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How To Make Mexican Corn (In A Cup!)

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 - 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Mexican corn in a cup is street food so you can bet it’s good. Loaded with chile and cheese and lemon, this corn is killer!


Units Scale

1 15 oz can of sweet corn, drained

1/2 of a lemon squeezed

1 t ancho chile powder

1/2 T sriracha or Cholula

2 T Parmesan fresh or even from the can

1 T butter

More ancho chile and Parmesan for garnishing

Cilantro (optional)


In a microwaveable bowl large enough to hold a can of corn, combine corn, lemon juice, chile, cholula or sriracha, parmesan and butter. Stir well.

Cover and microwave for 2-3 minutes or until hot.

Carefully remove lid and sprinkle with more parmesan and chile powder.

Garnish with cilantro.

Don’t forget to pass the spoons!


Please note that all ingredients can be adjusted to your own tastes.