Mexican Street Corn Pizza

Mexican Street Corn Pizza has all the flavors of Elote corn on a thin crust with cotija cheese and salsa verde for a crisp take on the grilled corn classic.
Mexican Street Corn Pizza

Mexican Street Corn Pizza

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Mexican Street Corn Pizza is my recipe of the day with Farmer’s Market Week. All this week  I am  posting  with other bloggers for Farm Market recipes to enjoy the best  produce at the height of summer.

Today I am sharing a recipe using  fresh sweet corn, which you can cut right off the cob. Alternatively, you could use thawed frozen corn during the off-season but it won’t have that fresh corn  flavor.

When this pizza bakes, it reminds me of the aromas of freshly made corn tortillas.

Of course,  this is done on a thin  pizza crust which you can roll out using about half pound of your favorite dough. I like keeping this as thin crust because the toppings are  minimal.

You don’t want the dough taking over- since we are not loaded with meats like sausages, meatballs, pepperoni or any pile up of toppings. The idea is to keep the flavor on  point with elote, the popular street corn.

What is Elote?

Elote is grilled  corn that is slathered in mayo then coated with a roll of cotija cheese and cilantro, then given a squeeze of lime. It’s delicious.

On pizza it is equally delicious and different. You could use grilled corn cut off the cob for this but I didn’t do that for the small amount. If you have extra from your grilling that’s great. Just skip the  skillet cook for the corn. Just try not to use overcooked corn, since it will have that ten minutes in the oven.

And  in  cooking corn, remember that small kernel corn cooks faster, while the big kernel, end of season  corn takes a little longer. I like the smaller kernel corn  myself as it is more tender, and has a good flavor without being too starchy. Avoid using canned corn at any cost (while possibly passable heated gently as a side dish, it is far too soft to be pleasant on this pizza).

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Mexican Street Corn Pizza

Mexican Street Corn Pizza

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course, Pizza
Cuisine Mexican


  • pizza stone or baking steel


  • 8 ounces pizza dough or one thin 10-12 inch pizza crust
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh sweet corn kernels (cut off cob)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons grated or crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 2-4 tablespoons salsa verde (green taco sauce)
  • 2-3 wedges fresh lime


  • Preheat oven to 450F with pizza stone or steel placed on lower oven rack.
  • Roll or pat out dough onto parchment paper and place on pizza peel.
  • Heat oil in a small skillet and saute the corn with salt,pepper and cumin over high heat until tender and lightly browned (about one minute or less) and set aside.
  • Spread mayonnaise on crust as you would pizza sauce.
  • Sprinkle mayo with mozzarella and half the cotija cheese.
  • Top with browned corn.
  • Slide pizza on parchment onto the stone or steel and bake for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove pizza from oven and sprinkle with remaining cotija, cilantro and drizzle with salsa.
  • Cut into 6 pieces and serve with lime wedges.


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Keyword elote, fresh corn
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Mexican Street Corn Pizza

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