The Best Way To Grill Corn On The Cobs!

Summertime is all about grilling out and enjoying good food with friends and family. Corn on the cob is always a popular item on the grill, but often times it can be difficult to cook evenly. Here is the best way to grill corn on the cobs so that they are perfectly cooked every time!

What You’ll Need?

Before you begin, you will need to gather a few supplies. For this method, you will need:

·         Corn on the cob (shucked)
·         Aluminum foil
·         Butter
·         Salt
·         Pepper

For the best results, use fresh corn on the cob that has been shucked. If you are using frozen corn, make sure to thaw it completely before grilling.

How To Grill The Corn On The Cobs?

Now that you have everything you need, it’s time to get started! I will discuss the process step-by-step so that you can’t go wrong. My years of grilling experience have taught me a thing or two about how to perfectly grill corn on the cob!

1. Preheat Your Grill To Medium-High Heat.

You want the grill to be nice and hot so that the corn can cook evenly. It takes 10-15 minutes for your grill to reach the right temperature. Some gas grills have a built-in thermometer, but you can also use an oven thermometer to check the temperature.

2. While The Grill Is Preheating, Prepare The Foil.

Cut out four pieces of aluminum foil that is big enough to wrap around each ear of corn. You need one piece of foil for each ear of corn. As you are cutting the foil, make sure to leave enough so that you can easily wrap it around the corn.

3. Next, Butter The Corn.

Take a stick of butter and generously coat each ear of corn. Be sure to get the butter all over the kernels so that they will be nice and flavorful when they are grilled. If the butter is too hard to spread, you can microwave it for a few seconds to soften it up.

4. Now It’s Time To Season The Corn.

Once the corn is buttered, sprinkle on some salt and pepper. You can add the different seasonings like garlic powder or chili powder if you want more flavor. This step is optional, but I always like to add a little seasoning to my corn.

5. Wrap The Corn In Foil.

Take each ear of corn and wrap it tightly in foil. Be sure to seal the edges so that none of the butter or seasonings can escape. Knowing how to properly wrap the corn in foil is the key to this process.

You want to make sure that the foil is tight so that the corn doesn’t fall out, but you also don’t want it to be too tight so that the kernels can’t cook properly.

6. Place The Foil-Wrapped Corn On The Grill.

Carefully place the foil-wrapped corn on the hot grill. You will need to cook the corn for about 10-15 minutes, depending on how hot your grill is. So, keep an eye on it and check it periodically.

7. Flip The Corn Halfway Through Cooking.

After about 7-8 minutes, flip the corn over so that it can cook evenly on all sides. Many people ignore this step, but it’s essential for perfectly grilled corn on the cob. While you are flipping the corn, be careful not to lose any of the butter or seasonings that might have escaped from the foil.

8. Remove The Corn From The Grill When It Is Done.

The corn is done when it is tender and cooked through. Carefully remove the foil-wrapped corn from the grill and set it aside to cool for a few minutes. Do not open the foil until the corn has had a chance to cool down, or you might burn yourself.

9. Unwrap The Foil And Enjoy!

Once the corn cools for a few minutes, it’s time to unwrap the foil and eat! Serve the corn with additional butter, salt, and pepper. Enjoy!

10. Store Any Leftover Corn In The Fridge.

If you have any corn left over, store it in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last for 3-4 days. Also, you can freeze the corn for up to 3 months. Make sure to wrap this tightly in foil before freezing.

Variations On Grilled Corn!

As I mentioned earlier, grilling corn on the cob is one of my favorite summertime activities. I love the flavor that the grill imparts on the kernels, and it is such an easy process.

However, there are some variations that you can try to change things up a bit. Below are a few variations on grilled corn that I think you’ll enjoy!

1. Grilled Corn With Cheese:

One of my favorite variations on grilled corn is to add cheese to the mix. Simply sprinkle some shredded cheese on the corn before wrapping it in foil. Then, when the corn is done cooking, the cheese will be all melty and delicious. Also, you can try some cheese pairings for grilling.

2. Grilled Corn With Herb Butter:

Another variation that I love is grilled corn with herb butter. To make this, simply add some chopped herbs (I like to use chives, parsley, and thyme) to your butter before spreading it on the corn. The herbs add an awesome flavor to the corn that is perfect for summertime grilling.

3. Grilled Corn With BBQ Sauce:

If you are a fan of BBQ, then you’ll love this variation on grilled corn. Simply brush some BBQ sauce on the corn before wrapping it in foil. The sauce will add a nice sweetness to the corn that is perfect for summertime eating. Make sure that you know what the best way to store BBQ sauce is.

4. Grilled Corn With Sriracha Butter:

If you like things spicy, this variation will blow your mind. To make it, combine some sriracha sauce with butter before applying it to the corn. The heat from the sriracha will give the corn a nice kick that is perfect for those who like things spicy.

5. Grilled Corn With Cajun Seasoning:

Another great variation on grilled corn is to add some Cajun seasoning to the mix. Sprinkle the seasoning on the corn before wrapping it in foil. The Cajun seasoning will give the corn a nice flavor that is perfect for summertime grilling.

6. Grilled Corn With Lime Butter:

If you prefer your corn on the spicy side, this is the dish for you. Add a bit of lime juice to your butter before spreading it to make lime butter. The lime juice will add a nice tartness to the corn that is perfect for summertime eating.

7. Grilled Corn With Honey Butter:

Another great variation on grilled corn is to add some honey to your butter. The honey will add a nice sweetness to the corn that is perfect for summertime grilling. Some people like to add a bit of cayenne pepper to their honey butter to give it a little bit of heat.

8. Grilled Corn With Chili Butter:

If you like things on the spicy side, then you’ll love this variation on grilled corn. To prepare it, add some chili powder to the butter. The chili powder will give the corn a nice heat that is perfect for summertime eating. As an added bonus, the chili powder will also give the corn a nice color.

FAQs About The Best Way To Grill Corn On The Cobs!

Q: How Do You Grill Corn On The Cob In Foil?

A: To grill corn on the cob in foil, first remove the husk and silks. Then, brush the corn with some butter or oil. Next, wrap the corn in foil and grill it for about 15 minutes. Finally, remove the foil and grill the corn for an additional 5 minutes.

Q: What Are Some Variations Of Grilled Corn That I Can Try?

A: Some great variations of grilled corn include adding cheese, herb butter, BBQ sauce, sriracha butter, Cajun seasoning, lime butter, honey butter, or chili butter.

Q: How Long Does This Take To Grill Corn On The Cob?

A: It takes about 20 minutes to grill corn on the cob.

Q: Do I Need To Remove The Husk Before Grilling?

A: You don’t necessarily need to remove the husk before grilling, but it’s usually best to do so. This will help the corn cooks evenly.

Q: How Many Ears Of Corn Should I Grill At A Time?

A: It depends on how many people you are feeding. For a small group, you can probably get away with grilling 2 or 3 ears of corn. For a larger group, you may want to consider grilling 4 or 5 ears of corn.

Q: What Temperature Should I Grill The Corn At?

A: You should aim for medium-high heat when grilling corn on the cob.

Q: Do I Require To Use Butter Or Oil When Grilling Corn?

A: While you don’t necessarily need to use butter or oil, it will help ensure that the corn doesn’t stick to the grill and that it cooks evenly.


Corn is a delicious and healthy summer side dish, but it can be tricky to grill properly. Follow these tips for the best way to grill corn on the cobs, and you’ll have perfectly grilled corn every time!

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