Smoked Corn on the Cob


Learn how to smoke corn on the cob for your next BBQ party! Smoking corn gives it a unique flavor and in this recipe, it's finished with a smoky lime butter right before serving.

close up view of Smoked Corn on the Cob
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 10 mins


  • 4 ears corn on the cob, silks removed

  • mesquite wood chips

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 lime, zested

  • ½ lime, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place corn back in their husks in a large pot of water and soak for 2 hours. Soak wood chips in another container of water for about 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat a smoker to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Place corn, unstacked, onto wire racks. Place the racks into the smoker. Add wood chips according to the manufacturer's directions. Smoke until corn reaches your desired level of tenderness, 60 to 75 minutes.

  3. Combine butter, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, and paprika in a small bowl. Peel back the husks and brush corn with butter mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

133 Calories
7g Fat
19g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 133
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 272mg 6%

* 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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