Skillet Elote Recipe


This my friends… is a side dish that dreams are made of! Elote is a traditional Mexican street corn that they sell on the cob and is slathered in mayonnaise, lime, cotija cheese and spices. It’s absolutely delicious! This dish is a version of that (with a “Jenny Evans” twist!) but the fresh corn is cut off the cob and cooked in a skillet for a creamy, cheesy, melty corn deliciousness. Seriously… you’re going to fall in love! And I know Tammy the founder of this here blog was going to flip over this recipe… so it was a no brainer to choose a recipe this month to share with you all!

Skillet Elote

Yield: 12

Skillet Elote

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  • 12 ears corn, boiled and cut off the cobs
  • ½ c. mayonnaise (light works fine)
  • ½ c. marscapone cheese
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ t. smoked paprika
  • 1 c. finely grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ c. cilantro, chopped and divided
  • ½ t. salt
  • 2 t. Dijon mustard
  • ½ t. crushed garlic
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ c. crema or sour cream, place in a squirt bottle


  1. In a heavy skillet (I like to use a cast iron skillet), heat 2 tsp. olive oil and sauté the chopped jalapenos. Dump in the corn kernels, mayo, marscapone cheese, chili powder, smoked paprika, parmesan cheese, ¼ c. of the cilantro, salt, Dijon mustard, crushed garlic; and lime juice; mix together well. Cook until heated through. Garnish the top with a swirl of the crema or sour cream, the rest of the chopped cilantro and more parmesan cheese.

Check out some of Jenny’s other AMAZING recipes:
The Best Stuffing Ever

Spinach and Three Cheese Manicotti

Garlic and Herb Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

visit Jenny’s blog for more recipes and kitchen tips:

Jenny’s Gatherings

and if you’re in the Orange County area, join her for a class!  You’ll go home stuffed with delicious food and inspired to try new recipes at home!  Details on her blog.


Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

Skillet elote

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