Grilled Italian Street Corn

Grilled Italian Street Corn is my twist on Mexican Corn with tasty Italian Flavors! Roasted corn on the grill topped with a creamy, super flavorful sauce!

How often do you make corn on the cob? For us, it’s a few times a week when it’s in season. We love oven roasting corn on the cob because there’s no big pots of water to boil or shucking involved! Make this 15 Minute Creamed Corn with Bacon with any leftover corn!

Grilled Italian Street Corn is a delicious side dish for grilling!

What Is Mexican Street Corn?

Mexican Street Corn is a typical street fare food item often seen in Mexico. Roasted corn is slathered in a cream sauce that can be flavored with lime juice, onion and garlic powders and spicy chilis. Cotija cheese is often sprinkled on top of the sauce as garnish.

We took those amazing flavors and added out Italian twist! This Grilled Italian Street Corn is going to blow you away. Our sauce has roasted red peppers, mayonnaise, fresh basil and parmesan cheese. One bite of this corn on the cob recipe and you’ll be hooked, that’s a promise.

How Do You Make This Italian Street Corn Recipe?

We roasted our corn on the grill to add more flavor, and because in the warmer months here in New Jersey we like to get outside as much as we can. You can also boil your corn or roast it in the oven, whichever way is easier for you.

Once the corn is grilled or roasted, let it cool slightly but not all the way. You want the corn to still be warm so the sauce slightly melts on the corn.

Corn on the cob on the grill

While the corn is cooking you can make the sauce by adding roasted red peppers and mayonnaise to a food processor. Once the sauce is smooth, pour it onto the warm corn on the cob and then garnish with fresh basil and parmesan cheese.

Grilled Italian Street Corn covered with red pepper mayo and cheese!

This is a side dish that has to be made at the last minute, although you can make the sauce ahead of time and also roast or grill the corn ahead of time. Keep the corn warm on the grill by wrapping it in foil once it’s finished and placing on the upper rack of your grill that’s set to low. heat.

Or if you cooked your corn in the oven just turn the oven to low about 250-300 degrees. If you chose to boil your corn you can drain the water and let it sit in the pot covered for up to 30 minutes.

Grilled Corn on the cob topped with red pepper mayo, cheese and basil!

What Can I Serve With This Street Corn Recipe?

Just about anything that you’d serve corn with! Grilled recipes like steak or chicken are great but we even serve this corn with seafood dishes and tacos!

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Grilled Italian Street Corn

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

This over the top corn on the cob recipe is going to be a BBQ favorite!



  • 6 ears of corn, shucked
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Grill the corn on all sides over medium low heat, about 15 minutes until the corn is roasted and tender. Alternately you can follow our Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob Recipe, or simply boil your corn.
  2. Place the mayonnaise and roasted red peppers into a food processor and pulse until combined.
  3. Let  the corn cool slightly and then add it to a serving platter. Spoon the red pepper mayonnaise over the top of the corn and garnish with fresh basil and parmesan cheese.
  4. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

If you have any extra mayonnaise left over it’s great for sandwiches!

  • Category: Side DIsh
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kingsford®. The opinions and text are all mine.


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3 Responses
  1. Nicole

    This looks incredible!! I am definitely making that soon! And that corn holder is awesome, I’m definitely going to look for one of those! Thank you for sharing :)

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