How to Make the Best Grilled Corn on the Cob

My method for grilling corn is the easiest ever, and the only way I cook corn on the cob. Toss the husks directly on hot grill grates, cover, and let them steam.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Grilled Corn, How to Grill Corn
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 ears of corn
Calories 128 kcal



  1. To grill corn, simply place it on a hot grill. I suggest keeping the corn in its husks to steam as it cooks. Close the grill, checking and turning with tongs, every five minutes or so, for around 15-20 minutes.

  2. Remove the husks (if you haven't already) and slather with your choice of flavored butters or plain, salted butter. If you prefer a smokier charred corn on the cob, simply add back to the grill after husking for just a little more char.

Recipe Notes

Don't have a grill? You can still achieve a nice charred flavor by using a cast iron grill pan or skillet. For this method, you will need to husk your corn. Put a little oil or butter in a skillet and get it hot. Place your corn in the skillet and turn every few minutes, getting a nice sear on all sides.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make the Best Grilled Corn on the Cob
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 243mg7%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 343IU7%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.