Eloté Macaroni Combines Best Of Two Cultures

Whenever we have a big family party, pasta is always involved. We’re Italian so I’ve grown up with delicious, homemade pasta dishes that would make people salivate. Homemade noodle, sauce, meatballs…you name it and my grandmother has probably made it. However, grandma is missing out on Eloté Macaroni.

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As I’ve grown I’ve become more adventurous with my food and that often means combining dishes from different cultures to create something completely unique that will surprise and delight guests.

This recipe was made through combining two loves of mine – pasta and eloté. Traditional eloté is Mexican Street Corn, which is eaten on a stick, rubbed down with deliciousness and topped with Cotija cheese and cilantro. This pasta dish is similar in that it includes all of that, just on top of some noodles. 🙂

This dish is perfect for big crowds like the Super Bowl, Easter dinners, meatless meals and even summer barbecues. It can be served warm right away or it can be served chilled. Grad the full recipe below!

elote macaroni recipe Mexican Street Corn- The everyday mom life

Eloté Macaroni


  • 3-4 cups of uncooked macaroni pasta (add the 4th if you have a really large crowd)
  • 6 ears of corn, grilled and corn kernals sliced off
  • Half a white onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ cup of Cotija cheese
  • 1 cup of cilantro, reserve half
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • ½ cup of mayo
  • ½ cup of Alfredo sauce
  • ¼ cup of green onion
  • 1 tsp. of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ground red pepper
  • ¼ tsp of chili powder
  • Zest of two limes
  • Juice of two limes
  • Salt and pepper as desired

Note: You will need just a bit more cilantro, lime and green onion to top the final dish so make sure you reserve some. I didn’t do precise measurements here. I just sprinkled until it looked pretty.


1. Boil water for macaroni pasta. Add salt if you desire. Once boiling, add your pasta.

2. Grill your corn. You can do this outside or in.

3. Mix together your chili powder and red pepper. Reserve for later.

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4. Mix together cheese, garlic, lime zest, lime juice, ½ cup of cilantro, mayo, alfredo sauce, sour cream and mix well. Then add your spice mix and mix again.

5. Once your macaroni pasta is done let is cool in the fridge for at least a half an hour. This dish can be severed semi warm or chilled. I ate it both ways and they’re both good but I did prefer eating it right away.

6. Add your macaroni pasta to a large bowl to a large bowl and top with half your corn. Add the additional cilantro. Mix well.

elote macaroni recipe Mexican Street Corn- The everyday mom life

7. Once everything is mixed add your sour cream/mayo topping. Mix well and taste test to make sure you like the flavor. 🙂

8. Add your pasta dish to the bowl you’ll be serving it in and top with the rest of your corn. Add the last ½ cup of cheese. Then top with additional cilantro, green onion and an extra squeeze of lime.

The Eloté Macaroni is a dish that can be eaten as a side or a main meal if you want something simple. Aside from cooking and chilling the noodles, it only takes about 10 minutes to grill the corn and make the sauce.

This recipe also goes well with this appetizer and it’s also perfect for a crowd.

Have you created any dishes that were a blend of things you loved from two or more cultures? If so I’d love to hear about them!

elote macaroni recipe Mexican Street Corn- The everyday mom life

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  • Cassie S January 18, 2018 10.43 pm

    I love how this combines two cultures in one dish! It looks absolutely delicious. Adding this to my recipes to make 🙂

  • Sarah Bailey January 19, 2018 12.00 am

    Now this sounds like an interesting dish, I love that is covers two different cultures, I am definitely going to have to try and make it myself.

  • Krystal Butherus January 19, 2018 12.52 am

    I think combining foods from different cultures can be a great thing! I like this for upcoming summer barbecues.

  • Rigel Celeste January 19, 2018 02.00 am

    Wow, this looks fresh and delicious. It will be a fun one to try!

  • Nicole January 19, 2018 02.29 am

    I’m drooling looking at these pics! I’m going to pin this and try to make this later! Thank you!

  • Jasmine January 19, 2018 03.06 am

    Oh my gosh, what a great idea. I love both of them! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Shell January 19, 2018 03.17 am

    Wow this recipe looks absolutely amazing and super delicious! I can’t wait to make this !

  • celeste January 19, 2018 03.46 am

    My mom would love this recipe! I will definitely be sharing it with her.

