Mexican street corn” tortellini

Bring the vibrant flavors of Mexican street corn to your dinner table with this delicious and easy-to-make Mexican Street Corn Tortellini. This recipe combines the cheesy goodness of tortellini with the smoky, tangy, and spicy elements of elote, creating a mouthwatering fusion dish that’s sure to be a hit.


  • 1 package (20 oz) cheese tortellini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese (or feta as a substitute)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • Optional: hot sauce, for serving


  1. Cook the Tortellini: Prepare the cheese tortellini according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Prepare the Corn: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the thawed corn and sauté for 5-7 minutes, until it starts to char slightly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Make the Sauce: In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, crumbled cotija cheese, minced garlic, lime juice, chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  4. Combine Everything: Add the cooked tortellini and charred corn to the bowl with the sauce. Toss until the tortellini and corn are evenly coated with the sauce.
  5. Garnish and Serve: Stir in the chopped cilantro and green onions. Serve immediately with an optional drizzle of hot sauce for an extra kick.

Tips for the Best Mexican Street Corn Tortellini

  • Char the Corn: Getting a slight char on the corn adds an authentic smoky flavor that elevates the dish.
  • Cheese Substitute: If you can’t find cotija cheese, feta is a great substitute that provides a similar salty and tangy flavor.
  • Make it Spicier: For those who love spice, add some diced jalapeños or a dash of cayenne pepper to the sauce.

This Mexican Street Corn Tortellini is a fun and flavorful dish that brings a taste of street food right into your kitchen. Enjoy it as a main course or a hearty side dish at your next gathering!


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