Review Recipe

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
A little smoke and a little char-blackening enhances the sweetness and brings out the true flavor of corn. This traditional grilled corn recipe is served slathered with butter and sprinkled with salt.
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  • 4 ears of corn
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil if direct grilling
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt & pepper to taste

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To Grill Corn in Husks
  1. Peel back the husks of the corn without detaching them from the bottom of the cob. Remove silk and fold husks back into place to cover the corn.
  2. Place corn in a sink or large bowl of water to soak for at least 15 minutes (it can soak overnight if needed).
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Remove corn from the water and shake off excess so it's not dripping. Place cobs on the grill and cook 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally.
  5. Once corn is cooked to your liking remove from the grill, peel off husks and serve with butter, salt & pepper.
To Direct Grill Corn
  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. Remove husks and silk from corn. Brush each piece with olive oil.
  3. Place corn directly on the grill and cook 10-15 minutes turning occasionally.
  4. Remove from grill and serve with butter, salt & pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include butter or olive oil as these can be added to taste.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 77, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 14mg, Potassium: 243mg, Carbohydrates: 17g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 170%, Vitamin C: 6.1%, Iron: 0.5%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Grilled corn