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Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

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!
Servings 4 -6
Total Time 15 mins


  • 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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Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 220kcal


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