People on TikTok Are Making Mexican Street Corn Nachos, and You Have to Try ‘Em

They're sweet, salty, creamy, and crunchy—pure snack heaven.

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Elote, also known as Mexican street corn, is a perfect warm-weather side or snack. It’s got every flavor note you could possibly want—sweetness from corn, creaminess from mayo and a melty layer of cheese and tart Tajin. With all those flavors and textures in one bite, it’s easy to see why people love elote. Even better, we happen to be in peak corn season.

Another thing people love about elote is that it tastes great when it’s incorporated into other dishes. TikTok creator @janinehudz posted a recipe for Mexican street corn nachos and we can’t get enough of them. These easy nachos only require a handful of ingredients and come together in minutes. No wonder people can’t stop making them!

How to Make Mexican Street Corn Nachos

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This recipe calls for frozen corn, but you can easily use fresh corn instead. If you grabbed some fresh ears of sweet corn at the grocery store or farmers market, it’ll take this already-delicious dish to another level.


  • 3 cups frozen corn
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, divided
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • Tortilla chips
  • Shredded cheese, like cheddar or Monterey Jack
  • Cotija cheese
  • Cilantro, for garnish


  • Season corn with salt and pepper. Cook in a skillet or nonstick pan for 2 minutes over medium heat.
  • Remove corn from stove and mix with jalapeno and 1 tablespoon of the lime juice.
  • In a small bowl, combine mayo, sour cream and remaining lime juice.
  • Add tortilla chips to a skillet or baking dish. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 5 minutes at 375°F. Add corn, mayo mixture and Cotija cheese. Garnish with cilantro.

Can’t get enough elote? Try our Grilled Elote Flatbread or Mexican Street Corn Bake, or make some internet-famous elote ramen.

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Sarra Sedghi
Sarra Sedghi is a Birmingham-based writer and editor specializing in food, travel, and history. Her work has appeared in Allrecipes, Atlas Obscura, Eater, MyRecipes, Polygon, and Tasting Table. She excels at narrative writing, and received her MFA in Narrative Nonfiction from the University of Georgia in 2017.