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elote cream cheese corn in a white bowl with a serving spoon

Elote Creamed Corn

Calling all Trader Joe's fans! This simple elote creamed corn recipe makes a yummy side dish using TJ's Everything But The Elote seasoning, cream cheese, and canned corn.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cream cheese corn, elote off the cob, elotes creamed corn
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Natasha Bull


  • 2 (12 ounce) cans corn drained
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (I used 1/2 a block of Philly) softened
  • 1 tablespoon TJ's Everything But The Elote Seasoning Blend or to taste
  • Lime juice to taste


  1. Take the cream cheese out of the fridge at least 30 minutes prior to starting this recipe (or you can microwave it for 20-30 seconds to soften it up).

  2. Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat.

  3. Add in the cream cheese and corn and stir until they're well combined and warmed through. Stir in the elote seasoning and finish it with a squeeze of lime juice to taste (it balances some of the sweetness). Serve immediately with extra elote seasoning sprinkled over top.

Recipe Notes

  • Serves 4-6 depending on how much people eat.
  • If you have some cotija cheese on hand, feel free to add some in as well!
  • You could also use corn on the cob and cut the corn off (even better if you grill it).
  • Got a lime zester? A little lime zest makes a great addition to this recipe.