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One Pot Elote Pasta

We’re sharing a one pot pasta dish that’s sure to zest up your life the second you take your first bite! If you’ve been around for a while, you’ll know that we absolutely adore one pot pasta; we think it’s honestly one of the best foods out there.

And this dish will have you dancing in your kitchen, feeling like you’re on a street in summer indulging in some delicious, spicy elote! 

What is elote

Elote is, essentially, Mexican street corn. The name comes from the Nahuatl word “elotitutl,” meaning “tender cob,” and it’s a variation of corn on the cob in which the corn is slathered in a spicy mayo mixture. It’s super popular in Mexico during festivals or as street food.

It’s messy to eat, but the taste can’t be beat. So that’s why we’re tweaking it today and incorporating those fresh, bold flavors into this one pot pasta recipe. If you like your food with a bit of a kick, well, then you’re in luck with this one!

What is one pot pasta

If you’ve never tried one pot pasta before — get ready for your life to change! We’ve been sharing these recipes for a while and they’ve changed the game both in our houses and in our readers’. If you love this one and want to try out a few more, we rounded up some of our favorites here.

One pot pasta involves using just one dish, the aforementioned pot, and cooking all your ingredients together with the pasta. This way, the pasta absorbs all those delicious flavors, and you get taste that bursts across your tongue and will leave you craving seconds!

What are the benefits of one pot pasta

Okay, we’ll get it out of the way first: one benefit to one pot pasta is that there’s so much less clean-up involved. Instead of a miscela of dishes clogging up stovetop space and then your sink or dishwasher, you just have to deal with one dish!

But it goes deeper than that. We can’t wax poetic enough about the taste benefits to this dish! It’s honestly mind-blowing just how rich and decadent the flavor is — not just of the sauce, but of the noodles themselves! 

How to make one pot elote pasta

  1. In a deep pot on medium high heat add olive oil, garlic, shallot, and jalapeño, stir for 1-2 minutes or until shallots have softened and transluecent.
  2. Pour in pasta, water, lime zest, salt, pepper and Everything But The Elote seasoning.
  3. Bring to a boil then cover and reduce heat to medium low. Cook for 9-11 minutes, or until the pasta is perfectly al-dente.
  4. Stir in sweet corn, cilantro, lime juice, heavy cream, sour cream, and green onion. It will be nice and creamy!
  5. Garnish with cotija cheese, and enjoy! 

Can I make one pot elote pasta that isn’t spicy

Listen, we get it: not everyone has a taste for food that makes you feel like your mouth is on sparkling fire. So if you prefer your pasta less feisty, there’s a way to do that — though we will add that elote is in its natural element a little spicy and zesty, so if you can handle it at all, that’s the way to go!

But if you’d rather a little less fire in your mouth, simply skip the jalapeños. Keep in mind, though, that Everything But The Elote seasoning has chili peppers in it, so there’s a bit of a kick inherent to the dish. 

One Pot Elote Pasta

Alia and Radwa
We combine corn elote with a one pot pasta recipe and it is delicious! It's flavorful and so fresh!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian, Mexican
Servings 8
Calories
Ingredients
  
  • 18 oz Campanella Pasta (uncooked)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 small shallot (chopped)
  • 1 jalapeño (chopped)
  • 4 cups water or low sodium broth
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Everything But Elote Seasoning
  • 2 cups frozen sweet corn
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • juice of 1/2 lime juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • Garnish with cotija cheese
Instructions
 
  • In a deep pot on medium high heat add olive oil, garlic, shallot, and jalapeño, stir for 1-2 minutes or until shallots have softened and transluecent.
  • Pour in pasta, water, lime zest, salt, pepper and Everything But The Elote seasoning.
  • Bring to a boil then cover and reduce heat to medium low. Cook for 9-11 minutes, or until the pasta is perfectly al-dente.
  • Stir in sweet corn, cilantro, lime juice, heavy cream, sour cream, and green onion. It will be nice and creamy!
  • Garnish with cotija cheese, and enjoy! 

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  1. Hi! Where can I find elote spice? I cant find it in any supermarket I went to in Canada. Where can I find it from? Please let me know!