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Flamin Hot Cheetos Grilled Corn (Elote Style)

  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Flamin Hot Cheetos Grilled Corn dish is made with corn, butter, limes, sour cream, mayonnaise, cotija cheese and Flamin Hot Cheetos. 


  • 6 ears corn, shucked
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/3 c. sour cream
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 large bag Flamin' Hot Cheetos, crushed
  • ½ cup of crumbled cotija cheese


  1. Put the Cheetos in a food processor and pulse. Alternatively, you can put them in a Ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Place the crushed Cheetos in a large shallow dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and lime zest. With a brush, spread the mixture onto the corn.
  3. Grill the corn for 10 minutes, turning once halfway.
  4. In another bowl, add the lime juice, sour cream and mayo. Brush the grilled corn with the mayo sour cream sauce and toss in the Cheetos after. Repeat with the rest.  


  • The finer your hot cheetos are, the more will stick on the corn. 
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 164.8
  • Sugar: 3.1 g
  • Sodium: 339.9 mg
  • Fat: 8.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.7 g
  • Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.8 mg