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Parmesan Corn On The Cob is so easy to make when cooked in the oven, bathed in butter, parmesan cheese, and garlic. This baked corn recipe is the best way to enjoy a delicious side dish for summer cookouts or dinner any day!  
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Table of Contents
  1. Roasted Parmesan corn on the cob
  2. Why We Love This Cheesy Corn on the Cob Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Parmesan Corn on the Cob
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Summer Side Dishes
  11. Parmesan Corn On The Cob Recipe

Our Parmesan Corn on the Cob recipe is so simple and quick to make using seasonal fresh corn that’s been smothered in a buttery, garlicky, parmesan spread. Then is can be grilled or roasted for the perfect summer side dish.

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Roasted Parmesan corn on the cob

Our parmesan corn on the cob is super easy to make on the grill, bake in the oven, or wrap in foil and cook over a campfire.

The delicious combination of salty roasted parmesan, creamy butter, and sweet corn creates a healthy summer side that pairs perfectly with almost any main meal or your favorite dinner recipes.

Cooking corn with parmesan cheese and bathing it in seasoned butter is the best way to get gourmet corn on the cob when you’re bored of the basic buttered kernel. 

Why We Love This Cheesy Corn on the Cob Recipe

  • Quick and easy to prepare in 10 minutes.
  • Only uses 6 kitchen staple ingredients plus corn.
  • My favorite way to enjoy fresh corn when it’s corn on the cob season.
  • Roasting corn brings out a caramelized sweetness that tastes delicious.
  • Pairs perfectly with grilled chicken, steak, or pork but can also fit into most vegetarian meal plans.

Other Easy Corn Recipes

corn on a cob with parmesan

Ingredients

  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Butter
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Corn
  • Chives

Substitutions and Additions

  • Vegan Version: You can use olive oil or avocado oil in place of the melted butter and leave out the parmesan cheese to make this a dairy-free recipe.
  • Season Or Spice: Feel free to add some extra seasoning or spices to your butter mixture, like dried thyme, smoked paprika, or dried basil.
  • Choose Your Cheese: You can substitute the parmesan cheese with Asiago, Regiano or Feta cheese (or a combination of them), but then this recipe obviously cannot be called parmesan corn on the cob!
  • Sheet pan
  • Parchment paper or aluminum foil
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring tools
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How to Make Parmesan Corn on the Cob

  1. Make The Butter Mixture: Mix together the parmesan cheese, butter, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Spread The Sauce: Spread the butter mixture over the corn and place it onto the pan.
  3. Bake: Bake at 425° Fahrenheit for 25 minutes or until the corn has softened.
  4. Serve: Sprinkle with cheese and chives and serve. Enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • You can easily make this recipe with frozen corn. It’s a great way to bring some flavor to frozen kernels.
  • When choosing an ear of corn, peel down a bit of the husk and make sure the kernels are bright yellow and plump. 
  • This recipe can easily be doubled to feed a large crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately. 

Storage

  • To Store: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
  • To Freeze: I do not recommend freezing cooked corn on the cob.
stacked Parmesan Corn On The Cob

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the store-bought already shredded parmesan?

Yes, you can use the pre-shredded parmesan, but I don’t recommend it because it is much harder and will not stick to the corn. If you don’t want to grate your own cheese, I would use the grated Parmesan cheese that’s more like a powder.

What’s the easiest way to get the butter mixture onto the corn?

It may sound silly, but the best way to spread butter around the corn evenly is to use your hands! If you don’t want to touch your food, you can use a silicone pastry brush. It may be a little more difficult to get the butter to spread evenly with the brush.

Can I make my corn on the grill?

Yes, the grill is a great way to cook your corn. Simply wrap all the butter corn in aluminum foil before placing it on your grill.

Can I make my corn on the cob in advance?

You can prepare your corn a few days in advance, but do not cook it until you are ready to eat it since it’s best cooked fresh. Simply spread the butter on the corn, place it on a baking sheet, and cover it with wrap. Leave it in your fridge until you’re ready to cook the corn.

Parmesan Corn On The Cob

Other Easy Summer Side Dishes

5 from 2 votes
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Parmesan Corn On The Cob

Serves — 8
Parmesan Corn On The Cob is so easy to make when cooked in the oven, bathed in butter, parmesan cheese, and garlic. This baked corn recipe is the best way to enjoy a delicious side dish for summer cookouts or dinner any day!  
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese divided
  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ears of corn shucked
  • 1 tablespoon chives minced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or foil.
  • Mix half the parmesan cheese, butter, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl.
  • Spread the butter mixture over the corn and place it onto the sheet pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the corn has softened.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese and the chives over the hot corn.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage :
  • To Store: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
  • To Freeze: I do not recommend freezing cooked corn on the cob.
Tips:
  • You can easily make this recipe with frozen corn. It’s a great way to bring some flavor to frozen kernels.
  • When choosing an ear of corn, peel down a bit of the husk and make sure the kernels are bright yellow and plump. 
  • This recipe can easily be doubled to feed a large crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately. 

Nutrition Info

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 614mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 649IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

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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