Cheesy Corn Casserole (Choclo con Queso)

Cheesy Corn Casserole (Choclo con Queso)

The large-kerneled Andean corn called choclo tastes wonderful in this macaroni and cheese-like casserole.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the frozen corn. Cook the corn until it is just tender, but still chewy, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Drain corn and set aside.
  4. Step 4

    In a medium saucepan, sauté the minced onion, cumin, and aji panca paste in the butter over medium heat, until the onion is soft and fragrant.
  5. Step 5

    Add the flour and stir for a minute or two, then whisk in the milk. Continue to stir until the mixture comes to a boil and thickens.
  6. Step 6

    Remove from heat and stir in the cream cheese, queso fresco, and 1/4 cup of the cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Step 7

    Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly butter or grease an oven-proof casserole dish.
  8. Step 8

    Stir the cooked corn into the cheese sauce, then place the mixture into the casserole.
  9. Step 9

    Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese and the mozzarella cheese over the top of the corn.
  10. Step 10

    Heat casserole in the oven until the cheese is melted and the corn is bubbly.
  11. Step 11

    Serve and enjoy!