Don’t let the Le Creuset “Braiser” title fool you – you can prepare any dish in this versatile pot that serves as a cross between a Dutch Oven and a skillet. 

Here’s how to prepare this crowd-pleasing side for your next barbecue. It converts the traditional, addictive elote coating into the glue for this flavorful pasta side. 

Serves 6-8 


  • 1 pound pasta 
  • 4 ears corn kernels 
  • 1 cup mayonnaise 
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder 
  • Juice of 1 lime 
  • Kosher salt 
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion 
  • 1 cup crumbled or grated cotija cheese 


Cook pasta until al dente in a pot of salted water. In your Le Creuset braiser, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add corn to the pan and cook until bright and just blistered, stirring often, for about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and add drained pasta, followed by the remaining ingredients. Serve at room temperature directly from your braiser. 

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