Oven Roasted Corn On The Cob

Oven Roasted Corn On The Cob is our favorite way to make corn! No shucking, no mess, and you can cook as many ears of corn as fits in your oven!

We love easy side dishes like this corn on the cob recipe! Also be sure to add these classics to your cook out our Classic Potato Salad recipe and our Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Beans!

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

How To Cook Corn On The Cob In The Oven

It’s so easy, I can’t believe we never cooked corn on the cob this way before. No more huge pots of boiling water, no more messy shucking!

This oven roasted corn on the cob recipe is a dream come true for corn lovers. I can’t even call this a recipe, it’s more of a method.

Peel off the outer layers  of the corn husks, just the “dirty” ones. Rinse the corn off and pat dry with paper towels. Now get them on a sheet pan, as many as will fit! You actually don’t even have to use a sheet pan, the corn can go right on your baking rack.

I just find that it’s easer to get the corn in and out of the oven if it’s on a baking sheet, so that’s the way we usually do it. Unless you’re cooking corn on the cob for a large amount of people, then you might want to pile in your oven right on the racks.

Corn on the cob ready for the oven

Get the corn in the oven and…that’s all. Yep, that’s all.

Just wait about 40 minutes and your oven roasted corn on the cob will be perfect. How easy is that???

Once the corn comes out of the oven the husks and the silk will fall off super easily. The corn basically steams in the husks so it takes away all the stickiness of the silk strands.

Oven Roasted Corn On The Cob cooked on a baking sheet

What Can You Put On Corn On The Cob Besides Butter?

We like to keep it simple with fresh black pepper, kosher salt and butter. Lots of butter. But there’s a lot of different toppings that you can add to corn on the cob!

  • Mayonnaise and Sriracha (Mexican Street Corn)
  • Flavored Salts
  • Olive Oil Instead Of Butter
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Fresh Herbs (parsley, dill, cilantro, basil)
  • Melted Cheese and Bacon

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob is a corn recipe cooked in the oven

You can even set out a topping bar for parties and let your friends customize their own corn on the cob! So if parties or BBQ’s are what you are planning for, this Oven Roasted Corn On The Cob recipe is for you.

Forget trying to boil corn and find your biggest pots ever, it’s never enough when you’re having more than 10 people over for corn! Our oven easily fits 30 ears of corn on both racks, and the cooking time is the same no matter how many pieces of corn are in your oven.

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob has less mess than shucking corn before cooking

If you peel the husks and silk back but don’t remove them fully they’ll serve as a “handle” for the corn on the cob so you can dig right in there while it’s hot! Just make sure there’s lots of butter to go with your corn.

Even when corn is at it’s peak and it’s so sweet its good all by itself…still add butter. Butter makes everything better.

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob is a corn on the cob recipe that is made in the oven

Can I Make This Oven Roasted Corn On The Cob Ahead Of Time?

You sure can, another reason why it’s perfect for a BBQ or party! After the corn has been roasting for 30-40 minutes, turn the oven down to warm (about 250 degrees) and let the corn sit in the oven until you’re ready.

Don’t leave the corn on the cob in the oven for more than an hour or two because it will over cook. If times running by and you’re still not quite ready, turn the oven off and let the rest of the oven heat warm the corn without cooking it anymore.

Pin It!

oven roasted corn on the cob pinterest collage

What Can I Serve With Corn On The Cob?

Corn on the cob is a pretty versatile side dish, it goes with just about anything! Here are some of our favorite main courses…

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob is a corn recipe cooked in the oven

Oven Roasted Corn On The Cob

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

This SUPER easy corn on the cob method is perfect for parties! Cook up to 30 ears of corn at a time and no shucking!



  • 8 Ears of corn (or as many as you want to cook – see note)
  • Butter
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Peel off just a few of the outer layers of corn husk and rinse the corn under cold water. Pat dry with paper towels and place the corn on a baking sheet or right on the oven rack.
  3. Cook for 30-40 minutes (depending on how you like your corn cooked – see note) then remove from the oven. Let cool slightly then peel the husks and silk back.
  4. Add butter, salt, pepper or toppings of choice.

Recipe Notes

This cooking method works for as little or as many ears of corn as you want to cook!

*If you like your corn more on the crisp side, test the corn cobs after 30 minutes. If you like your corn to be a little softer keep them in for the full 40 minutes.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

You Might Also Like:

2 Responses
  1. Amanda

    Excellent, and so easy! I pulled mine at just under 30 minutes and cut it off the cob to make a roasted Mexican street corn dip. MUCH easier to remove the silks!

Leave a Reply

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

Cocktails and Drinks

Side “Bar”

Try some of the cocktails and drinks we’re mixing up this week!