Street Corn casserole

Street Corn “casserole”. It was gone in an hour! It was SO SO good!!!
32oz frozen corn thawed
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1.5 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne optional
10oz queso fresco grated or crumbled
1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
Put all ingredients (only 5oz of the queso fresco) into a casserole dish and mix very well! Cook for 35 minutes at 350. Let it cool and then sprinkle the remaining 5oz of queso fresco and chopped cilantro on top. I served mine with tortilla chips. It was a hit!

Q1: What is Street Corn Casserole? A1: Street Corn Casserole is a popular Mexican-inspired dish that captures the flavors of elote, a popular Mexican street food. It typically includes corn kernels, mayonnaise, sour cream, cheese, and spices, baked into a creamy and flavorful casserole.

Q2: Can I use frozen corn for Street Corn Casserole? A2: Yes, you can use frozen corn for Street Corn Casserole. Just make sure to thaw and drain the corn before using it in the recipe.

Q3: What kind of cheese is best for Street Corn Casserole? A3: Mexican cheese like cotija or queso fresco is traditionally used for Street Corn Casserole. However, if you can’t find these, you can use a combination of shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese as an alternative.

Q4: Can I make Street Corn Casserole ahead of time? A4: Yes, you can prepare Street Corn Casserole ahead of time. You can assemble the casserole and refrigerate it overnight. When you are ready to bake it, let it come to room temperature while the oven preheats, and then bake according to the recipe instructions.

Q5: How do I store leftover Street Corn Casserole? A5: Store leftover Street Corn Casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for 2-3 days. To reheat, you can microwave individual portions or reheat the entire casserole in the oven until heated through.

Q6: Can I make Street Corn Casserole spicy? A6: Yes, if you like spice, you can add diced jalapenos or a pinch of cayenne pepper to the casserole for some heat. You can also sprinkle chili powder on top before serving for an extra kick.

Q7: What can I serve with Street Corn Casserole? A7: Street Corn Casserole is a versatile side dish that pairs well with various Mexican dishes. It can be served alongside grilled meats, tacos, enchiladas, or fajitas. It’s also great for potlucks and barbecues.

Q8: Can I make Street Corn Casserole without mayonnaise? A8: Yes, if you prefer not to use mayonnaise, you can substitute it with additional sour cream or Greek yogurt. The texture and taste might vary slightly, but it will still be delicious.

Q9: Can I freeze Street Corn Casserole? A9: It’s not recommended to freeze Street Corn Casserole, as dairy-based casseroles like this one can separate and become watery upon thawing, affecting the texture and taste. It’s best enjoyed fresh or refrigerated for a few days.

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