Fresh Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled corn

Anita Schecter/The Spruce 

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
145 Calories
9g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 145
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 261mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 194mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is the general method for grilling corn on the cob. Remember not to remove the husks, they will hold in the moisture and keep the corn from burning. However, try to remove all or most of the corn silk before placing onto the grill.


  • 4 to 6 ears corn on the cob, husks intact

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh herbs, such as parsley, thyme, tarragon, basil, oregano, dill

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Leaving the husks on, only remove the silk.

  3. Soak in water for at least 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. Remove from water and pull down husks carefully—do not remove—and coat with herbal butter (made from adding your favorite fresh herbs to softened butter).

  5. Put the husks back up covering the corn and tie with a thin piece of husk at the top.

  6. Place on a heated grill for about 15 minutes, turning often.

  7. Once corn kernels are tender, remove from heat and serve.

  8. Enjoy!