesadilla Cheese Mix - or to taste

½ Cup           Mayo, Heavy Duty                                                                                 

½ Cup           Mexican Crema

½ Cup           Cotija Cheese, Grated

¼ tsp            Oink Rub - or to taste

¼ tsp            Rub A Dub - or to taste

2 tsp             Cilantro, Fresh - chopped fine

1 tsp             Lime Juice, Fresh - or to taste

Prep Directions

  • Elotes Crema Mixture
    • In a mixing bowl: Combine Mayo, Mexican Crema, Grated Cotija, Oink Rub, Rub a Dub, Cilantro and Lime Juice
    • Mix well, Cover and Refrigerate
  • Smoked Corn Prep
    • Pre Heat Traeger grill to 180 Degrees – We used Signature Blend Pellets
    • Place frozen (or fresh) corn niblets onto a perforated grill pan
    • Smoke for 15-20 Minutes or as long as desired for smoke flavor
    • Stir occasionally and allow to slightly caramelize
    • When done smoking, place corn into an 8” Cast Iron Skillet

Cooking Directions

  • Mix Elotes Crema mixture and cover. Refrigerate until needed
  • Prepare smoked corn as instructed above
  • After corn has been smoked, turn Traeger grill to 375 Degrees
  • Place cast iron skillet in Traeger and pre heat for 10 minutes
  • Place smoked corn into the cast iron skillet
  • Top with the crema mixture
  • Stir to combine using spoon
  • Top with quesadilla cheese mix
  • Close the lid and cook for approx. 15-20 minutes or until cheese is browned and bubbling
  • Using tongs, towel or oven proof gloves, remove skillet from the Traeger and place on trivet
  • Serve at your next family meal or event

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Published: 3/2/2020