Grilled Corn on the Cob


Grilled corn on the cob is easy and perfect for every summer barbecue. With foil, butter, salt, and a little pepper, the corn will be perfectly tender and sweet.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 ears of corn

No summer barbecue is complete without deliciously sweet grilled corn on the cob. This three-ingredient grilled corn on the cob recipe is the perfect method to produce the best tasting corn of your life.

After trying this recipe, you'll never go back to your old method for cooking corn on the cob ever again.

How to Grill Corn on the Cob

You'll find the full, step-by-step instructions below — but here's what you can expect from this easy grilled corn on the cob recipe:

  • Prep the corn: Pull back the husks, remove the silk, then coat the corn with butter, salt, and pepper. Close the husks and wrap each ear of corn in foil.
  • Grill the corn: Grill each piece of corn on the cob until tender (turn the corn occasionally to ensure even cooking).

Learn more: 3 Easy Ways to Grill Corn on the Cob

How Long to Grill Corn on the Cob

This recipe calls for a 30-minute cooking time, which we think is the perfect amount of time to give you tender and juicy corn on the cob.

What to Serve With Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled corn on the cob makes a great barbecue side dish, but it's a great anytime side dish too! If you're in need of a little inspiration, try one of these recipes:

Or explore our entire collection of main dish recipes.

How to Store Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled corn on the cob is really best enjoyed on the day-of. But, if you have leftovers, you can wrap it in foil and store it in an airtight container or zip-top bag in the fridge for up to four days. Reheat in a 350 degree F oven until warmed.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I served this corn for a Texas BBQ dinner party and it was delicious. I prepared just as directed, although I dipped the ears under water prior to shaking the salt and pepper. This seemed to help it 'stick' better," says SAIDANDDUNN. "Also, I used coarse ground black pepper. Very tasty. I plan to experiment with different butter mixtures to match the corn to my grilled dishes."

"This was absolutely delicious!! I will definitely try this again and maybe add some other spices besides salt and pepper," according to JoAnn.

"Made this two different ways: the way it was written, and the other time made it using others' tips, such as leaving on the husks, no butter, and even no foil. The result: no comparison — make it the way it is written! It is outstanding, and I can't wait to make it again and again," raves J Mos.

Editorial contributions by Bailey Fink


  • 6 ears corn

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.

  2. Peel back corn husks and remove silk.

    Raw corn cobs with husks pulled back, resting on a baking sheet.

    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

  3. Place 1 tablespoon butter, salt and pepper on each piece of corn. Close husks.

    Corn on the cob with husks pulled back covered in butter and seasoning, resting on a baking sheet.

    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

  4. Wrap each ear of corn tightly in aluminum foil.

    Six corn on the cobs wrapped in tinfoil, resting on a countertop.

    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

  5. Cook on the preheated grill, turning occasionally, until tender, about 30 minutes.

  6. Serve hot and enjoy!

    looking down at a tray of grilled corn on the cob


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
13g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 246mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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