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Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

Recipe developed by Amy + Jacky

Super Easy to make Creamy Zesty Juicy Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn (Elote)! Pressure Cooker corn on the cobs bursting with exciting sweet-savory-spicy-umami-cheesy flavors. A refreshingly delicious satisfaction!
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Latin American, Mexican
Keyword elote, elotes recipe, instant pot corn on the cob, instant pot mexican corn, instant pot side dishes, instapot corn on the cob, mexican corn on the cob, mexican corn recipes, mexican street corn, pressure cooker corn on the cob
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 220kcal


  • 4 - 6 ears corn on the cob , husks and silk removed
  • cup (83g) mayonnaise
  • cup (83g) Mexican crema or sour cream
  • cup (20g) finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.4g) sugar
  • ½ cup (120g) cotija cheese or feta cheese , crumbled
  • ½ teaspoon (2g) chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.4g) garlic powder
  • Juice from half a lime

Garnish & Serve

  • Chopped cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges


  • Pressure Cook Corn on the Cob: Pour 1 cup (250ml) cold water & place a steamer rack in Instant Pot. Place 4 - 6 ears of corn on the cob on the steamer rack. Close lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing position.
    Pressure cook at High Pressure for 2 minutes, then immediate Quick Release (turning Venting Knob to Venting position). Turn off the heat. Open the lid carefully.
  • Prepare Cheesy Mayo Mixture: While the corn is pressure cooking, mix the following ingredients together in a mixing bowl: ⅓ cup (83g) mayonnaise, ⅓ cup (83g) Mexican crema or sour cream, ½ cup (120g) crumbled cotija cheese or feta cheese, ⅓ cup (20g) finely chopped cilantro leaves, ½ teaspoon (2g) chili powder, ¼ teaspoon (1.4g) sugar, ¼ teaspoon (1.4g) garlic powder, and juice from half a lime.
  • Apply Sauce Mixture: Brush the yummy cheesy mayo sauce mixture all over the corn on the cob with a basting brush.
  • Garnish & Serve Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn: If desired, garnish with extra crumbled cheese and chili powder. Serve immediately with lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!~ ?


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Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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