Grilled Elote Flatbread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Grill: 15 min.


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 04, 2023
Here's a fun twist on a classic Mexican dish! Keep your kitchen cooled down during the summer by grilling this fresh flatbread outdoors. —Amanda Phillips, Portland, Oregon
Grilled Elote Flatbread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 medium ears sweet corn, husked
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen pizza dough, thawed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup crumbled Cotija cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Brush corn with 1 tablespoon oil. Grill corn, covered, over medium heat until lightly browned and tender, 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally. Cool slightly. Cut corn from cobs; transfer to a large bowl.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll or press dough into a 15x10-in. oval (about 1/4 in. thick); place on a greased sheet of foil. Brush top with 1 tablespoon oil.
  3. Carefully invert crust onto grill rack, removing foil. Brush top with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Grill, covered, over medium heat until golden brown, 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from grill; cool slightly.
  4. Add mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons cheese, 3 tablespoons cilantro, lime juice, chili powder and pepper to corn; stir to combine. Spread over warm crust. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 211 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.