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How to Grill Corn on the Cob

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Grilled corn on the cob is a popular summer dish that is easy to prepare. You can grill corn on the cob while grilling steaks, chicken, burgers, or other meats. Not only does this keep your kitchen cool, but it also adds a delicious smoky flavor to the corn.

To complete your summer meal, serve the grilled corn on the cob with a refreshing cucumber salad and a sweet and juicy peach crisp.

Note that I have grilled corn on the cob with the husk on and with them off.
Shucked corn is my preferred method for grilling corn. Placing the corn directly on the hot grill grates creates an unparalleled roasted smoky flavor.

The complete printable recipe is below.

grilled corn on the cob on a plate
Grilled Corn on the Cob

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Grilled Corn Ingredients

Corn: Select fresh corn on the cob with plump kernels, green husks, and brown tassels.

Oil: High-heat oil such as olive oil is best for grilling corn.

Salt and Pepper: A sprinkling of pepper and salt elevates the smoky flavor of the grilled corn.

Butter: Serve hot with pats of salted butter or garlic butter.

Seasonings: Mexican street corn seasoning for a unique treat.

Recipe ingredients on a table
Grilled corn on the cob ingredients

Grilling Supplies

How to Grill Corn

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

You want to select the freshest corn on the cob for the best results. Look for corn that has juicy kernels and moist green husks.

Shuck the corn by removing the husk and the silk with your hands.

Next, I use a vegetable brush to brush the remaining cornsilk off under cold running water.

Shucked corn on the cob
corn on the cob

Place the corn on the preheated grill grates. Then, brush the corn with oil while turning them with tongs to coat all sides.

Brushing oil on corn on the grill
Brushing oil on corn

Cook for eight minutes, then turn every few minutes until the corn is evenly charred.

The corn is ready in 13 to 15 minutes. Place grilled corn on a serving platter and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

Turning grilled corn on the cob on the grill grates
Turn the corn on the grill

Serving Suggestions

Grilled corn is delicious when served hot off the grill. However, it becomes even better when coated with melted butter or garlic butter and seasonings.

To preserve leftover grilled corn, wrap it in plastic and refrigerate. You can also use the leftover grilled corn to make a delicious salad by cutting the cold corn off the cob and mixing it with fresh chopped cucumber, tomatoes, and red onion. Top it off with your favorite dressing, and enjoy!

Mexican street corn seasoning
Seasoned grilled corn on the cob
grilled corn on the cob on a plate

How to Grill Corn on the Grill

Fresh grilled corn on the cob is a summer favorite. It has an irresistible sweet, charred, smoky flavor.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled corn on the cob, How to grill corn on the cob
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 170kcal


  • 4 Ears of Corn
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive oil


  • Shuck corn (remove husks) and remove cornsilk.
  • Preheat grill to meduim high heat.
  • Place corn on hot grill grates.
  • Brush corn on all sides with olive oil.
  • Cook for 8 minutes then using thongs turn every 4 minutes.
  • Cook until the corn is evenly charred about 13 to 15 minutes.
    Place cooked corn on a platter then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place pats of butter on corn to serve.


1 Grill
1 Grill tongs
1 pastry brush


Note: The nutritional information does not include butter or seasonings that may be added according to taste.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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Friday 3rd of November 2023

Fun! I absolutely love eating grilled corn and playing four in a row in winter.


Wednesday 4th of October 2023

Yummy! One of my favorite summer foods.


Tuesday 3rd of October 2023

Now I'm really hungry for grilled corn. Looks amazing!


Monday 2nd of October 2023

This looks soooo delicious!

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