Sriracha Cheese Grilled Corn

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Sriracha Cheese Grilled Corn, a delicious, quick, and easy way to spice up regular old grilled corn on the cob! 

grilled corn smothered with sauce, cheese, and green onions

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Delicious Sriracha Cheese Grilled Corn

I love Mexican street-style corn. It’s salty, bursting with flavor, slightly sweet, and so fun to eat – the perfect summer side dish.

If you love corn on the cob, you need to try street-style grilled corn! It’s so easy and full of flavor – and makes the perfect side at a party! This corn on the cob has a ton of spicy flavor from Sriracha and cotija – which pair perfectly with the naturally sweet corn flavor, and compliment the nice smoky flavor you get from grilling the corn in their husks.

Depending on how spicy you like your corn, you can either drizzle the sriracha directly onto the corn (for a spicier kick) or mix it in with the garlic butter for a more subtle, smoky twist.

grilled corn smothered with sauce, cheese, and green onions

How to Make Spicy Cheesy Grilled Corn

First you will need to assemble the following ingredients:

  • Corn – I love getting this from my local farmers market when its in season, crisp and sweet.
  • Garlic Powder – garlic gives a very strong potent flavor.
  • Butter – butter is perfect for getting a rich flavor.
  • Sriracha – this gives a wonderful spice to it.
  • Cotija – creamy cheese is so nice crumbled over cooked corn.
grilled corn smothered with sauce, cheese, and green onions

Once you have assembled the ingredients use this method

Prep the corn. Peel the husks pack and remove the silk strings. Pull the husks back over the corn and soak the corn in water for about 10 minutes.

Grill. Heat the grill to high. Add the corn and cook turning every few minutes until corn is soft to the touch. Remove the husks.

Prepare seasoning. Mix the butter and garlic powder in a bowl. Slather the corn with that.

Top and serve. Top with a drizzle of sriracha and crumbled cotija cheese. Enjoy!

grilled corn smothered with sauce, cheese, and green onions

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Sriracha Cheese Grilled Corn Recipe

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Grilled corn on the cob topped with sriracha cheese.

Sriracha Cheese Grilled Corn

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Sriracha Cheese Grilled Corn on the Cob Recipe - Spicy Cheese Street Corn, a delicious, quick, and easy way to spice up regular old grilled corn on the cob. Bursting with grilled corn and spicy sriracha flavor and topped with creamy cotija cheese for a delicious spicy smoked corn on the cob that is a huge hit at summer parties and cookouts.


  • 6 corn
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1/4 cup cotija


  1. Pull husks of corn down, without pulling them off, to expose silks.
  2. Remove silk strings from corn.
  3. Pull corn husks back up, and soak in water for 10 minutes.
  4. Preheat grill to high.
  5. Add corn to grill, cook on high, turning every 5 minutes to grill each side equally and prevent burning.
  6. When corn is soft to the touch, remove from grill and remove husks.
  7. Mix butter and garlic powder in a bowl, then generously slather on corn (or mix sriracha with butter if you'd like it to be a bit more of a subtle flavor).
  8. Top with crumbled cotija, and squirts of sriracha (if you'd like a bolder flavor) .
  9. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 210Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 30mgSodium 217mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 5g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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