And we barely scratched the surface.

When Trader Joe’s debuted its amazingly versatile Everything But the Bagel seasoning blend two years ago, we thought it couldn’t get better.

Key words: We thought.

Everyone’s favorite grocery store just released a brand spankin’ new Everything But the Elote seasoning blend and, you guys, the possibilities are endless.

Elote, for those of you who don’t know, is deliciously seasoned corn on the cob. The street food staple originated in Mexico, but has been popping up all over the U.S. recently.

We came up with 50 ways to use the seasoning—which blends chile pepper, Parmesan cheese, chipotle powder, cumin, dried cilantro, and sea salt—and we barely scratched the surface.


  1. Corn on the cob
  2. Popcorn
  3. Roasted chickpeas
  4. Corn dip
  5. Dipping sauce
  6. Queso
  7. Savory pancakes
  8. Roasted nuts
  9. Cheese straws
  10. Creamed corn
  11. Roasted veggies
  12. Scrambled eggs
  13. Pimiento cheese
  14. Mac and cheese
  15. Biscuits
  16. Corn chowder
  17. Cornbread
  18. Fries
  19. Cheese fries
  20. Nachos
  21. Corn salad
  22. Corn pudding
  23. Tacos
  24. Pasta
  25. Zucchini noodles
  26. Crusted chicken fingers
  27. Grits
  28. Burgers
  29. Corn soup
  30. Corn dogs
  31. Corn muffins
  32. Sunflower seeds
  33. Pumpkin seeds
  34. Hummus
  35. Dinner rolls
  36. Crackers
  37. Pigs in a blanket
  38. Potato salad
  39. Soft pretzels
  40. Trail mix
  41. Vegetable chips
  42. Toast
  43. Butter
  44. Breakfast hash
  45. Breakfast casserole
  46. Potato chips
  47. Chili
  48. Quinoa
  49. Savory waffles
  50. Chicken salad