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Elote Mexican Corn Pizza

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 servings


  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Sugar
  • 5 cups flour divided

Pizza Toppings

  • 1-2 Ears of Grilled Corn kernals sliced off
  • 1 Cup Mexican Crema *
  • Mexican Style Shredded Cheese to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Cotija Cheese crumbled
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • 3 Sliced Cooked and chopped Bacon * if desired


  • Mix warm water, sugar and yeast and let sit 5 minutes until yeast proofs.
    Add 2 ½ cups flour with the yeast which has bubbled and mix well in Kitchen Aid or with a dough hook.
    Add additional 2 ½ cups flour and salt, knead until smooth. Cover bowl with saran wrap. Let dough rest in a ball for 10 to 20 minutes.
    Remove dough from bowl and add more flour as needed (a little at a time) so it's not as sticky but only add as needed.
    Press the dough into a circle and brush one side with olive oil.
    Heat a grill to 500 degrees and put the oiled side down. Brush the top with more oil.
    Flip the dough as soon as marks appear and spread with crema to taste, cheese, grilled corn, and cotija. Close the grill until cheese is melted or cook in a 500 degree oven:
  • Start by heating the pizza stone in the oven.
  • Roll out dough and top with crema, cheese, corn, and cotija. Cook until gooey and golden on the crust. Sprinkle with bacon, chili powder and cilantro and serve!


Mexican crema is like a watered down sour cream and can be found by the meat department in the Mexican ingredients.
Nutrition Facts
Elote Mexican Corn Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 948mg41%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.