  • Betty Boiron January 19, 2018 05.02 am

    Wow this recipe looks super fancy but when you read it it’s actually simple! We love corn and cheese and all the flavors in this recipe, so we will be sure to try it!

  • tara pittman January 19, 2018 05.14 am

    Street corn sounds amazing. This recipe would be loved by my teen who loves pasta.

  • Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly January 19, 2018 05.44 am

    This looks like all kinds of comfort food goodness to me! Yes to Elote Macaroni! NOM NOM NOM!

  • Mariangelica @ Chasing Littles January 19, 2018 01.16 pm

    My mother-in-law has a similar recipe and I actually really love it I’ve never heard of this type of cheese before but I’ll have to look and see if I can find it in my grocery store thanks for sharing

  • Taylor Aube January 19, 2018 01.31 pm

    This dish is calling my name! I love Mexican street corn, the flavors are so delicious. And paired with pasta you can’t beat that!

  • Jersey Girl Cooks January 19, 2018 01.57 pm

    This looks delicious! I am going to make me as soon as its corn season in NJ. It’ll be a great side dish for my BBq’s.

  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy January 19, 2018 04.25 pm

    This looks so delicious. I love simple dishes like this that are flavorful and perfect for a crowd. I will be hosting some friends this weekend. Maybe I should try this recipe.

  • kimberly lewis January 19, 2018 06.18 pm

    this looks so good! I have been loving recipes with corn in them, lately! I will have to put this on my list to make!

  • Wendy Polisi January 19, 2018 06.32 pm

    This is an amazing recipe! It looks so savory!

  • Rebecca Bryant January 19, 2018 07.31 pm

    I think blending food and culture is really interesting and delicious. It allows you to expand your taste palette.

  • MJ Cal January 19, 2018 07.34 pm

    I loved this so much that I pinned it! Loved your photos!

  • Tiffany Haywood January 19, 2018 07.41 pm

    This sounds like such a refreshing dish! I would love to give this a try.

  • Jennifer L January 19, 2018 10.20 pm

    Omg this looks absolutely delicious! I love mexican corn and havent had it in a while. Love the twist on adding macaroni. Yum

  • Julie Hoag January 20, 2018 03.51 am

    This looks and sounds heavenly…I will have to try it out. Super yummy! So many of my favorites in it!

  • Kristen from The Road to Domestication January 20, 2018 06.58 am

    Well, this looks delish! Great combination of flavors!

  • Diana January 20, 2018 09.59 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! I think combining foods from different cultures can be a great thing!I would love to give this a try.

  • Terri Steffes January 20, 2018 04.38 pm

    I know I would love this. The goal would be not to eat the whole thing in one sitting! I can’t wait to try this on my family.

  • Stephanie Jeannot January 20, 2018 04.50 pm

    Two things. I love pasta and this looks so good. Secondly, I love to do exotic things when food is concerned. Sounds excellent.

  • Jane January 20, 2018 06.34 pm

    Fusion dishes are always so fun! And, this looks phenomenal! I can’t wait to put this into the rotation!

  • Leigh Anne Borders January 20, 2018 10.59 pm

    Oh my goodness! This looks and sounds delicious. I have never thought to combine two cultures like this before but I can seriously think of how wonderful it would be to do so.

  • Alison | So Chic Life January 21, 2018 03.26 am

    Looks so good! What a great dish for entertaining. I rarely eat corn but this I would make an exception for. Yum!

  • Renee @ The Good Hearted Woman January 21, 2018 03.54 am

    I love the combination of flavors happening here! It is already on the menu for next week. Thank you!

  • Jessica Joachim January 21, 2018 04.18 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! I am a sucker for Macaroni and I love trying new dishes so I have to try this soon.

  • Ada January 21, 2018 11.56 pm

    Oh this looks so yummy. I love elote.

  • Nicole January 23, 2018 04.35 pm

    I never would have thought to put these ingredients together but it looks so good! This is definitely a dish I will have to try for Summer cookouts, thanks for sharing!

  • Fashion-mommy January 27, 2018 02.20 am

    I love big hearty bowls of food that you can share. This sounds delicious.

  • Mommy Pehpot February 16, 2018 10.53 am

    This looks so delightful and tasty. I would love to try making this recipe. My boys would both probably DIG this!


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