Grilled Mexican Street Corn

This corn gets grilled and slathered with an amazing mayonnaise blend and topped with parmesan cheese and chili powder. This is one of the best corn recipes you will eat!




Grilling season is in full force over here at our house. We love to grill! One of our favorite sides to grill is corn. My entire family including the picky one loves to eat corn so we have it regularly. I have been wanting to try this Mexican Street Corn for a while now and this was the perfect time to try!

I can’t believe that I haven’t tried it until now! This was the best corn that I have EVER had!





The corn grills to perfection on the grill along side of the meat that you are cooking. As soon as it comes off it gets slathered in a mayonnaise and sour cream cilantro mixture. Then it is topped with parmesan cheese and chili powder. All of these flavors combined were incredible!

We all couldn’t get enough of this corn. My son had two! I could see us making this corn at every single BBQ from now on. It is just that good! I know that you guys are going to love it as much as we did.

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 4 Servings

This corn gets grilled and slathered with an amazing mayonnaise blend and topped with parmesan cheese and chili powder.  This is one of the best corn recipes you will eat!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword corn recipes, grilled corn, grilled mexican street corn


  • 4 ears corn
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cilantro freshly chopped
  • 1 cup Paarmesan freshly grated
  • 1 lime juiced
  • Red chili powder to taste
  • 2 limes cut into wedges for garnish


  1. Remove the husks of the corn leaving the core attached. Grill the corn turning once on a hot grill or cast iron pan until it starts to get slightly charred.
  2. In a small bowl mix the mayonnaise, sour cream and cilantro. Remove the corn from the grill and slather with the mayonnaise mix. Squeeze the lime juice over the corn and heavily season with parmesan. Sprinkle with chili powder.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Mexican Street Corn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 648mg27%
Potassium 162mg5%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 818IU16%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 396mg40%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I will try to cook this on the weekend when I have more free time. It will be great for outdoor cooking in my garden. Thank you for sharing this amazing grilled Mexican street corn recipe with us.

  2. This recipe is delicious! However, there was enough costing for 8-10 ears of corn! It needs to be scaled down or the number of ears increased.

  3. Sreiously one of the best corn recipes! I just would add diced or thinly sliced jalapenos… And BLAMMO! My brother and sister in-law (both) love it and request it everytime I BBQ. Get this… My Sister-in-law doesn’t even like to eat corn.

  4. I used this recipe for a potluck we attended. It is absolutely crazy amazing! However, it also makes a large amount of the sour cream sauce! I had brought 20 ears of corn, so I increased the sauce ingredients proportionally. Big mistake! ?? With massive amounts of the sauce left over, I’ve been using it on more corn at home and barely making a dent. Last evening, I decided to try it on baked potatoes. OMG! It’s the only way that I ever want to eat baked potatoes in the future!

    Note to the wise: When serving this corn, wear a bib and be prepared to take a shower in the middle of dinner. It’s one of those dishes that one tends to “wear.” ?

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