RecipeMexican-Style Corn on the Cob

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 130
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Total Fat: 4 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 21 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 110 mg

Disclaimer: This is no ordinary corn on the cob. In my Mexican-style version, I add a blend of cheesy goodness, a pinch of ground cayenne, and squeeze of fresh lime for extra pizazz. Each ear is charred to perfection and loaded with addictive spicy flavor. In short, this recipe is the ultimate trifecta: simple to make, totally delicious, and a guaranteed party-pleaser. The only question…to shuck or not to shuck? You decide.

  • Prep time
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This recipe makes 4 servings
  • • 4 ears corn, in husks
  • • 4 tablespoons light cream cheese
  • • 4 teaspoons grated cotija cheese (or Parmesan)
  • • 4 limes
  • • Cayenne pepper, to taste

Grill the corn (in the husks) for 15 minutes, rotating every 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can roast the corn in the husks in a 350°F oven by placing them directly on the oven rack for about 30 minutes. The corn is done when it’s slightly soft and gives a little beneath the husk or is tender when pierced with a fork.

After the corn is cooked and slightly cooled, peel back each of the husks and discard or use as a decorative handle for eating. Spread each ear with 1 tablespoon of cream cheese, squeeze on the juice of ½ a lime, and sprinkle on 1 teaspoon of Parmesan cheese and a pinch of cayenne pepper (add more if you like it hot). Serve with the remaining lime wedges.

Makes 4 servings. Nutrition provided for 1 serving.

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