Go Back
+ servings
5 from 7 votes
corn on the cob on the grill

Grilled Corn Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Nothing screams summer like grilled corn on the cob! Charred to perfection, it makes the best side dish, snack, or appetizer.

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Corn Recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 223 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 8 ears of corn
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese or blue cheese


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

Prep the corn:
  1. Peel back the husks from the corn ears, leave them attached at the base of the ear only. Remove and discard the silks. After that, rinse and pat dry the corn with a paper towel.

  2. Brush with oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  1. Arrange the corn on the grill, cover, and cook, turning it occasionally, for about 15-20 minutes. It should be nicely charred and tender.

  1. Peel down the inner husks and top with the butter, smoked paprika, and crumbled cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Grilled Corn Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 255mg7%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 666IU13%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.