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

Grilled Italian Street Corn

Grilled Italian Street Corn is my twist on a favorite side dish, this corn is cooked right on the grill and topped with my favorite flavors!

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

Summer time always means flash parties around my neighborhood – last minute get togethers that no one really plans but just seem to come together.

I guess it’s because everyone is outside more, doing yard work or exercising or just playing…so we run into each other more. Then after a few minutes it turns into an invite to the back yard…for a couple of beers, maybe a snack or two…it’s my favorite time of year.

Grab a few beers and light up the grill? That’s the perfect time for me to grab Kingsford® Instant Light Charcoal because your grill is ready to go in 10 minutes.

Grilled Italian Street Corn with Kingsford Charcoal

This time of year I always have burgers and hot dogs in the refrigerator or freezer ready to go, so it’s just time to come up with a side dish today…something that I can get right on the grill and cook as quickly as a hamburger so there’s no waiting around for dinner. And when it comes down to these neighborhood flash parties…you have to think quick.

I came up with this Grilled Italian Street Corn to go with our burgers – charcoal grilled corn flavor topped with a roasted red pepper mayonnaise, fresh basil and parmesan cheese.

We always try to keep a stocked fridge no matter what time of year it is because you never know when you’ve got to pull out a few beers and throw something on the grill for a last minute stop over by family or friends, so when I’m out shopping at Walmart I grab Kingsford® Instant Light Charcoal and whatever snacks and food I think I might be needing one day soon.

Grilled Italian Street Corn on the grill with Kingsford Charcoal

This Grilled Italian Street Corn cooks up in just a few minutes, it’s pretty cool because when it’s toasting on the grill it really starts to smell like popcorn – that smell combined with the charcoal grill is pretty amazing.

Grilled Italian Street Corn

Once the corn comes off the grill you slather it with a roasted red pepper mayo – which is literally just roasted red peppers and mayonnaise blended together – then cover it with grated parmesan cheese and fresh chopped basil.

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

I’m telling you, it’s crazy good.

A side dish that will blow your friends minds, they won’t believe that you could just throw something that amazing together without any planning.

But you can…

I’d love to hear about you last minute recipes and so would Kingsford! Tag Kingsford in your pictures on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to be entered to win a free barbecue kit! Get your grill going and tag @coalgrilling on Pinterest, @KingsfordCharcoal on Facebook and @Kingsford on Instagram and Twitter.

And let the summer fun begin!

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

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

Grilled Italian Street Corn

  • Author: Dan


  • 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. Prepare a charcoal grill to medium heat.
  2. Place the mayonnaise and roasted red peppers into a food processor and pulse until combined.
  3. Grill the corn on all sides, about 10 minutes total until the corn is toasted.
  4. Remove the corn from the grill, let cool slightly and coat with the red pepper mayonnaise and place on a platter.
  5. Cover the corn with a good layer or parmesan cheese and then the chopped basil.
  6. Serve immediately.


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

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

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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