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This grilled corn on the cob is the perfect summertime recipe! Delicious buttery corn grilled to perfection! This is your perfect how-to grill corn guide!

Grilled Corn on the Cob served on a platter.

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Well, look no further becuase we have that right here!

If you’re a fan of delicious sweet corn on the corn you’ll love this simlple grilled version.

I used white sweet corn for this recipe as it was the freshest available in my grocery store.

If you don’t have an outdoor grill you can use this recipe and just use your indoor grill or grillpan. Etiher way, the recipe will turn out delicious!

Make sure to read the post for any tips on how to make this grilled corn.

Freshly shucked corn on the cob.

Ingredients for grilled corn on the cob

  • Corn on the cob – I like to use whatever the freshest sweet corn I can find in the store. White, yellow, and bi-color are all delicious and popular options.
  • Unsalted butter – Not only is butter for slathering on grilled corn it’s what we use to help it char during the grill process. If you do not have butter on hand you can use margarine, olive oil, or avocado oil.
  • Kosher salt – This helps highlight the flavor of the summer sweet corn.
  • Black pepper – Add as much as desired for a bit of flavor.
Butter being spread onto a cob of corn.

How to grill corn on the cob

There are lots of different ways to grille corn on the cob but this is my favorite way because it’s super simple and requires no wait time.

Some recipes call for soaking the corn in water before grilling but I personally like the non-soak version best.

Not only does it taste delicious it gets a bit of char on the corn to bring bigtime grill flavor.

Step one:

Preheat your grill to medium heat.

Step two:

Simply shuck the corn so you are no longer left with any husk or silk on the corn. You can be fancy and tie the corn husk back (like in the photo) or just throw it all away.

Either way is totally fine.

Step three:

Spread butter (or you can use olive or avocado oil) over the corn, sprinkle with kosher salt and black pepper and set aside.

Step four:

Add the prepared corn to the preheated grill and grill for 10-15 minutes or until slightly charred.

I like to rotate the corn once every 5 minutes just so there is an equal amount of color on all sides.

Step five:

If desired, serve with more butter.

Grilled Corn on the Cob served with butter.

Serving this corn off the cob

Not a fan of eating your corn off the cob?

No worries – simply cut it off the cob and eat it alongside your favorite dish.

You can also be used the freshly cut-off the cob corn for several different recipes! Try it in my Grilled London Broil with Corn Salsa recipe or in my Tex Mex Chicken and Vegetable Skillet.

What to serve alongside

I could happily make a meal out of corn on the cob BUT I realize most people aren’t like that. So here are a few delicious recipes you could serve alongside this grilled corn on the cob.

Grilled Corn on the Cob on a sheet pan.

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Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This grilled corn on the cob is the perfect summertime recipe! Delicious buttery corn grilled to perfection! This is your perfect how-to grill corn guide!


  • 6 ears of sweet corn on the cob
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Shuck the corn to remove the husk and silk.
  3. Spread an equal amount of butter onto each corn on the cob.
  4. Sprinkle with the desired amount of kosher salt and black pepper.
  5. Add the corn to the grill, rotating the corn every 5 minutes, and cook until slightly charred and warmed thought-out. This will take anywhere from 10-15 minutes.
  6. Serve warm with more butter.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 253mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

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Monday 13th of June 2022

Great step-by-step grilled corn recipe. Loved how it turned out, thanks!

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