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How to grill corn on the cob- The Best Grilled Corn On The Cob In Foil With Garlic Butter – quick to make, simple, flavorful and delicious.
Learn how to prepare and make the perfect grilled corn on the cob on the grill and how to serve it.
Grilled corn on the cob in foil

Do you know how to grill corn on the cob?

This recipe for grilling corn on the cob is very easy and brushed with homemade garlic butter tastes great! Follow these easy steps and you’ll learn how to grill corn on the cob. This is the best grilled corn on the cob, that is perfect for any summer barbecue.

Wondering how to cook corn on the cob on the grill? I can help. I’ve done it many times and this is my favorite way to make it.

I even prefer it to boiling corn on the cob, especially in the summer, when I love using my gas grill.

But when I grill other foods, I often used to question myself how do you grill corn on the cob? I experimented and the result was a success. I recommend this recipe on how to grill corn on the cob in foil to all my friends and family all the time.

Ingredients needed to make corn on the cob on the grill:

  • corn
  • butter
  • garlic
  • salt
  • lemon juice
  • parsley
  • aluminum foil

How to grill corn on the cob?

You first choose the perfect form from the store, farm or farmer’s market. Check this post out for tips on how to choose good quality corn.

Now, when you’ve picked it, how to you prepare and grill corn on the cob?

You have two options to cook corn on the grill- to grill the corn with husks and without the husks.

This recipe is for grilled corn on the cob with the husks removed.

So the first step is to remove the husks and silks.

The corn is brushed with butter and tightly wrapped in aluminum foil.

How long to grill corn on the cob for?

Grill for about 20 minutes, on medium-high heat, until done.

This is very important when cooking corn on the grill – make sure you turn it every 2-3 minutes, so it doesn’t burn and scorch.

How to tell if grilled corn on the cob is done?

This is a great question! Since the corn is wrapped in foil, it is hard to tell if it is done or not. Kernels need to be quite tender when pressed with a paring knife. I personally avoid checking with a knife, I just grill it for 20 minutes, then let it cool for 5 minutes and open the foil. Then I check if the kernels are fully cooked or at least cooked for my taste. If not, I wrap the corn in the foil again and cook for 5-10 more minutes, turning twice.

Once the corn is done, you brush it with the prepared garlic butter, that you can find how to make in the recipe.
The garlic butter is optional. You can just brush or rub the corn with more butter and serve it. If you’d like to add flavor, the garlic butter is a great way to do so.

So next time you ask yourself “how do I grill corn on the cob, make sure you check this post out and make the perfect corn in 20 minutes.

This corn tastes great on its own, but could be served with fish, seafood, beef and poultry.

Can you grill corn on the cob with the husks?

The answer is yes!

Here is how to cook corn on the cob on the grill with the husks on:

The process is similar and very simple.

You first pull the husks down and remove the silk. Then brusk with butter (optional). The next step is to pull the husks up and grill for 20 minutes, turning every 3 minutes to prevent burning on one side.

Optional grilled corn on the cob toppings:

  • bacon
  • any cheese (like Parmesan, Cotiija, Feta:
  • mayo and paprika
  • lime juice
  • spices and herbs (like cilantro, parsley, oregano and mint)
  • pesto sauce

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Grilled Corn On The Cob In Foil With Garlic Butter
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Corn On The Cob In Foil With Garlic Butter

By Lyubomira L
Easy Grilled Sweet Corn On The Cob With Garlic Butter, great for summer and grilling season
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 ears of corn
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • Garlic butter:
  • 4 tbsp soft butter
  • 1 garlic clove pressed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley


  • Garlic butter:
  • In a bowl mix together soft butter, salt, lemon juice, garlic and parsley.
  • Keep mixing until the lemon juice blends in.
  • Keep at room temperature until corn is cooked. After brushing corn with garlic butter, you can store it in the fridge.
  • Corn:
  • Shuck corn, brush with melted butter and wrap in aluminum foil, making sure all sides are covered.
  • Grill on medium-high heat for around 20 minutes, turning every 2 minutes to avoid scorching.
  • Remove corn from foil and brush with garlic butter. Serve immediately.



Calories: 206kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 38mg, Sodium: 286mg, Potassium: 243mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 690IU, Vitamin C: 8.1mg, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: bulgarian
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