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Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares elote Mexican street corn nachos with zesty cheese sauce. You will love these unique nacho toppings!

Elote Mexican Street Corn Nachos with Zesty Cheese Sauce

5 from 3 votes
Course: Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: corn
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 1155kcal
Author: 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!
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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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The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.