Nothing says summer like Grilled Corn on the Cob!

It’s fresh and sweet, and dripping with seasoned butter and a dash of salt! This recipe for grilled corn on the cob in foil makes the job quick and easy! Make it on a gas grill bbq, a charcoal grill, or even in the oven. Corn on the grill has a special taste of summer that everyone enjoys. And it’s super easy to make dinner when everything including side dishes can be cooked together on the grill. Why not take some corn on a camping trip to cook over the fire with this easy recipe? Perfectly prepped ahead and ready to cook!

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Grilled Corn on the Cob

  • Aluminum foil is key to getting that even roast without overcooking or charring the outside! And zero clean-up!
  • Boiled corn on the cob takes too long! This method even allows for keeping the husk on or off.
  • Grilled corn on the cob can be cooked the same time as meats and other veggies for one of the best ways to make an entire meal all at once. Talk about a crowd-pleaser!

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SWEET CORN Fresh cobs of corn that are ripe and in season produce the best results, but frozen cobettes can also be used. Just wrap as usual in tin foil and cook them a few more minutes. Season with butter, salt & pepper and then enjoy the sweet flavor of summer corn!

BUTTER Accept no substitutes when it comes to butter for sweet corn! It’s super delish with real salted or unsalted sweet cream butter. But when it’s grilled in foil like this, corn can taste great rubbed with some olive oil, too! 


  • Almost any seasoning goes great with grilled corn on the cob! The most popular is a street food found on nearly any corner in Mexico! “Elote” is a seasoning that’s cooked into corn on the cob and served as a quick snack. Make elote-style corn on the cob by brushing a little mayonnaise mixed with chili powder and fresh cilantro. Finish it with a sprinkle of cotija cheese just before serving along with a lime wedge.
  • Other great seasoning combinations are Jerk Seasoning, or even pre-packaged ranch or taco seasoning.

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How to Grill Corn on the Cob

This simple recipe couldn’t be any easier if it tried!

  1. Shuck the corn, remove the husk and silk, then slather butter on each cob and wrap in aluminum foil.
  2. Cook on the bbq per recipe below until the corn is cooked all the way through and serve immediately.

What to Serve With Grilled Corn

Grilled corn is a great side dish to any barbeque, picnic, or potluck. Don’t forget the extra butter and seasonings! Here are some favorite recipes that will inspire! Try some tasty BBQ Drumsticks and some Mini Jalapeno Popper Corn Muffins. Or make some Smoked Baby Back Ribs, and a nice Orzo Pasta Salad. Don’t forget a delicious summer dessert like Homemade Peach Cobbler, or a Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake.

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Tips and Tricks

Some recipes call for soaking corn in a salt and sugar brine before grilling, but it’s not necessary and can actually dry out the kernels. So for perfect corn every time, simply shuck it, remove the silk, then rinse and grill!

The corn can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated for about 5 days. That makes this corn perfect for any gathering, or prepping ahead for eating corn a couple times during the week!

If you are looking to bake the corn, maybe with a dish you already have in the oven, it’ll take about 25-30 minutes at 400°F, or 20-25 minutes at 425°F.

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Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled corn on the cob in foil is the perfect summertime side dish, it's always a favorite.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Candace


  • 4 cobs corn
  • 4 Tablespoons butter or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste


  • Preheat barbecue to medium heat.
  • Cut foil in pieces large enough to cover corn entirely, including some on the ends, enough to wrap the corn fully.
  • Shuck the corn, removing all silk. Place corn cob on a piece of foil. Spread butter on each cob, covering fully. Sprinkle all sides of each corn cob with salt & pepper (as desired). Wrap corn with foil and seal ends.
  • Place foil-wrapped corn on the barbecue and cook, turning every 5 minutes, for 15 minutes, or until cooked to your liking.*


*Corn can be cooked on the second rack, but it may take slightly longer.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 103 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 681mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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