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Elote Creamed Corn

Elote Creamed Corn

A creamy, fragrant vegetable side dish that brings a hint of the spicy Southwest to your table!

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35 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time



1 Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

2 cups Land O Lakes® Half & Half

6 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels

2 ounces (1/2 cup) crumbled cotija cheese

1 tablespoon lime juice


1 ounce (1/4 cup) crumbled cotija cheese

Chili powder, as desired

Chopped fresh cilantro, as desired

Lime wedges, as desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add flour, chili powder and salt; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in sugar until just dissolved. Slowly whisk in half & half. Continue cooking until sauce begins simmering. Stir in corn, 2 ounces cotija cheese and lime juice; cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until corn is hot.

  2. STEP 2

    Place corn mixture into serving dish. Top with 1 ounce cotija cheese, sprinkling of chili powder, chopped cilantro and lime wedges, as desired.

Tip #1

Serve this creamy corn dish with a bowl of lime wedges for an extra hit of lime.

Tip #2

This recipe is easily doubled if you're serving a crowd.

Nutrition (1 serving)

360 Calories
21 Fat (g)
60 Cholesterol (mg)
590 Sodium (mg)
38 Carbohydrates (g)
3 Dietary Fiber
11 Protein (g)
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