How To Grill Corn on the Cob

Some of the most delicious corn on the cob you have ever had comes from a grill, not a pot. The intense heating of the grill crisps and lightly chars the kernels, bringing out an almost nutty flavor that cannot be attained through stove-top cooking or boiling. Grilling also cooks the cob more evenly, as the corn is heated from all different angles. Grilled corn can be served as a delicious and healthy dish on its own, or combined with other grilled vegetables to create an interesting and flavorful salad.

Tips And Tricks

It is possible to grill corn without an outdoor grill, but it is much more difficult. A charcoal grill can be set up in a pinch using hot coals and cast iron stove top grates, or you can use tongs to hold the corn over an open flame on your gas stove’s burners. You will still get good results this way, just not quite as delicious of a dish as you would from an outdoor grill.

Choosing Corn for Grilling on Cob

The best corn for grilling comes from locally grown, fresh sweet corn. Avoid using old or dried-out corn, as it will not cook well on the grill. For larger gatherings of people, it may be possible to find pre-husked and pre-shucked ears of corn; you can save time by buying these already prepared.


Place the corn on the hot grill, turning often to ensure even cooking. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until the kernels are soft and slightly charred. Serve immediately with salt, pepper, butter, or your favorite flavored rubs or sauces on top of each ear of corn.

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to butter try using flavored olive oils. Beyond butter and oil, you should be thinking about flavors and spices. For example basil butter: mix 1/2 cup butter with 2 tsp fresh chopped or dried basil flavoring. Or pepper cream cheese: mix 8 oz cream cheese with 4 Tbsp grated parmesan and 1-2 tsp cayenne pepper flakes. Serve with your grilled corn on the cob and enjoy!


Grilled corn is a very simple dish to make, whether you’re using fresh or frozen corn. It also makes a great side dish for dinner parties and other large gatherings. This recipe will help you prepare delicious sweet corn that has been lightly and evenly grilled to perfection.

As you can see, it’s very easy

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