Grilled Corn on the Cob

Delicious combination of sweet corn infused with smoky flavors of the grill and garlic herb butter slathered all over it. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Corn, corn on the cob, grilled corn
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 216 kcal


Garlic Herb Butter:

  • 1/2 cup salted butter slightly softened
  • 2 tbsp fresh minced parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced dill weed
  • 3 garlic cloves pressed

Grilled Corn:

  • 6 corn on the cob still in husks
US Customary - Metric


Garlic Herb Butter

  1. Take butter out of the refrigerator and let it sit on the counter for about 30 minutes to soften.

  2. Add butter to a mixing bowl and add pressed garlic and herbs. You can either use a blender or simply mix it with a fork. Mix it until all ingredients are incorporated throughout the butter. 

  3. Divide it in half. Keep out one half to rub it all over the corn before putting it back on the grill. Remaining half of butter can be kept in the refrigerator and serve on the side of cooked corn.

Prepare the grill:

  1. Prepare your charcoal until it’s ashed over and make sure the coals basket is at the lowest level, farthest down away from the grate. (If that option is available on the grill. If there are no levels up and down, move the coals to one half of the grill so there is a hotter side and a cooler side.)

Grilling corn

  1. Trim the silks and tips of husk leaves sticking out of the top off the corn husk but leave the rest of the corn husk intact. The corn will steam and cook better inside if the the husk is not disturbed.

  2. Lay corn on the grill and close the grill lid. Cook for 15-20 minutes, turning it half way through. Time will depend on the thickness of the corn.

  3. Take corn off the grill and carefully, using metal tongs, take off the husk and the silk. (You can also use gloves to brush the silk off the corn easier.)

  4. Cut off and discard husks if you wish.

  5. Rub each corn on the cob with prepared garlic herb butter and place back on the grill. Close the grill and cook, turning it every 2-3 minutes, until lightly charred on all sides.

  6. Take the corn off the grill and serve with some more garlic herb butter.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 150mg7%
Potassium 256mg7%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 750IU15%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.