5 ears of cooked corn with the husked pulled back on a platter.

The Best Grilled Corn on the Cob Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American


Summer corn is so special—make the most of it with this easy, awesome way to cook it on the grill.


  • 6 ears fresh corn
  • Butter, softened, for serving
  • Salt, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for serving (optional)


  1. Prepare a grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, carefully peel back the corn husks. It’s okay if some of the husks fall off or split.
  3. Remove the silks. Twisting the ears in a kitchen towel works well.
  4. Carefully pull the husks back over the ears. Grill the corn in the husks, turning occasionally until the husks are well browned and blackened in spots, about 12 minutes.
  5. Set aside to cool slightly, then pull back or remove the husks.
  6. Serve with butter, salt, and lime wedges, if you like.

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