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Elote Mexican Street Corn Nachos with Zesty Cheese Sauce

By: Bella Bucchiotti
These elote Mexican street corn nachos nachos with zesty cheese sauce are a fun twist on a Mexican nachos recipe. The unique nacho toppings are a real treat for the taste buds. Try these and you will agree that elote and nacho chips are a winning combination!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


Cheese Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Tbsp . Flour
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 Tsp. onion powder
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 3 Cup Oaxaca cheese , or American cheese
  • 1 Cup Velveeta cheese


  • 14 Oz tortilla chips
  • 1 Can corn, 15 Oz roasted corn
  • 2 Cups cheese sauce , (above)
  • 1/2 Cup Mexican cream
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced 
  • 3 Tbsp. cilantro
  • 2 limes, 1 juiced, 1 cut into wedges
  • 1 Dash Tajin, or chili powder or smoked paprika
  • 1/4 Cup Cotija cheese , optional for garnish


Cheese Sauce

  • Melt the butter in the sauce pan over medium heat.  Stir in the flour till combined. 
  • Whisk in the milk till smooth and add the spices and the jalapeno. 
  • Cook until thick and bubbly. 
  • Add the cheeses and melt.  Turn off the burner and place a lid on the pan to keep warm until ready to use. 


  • Preheat the oven to 350° degrees F.
  • Lay the tortilla chips out on a cookie sheet and place in the oven. Toast for 5 to 10 minutes until slightly browned.   
  • Heat the corn in the microwave or on the grill or in a pan. 
  • Spoon cheese dip over the chips. 
  • Layer the corn on the chips.  Drizzle with cream and sprinkle with jalapeno pieces, cilantro and tajin. 
  • Squeeze fresh lime juice over the nachos and sprinkle with cotija cheese.  Serve immediately. 


Calories: 1155kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 75g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 2791mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1888IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 594mg | Iron: 3mg
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