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Delicious Corn on the Cob made directly on the grill. No foil and no husk needed and the result is a smoky and charred grilled flavor. No mess, no clean up!
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  2. How to Grill Corn on the Cob
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Delicious Corn on the Cob made directly on the grill. Did you know you could make corn directly on the grill, no foil and no husk needed and the result is a smoky and charred grilled flavor? We will teach you how to grill corn on the cob with no mess, no clean up!

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled corn on the cob is my summer go-to recipe. It is quick, easy, and beyond delicious. This amazing recipe is a grilled corn on the cob recipe without the husks and without foil and without soaking them in water first!

Looking for something to serve this corn on the cob with? Try our Easy Grilled Salmon Kale Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette, flaky grilled Alaskan salmon served over a bed of tender sweet kale greens or our tried and true Grilled Salmon. Perfect with your grilled corn!

How to make corn on the cob on the grill

I used to always boil my corn. It was really good, but there is nothing as delicious as that smoky char-grilled flavor of corn on the cob on the grill.

It always reminds me of street fairs where you could buy corn on the cob, still in the husk, straight off the grill. You could smell it for blocks. One of our all-time favorite things to buy at a street fair is Mexican Street Corn!

We just love it. We even made our own at-home version aka as Elote (Mexican Street Corn on the Cob)! If you haven’t ever tried it before, check it out – you will never want corn any other way again!  Don’t want it on the cob? Try our Mexican Street Corn Salad. Perfect for a backyard party or barbecue.

PRO-TIP: If you do decide you still want to boil your corn, try adding a tablespoon or so of sugar to the water when it starts to boil – it will come out super sweet every single time.

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How to Grill Corn on the Cob

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat, approximately 300 to 350º.
  2. Remove all husks and silks.
  3. Place the corn on the grill and cook for approximately 14 minutes, turning the corn every 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Remove corn from the grill and season.
How to make Grilled Corn on the Cob

Frequently asked questions and Tips

How long do I have to soak the corn before I grill it?

Not at all! This is a no soak corn on the cob recipe. This is great for a last-minute side dish. You don’t have to plan for it at all!

Can you grill corn on the cob without the husks?

YES! You do not need to keep the husks on. I actually prefer this method as you can take it off the grill and eat it right away. You don’t need to wait for it to cool to remove the husks.

Do I need to wrap my corn on the cob in tin foil to grill it?

Nope! You sure don’t. This recipe makes it directly on the grill… no foil needed!

How long do I need to grill corn on the cob?

You will want to watch it while it is cooking, but only 2-3 minutes per quarter – see full recipe below!

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Grilled Corn on the Cob

Serves — 4
Delicious Corn on the Cob made directly on the grill. No foil and no husk needed and the result is a smoky and charred grilled flavor. No mess, no clean up!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 24 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ears corn on the cob
  • Salt and butter to taste (or other preferred seasonings)

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the grill by oiling the cooking grates and preheating the grill to medium high heat, approximately 300 to 350º.
  • Husk the corn, removing all husks and silks.
  • Place the ears of corn on the oiled cooking grates. Cook for approximately 14 minutes, turning corn every 2 to 3 minutes and closing the lid between each.
  • Remove corn from the grill. Season the corn with salt and butter, or as desired.

Jenn’s Notes

Tip: When selecting fresh corn on the cob, try to find ears of corn whose silks still seem moist.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

POST UPDATED: Originally Post May 30, 2017

How to Grill Corn on the Cob - no husk and no foil! The BEST Corn on the Cob recipe ever!
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    Great share! Had a great but smoky flavor. Didn’t add the butter. The burnt husks make quite a mess. Have done this recipe twice.

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing! We’re having corn on the cob for dinner tonight and I think I’ll be trying your recipe!