Mexican Corn Casserole

by Erin

Mexican street corn is a delicious treat, and now you can have it off the cob and in a casserole instead! Cooked in a large cast iron skillet for all the additional seasoning it provides.

Mexican Corn Casserole 1

Summertime means berry time! I love all the berries that are in season during the summer and even more so do I love picking them. Last year I went berry/fruit and even veggie picking until the fridge was bursting. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, peaches, cherries, cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage – oh my! But the other summer-loved produce is corn and today is national corn on the cob day! I celebrated by removing the corn from the cob… whoops. But you will forgive me for this slip once you see this Mexican corn casserole. Everything you love about Mexican street corn, but off the cob and in a cast iron skillet! I even made it slightly healthier for you just like my cob version.

Mexican Corn Casserole 2

One year ago: German Chocolate Banana Bread

Two years ago: Honey-Lime Chicken Kebabs


Serves 6


2 Tbsp unsalted butter

1/2 large onion, diced

4 cobs of fresh sweet corn

4 oz. can diced mild green chiles

1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used 4% Chobani)

1 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Salt & pepper, to taste

1/2 cup grated cojita (or Parmesan) plus more for garnish

Fresh cilantro and chili powder for garnish


  1. Preheat to 400 degrees.
  2. In large cast iron skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add onion and saute onion for 5 minutes.
  3. While onion is cooking, cut fresh corn off the cob and use the back of the knife to scrape out the milk. Once onion is tender, add the corn and diced green chiles to the pan. Cook for another 3 minutes. Stir in the yogurt, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper and half of the cheese.
  4. Remove from heat and carefully place in the hot oven. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Top with remaining cheese, fresh cilantro and chili powder. Serve immediately.

Source: Adapted slightly from Lauren’s Latest.

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Medha @ Whisk & Shout June 11, 2015 - 9:53 pm

This looks creamy and delicious! Pinning!

Ala June 11, 2015 - 6:25 pm

Casseroles are a total weak spot for me –I love being able to dig in just a little more, and then a little more….and corn corn corn is amazing!

Susan June 11, 2015 - 6:24 pm

YUM!!!!! This sounds fabulous. I’ll definitely have to try this. I’ll have to wait until we get home so I have the spices and other ingredients I need. I rarely do anything with corn any more, but this recipe makes me want corn. Badly. :-)

spiffycookie June 12, 2015 - 8:45 am

I hope you enjoy it!


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