Corn on the Cob on the Grill

Corn on the Cob on the Grill is an easy and delicious way to make corn! Super sweet corn with a grilled char flavor, the perfect summer side!

Try grilling Dan’s Famous Whiskey Steak to go along with your corn on the cob! Pair with a perfect Potato Salad, and a side of Buddha’s Baked Beans and you’ve got yourself a party!

grilled corn on the cob on a white platter

Corn on the Cob on the Grill – No Husks!

There are a few different ways to make grilled corn, but we prefer the no husk method! There’s no need for soaking the corn on the cob first, so we can get right to grilling.

Making grilled corn this way also results in a more roasted flavor with more char than making grilled corn on the cob with the husks on. And we’ll take all the roasted, grilled, charred flavor that we can’t get when it comes to grilled corn.

Also be sure and try our Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob is you don’t have a grill or grill pan available!

How Do You Make Grilled Corn?

So like we mentioned above, there’s really two different ways to make corn on the cob on the grill, and this way is our preferred cooking method. However, we will go through how to grill corn with the husks on as well!

Raw corn on the cob on a grill pan

Start by husking the corn and removing all the silk. Brush or rub the corn lightly with oil and add directly onto the grill over medium heat. As an alternative, you can cook the corn on a grill pan if the weather isn’t cooperating!

Of course with a grill pan you won’t get the charred, fire roasted flavor as you would with your grill, but you’ll still achieve a roasted corn flavor with nice grill marks!

corn on the cob being grilled on a grill pan

Turn the corn on the cob every 4-5 minutes or so, especially if you’re on an open flame. There’s a fine line between perfectly grilled, charred corn and burnt. And we don’t want burnt corn.

grilled corn on the cob
Once the corn starts to look like this then you’re about done. Cooking corn on the cob on the grill should only take about 10 minutes, depending on how hot your grill is.

PRO TIP: Keep the grill on medium to medium low heat to make sure that corn has time to roast properly. If the grill is too high then the outside of the corn will char too much before the corn is cooked.

grilled corn on the cob stacked on a platter

Ways To Use Grilled Corn

Of course, you can just simple add salt and pepper and tons of butter to grilled corn and dig in. Corn on the cob is one of our favorite side dishes when fresh corn is in season.

But you can also use grilled corn as an ingredient in many different recipes!

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob shows roasted corn peeled on a platter

Grilled Corn On The Cob With The Husks On

The second way to make grilled corn on the cob is by leaving the husks on. With this method, you have to soak the corn in water for at least 30 minutes, or up to a few hours so that the husks don’t burn.

Start by peeling back the husks (but not removing) from the corn and removing all of the silk. Then fold the husks back over the corn and soak in water. When you’re ready to grill, drain the corn from the water and pat dry.

Grill the corn for 15-20 minutes over medium heat, turning often. When the corn is done, you can serve as is or peel back the husks and place on the grill for a few minutes to char.

corn on the cob on the grill with salt, pepper and butter

How Can You Tell When The Corn Is Done?

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grilled corn on the cob on a white platter

Corn on the Cob on the Grill

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Making Corn on the Cob on the Grill is an easy and super delicious way to make corn! That sweet, char-grilled flavor of grilled corn can’t be beat!

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Ingredients

  • 8 ears of corn (or as many ears as you need to cook!)
  • Oil for brushing the corn
  • Salt, pepper and butter for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to a medium heat, between 375-400 degrees.
  2. Remove the husks and the silk from the corn and discard.
  3. Lightly brush the corn with your oil of choice, olive oil or avocado oil are good choices for this corn recipe. Place the corn on the cob on the grill and let cook for 10-12 minutes while turning every few minutes. While you do want a char on the corn, you don’t want to corn to burn so make sure that your grill isn’t to high and that you turn the corn often.
  4. When the corn is tender and has a nice char on the outside, remove from the grill and serve with salt, fresh black pepper and lots of butter! * You can tell when the corn is done when the kernels are plump.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

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